Holidays

Tips For Creating A Beautiful Christmas Mantel

Last year I acknowledged that I had been in a bit of a rut when it came to decorating my mantel for Christmas. So for 2017, I changed things up by creating a Mad For Plaid Christmas Mantel. While I loved the fresh magnolia garland, I didn’t feel like making another one this year. However,… Continue reading Tips For Creating A Beautiful Christmas Mantel

Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

A Nature-Inspired Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

The first week in November is typically the time that I begin to plan my Thanksgiving tablescape. However, lately, it seems like Thanksgiving is getting the bum’s rush. Nowadays the stores are filled with Christmas decor by mid-October or even earlier. And as soon as Halloween has come and gone, it feels like we are… Continue reading A Nature-Inspired Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

Fall Harvest Tablescape

According to the calendar, it’s October. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel the least little bit like fall in North Carolina this year. The thermostat hasn’t dropped below the mid-eighties, and the leaves are firmly clinging to their branches with no change of color in sight. However, even though Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo, autumn is upon… Continue reading Fall Harvest Tablescape

Entertaining · Holidays

Ideas For A Rainy 4th Of July

When I think of the 4th Of July, visions of sunny picnics, cookouts, and pool parties come to mind. But what do we do if it rains on our parade? One year, when faced with a weather forecast of an all-day deluge, I was determined to figure out a way to get my red, white, and blue… Continue reading Ideas For A Rainy 4th Of July

Cake/Cookie How To's · Holidays

“Off The Tee” Easy Father’s Day Cupcakes

Father’s Day is next weekend and so begins my mad scramble to figure out what to do for my dad and my husband. Both are avid golfers, so I thought I’d make some golf-themed cupcakes this year. This is not my first go-round creating such golfing goodies. Many years ago, I made a giant golfball… Continue reading “Off The Tee” Easy Father’s Day Cupcakes