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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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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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Black and Sparkly for NYE

Blonde woman in black and sparkly going out look for NYE

A black and sparkly going out look for winter or NYE – throw on something sparkly, pop some bubbly, and let’s head out on the town y’all! Don’t you just love an excuse to get all gussied up and head out on the town? New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to don something sparkly …

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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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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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5 Tips to Set a Glam Halloween Table

Glam Halloween table set with copper mugs, leopard print runner, dramatic orange and yellow florals, glass pumpkins, and spooky crows.

Dreaming up a fabulous Halloween party this year? Start with a glam Halloween table to dazzle your guests with some spooky style! Happy Halloween! It is never too early to start planning for fall festivities, and with the start of October it’s the perfect time to think about your Halloween plans. I’m sharing 5 tips …

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July 4th Front Door – $5 DIY Patriotic Rosettes

July 4th decorated front door with red, white, and blue DIY patriotic rosettes and star twinkle lights.

Decorate your front door for Independence Day in under 15 minutes with these pretty $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans. Stars & stripes forever! Happy 4th of July Y’all! In need of some last minute July 4th decorations? I’ve got you covered with these $5 DIY patriotic rosettes made from paper fans.  This is …

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A Pimm’s & Tea Cocktail

Savor the tastes of spring with a Pimm's & tea cocktail. #cocktailrecipes #drinks #cheers

Savor the tastes of spring with a Pimm’s & tea cocktail. Bartender! One divine spring cocktail please!  Something light yet spicy… Bright but not too bold.. Sweet but not cloying… Zesty with just a hint of fizz… A little magic ensues and before you appears a Pimm’s & Tea Cocktail! Ah…spring day drinking at its …

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