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 · Party/Tablescapes

An Impromptu Outdoor Dining Table For Two

The weather here has been utterly oppressive with back to back days in the mid-nineties for the last several weeks. However, a front came through last night and gifted us with a beautiful sunny day with low humidity and a relatively mild high of 85°. In celebration of this unexpected but much-appreciated weather, I decided to… Continue reading An Impromptu Outdoor Dining Table For Two

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


A Week Of Summer Dinner Ideas

Coming up with something to cook for dinner, shopping for the ingredients, and preparing a well-balanced, delicious meal night after night can become a bit of a drag. Add to that the disincentive of standing in front of a hot stove when the weather is in the 90’s, and visions of take-out menus begin to… Continue reading A Week Of Summer Dinner Ideas