Happy Siblings Day!

There are many nationally recognized days that make the year brighter. From National Donut Day to National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, it’s easy for us to get excited. Guilt free...

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Sangria Time!

Sangria is one of my favorite cocktails to serve at a party! It’s easy to make in big batches and present in serve-yourself-style. It’s also an easy thing to check...

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Mastering the Bloody Mary Bar

The Bloody Mary is a classic brunch cocktail and perfect for the holiday entertaining season.  When I host, I love to make my guests feel at home by putting them...

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Candy, Costumes and Gatherings

Candy, costumes and gatherings are happening now and a great opportunity to spread a little good and pay the fun forward.  Here are a few ideas to get the wheels...

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Back to School means…

In a blink of an eye, we are in Back-to-School mode. That means, it’s time to pack up summer!  FUN should be turn key and just because it’s time to...

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“Hoppy” Easter!

This year for Easter, we are breaking out of our shell and upping the auntie on the traditional egg hunt in the garden with the addition of Jelly Bean treasures. Hand...

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Box of Chocolates

Cupid loves his chocolate! This Valentine's Day, we are making our own truffles.

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Stress Free Thanksgiving

At Olivio, we believe that we should all be able to have our pie and eat it too!  Don’t let crowded grocery stores, dishes and extra house guests take the...

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Apples to Inspire

Baked apples bring instant warmth and seasonality to your home. Don’t limit your baking to only Granny Smith.  Matsu, Pink Lady and Honeycrisp varieties are also fantastic in the oven...

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TRICK or TREAT!

At the risk of sounding like a bit of a bore, I want my children to eat healthy.  I also want to eat healthy!  It can be a struggle for children...

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Outdoor Dining in Autumn

Don’t let a little nip in the air keep you indoors.  This is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the color and fresh air outside.  Toss cozy wool and...

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Beyond apple picking and hay rides (which we love!) there are so many great activities to enjoy as a family that make this one of my favorite times of year....

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Maple Flirtini Cocktail

Kick off to another great season of “Leaf Peeping” with this delicious cocktail. This is a fall elixir that will set a precedent for all things fun, fall and fab!...

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Grilled Lime Margarita

Fire up the grill and let’s celebrate the warmer days with this delicious Grilled Lime Margarita.  I like to use the “3:2:1” ratio when I make my margaritas~  3 parts...

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Spring on Our Steps

Nothing says “Spring!” like colorful blossoms.  Max, Charlotte and I took a trip to the nursery and left with inspiration and a trunk full of annuals.  Isn’t it amazing how a...

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Avoid Sugar Temptations with a Fun Craft!

We all had fun making these Birdseed Easter Eggs this past weekend. This is a great alternative to dying hardboiled eggs and an attractive way to steer the kiddos aways...

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Wreath Making Party

Gather with your friends this Holiday for a cup of cheer and make something beautiful for your front door!  Our local Mother’s Club hosts an annual Wreath Making Party the...

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An Edible Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

There are so many things that go into a bountiful Turkey Day.  In the midst of all the prepping, brining and basting, don’t forget to carve out a little time...

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Olive oil for a stronger heart, a longer life.

The Mayo Clinic reports that regular consumption of olive oil, as part of the Mediterranean diet, can help you reduce your risk of heart disease and live an overall healthier...

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