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Throw an Effortlessly, Easy Brunch

June 23, 2017

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It’s a well known fact that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  It could be a simple bowl of cereal or a perfectly soft poached Eggs Benny, I’ll take both and everything in between anytime of the day.  And while I especially love it when said breakfast foods are prepared for me, every so often, it’s lovely to don an apron and prepare brunch for friends.  The key to hosting a successful and easy brunch is good coffee and planning ahead.  So I’m sharing my tips and go to recipes, to ensure you serve brunch without breaking a sweat and plenty of time to enjoy a mimosa or two.

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Holiday Tablescape Inspiration

December 14, 2016

With Christmas less than two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about your Holiday Tablescape.  If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I take my tablescapes very seriously.  I start planning them months in advance; I’ve also been known to set the table weeks before Christmas and then not let anyone touch it until the magical day arrives.

While perhaps a little crazy ;-), planning so far in advance allows me to slowly pull together pieces to create the perfect setting.  Because I have so much fun designing tables, this year I thought I would offer you three very different tablescape inspirations to help you create a beautiful table to host family and friends.

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Hostess Gifts

December 9, 2016

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With the holiday season here (how the heck did that happen??!!), parties and get togethers abound and with that comes gifting the host.  I love hosting and entertaining, and know how much work goes into throwing a party so I always like to bring along a gift for the host that is more thoughtful than just wine or flowers – which are always good in a pinch! No judgement!

But, if you have a little extra time, here are some of my favorite Hostess Gifts to give.

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