Must Have Pieces for the 4th of July

Ever since I was a kid I have LOVED the 4th of July.  There was always something so special and unique about the way we spent the day.  There were full days at the beach, BBQs complete with burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watching fireworks in our driveway sitting in the back of my grandpa’s […]

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5 Easy & Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Week!  Today I thought I would share a few fun and simple ways to celebrate the day without breaking the bank.  I swear, it feels like every commercial right now is a push to spend money on flowers, cards, candy, jewelry, dinner….I’m exhausted (and broke) just thinking about it!  We tend to keep […]

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Valentine Day Wish List

Confession: I forgot Valentine’s was next week until last night…someone should revoke my blogger/girl card.  In all honesty, Valentine’s has never been a big thing for me and falls right in between my birthday and Chris’s.  Typically we do dinner at home, good wine or champagne, he usually gets me flowers (which I love), last […]

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Merry Christmas

I adore Christmas and eagerly throw myself full force into the Holiday, year after year.  My grandma always made Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so special as we were growing up.  There were big meals in our formal dining room (complete with the good china), lots of baking, laughter, family, decorating the Christmas tree we […]

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Christmas Decor

Merry Christmas Eve, guys!  I hope you are all enjoying the Holiday with loved ones and plenty of good food.  I wanted to share a little of our Holiday decor and the season really got away from me.  Better late than never I suppose!  I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into our home for […]

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Christmas

You guys.  Can you believe Christmas is THIS WEEKEND??? I don’t really understand how every single year the season gets away from me and I find myself sprinting to catch up…I know I am not alone on this.  After postponing our Holiday card photos last year to the bitter end I swore that this year […]

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5 Thanksgiving Tablescapes to Kick off November

Happy November 1st!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is 3 weeks from Thursday???  I need to step up my planning game and get our menu planned ASAP!  We will be celebrating a small, family Turkey Day this year (last year we had a big Friendsgiving with 10 people) and I am so excited to create new […]

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My Favorite Holiday – 4th of July

AHHHHH!  I can’t believe it’s almost time for my favorite Holiday of the year (okay, fine, it’s a tie with Christmas)!  I have been obsessively stalking Pinterest for great ideas I can use this year.  We are planning to head up to my hometown of Lake Arrowhead for the long weekend and visit with family […]

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Valentine’s Day

I can’t believe it is already Valentine’s week!  Where on earth is this year going???  If you are just now realizing that you only have a few days left to plan a surprise for your Valentine it’s OK!  I have come up with a few ideas that don’t involve prix fixe menus and over priced […]

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A Darling Birthday

Today I am celebrating my 34th birthday.  I feel like 34 is really the last year one is in their “early 30s” and subsequently I feel I should have a few things in life figured out by now.  Should is the key word in that sentence!  While I certainly don’t claim to have all the […]

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