Sparkle & Sky Fall Tablescape

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Is there any more beautiful blue than that of an October sky?!  It is truly the most mesmerizing shade of one of my favorite colors.  Now that Baby Baker is thankfully moving out of that unpredictable newborn phase and into the sweetest little baby boy, I feel like we can come up for air and [...]

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4th of July Salads

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With all the burgers, barbeques and dogs, it’s nice to put those garden fresh ingredients to good use for your 4th of July Cookout.  Here are 4 fantastic salad recipes that are sure to be a hit at your patriotic party!!!! 1. Mustard Potato Salad with Tomato Relish 2.  Sweet Potato, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad [...]

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Patriotic Tablescape: “A Party for the USA”

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With the 4th of July just a few days away, there is still plenty of time to pull together a patriotic tablescape with a small budget and a little DIY fun.  This table is perfect for an indoor party or an al fresco celebration.  I chose to keep it all inside, because let’s face it, [...]

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Green-spiration – A Gold, Green & White Tablescape

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 Green, white and gold is a simple and classic color palette for a Spring table.  The green and white is bright and cheery enough for daytime entertaining, but the gold dishes and accents can also take you into evening for an elegant dinner party.  The table runner for this table is a “leftover” of sorts [...]

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Peonies and Pizzazz for a Mother’s Day Tablescape

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This post really takes me back.  I have been holding onto it for two years now and am just now posting it.  I’m not sure what the hold up was, maybe the picture quality or some other reason, but I think this over-the-top Bollywood-style table is perfect for a Mother’s Day Brunch for the special [...]

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Any Store Easter Tablescape

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It’s spring.  It’s Easter.  It’s time to pull out all your colorful stops for a bright and super cheery Easter table.  Any store and I mean ANY store you go into has some sort of Easter decor, so give you a one-stop shop for your table needs would kind of be impossible.  Well,  for my [...]

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Purple Party Reprise

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Remember how I mentioned that after the Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon that the decor got a repeat for a precious co-worker that is getting married?  Well, here it is in all the detail.  I apologize that the picture quality isn’t top notch, but occasionally a busy hostess just doesn’t have time to stop to [...]

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Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon – A Pretty Purple Celebration

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It all started with some pillows from Joss & Main.  I quickly got hooked on the orchid trend and from there the “party room” decor and color palette for the luncheon grew.  I didn’t want the room to look a scene from the chorus of “Purple People Eater”, so I decided that aqua blue would [...]

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Roasted Beet, Lentil & Grapefruit Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

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Who says a salad can’t still be a salad without lettuce?! I recently hosted a luncheon in honor of my grandmother’s memory for some very special ladies at my house.  We affectionately called it the “Mary Lillie Memory Club”, because the attendees were some of the ladies that loved my grandmother the most and she [...]

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Ashton & Grayson and My Target Wedding Picks: Sponsored Post

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While my life currently circles around being mommy to Hunter and trying to re-train my brain to think about life again as a new mommy 5 1/2 years later, there are quite a few cute young folks at my office whose life is revolving around their upcoming nuptials.  When I browse through Target.com, I’m looking [...]

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