Three Tricks on How to Entertain Like a Pro

This post has been sponsored by TRISCUIT. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love any excuse for a get-together. Whether the party is large or small, it’s always fun to have a reason to fluff the throw pillows, break out my favorite candles and spend longer than normal arranging a cheese and Triscuit

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5 Tips to Help Host Guests During the Holidays

I’m a traditionalist when it comes to Holiday decorating: I like greens, vibrant reds, punchy patterns and any excuse to pull out plaid pillows and plaid ribbons for the tree. I always love decorating to the nines over the Holidays because you will inevitably have guests coming in and out at a moment’s notice. When

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The No-Fuss Fall Brunch Buffet

Thank you NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels for sponsoring this post. Brunching at home just got easier and more delicious with the launch of NANCY’S Petite Stuffed Bagels! It’s fun to start new traditions during the Holidays. I think one of my favorite traditions I’ve put together is having friends over during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day

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How to Host Thanksgiving for the First Time

I was asked by HoneyBaked Ham to write a post promoting their products for Thanksgiving. While this post may have a sponsored element, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the products that help deliver top quality posts.  Two weeks ago, I hosted an early Thanksgiving for my family at my new place. Since

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14 Cookware Essentials to Help You Through the Holidays

The Holidays are fast approaching and if you are like me and hosting your family for Thanksgiving Dinner the first time, you’re going to need to make sure to have the right tools to make it through the twenty-four-hour cooking frenzy that leads up to the inevitable food coma. I’ve compiled a list of the

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End of Summer Wind Down Tips

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay or JaM Cabernet near you? Check out our Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code. SUMMER IS OVER. Okay, well not officially, but unofficially it is with the passing of Labor Day, and we have to acknowledge that Fall is here. The

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5 Tips for Summer Entertaining with Luna Nuda

As much as I love when the seasons change, I cannot believe that summer is officially coming to a close this weekend. With labor day right around the corner, we have to officially say goodbye to summer, her white clothes and her white wines. In an effort to preserve a couple of my favorite memories

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Backyard Grilling with Dartagnan

Every so often my family gets together and we grill out on the back porch. Since we’re constantly running in ten different directions it’s nice to have an excuse to sit down and enjoy a meal together. I miss those days where dinner was at 6:30 pm and we all sat down for a meal together.

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Elevated Summer Soiree with Gloria Ferrer Wines

Thank you, Gloria Ferrer, for sponsoring this post. Elevate your everyday entertaining this Spring and Summer with Gloria Ferrer wines! The summertime heat is quickly approaching- but that’s not a bad thing. It just means that rooftop summer soirees are about to kick off and we can have good excuses for eating cheese and fruit

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Elements of a Perfect Summer Picnic

Sweet summertime: the days are longer, the afternoons more carefree, the sunshine more radiant and gives way to the perfect summer glow. Every year I try to steal away for an afternoon picnic- whether it’s a crowded Saturday afternoon in Piedmont, or retreating to a secluded riverside nook, picnicking enables me to do my favorite

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