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Lemon Berry Tea Hot Toddy + My Holiday Bar Cart

Lemon berry tea hot toddy in blue and white china on a blue rattan bar cart decorated for Christmas

A cozy winter drink perfect for evenings at home curled up with a good book or the latest Netflix binge – The Lemon Berry Tea Hot Toddy! Anyone else dreaming of fireside snuggles cozied up with your handsome honey or frankly a good book just might do? 😉 Yes? Well then I’ve got the perfect …

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Jingle Belle Time is a Swell Time

All the Christmas feels with a Carolina tree farm and the right Christmas jumper: Jingle Belle!

All the Christmas feels with a Carolina tree farm and the right Christmas jumper! The Christmas magic simply cannot begin until I’ve traveled to the Christmas tree farm on Big Ridge! Usually, we are there every Thanksgiving helping my family with the mad dash of festive families all on the hunt for their perfect tree, …

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DIY Christmas Wreath with Fresh Greenery

DIY Christmas wreath with fresh mixed greenery, including boxwood, cedar, and juniper hang on front door with plaid bow.

Mix fresh boxwood, cedar, and juniper for a cheery DIY Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door this holiday season! Tutorial below! Walking up the front steps to a house with a fresh greenery wreath is one of the magical parts of Christmas. There is the intoxicating scent of evergreen… the vibrant color…the cheery …

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Preppy & Plaid Christmas Tree

Full view of preppy and plaid Christmas tree with traditional mantel decorated with boxwood, plaid ribbon, and blue and white ceramics

Decorate a preppy & plaid Christmas tree this holiday trimmed with plaid ribbon, classic colors of red and green, and sentimental ornaments for a traditional feel that is festive and bright! I’m dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be preppy & plaid And may all your Christmases …

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DIY Outdoor Christmas Decoration: Joy PVC Sign

DIY outdoor Christmas decoration - PVC joy sign lit at night by spotlight in front of white brick house

Learn how to make this festive “Joy” PVC sign! The perfect DIY outdoor Christmas Decoration for those who like simple decor with warmth and cheer under $80! I love coming home to a festive exterior during the holiday season. As the cheery song says, “But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will …

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Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018

Christmas Decor Ideas for 2018: collage of preppy trad decorations

Get inspired by these Christmas decor ideas for 2018 to make your holidays merry and bright with festive decor themes: preppy trad, pastel glam, frosted forest, and vintage maximalist! I like to change up my Christmas decor theme each year. I always re-use my decor, but I do a bit of a different theme in each …

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10 Holiday Hosting Hacks

Butternut squash soup in a pumpkin dish - jazz up pre-made soup for an easy holiday hosting hacks

10 holiday hosting hacks to help you prep for the party in less time with less headache and create a memorable, charming holiday event! Hosting for the holidays is enough to cause anyone a bit of stress even if your blooming Martha Stewart. Ok, well, maybe not if you are Martha. For the rest of …

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Handcrafted Christmas Gifts: Featuring Made in the South

Red Christmas present tied with plaid bow against green backdrop - Handcrafted Christmas Gifts

Spread the love this holiday season with handcrafted Christmas gifts from American artisans. Featuring unique made in the South products, P&P’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is sure to please your loved ones and help us all support local economies! Merry Christmas Y’all! I am excited to share my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide today. This year’s …

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Holiday Etiquette & Hospitality + My Plaid Christmas Table

The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea.

The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea perfect for holiday entertaining. Good manners the world over are important even today when it feels like propriety has fallen out of favor and civility is long forgotten. Here in the South, being courteous and well-mannered have a certain sine qua …

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Boughs & Blossoms: My Green and Gold Christmas Living Room

Poinsettia, juniper, paper whites, velvet ribbon, and gold accents mingle merrily in my green & gold Christmas living room!

Poinsettia, juniper, paperwhites, velvet ribbon, and gold accents mingle merrily in my green and gold Christmas living room! Good morning and merry Christmas lovely peonies! Today, I am sharing my green and gold Christmas living room with you.  I’ve nicknamed the look boughs and blossoms! Fitting don’t you think? I look forward to decorating for …

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