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Simple Mother’s Day Table Decor

Wild flowers in Alaska, gardens, quilting, and birds. If it belongs outside, flies, or was lovingly stitched by hand, chances are its one of my mom’s favorite things.    So when decorating a table for mother’s day, I wanted to incorporate as many elements as I could, without it looking like some sort of the quilted-hippie design love child. So, I wanted to create an earth-toned palate (table covering, wood-slice, and vase) with a few pops of color (flowers and table runner).  Simple but bright. I outline all of the items I used below, but I have to tell you about this table runner really quickly!  Plus, it would make…

What to make for Mother’s Day: Mediterranean Feast! – Sauces, Toppings, and Serving!

This post is part of the “What to make for Mother’s Day” series.  This post is part 2 of a 2 part Mediterranean feast tutorial.  You can find part 1: Moroccan Chicken and Roasted Onions here.  Now that we have our Moroccan chicken and roasted onions in the works… we can get on to the fun part!!  Because who doesn’t love a good interactive meal with lots of fixings and sauces to try?!  And, in case it wasn’t clear, I’m banking on no one. So, I strongly suggest making all 3 of the sauces!  The ingredients in each sauce overlap so its not like you need any wonky ingredients for…
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How to: The Non-Pastel Easter Table-scape

When this posts, Easter will officially be 1 week away!  While I am an Easter brunch girl alllll they way, I am not a big fan of the decor.  Randomly places eggs?  Pastel colors?  Bunny rabbit figurines? Baby chicks?  Aside from the baby chicks, all of the above get a big “No, thank you” from me.  Especially the pastel colors. So my goal was to create an Easter table-scape without any of the aforementioned items that is still unmistakably Easter!  You may not know this, but I love a good unconventional holiday table-scape challenge;)  So I went with a gardening, new growth and greenery theme. One of the best parts…

How to win cool points by putting a “twist” in the classic pizza party

Hosting a pizza party already earns you a hefty amount of “cool points”  – especially if there is a movie, popcorn, and possibly some sort of whip-cream-clad ice-cream sunday for dessert.  Ok, maybe I just named my favorite birthday party from childhood, and quite possibly my idea of the perfect friday night-in to this day… But lets pretend we are just focusing on the kids here. So pizza… Obviously there are roughly a million topping options.  Sauce. No sauce. Sausage. Pepperoni. Hawaiian. Not to mention the dozens of different cheese options…  You get the point.  Regardless of your pizza selecting skills, someone in attendance’s favorite combo will undoubtedly be missed.…

Girls’ Night in 5 – Roasted Pear Crumble

Girls’ Night in 5 is a monthly “how-to” series containing Girls’ Night friendly recipes with 5 or fewer ingredients and no more than 5 minutes of active prep!  This series is part of my mission to simplify entertaining to encourage readers to invest in their community through hosting and loving people well. I’m jumping right in with a second post to the Girls’ Night in 5 series because the next week I’m launching into a What to make for Easter series… And as much as I love Girls’ Night, it just doesn’t jive with the overall theme of Easter brunch, carrot cake, asparagus, and english peas.  But, it will resume…
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