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Woman carries pesto tortellini salad to summer al fresco dinner

Pesto Tortellini Salad with Salami & Peppers

Delicious pesto tortellini salad with salami, peppers, and spinach perfect for al fresco dinner parties this summer! Y’all this pesto tortellini salad is so delish… Read more

How to create this hydrangea centerpiece with hurricane lantern

Hydrangea Centerpiece with Hurricane Lantern

Learn how to arrange a simple hydrangea centerpiece to stunning effect for $15 in under 5 minutes that is perfect for any summer dinner table!… Read more

hydrangea centerpiece with glass hurricane and white candle

Al Fresco Summer Dining with Hydrangea Tablescape

Grab a glass of bubbly Prosecco and join me for some al fresco summer dining at this hydrangea tablescape! It’s a sultry evening in July.… Read more

Blonde woman in front of gate wearing a pink shirtdress

The Timeless, Always Flattering Shirtdress

Shirtdresses are the best – no matter the time of year; no matter the occasion! Every woman should own at least one shirtdress because they… Read more

Blonde woman in white eyelet maxi dress walks in wooded area with picnic basket and champagne.

Picnic Ready – White Eyelet Maxi

With July 4th right around the corner, the season of BBQs, backyard parties, and picnics is in full swing! If you are looking for an… Read more

Bridal portrait of young woman in wedding dress dancing in ballroom.

How to Prepare for Your Bridal Portraits

Don’t make the same mistakes I did when getting my bridal portraits done! Here’s what you need to know about the bridal photo shoot and… Read more

Useful wedding gifts - wrapped in pretty gift bag with pink bow

Wedding Registry – The Most Useful Wedding Gifts 5 Years Later

Add these useful wedding gifts to your registry for their lasting practicality a.k.a. 10 present ideas that will make brides & grooms deliciously happy! Of… Read more

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these expert tips and tricks.

Expert Tips on Packing and Moving Valuables

Packing and moving valuables is stressful! Learn the right way to wrap and secure silver, antique furniture, ceramics, glass, and 2-D art with these tips… Read more

You tickle me pink free printable flamingo Valentine card and DIY envelope tutorial with coloring card option.

Flamingo Valentine Craft with Free Printable

You tickle me pink free printable flamingo valentine card and DIY envelope tutorial with coloring card option. Looking for a delightfully sweet Valentine’s Day card… Read more

Couple monogram decorates seating card display at this Southern wedding.

7 Signs You Are at a Southern Wedding

Ever wonder what makes a Southern wedding so distinctive? Read about 7 Southern wedding traditions and peculiarities that express our unique Southern joie de vivre.… Read more

Naming your house: white brick house with dogwood trees in bloom

Naming Your House

Naming your house is a great way to define identity, add character, and show affection for that place we call home!   There’s no place… Read more

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta's Swan House for a taste of 1920's culture, design, and luxury!

Details from Swan House

Enamored with the Jazz Age and the New South? Visit Atlanta’s Swan House for a taste of 1920’s culture, design, and luxury! Down in Atlanta… Read more