Summer Wine Dinner

So, it’s clear that it has been a minute since my last post.  My blog currently consists of 3-4 unfinished posts that I start and stop at random times.  I am having trouble with the follow through or at least finding the time to hit the “Publish” button.  So, here is yet another attempt to […]




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Mixed Metal Christmas Tablescape

What happens when I find 15-20 minutes of free time?  Decorate my table, of course.  Last year I kept the table very simple with a clean and crisp white theme.  The year before we had a rustic tablescape with wood elements and traditional Christmas china.  This year it started to come together after lining various […]




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Fox in the Tulip Forest Christmas Table

Christmas 2013 was definitely one of wonderment and change.  Much like Christmas 2014, we had just moved into a rental house before we bought our house the following year while I was battling the flu and unbeknownst to most, was pregnant with Baker.  The minute I recovered from the flu, we headed to Texas to […]




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Simple Rustic Christmas Tablescape

We are nearing our third Christmas in our house and each year the decor is a little different.  Not sure if I just haven’t found my groove or if the creative challenge of changing it up each year gets my jingle bells rolling.  This Simple Rustic Christmas Tablescape had to be simple for one very […]




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A Cozy Natural Thanksgiving Tablescape

Because you can’t shop for one holiday without immediately being pushed into the next, but hey when you love to seasonally decorate as much as I do, it’s really just a jump start.  When I was shopping back in early September for some new fall pillows at Pier 1 Imports, I found this turkey made […]




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Butternut Squash & Sausage Linguine

My sister has been telling me for years “You have to go to ALDI.”  I always knew that she got very high quality ingredients at such great prices, but it wasn’t until I experienced an ALDI shopping trip myself that I truly understood what a gem of a grocery store it really is!  I recently […]




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A Spooky ‘Scape

I absolutely love to create my Fall table, but now that all of my entertaining stuff is in one place (sort of), I realized how many Halloween pieces that I have.  Or at least enough to pull together a spooky scape!  Yes, I’m that mom who says “OH, NO!” to any and all yard blowups […]




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Mint & Basil Orzo with Honey Roasted Tomatoes

That moment when you are recipe creating and it just comes together in a beautiful bite on a fork in your mouth and you let out a Giada -like “mmmmm, that’s good”…..  I had a few hours of quiet last weekend and of course I used them to get in the kitchen and cook!  Those […]




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Grilled Lime Shrimp with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Remember that yummy roasted cauliflower post?  I figured you did, well the zesty dipping sauce worked double time for that meal also making a tasty accompaniment to grilled lime shrimp.  Now that we have our outdoor kitchen, grilling has never been so much fun.  Grilling shrimp is so quick and easy that even Baker doesn’t […]




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Roasted Cauliflower with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Don’t you love a healthy recipe that is bursting with flavor?!  Let me just tell you something!  This chili roasted cauliflower is like finding a good bag of chips that you just can’t stop eating, with one MAJOR exception…..it is healthy, packed with nutrients and I even got BOTH of my children to eat it! […]




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