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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…

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.…

How to plant, harvest, and store garlic.

How to plant, harvest, and store garlic.

Today I’m sharing with you how to plant, harvest, and store your garlic.  I am a huge fan of garlic and use it in almost all of my savory dishes.  In fact, I go through so much garlic I became tired of always needing to…

Our Santa Claus Chair

Our Santa Claus Chair

In our home, we have some very special antiques both my husband and I cherish.  One in particular for me is “The Santa Claus Chair”.  I remember this chair at my grandparent’s home when I was a child and my father would always tell me…

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…

How to dry flowers using silica gel crystals

How to dry flowers using silica gel crystals

Have you ever received a bouquet of flowers that you just wish you could preserve forever?  Perhaps your wedding bouquet, a corsage, or a boutonniere? How about those beautiful flowers that appear in your garden annually and you wish you could enjoy them longer? A…

Succulents Renewed

Succulents Renewed

Hello friends, A few months back I shared how to create a succulent topped pumpkin centerpiece, and after several months of it surviving through the holidays, I finally decided to transfer the healthy-looking succulents into a more permanent space for them to grow and thrive.  …

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…

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Succulent Topped Pumpkin Centerpiece

Hi Friends, This past weekend I went to our local farm stand, Patterson Fruit Farm who has the best varieties of pumpkins, squash, you pick apples, and of course their famous apple fritters, amazing! While we were strolling the fields searching for our perfect pumpkins,…