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My Blue and White Thanksgiving Table (That Didn’t Cost a Penny!)

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it was time to come up with a plan for what our dinner table will look like. I decided to see if I could create a tablescape without buying a thing and just using what I have on hand. Being partial to blue and white, I began with…… Continue reading My Blue and White Thanksgiving Table (That Didn’t Cost a Penny!)

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Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

With the arrival of peak summer vacation season, my blogging will be a bit reduced for the next six weeks. I will be publishing blog posts three days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, until the middle of August. I plan to continue to post daily on Instagram, but I might miss a day…… Continue reading Happy 4th of July! (and a Blog Update)

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Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, I thought these pretty and patriotic tables and centerpieces might provide some holiday inspiration!   I love the mix of fabrics (gingham, buffalo check, florals) below: A pot of red geraniums with a few small flags mixed in makes a quick and easy centerpiece: Cherries, blueberries, and…… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue Table Settings

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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching (Sunday, May 14) I thought it might be helpful to come up with some ideas for relatively inexpensive gifts (all under $50) for the mothers and mother-figures in your lives. These would also make good hostess or birthday gifts. This hand cream is fantastic! They have so many pretty notecards…… Continue reading 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Under $50

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Links for the Weekend: Easter Edition

Happy weekend! Here are some fun Easter and spring inspired finds. 1. DIY jute and twine bird nests make great simple and inexpensive Easter decor. 2. Alison Kandler Interior Design portfolio is filled with bright colors that remind me of spring and Easter. My favorites are the Santa Monica Cottage (above), Mulholland Traditional, and Palisades Colorful Traditional. 3. Homemade peanut butter…… Continue reading Links for the Weekend: Easter Edition

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Naked Cakes for Spring

I have started noticing photos of beautiful layer cakes that are unfrosted on the sides. Apparently they are called naked cakes and have become popular over the last couple of years as wedding cakes. Here are some examples of these simple and natural looking wedding cakes: I love the addition of fresh flowers on a…… Continue reading Naked Cakes for Spring

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A Spring or Easter Table Setting

Today, I am sharing a table setting that I created for spring. I used what I had on hand with the addition of some fresh Forsythia branches from the grocery store and some bird nests that I picked up at Michaels. I like to have a color scheme in mind before I start planning a…… Continue reading A Spring or Easter Table Setting