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A Chic & Pink White Christmas Tree

Katherine hanging an ornament on colorful Christmas tree

Decorate a white Christmas tree with oodles of color, paper snowflakes, chic ornaments, and vintage charm for a bright, festive look sure to make everyone smile! Mama taught me to never go half-way: “If one is pretty, two is prettier,” she always said. So when I decided to go with bold, colorful hues for my …

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DIY Advent Calendar Ornaments

Boxes, candy, little toys, ornaments, and twine mingle on this poinsettia paper for the supplies to make these advent calendar present ornaments

Create this charming DIY advent calendar to celebrate the joy of Christmas and spark quality family time! Plus the mini-boxes double as ornaments! Part of the magic of Christmas is family traditions and one of the most memorable for kids is the advent calendar. This countdown to Christmas day builds anticipation and hope for the …

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Guide to Mixing Plaid Decor for the Holidays

Mix complex plaids with deconstructed plaids in your Christmas decor like this placemat with a wide spaced plaid and this more complex plaid tablecloth.

10 ways to mix and match plaid decor for the ultimate festive look and feel this Christmas! Mad for plaid this holiday season? Me too! I can never get enough! Plaid decorations and tableware are perfect for the holidays, but plaid can be a complicated pattern to coordinate. Mixing and matching plaids together and with other …

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My Casual Fall Uniform

Close up of my casual fall uniform

A casual fall uniform for those hectic schedules you can throw on and get out the door, while still looking smart and pulled together. When life gets hectic like it does in the autumn sometimes you just need that grab and go casual outfit that is simple yet chic, pulled together but not fussy, and …

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets

Antique white tureen filled with roasted brussel sprouts for a delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a classic for Thanksgiving side dishes, but liven up this traditional recipe with a healthy twist by adding pickled beets and sweet potatoes! Brussel sprouts, beets, and sweet potatoes are three of my favorite autumn foods! So I figured why not put them all together and see what kind of magic …

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Bourbon & Bitters

Bourbon and bitters pairings to serve at your next winter party

Looking for a sophisticated cocktail idea that is sure to please all your dapper Southern gents and sassy belles? Try a bourbon and bitters bar station at your next cocktail party or dinner. Bourbon and bitters go together like fried chicken and Sundays, Dolly Parton and big hair, sweet tea and porches, like the South …

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How to Style Majolica Displays

Majolica display in bookcase

A grandmillennial approach to styling Majolica displays with bold color, charming patterns, and natural decor. Oh Majolica! Your rich tones, whimsy, and natural motifs charm me every time! I love seeing you proudly hanging on plate walls, reclining on hutches, and beautifying traditional interiors. If you are a fan of the French or English country …

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The Thief Called Endometriosis

Bed with monogramed pillow and nightstand with lamp, peonies, and cup of tea

I woke up without an ovary Friday October 25th 2019. It was gray, cloudy, and on the verge of rain but with the contrasting joyous riot of fall color on every tree across the mountains. I lay in a hospital bed fuzzy, floating, and keenly sad. While the anesthesia claimed me, I gave up something …

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