Entertaining

Hi there!  How are things in your world?  I am finding myself torn these days between making time to post ideas here for you or making time to actually DO things to post about!  Does that makes sense?  Anyway, one thing I always want to make time for is my book club.  I have always loved to read and I love that I have found friends who share that love with me.  I look forward to our monthly gatherings where we share our opinions about whatever we've read, catch up on life, and share a bottle or two of wine as well. 🙂  These are ...
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Hi there!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I am R.E.A.D.Y. for fall!  How about you?   I love everything about it....football, booties, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice.  I also love that the change in the season means changing up the decor a bit.  Could use a little inspiration to help get it done?  Well, I've rounded up some great decor ideas to help you bring fall into your home. Let's get this round-up started with one of the easiest things you can do to add a little seasonal pop.  An adorable printable printed on your home computer and framed is super easy and ...
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Hello friends!  Are you back in school now?  I am and it's a love/hate relationship.  I do miss my free time, but I do love the kids I teach and the ladies I work with.  Still, if I could live on perpetual summer break, I think I would. 🙂  Anyway, with the start of school our schedules change and our time is not as free and easy.  Entertaining gets really hard to pull off.  At least until...the crappy dinner party.  So, does a crappy dinner party sound like something you would want to go to?  Maybe not, based on its name; however, read on and ...
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Tiered stands are versatile decor pieces and easy to style. Here's a round up of inspiration and pics.
Have you seen all the tiered stands popping up on Pinterest and in magazines?  When I first saw one, I fell in love.  I love the idea of being able to have a staple accent piece that I can style for the seasons or holidays or use for entertaining.  The first one I saw was in a Pottery Barn catalog.  Pottery Barn...enough said.   I have been smitten ever since.  If you don't have one, let me assure that it is a versatile piece and there is so much you can do with one.  So, to inspire you, I've rounded up ideas of ways to ...
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Hello friends!  I am so excited to share this post with you today.  I've been working on it in my head for quite a while.  Now, I'm ready to 'go public' with it.  The truth of the matter is that this idea is straight out of my childhood.  Do you have any memories of gifts that for whatever reason were simply "magical" for you?  This balloon topiary was just that for me. So, my sister received a balloon, I'm calling it, topiary, or something like this when she was five years old and in the hospital.  See?  It wasn't even for me, but I still ...
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Hello friends!  I was not intending to talk about decorating and celebrating the 4th of July.  We usually mark the day with gathering with friends (maybe) and end the day with a fireworks display.  There are plenty to choose from around our town.  Don't get me wrong.  It's not that I'm not patriotic.  It's just that by July 4th, it is H.O.T. around here and we tend to either be in a pool or inside.  There's never been much of a point to go to a lot of trouble decorating.  However, now with son #2 on his way to the Navy, it is very fitting ...
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mothers day - don't buy this
We're all friends here right?  Yes?  Okay then I am going to get real about Mother's Day and what we moms really want and what we DO NOT want.  First of all, let's talk about what Mother's Day is.  It's a day to show our love and appreciation for the moms in our lives.  The women who gave us life, cared for us, taught us to be the people we are today, and are still in our corner cheering us on all the time.  There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. I think it's safe to say that most mothers spend the majority ...
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Easter table 2
Hello friends!  We are officially into spring and well on our way to Easter Sunday.  I don't know about you, but Easter is definitely one of those days when my family gathers together to celebrate.  I love to host our family celebrations, and I like to make things special.  This includes setting  a beautiful table for our guests.  So, today, I'd like to show you three ideas for dressing up your Easter table.  However these ideas will also work for a simple luncheon or any kind of dinner party. Table 1 For this table, I wanted something simple and pretty.  So, I chose to use ...
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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  After a week of gray skies, we had a beautiful weekend.  So, I spent it outside ~  cleaning up our patio, doing some spring planting, and a little decorating.  We also celebrated my mom and dad's birthday with a special dinner.  As you know, it's springtime!  Time for bunnies, nests, pastel colors, and beautiful flowers.  If you like to add little seasonal touches to your home, I have found some great DIY, crafty ideas for you.  Many of these are super easy and do-able ~ even for you non-crafters out there.  So, get comfy and read on. Spring DIYs  ...
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15 Valentine's Ideas
Hello my friend.  I'm glad you stopped by today.  Are you aware that Valentine's Day is quickly sneaking up on us?  It will be here before you know it.  I hate when a holiday or special occasion sneaks up on me and I am unprepared and scrambling.   Therefore, in order to help you out today I have found some super cute Valentine's Day crafts and ideas to help you make this day extra special and filled with love. 15 Awesome Valentine's Day Ideas 1.   Here's a fun idea if you have any random piles of crayons in your house  - broken or otherwise.  I ...
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