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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

It’s been a long time since I’ve popped in here on the blog, but with the change in the weather the last couple months, I feel refreshed and ready to get back to regular posting! As usual here in the south, we have three or four days of spring–like weather and then the heat creeps…

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FOUR NON-FLORAL, EVERY DAY CENTERPIECE IDEAS FOR THE TABLE

Setting a beautiful table is a simple luxury that brings me so much joy and that I look forward to every day-especially now that my little miss is so into helping – but this time of year when it’s slim pickings in the floral section of almost every grocery store (yes, even you, Trader Joe’s),…

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THE COOK’S ATELIER + FRENCH-INSPIRED PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN

One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot recently is what are some of my favorite cookbooks. There are two requirements for me to really, really love a cookbook and they are: one, healthy recipes that are delicious and super quick and easy to execute and two, beautiful photography. I’m not just talking about the…

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LOVING LATELY ON ETSY

Etsy has come a long way from what initially was like searching for a needle in a haystack (for me, at least) and is now one of my go-to stops for one-of-a-kind and antique finds! One of the hardest parts of going under lockdown last spring was watching so many small businesses struggle to stay…

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NEW YEAR, NEW (OLD) CHAIRS

I’ve never really been one for new year resolutions, but there is always a running list of things I like to tackle and change up around the house this time of year and 2021 is no exception. First up is a new set of chairs for our breakfast table. I absolutely LOVED the French bistro…

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A BLUE AND WHITE TABLE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

I’ve never been one to go all out for Valentine’s Day, but now that I have children, every holiday is an excuse to celebrate! While we currently have paper heart chains and construction paper heart cutouts hung and taped on every surface to satisfy the littles, I have my sights set on a sweet but…

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ON MY RADAR

Hopping on to say a quick hello and share some pretties I’ve stumbled upon lately! If you guys follow me over on Instagram, you know I share recent finds for the home and the table all the time in my stories, as well as on my LiketoKnow.It page, but I know some of you do…

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PRETTIES FOR THE KITCHEN, II

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are off to a great start in this New Year! I finally got a chance over Christmas break to read The Cook’s Atelier from cover to cover and, aside from the gorgeous photography and incredible recipes, I was so inspired by the simple table settings!…

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AN ALL-NATURAL TABLE SETTING FOR CHRISTMAS

This week on Instagram, I joined a fabulously talented group of ladies to share some entertaining and decorating tips for the holidays with everything from a Christmas-inspired cocktail to mantle decor, cookie recipes, a beautiful floral arrangement and, of course, a table setting by yours truly! (You can find all the photos and videos in…

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SHOP SMALL: HIGH STREET MARKET

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are off to a great start with your holiday shopping! I took a little social media break to spend some much-needed time with family but today I’m kicking off my return to the blog with some goodies from one of my favorite small businesses, High Street…

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GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE HOST /HOSTESS /ENTERTAINER

One of my favorite things about shopping for friends and family members at Christmas is buying something special that they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves; after the year that we’ve all had, every one of us deserves a little something luxurious, right?! Whether you’re shopping for a little something to bring for your host or…

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AN EASY WAY TO DRESS UP INEXPENSIVE POTTED ORCHIDS

Potted orchids are one of my favorite hostess, teacher, housewarming and “just because” gifts; with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s so easy to pop into the grocery store and grab one to take to dinner, along with a bottle of wine for the hostess, or send a few to school for teacher’s gifts for Thanksgiving!…