Earlier this week, Justin and I had the honor of hosting his business forum and their spouses in our home for a Christmas Dinner.  Because we were twenty people, I had a chance to try a set up that I hadn’t attempted before!  We moved all of the furniture out of our living room and…

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I’m preparing for a party at my home next week to welcome my sister’s wedding guests from out of town to Texas.  I love being able to open the doors to our backyard for an evening cocktail but I have loads of little steps here and there that need to be navigated.  My favorite alfresco…

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Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I love all of the hustle and bustle and celebrations.  I love driving around to look at lights, the decorating, the gift wrapping and the 24-hour Christmas Carol radio station but none of those things really compare to the meals around a table with family and friends.  In…

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Our son, JR, has an annual get together at start of every December with his God-Mother to decorate Gingerbread Houses.  Our daughter, Millie, didn’t have any tradition around this fun holiday activity so I decided it was time she start her own.  We asked cousins and a few friends to join us after dismissal on…

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Huge thanks to The Glam Pad for taking me for a walk down memory lane today with your post.  I’m so honored to be included on your blog as it is one of my favorites! My favorite picture from the post is above (JR playing croquet in his whites at my father’s birthday celebration nine…

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If there is any annual event in history that I have “trolled” on social media it is The Veranda Orchid Dinner so you can’t imagine my excitement when I got an invitation to design a table at this year’s event!  Of course I said yes and I can’t wait to share more about my table…

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I had such a blast at Today Show this morning whipping up a Mother’s Day brunch in the kitchen with Craig Melvin.  Click here to watch the segment! We started out with the Orange-Ginger Mocktail – perfect for the guests of every age!  Simply mix Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Ginger -ale and serve over…

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Darcy Miller has spent the last twenty years learning about and covering celebrations and weddings for Martha Stewart making her the expert above all experts when it comes to entertaining so when I heard that she was putting all of this experience into a book, I was ready to throw a party!  Darcy and I…

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My darling son is turning 9 and, after I got over the tears of him growing up too fast (9 is half way to 18 which is when he will leave for college!!!) I set to work planning a small celebration with him. We started by working on an activity and theme.  He wanted to…

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I feel so blessed to live in the USA and to all of those who fought for our freedom. I hope that all of you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend full of special time with family and friends.  If you are looking to take advantage of some of the wonderful sales offered this holiday weekend,…

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