DIY: Standing Stocking Holder

As the storied holiday poem goes, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nick soon would be there…”  But, like, what if you don’t have a chimney!? Where do you hang the stockings!? What’s St. Nick going to do!? In my old townhouse, I didn’t have a fireplace, so I just tacked my lonely…

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How to Set an Effortless Fall Table

I knew that one day this time would come, and it’s finally happening.  We’re hosting Thanksgiving!  Since we’re splitting the holiday with both of our families, that means two Thanksgivings–which, more importantly, means TWO opportunities to set a fabulous Thanksgiving table.  I  mean, I’ve shared a fall tablescape here before, but let’s be honest, no one came over to eat…’twas purely…

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Halloween Entertaining Ideas

video c/o of KTBC It’s been a while, but last week I was back at Austin’s FOX7 sharing some easy Halloween entertaining ideas with my lovely friend, Lauren Petrowski.  Many of them were featured in my previous post, but I added a few more ‘tricks’ to make your next ghoulish gathering a real ‘treat’ for your guests. How are y’all…

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DIY: Halloween Tablescape

There are fewer holidays that I like to decorate for more than Halloween.  While, I’m not really one to dress up in costume or frequent haunted houses, every October I look forward to pulling my pumpkins, skeletons, and things that go “BOO!” from storage to ‘haunt the halls’ (as opposed to decking them). Decorating this year is especially exciting because…

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The Big Update

Pour yourself a drink and pull up a seat, because this one’s bound to be a long one…and an honest one. For months, I’ve struggled with how to start this post.  In fact, I sat down last week (and a number of days this week) to pull the proverbial trigger and start typing, but I kept having to hit “Save…

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