Entertaining | Family | Holiday

New Year’s Eve Favorite Things Brunch

Happy new year! The ladies in my family have started a new tradition of having a favorite things brunch around the holidays where my younger cousin and I host our moms, aunts, and grandmothers at my house for a fun morning of fellowship and gifting. (Click here to read more about the favorite things game.) […]

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Christmas | Entertaining | Family | Gifts | Holiday | Life | Tablescapes

Favorite Things Christmas Brunch

Merry week of Christmas! I hosted a Christmas favorite things brunch (ladies only!) over the weekend, and I wanted to share it with you before the holiday passes us by. Menu: Chicken Strips with Overnight Yeasted Waffles and Syrup Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Cocktail Sourdough Bread Ranch Dip with Veggies Chocolates […]

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Entertaining | Family | Organization

To Do: Brunch

I recently mentioned that I will be hosting a brunch for the ladies in my family. As the party date nears, I’m realizing I need to create a to-do list to help me get organized. This can’t be any to-do list, though. In order to plan a successful party, the to-do list will have to […]

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Entertaining | Family | Tablescapes

Planning a Brunch Menu

Last year, I hosted a ladies brunch for the women in my family. It was a huge hit, so I recently decided that I would hold the brunch again this year. I plan to host the brunch every year if the women in my family continue to enjoy it. A brunch, to me, is feminine […]

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Blue House | Decor | Entertaining | House Tour | Tablescapes

Blue House Tour: Dining Room

When we bought our first house, a dining room was on the wish list, but it wasn’t meant to be. (I made the most of what we did have, though.) Before we even moved into our blue house, I was beyond excited to finally have a dining room and spent some time dreaming up a mood board. […]

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Christmas | Holiday

A Pretty Black Christmas Tree for the Dining Room

Remember my steal of a deal on a white Christmas tree? It was not meant to be. Even after a call to customer service, it was apparent that Target.com had sold me a tree it did not actually have in stock. The nearest location that had the tree available in store was in another state. […]

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How To | Recipes

Butter Pecan Bundt Cake Recipe

I adore my mother’s butter pecan bundt cake. It’s moist and flavorful without being overly sweet. It’s versatile enough for brunch or dessert. It travels well, and it feeds a crowd. Individual slices can also be frozen for later consumption. It’s the perfect cake, I tell ya. I have no idea where the original recipe […]

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DIY Art | Entertaining | First House | House Tour | Tablescapes

House Tour: Kitchen and Dining

I last took you one a tour of our first home’s living room after writing about the decision to sell our home. We’ve had a lot of showings but still no offers on the house. In the meantime, we’re continuing to enjoy all the things about this house that made us fall in love with […]

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Month in Review

August 2011 Month in Review

August was my second full month of blogging, and it was jam-packed full of storage solutions and Christmas prep. This month began when I showed you my unsightly second guest bedroom and shared my lengthy to-do list for the room. This space has been in serious need of an overhaul for nearly three years now. […]

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Crafting | Decor | Wreaths

Gemstone Wreath Re-Imagined

I fell in love with Centsational Girl’s Gemstone wreath awhile back. (Click here to see Centsational Girl’s version.) Last year, I decided to make this gorgeous wreath. Unfortunately, this project wasn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be. First I bought all of my supplies: styrofoam wreath form, spray paint, glass marble gemstones and […]

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