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Pretty Spring Sugar Cookies with Pastel Icing

Rolled out sugar cookie dough with spring cookie cutters

Bake some pretty spring sugar cookies and decorate them with pastel icing and sprinkles for a sweet treat perfect for kiddos and adults alike! Admittedly, I am no baker! Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but baking has just never been my thing…too many measurements and too many possible snags. In all honesty, I’m …

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An Effortless French 75 Cocktail with Champagne Sugar Cube

An effortless French 75 champagne cocktail in coupe with floral linen napkin

Pour up this effortless French 75 cocktail recipe with champagne, lemon, gin, and Teaspressa LUXE sugar cubes for a delightful spring drink! Bartender! One bubbly spring cocktail please! Something fruity but light… Refreshing and bright… & mixed with minimal might! A quick pour of this and plop of that then before you appears this quick …

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A Fresh Traditional Easter Tablescape with Spring Flowers

April Cornell cottage rose placemats add a colorful, bold pattern to the Easter table setting

Dress your Easter tablescape with spring flowers, bold pattern, and a riot of color to create a fresh traditional style that echos the hopeful promise of spring. The great gift of Easter is hope. ~ Basil C. Hume The sun pours in on a brand new spring – full of promise, new life, and His …

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A Splendid Spot of Tea for Valentine’s

Katherine pours tea

Red & Pink roses, velvet ribbon, Rose Medallion, silver, and delectable macarons make for a splendid spot of tea for Valentine’s Day! Join me in hosting a Valentine’s Day tea party for your dearest gal pals. Valentine’s Day is of course for sweethearts, but I think it is also a day to celebrate all forms …

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A Pomegranate Gin Holiday Cocktail

Top view of coupe filled with pomegranate gin cocktail for the holidays

Mix up a delightfully fizzy pomegranate gin holiday cocktail for your guests this Christmas season! Who is ready for a fab holiday cocktail sure to please everyone of age? Ok, well maybe not the Grinch, but what does please him? After all the holiday prep and blogging, I am more than ready to kick up …

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Set a Bold Christmas Tablescape in Pink & Green

a bold Christmas tablescape set with a William Morris print, centerpiece of white roses and magnolia, polka dot placemats, and layered pink and green china

5 Tricks to create a bold Christmas tablescape in a colorful palette that is whimsical and swoon-worthy! Forget boring ole palettes of red and green! Forget your stereotypical Santa and reindeer figurines! Forget pine boughs and plaid! Oops, not the plaid. Never the plaid…whew…almost went too far there! 😂 This year, join me in mixing it up …

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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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A Rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving Table

Al fresco Thanksgiving in Blue Ridge Mountains on Christmas tree farm. Set a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table for 2019 with toile, colorful china, dahlias, and brass.

Embrace bold. Embrace vintage. Embrace color this year with a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table set amidst the rolling fields. Thanksgiving has always been a working holiday in my family given that we own a Christmas tree farm. There are trees to sell as families romp in to roam the fields, tractor trailers to load, and …

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A Bubbly Apple

A bubbly apple cocktail in champagne coupe with green apple slice held in front of striped shirt

Celebrate autumn with a bubbly apple cocktail – sure to tickle the tastebuds and delight your guests with this mix of apple cider, caramel, and cava! Happy autumn y’all! I have been on an apple kick this past month, loving anything with this delicious fall fruit, so I had to concoct a yummy apple cocktail …

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