INTRODUCING: THE CAKE THAT ATE PARIS

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Thanks to social media, there’s inspiration to be found around every corner of the internet and access to images from around the world is readily available.  I came across The Cake That Ate Paris on Instagram and was immediately enamored by pastry chef Bree’s stunning creations and exquisite taste.  I always say that my favorite part about creating mini desserts and dessert tables is the design aspect that goes into it and Bree clearly has an eye for design.  Each of her {Read More}

NAUTICAL TEA PARTY BABY SHOWER

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On Sunday, my sister and aunt hosted the loveliest baby shower for me.  It couldn’t have been more “me” and I am so thankful for all the thought and effort that went into making it so special!  The party was called for 3pm at my parents’ house and guests were greeted with champagne and iced tea in the living room.  Then the sit-down portion of the afternoon took place in the backyard at round tables with beautiful blue hydrangea centerpieces, {Read More}

WINDOW TREATMENT DILEMMA

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Our nursery is coming together but I’ve hit a road block when it comes to the window treatments. There are two windows in the room: one large and one small. I’d like to put drapes on the large window and I was thinking I could do the same fabric in a roman shade on the smaller window. My favorite of the drapes I’ve found so far are these simple white panels with gray pom poms. There’s a similar white with {Read More}

WHOLE GRAIN MAPLE OAT NUT SCONES

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I realized yesterday that I never shared one of my favorite recipes with you. I guest blogged over at Sarah Tucker Styles last year with this recipe and just had to share it here as well. I love the idea of giving a friend or loved one a big basket of home baked goods and scones and muffins top my list. What’s better than meeting a new neighbor or showing up at a get-together with some freshly baked treats? Often times though, {Read More}

CASUAL SUNDAY BRUNCH

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Yesterday, we had some family over for a casual Sunday brunch and to watch football (well, the guys watched football).  Although I enjoy testing out new recipes and usually host with homemade treats, there are occasions when time is just not on my side so I turn to an assembly-only menu.  The one homemade item I added to the list was a batch of scrambled eggs which were simple, quick, and delicious.  There’s a comfort food factor in brunch and there’s {Read More}