Category Archives: Entertaining Tips

Spring Entertaining And Decor Tips

April 5, 2017

Spring is a time for renewal…trees and flowers are blooming, color is re-appearing everywhere, and Easter is just around the corner! So I wanted to share with you some tips on how to prepare your homes for spring entertaining. Spring is one of my favorite seasons and it’s all about bringing the outdoors in. Which […]

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Spring Is In The Air! Time To Update Your Outdoor Living Space

February 8, 2017

It’s early February and we’ve already been able to enjoy several 60+ degree, spring-like days here in Charlotte, NC. I love getting out and enjoying the sunshine on these first few warm days after being cooped up indoors most of December and January. Something else that’s been hibernating this winter? My patio furniture and decor! […]

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Holiday Seasonal Scape Challenge

December 6, 2016

It’s the first week of December and the Holidays are HERE! One of my favorite holiday activities? Decking the halls for clients and with my family in our home. I have a very exciting contest and giveaway for you today that involves the holidays! Introducing the Holiday Seasonal Scape Challenge! We’re spreading the Holiday Cheer […]

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My Family’s Favorite Pasta Salad Recipe

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July to everyone! What are you and your family up to today? I hope lots of fun in the sun and time spent together. 🙂 As you know, we just moved into a new home (well, new to us) a couple of weeks ago, so we’ve been busy getting settled and unpacking/organizing […]

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Our Go-To Summer Recipe: Bourbon Slushies

June 23, 2016

Bourbon Slushies are my absolute favorite summer drink! Also, major bonus: they are perfect for when you have guests over because you HAVE to make them the day ahead. 🙂 You can even make them 2 weeks ahead because it’s stored in your freezer. You just pour into a pitcher and drink ’em up when […]

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Seasonal Scapes Summer Challenge

May 30, 2016

I’m super excited for our next Seasonal Scapes Challenge! Did you see the first one? It was all about that Spring Refresh for your home. Check it out HERE. I’m honored to share my Seasonal Summer Scape AND most importantly, the Summer Scapes of my beautiful and talented blog friends below. Each of us were […]

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Friday Faves: April Fools Day

April 1, 2016

Happy April Fools Day, y’all! Do you play pranks on family and friends? My day is usually so busy that I completely forget it’s April Fools Day. Also, I am worried if I prank someone: they will prank me! 🙂 Here are some of our faves at the moment… My Girlies on Easter. This Easter […]

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Seasonal Scapes Spring Challenge

March 7, 2016

Happy Monday, y’all! Normally Monday is not our favorite day of the week…but this week is different because we’re here to announce something very EXCITING! (P.s. Keep reading because at the end of this post is an awesome giveaway) Seasonal Scapes Challenge With each season, we (me and our beautiful blog friends) will be sharing […]

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Fun Friday Faves – 2

February 26, 2016

TGIF TGIF!!! Aren’t y’all happy it’s Friday?! I know we are because this week has been a bit nuts. Throw in a crazy, busy week with work and then my husband’s work-travel plans being affected by the weather…whew, we are grateful to all be home safe and sound. Alrighty, we’re back with Round 2 of […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Biergarten

January 11, 2016

You are probably thinking, “Biergarten?” Am I on the right website? Well, of course you are! We recently had the opportunity to work with Gravity Magazine to create a Biergarten at the home of one of our favorite clients. What is a Biergarten? The term biergarten, or beer garden, hails from Munich, Bavaria and originated […]

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Our 2016 Resolutions: Part 1

January 6, 2016

It’s the beginning of a new year and we know you’ve been bombarded with resolutions. To be honest, we usually get tired of seeing all the resolutions. However this year, we welcome resolutions and fresh, new ideas. We are excited to de-clutter and revamp our homes! Here we go with Part 1… Let’s De-clutter! It’s […]

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Holiday Entertaining: Smoked Salmon Platter

December 16, 2015

Are you ready for the easiest and more impressive holiday appetizer? We frequently bring this appetizer to holiday get-togethers and always come home with a clean plate. People love to dig in and assemble their own delicious treasures. This appetizer is great for the holidays because it’s all about assembling and NOT cooking. 🙂 Smoked […]

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Holiday Entertaining: Brie and Pepper Jelly Tarts

December 9, 2015

We know the Holidays are here and that means lots of parties! We’ve created a super EASY and delicious appetizer for your holiday get-togethers. It only requires 4 ingredients and 10 minutes. Here are the ingredients you will need: Filo Tart Shells: they are located in the freezer section of your grocery store) Brie: we […]

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Our Holiday Tablescape

December 7, 2015

We’re very excited to partner with 9 other bloggers and debut our first annual Holiday Decor Challenge: #MyHolidayScapes Bloggers: @awelldressedlife, @everychicway, @dwellingsbydevore, @sageandapril, @copycatchic, @sheleavesalittlesparkle, @sarahsofiaproductions, @shegetsitfromhermama, @kelleynan As you know, we love our homes when they are all dressed up for the holidays and we want to see how you bring that holiday magic […]

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Our Holiday Porchscape

November 30, 2015

We’re very excited to partner with 9 other bloggers and debut our first annual Holiday Decor Challenge: #MyHolidayScapes Bloggers: @awelldressedlife, @everychicway, @dwellingsbydevore, @sageandapril, @copycatchic, @sheleavesalittlesparkle, @sarahsofiaproductions, @shegetsitfromhermama, @kelleynan As you know, we love our homes when they are all dressed up for the holidays and we want to see how you bring that holiday magic […]

