this is 6!

December 30, 2019

Two days after Christmas my favorite girl in the whole world turned SIX!!!!  It seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital and here we are, waiting for her front tooth (that has been hanging by a thread for weeks) to fall out.  How did that happen?  Birthdays are, indeed such an…

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christmas table setting

December 26, 2019

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying these marvelously lazy days in between then and New Year’s lounging in pj’s, in blissful unawareness of what day or date it is (with a cocktail somewhere in there, as well!)  That’s exactly how we are spending ours and, after a ridiculously chaotic Christmas…

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gifts for the hostess/foodie/entertainer

December 3, 2019

The most wonderful time of the year is in full swing and so is party season!  The dinners, get togethers, cocktail hours and parties have started with a vengeance, so I thought it would be fun to put together a roundup of gift ideas for the hostess or friend/family member who loves to entertain (and…

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my thanksgiving table

November 27, 2019

Despite the fact that I’ve been chomping at the bit to get my Christmas decor out from storage since pretty much the day after Halloween, I can’t wait to have everyone together for Thanksgiving!  Any time we can get family and friends around our table is pretty much my favorite thing in the whole wide…

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holiday entertaining must-haves

November 14, 2019

Ready or not, the holiday season is officially upon us and I couldn’t be more excited!!  Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do and it’s so much more special and meaningful during the holidays.  If you guys have been following along here for a while, you know I post about entertaining basics a…

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“zinc” pots + new topiary

October 22, 2019

I have quite the love/hate relationship with topiary; I’m completely obsessed with their shape and texture and how much interest they bring to a space but loathe that they are close to impossible to find near me, as well as the fact that they die ridiculously fast whenever I do.  I’ve searched for some realistic…

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summer entertaining favorites

August 6, 2019

Hello, HELLLLLOOOOOOOO!!!  Long time, no blog, eh?  All I can say is that time flies when you’re running around after/with littles and I wouldn’t change a minute of it, but oh, how I have missed blogging!  I’ve got a ton of ideas to write about here and I thought I’d start with some of my…

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update your every day dinnerware for spring with fete home!

April 1, 2019

Spring has officially sprung and I couldn’t be more excited!  Of all the wonderful things I love about the season, entertaining is one of my favorites.  Setting a beautiful table for friends and family to enjoy a meal and some yummy cocktails while the kiddos play is my grown up idea of a wild and…

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lydia is five!

February 4, 2019

Two days after Christmas my baby girl turned FIVE!  Seems like just yesterday I was announcing my pregnancy here on the blog and now she’s a whole hand of years old, has her first wiggly tooth and keeps talking about how excited she is for kindergarten next year….this momma’s heart just can’t handle it all! …

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a new favorite entertaining staple

January 21, 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you proably have seen I’ve added a new favorite to my collection of entertaining staples – these gorgeous rectangular water hyacinth placemats from Pottery Barn that Santa left under my tree for Christmas!  Anyone who knows me knows I love all things Ina Garten and these placemats remind me so much of the ones she uses…

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