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Baby Back Dry Rub Ribs Recipe and Poolside Entertaining

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dry rub recipe ribs

Happy Memorial Day, friends! I’m sure many of you are enjoying this day poolside or lakeside. We are soaking up this long weekend. Hanging outdoors with our favorite people is something we try to do as often as possible, especially during the spring and early summer months. Less people running in and out of your house and actives like volleyball, corn hole and swimming make poolside entertaining the best.

Smithfield baby back ribs are the perfect dish to show off with your favorite people while soaking up the gorgeous weather. I’m sharing a dry rub rib recipe with grilling tips from my go-to grill expert, dad.  Continue reading

Party Lounge Area

via Kara’s Party Ideas

Deemed the Mommy Lounge, I am crazy about this!  I don’t have any kiddos just yet but a lounge area for the moms and adults sounds pretty amazing, right!?!  This idea would be great for any children’s party but could be so much more.  Birthdays, weddings, and even a pool party lounge area… endless options that you and your guests will enjoy.


Pool Party with the Ladies {Event Inspiration & Apparel}

This post is underwritten by Old Navy. Whether you’re looking for a tankini, bikini or a one piece, Old Navy has you confidently covered at a great price.

It’s time for summer and pool side parties!  I’m a big fan of the heat and all the festivities involved with the season (call me crazy).  This summer I plan on attending several pool side events with a fruity drink in hand, a cute bathing suite in tow, and fun decor!

Party via A Blissful Nest 

I know many parties outdoors are featured around the kiddos, this summer take some time to hang with the ladies poolside!  All of us need a little getaway and some alone time with the gals can be just the ticket.  I love the look of this classy pool side affair.

One of the most important things when being pool side, aside from being with amazing people, is being comfortable while also being stylish.  I tend to be more of a vintage loving bathing suite kinda gal, this one piece from Old Navy is adorable!  Being surrounded by your favorite people helps with comfort so leave being stylish up to the swim suites.

Just because you’re with the girls doesn’t mean you should skip the decor and food set up.  Be the hostess with the mostess and set up a display your girlfriends will be sharing on Instagram!  Bright and cheerful displays help show off the summer and makes your simple foods look delightful.  Keep it simple with limited food options and minimal decor.

via Kara’s Party Ideas

Stylish swim suites, simple decor, and great company… cheers to a fun pool celebration with the ladies!

Thank you again to Old Navy for sponsoring my post. I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own.

Corona and Blue Moon Cupcakes Recipe

A couple of weekends ago family and friends came together to celebrate my husband’s Birthday.  He wanted a chill day… a day that called for hanging out poolside, sand volleyball, a cookout, beer and sweets.  It was tons of fun and we spent the entire day, literally the ENTIRE day, poolside having a blast with a few of our favorite people.  It was a perfect way to celebrate.  I had to have my party planning hand involved somehow and asked Eye Candy Event Details to create this fun invitation.

Working with  Love & Sugar Kisses is the best and it was exciting  to have her create something beer themed for my favorite guy.  I decided on Corona Cupcakes (his favorite beer) with coordinating cupcake toppers.  Maria created the coolest toppers!  I also made Blue Moon cupcakes as another beer inspired cupcake option, we’ve been anxious to try them both out.  I wasn’t prepared to bake as long as I did but they came out so yummy!  The Blue Moon cupcakes were the crowd fave.

The Cupcake Recipe adapted by Sweet Tooth.  I cut the recipe in half for the Blue Moon.

For the beer cupcakes:
3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp orange or lime zest
1 cup Blue Moon or Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
1/4 cup milk

Orange/lime wedges and sanding sugar for garnish

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

- Add eggs, beating after each addition then add the vanilla and zest.
- Combine milk and beer and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.
- Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.

- When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm.

For the citrus cream cheese frosting:
12 oz cream cheese, cold
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange/lime juice
1 tsp orange/lime zest

4 cups powdered sugar

- Cream together the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar until well-combined.  Beat until smooth for about 2 minutes.
- Load frosting in a piping bag fit with a large star tip and pipe cupcake tops once cooled.
Recipe yields 24 cupcakes.