I recently finished a photo shoot for the August issue of Southern Living that reminded me, once again, of how much I love monograms!  I had the idea for the table down and I knew what I wanted but as I set the table out in the days before the shoot, I realized that it…

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Kate Headley Photography from RitzyBee.com I just love the Up A Notch column in Southern Living!  It has wonderful advice to make every day tasks just a little bit more special!  The June issue really caught my eye and I enjoyed sharing the tips from Ritzy Bee Events in D. C.  on my daily segment…

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I had more fun planning my sister’s lingerie shower!  It was such a blast!  I hosted it with our younger sister, Krystal, and two other close friends.  It was a girly Leather and Lace party that was so much fun! Leather and Lace Invitations from HBDesigns set the tone for our pink and black evening. …

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Photo by Krystal Schlegel I love hydrangea.  I would actually go as far as to say that they are my favorite flowers! However, they are not easy to arrange or care for.  Here are a few steps to help you keep your looking happy! Step 1: Choose flowers that are very open and look alive.…

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 Looking for a fun way to celebrate an upcoming birthday, bachelorette party or couples night out?  Look no further!  I have a fun new party idea for you that is rapidly becoming a new trend across the country. Amateur Bartending Class will help you become the next Tom Cruise from Cocktail!  This is as simple…

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Alright….admit it….you love the idea of a picnic.  I know that I do!  And, although we have had some rain, we have also had some absolutely gorgeous days that would make for the perfect picnic.  I love the picnic process.  Everything from picking out the menu to  packing everything up has a romance to it.…

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My dear friend Melanie Peskett has taught many classes on grilling so I asked her to share some of our tips with us!  They are great!  For private lessons with this fantastic cooking instructor, email goodsquaremeals@att.net. low heat (200-275)- you can hold your hand 5″ above thick ash covered  coals 5 or more secs. good for…

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