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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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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Christmas | Holiday | How To

Cyber Monday $10 Christmas Tree Purchase

Hello! I’m stopping in to quickly share a great deal I found today on a Christmas tree. I basically just purchased this Christmas tree for only $10! How did I manage such an amazing deal? I used the Cyber Monday 15% off coupon (CYBER15) stacked with a coupon code that saved $10 off of $50 (DECORATE). This […]

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Christmas | Gifts | Holiday

All I Want for Christmas 2014

I’ve bought and wrapped the gifts for our family and friends, so now it’s time to share my Christmas wish list! Below are a few of the items I’m hoping St. Nick brings my way. 1. A Heated Blanket A heated blanket with duel-tem controls would be so nice for those extra chilly nights. I’ll […]

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Christmas | Holiday | Life

Holiday Planning

How is it already November? (More importantly, how have I not blogged in nearly a year?) November means the busy holiday season is upon us, and I’ve already begun prepping. I moved the second desk and the bookcase out of the office. I purchased a chair for the space to make the corner of the room […]

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Christmas | Holiday | How To | Life | Recipes

Christmas Meal Planning

Last week, I mentioned that I like to plan all of my Christmas meals in advance, but I didn’t share with you what that looked like. Today, I thought it might be fun to share what I’m planning to prepare and take with me to all of our events, as well as some of the […]

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Christmas | Decor | Entertaining | Family | Gifts | Holiday | Life

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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Crafting | Holiday

Out of Treats Sign for Trick or Treaters

I’ve heard that my new neighborhood is a hot spot for trick or treaters. As in, I can expect hundreds of trick or treaters to visit my home October 31.Yikes! I’ve already started buying candy (in bulk), but I’m still worried that I won’t have enough. Enter this adorable sign I saw on Pinterest. Cute, […]

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Christmas | Gifts | Holiday | Organization

Christmas in July 2013

Every year in July, I take a day to sort through all the Christmas gifts I’ve already bought (hello after Christmas sales!) and get a game plan together for the gifts I have left to purchase. I thought it might be fun t0 blog about my process this year in case someone else out there […]

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