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Amazon Finds – Prime Day is Almost Here!

Amazon Home Decor Finds - Don't miss Prime Day for the best deals!

In preparation for Amazon Prime Day, October 13-14, I’ve rounded up my favorite Amazon purchases and finds for fashion, home decor, and gift ideas. What is Prime Day? Special deals and discounts for Amazon Prime members during these select days! Find out more and see the preview deals here. Membership is $99 for the year, …

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Cocktails & Queries with Holly Holden

The front room at Fox Hall, Holly Holden's Historic House in CT

Welcome to a new series here on Pender & Peony…Cocktails & Queries – where we chat with inspiring female leaders in business, design, art, and fashion! The idea is to have a casual cocktail with a lady I admire and think has some sage advice to offer us. I will be sharing the full interviews …

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On My Reading List – Fall Edition

Sugar Queen book by Sarah Addison Allen on brass tray with dahlia floral arrangement and cookies

On my reading list – 12 Books to read or listen to this fall Friends, did you know I am an avid reader? In fact, probably my favorite leisure activity is reading. Give me a good book, a class of bourbon, the shade of a big tree, and call me happy! All the additional time …

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An Introvert’s Formula for a Productive 9 to 5 at Home

Home desk with fresh flowers, antique ceramics, inspirational boards for a successful work space to have a productive 9 to 5 at home from an introverted business owner and blogger

Working from home these days? Here are my 10 strategies to stay motivated and have a productive 9 to 5 at home. I can hardly believe it has been nearly a year and a half blogging and operating my online antique shop full time! It has been a whirlwind at times and a slow crawl …

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Carolina BBQ: We Like Pig Butts & We Cannot Lie

A tureen filled with Carolina BBQ chopped

7 Tips for smoking delicious Carolina BBQ from our family grill master, including grilling tools, dry rub secrets, and techniques! Around our family circle, my husband Seth is the grill master. He can roast a steak to medium rare perfection, sear a scallop without it sticking, and smoke pork to barbequed goodness. Yeah, he is …

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Summer Staycation Favorites

Summer staycation favorites for backyard fun

Your guide to backyard fun with affordable products, games, toys, and fashion for our summer staycation ahead. Backyard fun is not canceled! The next few months are shaping up to be an unusual summer there’s no doubt. Between the face masks, 6 foot distancing between friends, and limited openings of public parks and outdoor spaces …

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Easter Basket Inspiration with Wicker Animals

Wicker swan basket for adult Easter basket inspiration filled with bottle of champagne, flower seed packets, pretty dish towels, and candy.

Vintage wicker animals make for whimsical Easter Basket Inspiration filled with goodies and small gifts for the toddler, kiddo, and adult! Easter may look and feel a bit different this year, but the message of hope and ever-lasting life is the same whether we have a huge gathering or small; whether we can attend church …

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The Charming Index – December

Southern Lady Code and Biltmore Cookbook with cheese and crackers and cup of tea

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! Hey y’all and happy New Year! I haven’t done one of these posts in a month or two, so I thought I would catch you all up on the things that have …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest! You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail napkins and the perfect recipe …

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2 Thoughtful Gifts for the Gourmet

A Lodge cast iron skilled is a great idea if you are looking for gifts for the gourmet!

Check off the foodie or chef on your Christmas list with one or both of these gifts for the gourmet! Ok, y’all let’s have a bit of a freak out – there are only 11 days…11 DAYS until Christmas! I’ve put my shopping off to the last minute, and I’m now brainstorming ideas for family …

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