Meet the real housewives

Now….that was fun. I’m REALLY glad my friends don’t read my blog.


maybe they do.

I don’t know….but they all thought it was weird that i was taking solo photos of them.

My friends are pretty special though….and special friends are hard to find….

which is why i love to serve them some much needed bubbly once a year.

I can’t promise you they didn’t stumble out the door.

The scene…i used paper doilies for the decor…i just strung different sizes together.

Really inexpensive and easy…you could even coffee stain them for some depth.

What you saw on the menu were some home made yogurt parfaits…with granola and blueberries.

The mimosa’s were made with cheap champagne.  Luckily my friends didn’t look at the label.

Mini lemon bundt cakes with REAL lemon whip cream.

{whipping cream and lemon curd all mixed up}

Artichoke quiche….some mini croissants….and the cake.

Did you see the cake?

My friend Shannon made it.

Oh…and the cake bunting….that’s from Kiki La Ru

her cake buntings are The bestest. Is bestest a word…i don’t know..but it is now.

This cake bunting i used was called “The Lola”….and i am giving it away today…

courtesy of Kiki LaRu.

I promise i didn’t lick the sticks.

One of you will win it…just let me know in your comment;-)

Now…i’m going to go and finish the left over champagne.


  1. An awesome post about an amazing party with some incredible women, Kasey! Love everything about it, except for the fact that I wasn’t invited 🙂

  2. Wow what a great gathering, looks like you had a great time. I liked the bio on each one, that was fun. Thanks for sharing. Florence

  3. Alexis Rasmussen says:

    Kasey, i Love ready your blog. Your pictures are so amazing, and your kids are so beautiful! Now that I am married and my husband and I are talking about starting a family of our own, I am taking tips for you. I can’t wait to have mom mimosa parties with my friends! I think that is what I am most looking forward to after having kids. haha kidding. But I have to tell you my favorite post was from a few months back. It was about your trip to CA alone with your husband, and how important that alone time is. I loved it! After I read it I went home and told my hubby that we have to do that when we have kids. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us. I really appreciate all of the beautiful pictures and the stories of you life! 🙂

  4. Hi! Cute photos. Just a heads up: only one of the apostrophes you used in this blog post actually was used correctly: the one in “5 o’clock.” Apostrophes are never used to make plural nouns and never used in verbs. I suggest checking out for more information about the correct use of apostrophes.

    • Thank you!! You probably didn’t realize I didn’t graduate
      highschool. So”” I’m a little overwhelmed when
      it comes to ””.

    • Erin Underwood says:

      umm… I’m pretty sure apostrophes can be used in contractions as well? Which they were used correctly in that case… plus it’s a blog– who says your english has to be formal and correct all the time? It’s not like we all run everything through spell check or proof read a billion times. That is for people who are anal.

  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVED the description of your friends and now I want to do the same. I also want to come and drink orange juice-less mimosas with you! ; )

  6. o this such a fun idea! love your descriptions of your friends, and the whole party atmosphere you created!

  7. Hi Kasey,
    Your parties always look so perfectly put together, and like so much fun. And your friends look that way, too!
    Lovely, thanks for sharing with us.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. fabulous cook says:

    Hi Kasey,
    I follow your blog and find it so refreshing! I did want to mention however – I noticed that your lemon whip cream (and really, it should be “whipped cream or whipping cream” my dear) wasn’t quite as fluffy as it *could* have been. Now, don’t worry, it is a common mistake and honestly, don’t be too hard on yourself. With a little more practice, I am sure that you can get it right for your next soiree! I do hope that you added lemon zest as, surely you know how that would amplify the lemony goodness!
    Have a fabulous week and keep practicing – you are *nearly* the’re!

  9. You sure know how to throw a mean party! I love it all!!

  10. Oh, how I wish I were there. Your friends are so adorable! Food sounds so good, great ideas.

  11. wow what a gorgeous group of ladies!!
    looks like an amazing party 🙂

  12. What a fun party!!! Love the little bio’s on your friends…sooo cute and clever as always! Thanks for the fun idea…share some recipes?!?! 🙂 Everything looked DE-LISH!