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Our Winter Wonderland Table at the Southern Ideal Home Show

November 27, 2015

We were lucky enough to be the Featured Designer at the Southern Ideal Home Show in September. We’ve already shared two of the four tablescapes we designed and are here to share our Winter Wonderland table! Did you miss the other ones? Vintage Christmas Thanksgiving For this table, we dreamed up an area-table that can […]

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My Holiday Mantlescape

November 23, 2015

We’re very excited to partner with 9 other bloggers and debut our first annual Holiday Decor Challenge: #MyHolidayScapes Bloggers: @awelldressedlife, @everychicway, @dwellingsbydevore, @sageandapril, @copycatchic, @sheleavesalittlesparkle, @sarahsofiaproductions, @shegetsitfromhermama, @kelleynan As you know, we love our homes when they are all dressed up for the holidays and we want to see how you bring that holiday magic […]

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Holiday Entertaining: Pesto Tomato Tarts

November 4, 2015

One of the favorite treats from our Girls Night Out was Pesto Tomato Tarts. We made them the day before and served them room temperature and guess what? They were FABULOUS and so easy! All you need are 5 simple ingredients! Pesto Tomato Tarts Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed 1 jar of pesto 6 tomatoes, thinly […]

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Our FUN Girls Night Out Recap

October 23, 2015

We are still so happy from our Girls Night Out with Mallory from Style Your Senses. We crafted, we sipped Prosecco, we shopped and we talked. How can that NOT be an awesome night?! Here is a recap of our favorite moments from the night. 🙂 Take a look at our food spread. 🙂 Yummy! […]

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Fall Decorating at Northshore Estate

October 21, 2015

Happy beautiful Fall day to you! 🙂 Fall is definitely our favorite season because of the crisp air, pumpkin muffins, fabulous fall fashion, and of course: FALL DECOR! We had the opportunity to decorate one of our favorite client’s home for Fall and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Linda came with her SUV […]

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Rocky Road Halloween Squares

October 16, 2015

TGIF! We have a fun recipe for you today. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate…how can that be wrong?! Mom used the make this recipe when I was a little girl and dug it out of the recipe box for Campbell and Finley. They had a blast making these squares (and taste-testing them of course). Here’s […]

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Muffaletta Dip Recipe

October 9, 2015

We have a new favorite around here and it’s this DIP! Have you ever had an authentic muffaletta sandwich? If not, go get one pronto! It’s a delish sandwich with lots of salty meats, cheese and olive spread (or tapenade). We aren’t sharing a sandwich with you today…because we made our favorite sandwich into a […]

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Our Vintage Christmas Table at the Southern Ideal Home Show

October 5, 2015

We were honored to be the Featured Designer at the Southern Ideal Home Show in September. We designed four tables in the Ideal Entertaining spot and today are sharing our Vintage Christmas table. Christmas is right around the corner, y’all. Annnd…we are so excited! A couple of weeks ago we shared the Thanksgiving table. Click […]

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How to Add Sass to Your Chairs at Thanksgiving

October 2, 2015

It’s October and do you know what that means? It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! 🙂 Of course preparing for Thanksgiving dinner, we all think about the table, centerpieces and table-settings. We tend to leave the chairs bare. Not this year! We have the cutest flair to add to your chairs. Here are the […]

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Our Gift Closet Reveal

September 21, 2015

We’re back with our gift closet reveal! Did you miss the first post on the gift closet? If so, check it out HERE and then come back for the reveal. We had a lot of fun putting together this gift closet and are very excited to be able to pull from it in the coming months. Guess […]

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Our Thanksgiving Table at the Southern Ideal Home Show

September 15, 2015

We just got back from the Southern Ideal Home Show in Charlotte. It was a great event that we were honored to take part of! As the Featured Designer at the Home Show, we were selected to design four tablescapes for the “Ideal Entertaining” spot. It was a lot of hard work but so worth […]

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Mini Caramel Apples

September 11, 2015

Fair season is among us! One of my favorite treats at the fair? Caramel apples! We decided to make our own mini-version of caramel apples at home last week. Since they are mini, you can eat more, right? Try these out! They are easy to make and delicious! Mini Caramel Apples 4-5 Gala Apples (or […]

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Touchdown Party

September 9, 2015

Football season is among us! And you know what that means?! Tailgating! We love the idea of tailgating but what’s even better? Having a Touchdown Party in the comfort of your own home. 🙂 The centerpiece of our Touchdown Party last week? Crack dip. This dip is outrageously addicting, so I’m warning you now! Thank […]

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Our Signature Fall Cocktail

September 4, 2015

Y’all seem to really enjoy our cocktail recipes and we LOVE it! We’re back with our signature fall cocktail and super excited to share this 3 ingredient recipe. We sipped on our cocktails during our fall fashion photo-shoot and funnily, it made the day a LOT more productive! 😉 1 bottle of Prosecco 1 bottle […]

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How to: Create a Gift Closet

August 24, 2015

This is something we’ve been talking about for years and we’re FINALLY doing it. We’re going to create a gift closet! What’s a gift closet? It’s a space in your home where you keep all your gifts for friends, family, neighbors and unexpected guests. It offers a variety of gifts that will work for all […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: The Overnight Guest

May 19, 2015

We are excited to start a new series called “How to be the Perfect Hostess.”  We will delve into dinner parties, holidays and all things hostess:  but today we are starting with The Overnight Guest. It’s all about your overnight guest feeling at home, relaxed and comfortable.  Whether hosting family, friends or colleagues, here are several […]

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