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Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds {#SundaySupper}

  The fall season brings an abundance of new flavors and ingredients to the markets. This easy roasted butter nut squash recipe requires just a few ingredients and can be prepped in advance. Serve it as a lunchtime snack or side dish at dinner. CHEESY THYME BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS INGREDIENTS 2 acorn squash […]

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Happy Fourth Of July

Wishing you, your family and friends the happiest 4th of July! Enjoy the day grilling or doing garden work but be sure to take a moment to pause and remember just how amazingly lucky we are to live in America and have the freedoms that we so often take for granted. God Bless America!! Looking […]

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What is May Day Anyway?

According to history…. “During medieval times, May Day festivities took off in England. At the crack of dawn everyone would “go a-maying,” gathering flowers and greenery and choosing a Maypole. Women would also wash their faces in fresh spring dew to improve their complexions — and men would try to seduce them. (Many poems about […]

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A Classic Blue + Silver Centerpiece

One of my favorite entertaining tips is for every host to have a “go-to” centerpiece or arrangement that they can easily pull together in a moments notice when friends or family give the word that they will be stopping by, or simply to have on your kitchen table to welcome you home each day. This […]

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In The News: Easter Brunch feature in Southern Holiday Life Magazine

As many of you know I am a recent transplant to the Southern part of the U.S. and have been learning about the culture, architecture, horticulture and hospitality on a daily basis over the last few years since my move, so when I was contacted by Southern Holiday Life Magazine and asked to submit a few […]

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Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\ : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or […]

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Easy Spring Jelly Bean + Birds Nest Centerpiece

To me, jelly beans are a sure sign of spring, that Easter is on it’s way. Create these fun jelly bean bird nest centerpieces using green moss, and other signs of spring, such as bunnies and butterflies.  In this short video for eHow I show you how to easily make a jelly bean centerpiece for your […]

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Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

“The world-famous Hurricane is a Pat O’Brien’s original. The cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink consisting of rum, passion fruit syrup and limejuice. The drink originated in the 1940s because of the need to use up 50 cases of the less popular rum that the local distributors forced the bar to buy before getting the more popular scotch and whiskey liquors. […]

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Looking for Some Extra Love in the Bedroom? Recipes Included.

I talk a lot about entertaining and designing spaces but when it all comes down to it, the reason we do all of this is to be able to share time with the ones we love. This Valentines Day let’s ensure your loved ones know it is all about them with special touches through out […]

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New Year’s Eve. A New Begining.

“Today forget your past, forgive yourself and begin again.” New Year’s Eve is a special day. There are no gifts to give. No shopping to do. For most it is a day to reflect on the past year and plan for the year to come. This year I am looking forward to spending the day […]

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