Happy Fat Tuesday

A Fat Tuesday spent in NOLA is a one-of-a-kind experience and I easily fell in love with the charm and spirit of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. If you are not on Bourbon Street having a strong Hurricane from Pat O’Briens, you could have a festive meal at home tonight. If you have a snow day […]

Happy Valentine’s Weekend

What a lovely gift this year, three days to celebrate love! This year our Valentine’s Day will be very different than previous years when we planned a romantic dinner or something spontaneous together. Even though we will probably celebrate Valentine’s with a sandwich and a root beer at lunch, this will be our sweetest Valentine’s yet […]

Celebrate National Chocolate Fondue Day!

One of my favorite ideas for hosting your friends over for dinner is to have fondue night. I have two vintage fondue pots from my parents that I adore. One of the sets is clearly from another time with the bright orange pot and wooden skewers. It is so easy to throw together a fondue […]

Super Bowl Sunday

Image above from Etsy Shop ItsyBelle. How cute are these instant downloads for your Super Bowl party?! I am very excited about this Super Bowl Sunday for two reasons. One, Katy Perry is performing at half time and I just adore her.  I know she will put on a spectacular half time show, as I […]

Holidays at The Lodge at Pebble Beach

I have shared with you my many trips and love of Carmel and Monterey. I just can’t get enough of 17-Mile Drive and any opportunity to visit Carmel, I am there. Before we completely leave the holiday season, we took a visit to The Lodge at Pebble Beach in December with my parents. Of course, […]

Cheers to New Year’s Eve

Like most people, 2014 offered some extreme highs and lows for me. At the start of 2014, were still adjusting to our new life in California, far from family and friends. Then dealing with the loss of my grandmother was a very difficult time for me, but knowing I was pregnant forced me to stay positive […]

The Night Before Christmas

We made it! Christmas week is here! Hopefully, you have finished all your holiday shopping and the other items on your to-do list so that you can enjoy this week. We have fun family events scheduled for each night including a visit to Santa. In my house, everyone wears matching pjs Christmas morning. But I […]

Holiday Linens

One of my favorite parts of holiday planning is preparing your holiday table. I love setting a beautiful table for our Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas morning brunch. Half the fun is selecting your theme (jingle bells, snow, plaid, etc.) and deciding on colors. A festive table sets the tone for the meal. Just add a stunning flower arrangement, […]

Vermont Syrup on National Maple Syrup Day

Tomorrow is National Maple Syrup Day and the best way to celebrate is to have a delicious warm breakfast with good quality maple syrup. I plan to enjoy my oatmeal with blueberries, nuts, cinnamon, and syrup! Spiced pancakes and waffles with syrup would also make a nice breakfast on a  winter cold morning. And next […]

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