Entertaining | Gifts

Favorite Things Party Gift Ideas for $15

In a few weeks I’ll be hosting a favorite things brunch for the ladies in my family. It’s a tradition I started a few years ago that the ladies in my family seem to really enjoy and look forward to each year. Last year’s New Years Eve Favorite Things Brunch and 2015’s Christmas Brunch were both […]

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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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Florida Room Inspiration

The weather has finally turned to winter, and I’m dreaming of escaping to the beach for a few days. I’m fortunate to live near enough to Florida to make annual trips. I’m also fortunate enough to be able to visit my dad’s Florida condominium whenever I’m able. While it’s not directly on the beach, it’s […]

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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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Entertaining | Family

Star Wars Meets Disney Wedding Shower

Recently I was fortunate enough to co-host a wedding shower for my cousin and his fiance. We loosely based the theme on their wedding colors, her love for all things Disney, and his love for all things Star Wars. The photo backdrop was one of the easiest projects we made for the shower and easily […]

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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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Top 10 Most Pinned Posts

We are having a dreary, rainy day here in Tennessee, so naturally I’ve been wasting time on Pinterest. During a search for a housewarming gift, a project of mine popped up (See number 9 below)! This exciting find led me on a hunt to find my post popular posts on Pinterest. 1. Three Easy Kabob Recipes […]

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Entertaining | Life

Can’t Live Without ‘Em Kitchen Tools

A friend of mine is preparing for a move to Japan later this year and has been working through which home items she needs to take and which items still need to be purchased. This conversation got me thinking about the items around my house that are indispensible to my husband and I and the […]

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5 Tips for a Simpler Holiday Season

Sometimes it seems like the holiday season is one endless to-do list. While I love to-do lists as much as the next gal, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the moment rather than worrying about what the next 15 moments should look like. Today, I’m sharing with you five steps I’m taking […]

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Entertaining

Fall Party Ideas

It’s no surprise that we enjoy entertaining in our blue house, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about hosting a fall-themed party. I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my fall-inspired party plans. The Menu The star of any party is usually the food, and I hope to have […]

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