  13. What a great party! And such great friends. Love their individuality. Lucky you.

  14. Love the dishes in the photo! Are those vintage or new?

  15. What a great post. I love that you told a little something special about each friend. You look fabulous in a belt. And most men like the butt looking bigger.

  16. Do you know how much I aspire to be a part of your ‘real housewives’ club? Please, oh please!

  17. BEAUTIFUL PARTY! I love al the sweet details and I adore cake with little banners on them. Kasey you are very creative , i adore this post.

    We have a house for sale in our neighborhood… I am looking for neighbor who makes pretty cakes, sparkly drinks and wears cute clothes that I might borrow!

  18. OH MY GOSH!1 YOU CUTE THING…AND ALL YOUR side kicks! keep loving life and mimosas with and without OJ! Get your tosies done and love all those sweet babies~ and your cute hubbies, too (if you have one). shop, eat, drink, be good and parent happily!
    Love your blog and I fell head over heels in love with “The Beautiful Life”…got my magazines today and Ah…….got lost in them!
    Cheers, Kasey and gang!

  19. Bestest is totally a word, and do you know how I know? My friends and I use it all the time! All your photos are so lovely, they are the bestest 😉

  20. Wow, you are amazingly creative – I love your blog and your style! 🙂

    I’m starting the day with a smile…can’t beat that!

  22. We went to a litle girls birthday/tea party last night and I thought I was walking into your house! The hostess had vintage touches throughout and the party was perfect. I am throwing a birthday party for my daughter in a couple weeks and the Lola bunting would be perfect! All your fabulous parties are inspiring me! Thanks for sharing…you are the bestest:)

  23. In the words of Rachel Zoe….shut the front door! What a great party! Excellent taste!

  24. oh your mimosa party looked so great! The lola bunting would be perfect for my niece’s birthday

  25. Oh, Kasey! You’re one in a million. You do everything with such great style. I LOVE your take on life. Thanks for sharing it!

    Love, Katy Noelle

  26. Looks like a REALLY fun group and a really fun party! You all ooze health and vitality. Just one question: Where to find those adorable galvanized pots holding the silverware?

  27. This is SO fun! I know it’s a long shot since you guys move around often(I think), but I really hope that you’re still living there in a few years when we’re hoping to move to Chicago!

  28. Damn, I need to be your friend. Cute and funny post. If I win could you toss in one those mini lemon bundt cakes. They look yummy.

  29. Bestest post to date!! Never fails, smiling from ear to ear! Thank you.

  30. I really think my photo should be in the line up, cuz, I could be your Aka fat Nana…I would make you all feel skinny and I love eating cake!

  31. I love love love your blog. It always puts a smile on my face and even though I am an ‘old’ lady I would love to live close to you and be your friend…And I would be AKA Granny

  32. Ciao Kasey, what a nice bunch of real housewives you are!! I always love your style…and your party as well!!!
    Such a pity I am so far…otherwise I would be there baking cakes for you, just for fun and to see yr lovelies pics!

  33. Well what a beautiful group of housewives:) Kasey, you always make me smile:))

    Blessings, Carol

  34. I love your website. I used to live in the area and I get to see all the best parts through your site. My second cousin loves you. She swears by you to all of her friends. Sometimes we think we need to cut her off! Shes got me addicted! Keep up the good work Casey!

  35. Shannon Hermann says:

    Is it too late to comment for the cake bunting? Would love to win it and use it in my sister’s birthday cake on Saturday. She is coming to visit for the weekend and she would love it!!

  36. What a gorgeous post, so lovely to read all those funny passages about your friends 🙂 You have such talent with photography, I love your images, they are so pretty and full of wonderful light xx

  37. Love it. I completely borrowed {ripped off} your idea about Mommies & Mimosas last year, and I’ve been asked about it ever since. I can’t wait to do it again this year. Thank you for starting school earlier than we do – I’m able to get lots of great ideas!


  38. What a crack up!
    xoxo, Tiffany

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