Christmas is the perfect time to try your hand at setting a beautiful tablescape for holiday meals. Today, we’re sharing a traditional take on the season with a nutcracker themed tablescape incorporating rich reds and golds! This reminds me of the type of tablescape that would be perfect in a mountain house for the holidays, don’t you think? It’s cozy, vibrant, and full of nutcracker
It’s that time again! HOLIDAY CARDS! Don’t worry, once you’ve actually taken the photo, it’s all uphill. I now understand all those jokes about how awful it is to get family photos taken because my little miss decided she was not up for having photos. Thankfully my book photographer was behind the camera because she works wonders, thank you Evin! The fun part comes when
It’s time I just admit my love affair with all things shimmery. And if the holidays aren’t the perfect occasion for some sparkle, well then heaven help me. So while I’m well aware most of us are still eating our children’s Halloween candy with no thought to the fact that Christmas is 7 weeks! On Dasher on Dancer on Prancer…..ok, back to the glitz and glam.
Christmas is in 2 days! I have toddler toys to build but first, I just had to share one of my favorite holiday appetizers! Cherry almond brie bites are easy to make (especially if you use phyllo cups) and always a crowd pleasing appetizer. You can customize them with your favorite jams or follow my recipe for cherry almond (my favorite). Cherry and almond have
Ready for the cutest treat for Christmas? No-Churn Rudolph Ice Cream! I’m one to typically buy something if it can’t be made better at home. So when it comes to ice cream, I don’t have an ice cream maker (I think my husband has maxed me out at kitchen gadgets) but I recently made pecan pie ice cream, no-churn style and I’m hooked! It only
While I’m usually at no loss for a fabulous holiday dessert, appetizers can be a bit trickier. I always like to serve something a bit heartier than a veggie tray which is why I love these coconut shrimp lettuce wraps! They’re topped with diced peppers for a festive touch of red and green! Plus, they’re “mini” for easy pick-up and eating. You’ll find me quick little
Hi friends! Can you believe Christmas is NEXT week?! Our house is still on the market so I’m a bit out of sorts with getting all the things ready for Christmas this year. I can’t wait to surprise Blakely with fun Christmas toys under the tree this year, she’s going to be so excited! Also on the list to get done this week? Another batch of
Only a couple of weeks left to pick up the perfect gifts, y’all! Can you believe we’re already headed into the middle of December? It’s crazy. So let’s just embrace the wildness and take a look at my top picks for the fabulous gals in your life, shall we? I’m talking best friends, Moms, Aunts, and every other galpal in between! All of these items
Making Oyster Christmas Trees As a little itty bitty Pizzazzerie, I grew up in Charleston, SC where my Mom would often take me and my big brother to the beach to “collect treasures” like oyster shells for craft projects. One of these craft projects was a Christmas Oyster Tree and today we’re sharing this simple yet elegant coastal holiday decoration with you! It’s really easy
One of my favorite holiday traditions is snuggling up in bed with a cup of hot cocoa or coffee to watch my favorite holiday movies! Now that I have a daughter, I’m so excited to share this tradition with her this year. Add in some apple cinnamon pancakes and It’s A Wonderful Life, and we will be one happy family! Gifting to the “person who
Happy FRIYAY! If you’re looking to spice your hot chocolate for a pre-girl’s night out festivity or other holiday occasion, set up a boozy hot cocoa bar! You can absolutely serve this up sans alcohol and use flavored syrups instead, if you prefer. However, I like a little splash of spirits in my hot cocoa so I’m excited to share my setup with you today!
Did you catch the Mad About Plaid and Holiday Carol Karaoke themes I shared over the last couple of weeks? I’m back with the last of the trio that I designed for Chex™! Teaming up with Allie & George from the Cooking Channel and Ali of Gimme Some Oven, we designed this festive Mistletoe and Margaritas occasion to inspire you to invite your friends and family over and entertain