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Simple Mother’s Day Brunch

Simple Mother’s Day Brunch

When planning a brunch, I try to keep it simple and elegant. I try not to overthink things because I usually find when it’s simple your guests will still enjoy all of the efforts you made to make them feel welcome. Here are some of…

French Striped Tea Towel Hostess Gifts – 3 Ways

French Striped Tea Towel Hostess Gifts – 3 Ways

If you are invited over to a friend’s house for dinner, cocktails, or even a backyard bbq, I believe it’s important to bring a gift for the host to show your appreciation. A popular gift is to bring a bottle of wine. Instead of using…

Pulled Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

Pulled Beef Brisket Sandwiches with Coleslaw

It’s officially football season now, and what better way to kick it off than with a fantastic recipe from “Ranch To Table’s Elizabeth Poett” on Magnolia Network.  As many of you know, we lived in the Central Coast of California, and that is where we…

The Chateau Linen Collection

The Chateau Linen Collection

Hi Friends, By now, many of you know that I love to design, craft, entertain, garden, and cook.  For years now, I’ve been wanting to start up a business where I can create something for others that will bring joy and elegance into their homes.…

Why do cloth napkins come in so many different sizes?

Why do cloth napkins come in so many different sizes?

I am currently in the process of making my own cloth napkins and I grabbed a variety of different styles and notice they all were different sizes.  Why is that? Some are 20″ x 20″, some are 18″ x 18″, and some are 16″ x…

The Irish Martini

The Irish Martini

Whether you’re Irish or not you probably have heard of the phrase “the luck of the Irish”. But have you ever wondered where that phrase came from?  Being part Irish myself, I figured I should probably find out the answer. After a little bit of…

The Sleigh Bell Cocktail

The Sleigh Bell Cocktail

“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too…” Happy Holidays friends!  I’m feeling merry these days and I wanted to make a cocktail that would celebrate this holiday season.  I previously shared a cocktail recipe “Hot Apple Pie”, using Tuaca Italian Liqueur. I was curious…

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

Last week while I was walking through a home decor store, I spotted some adorable miniature Christmas tree ornaments and thought these would make really great napkin rings. With a bit of thought, I decided to combine the ornaments with the natural wooden beads and…

Tuaca Hot Apple Pie Toddy

Tuaca Hot Apple Pie Toddy

 Tuaca is an enticing blend of Italian Brandy, Mediterranean Citrus, and Vanilla Spice If you’re a fan of warm apple pie, then I strongly recommend you try this hot toddy made with Tuaca. My mother would make this drink during the cool winter months and…

French 75 Cocktail

French 75 Cocktail

Who needs a refreshing summer cocktail for your “staycation” this year?  I have a fabulous drink that will add the perfect amount of bougie to your stay-at-home event or special gathering this season, it’s the French 75! I was introduced to this fabulous drink last…