Holiday Dessert Pie Table with Edwards Desserts

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Dessert

Thank you Edwards® Desserts for sponsoring this post. Head to the frozen desserts aisle of your grocery store to pick up your favorite Edwards pie and make entertaining a breeze! We’ve all been in this nightmare situation. The roast is basting, the house is sparkling clean, the cider is being warmed, you’ve fastened on the beauty spots, and your guests will arrive within the next hour. But then you realize, you completely forgot about dessert! Frantically you search the cupboards for a hidden cookie tin or boxed brownie mix, but to no avail. Your mind flutters as you try to find …

Entertaining in Memphis, Home Decor

Entertaining in Memphis

Today we have a guest writer! Wahoo! Teresa Daniel is a photographer living in Tennessee and she loves to entertain. She gives us a glimpse inside her Memphis home, lays out her entertaining style, and even offers up a classic Mint Julep recipe… From mint juleps to charcuterie boards, I can’t get enough of crafting appetizers and drinks in our little kitchen and serving up the good stuff on our classic farm table.  My aesthetic for our kitchen and dining room is light and airy, with a color palette of white and seafoam green tones, while our oversized wooden table, …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Kitchen cabinet paint, Kitchen upgrades, home renovation

Home & Design: 5 Easy & Affordable Kitchen Upgrades

There are only a handful of moments that are pillars of a life.  Marriage, birth, graduation, and home ownership. With the state of the economy and the challenges millennials face, home ownership seems like a magical unicorn. Even those in a position to purchase a home find that what they can afford isn’t always ideal. Especially when it comes to the kitchen. But worry not, today I have a list of 5 easy and affordable kitchen upgrades that will make any renovation seem like a breeze. 1. Add dramatic lighting There will be light! Adding a dramatic and stylish piece of lighting …

JaM Cellars, Chardonnay, Mother's Day

Recipe for a Perfect Mother’s Day

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay near you? Check out their easy-to-use Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code and the Butter will be waiting! Whether you are looking to spoil the mother in your life or want to drop some serious hints to your significant other, I have the ideal recipe for a perfect Mother’s Day. But before we get to the ingredients, let me start off by saying that this recipe is catered towards moms that still have children in the house. This is for the frazzled mom. The mom who …

Chinet Cut Crystal, Easter Brunch, video tutorial

How To: Set a Whimsical Easter Brunch

The most common email I receive from readers asks how one can recreate my photo shoot tablescapes. To which I always reply: layers! Layering is the key to creating a stellar holiday table. To show you just how easy it is, I have teamed up with Chinet Cut Crystal to create today’s Whimsical Easter Brunch tutorial. You’ll see how each layer of both decoration and practical pieces can perfectly create a setting of whimsy and magic. And by adding Chinet Cut Crystal products to the mix, you’ll have a convenient, durable, and stylish dish set at your disposal. Plus, the …

le creuset, sur la table, kitchen appliances, sale

Quick Pick: Sur La Table’s Winter Sale

For this week’s ‘Quick Pick’, I’m talking stocking your kitchen for the new year. And what better way to do that than with Sur La Table?! The fabulous kitchen appliance haven is having their annual Winter Sale until 1/29/18 and you can save up to 60% site wide. Pretty sweet (and savory) deal if you ask me. Here are a few of my favorite items to give your 2018 a delicious start. Instant Pot Ultra It’s one of the best selling appliances of 2017 for good reason! The cooking possibilities are endless with this multi cooker; use it as a slow cooker, …

French, New Year's Eve Party, Wine, Cheese

French Foodie New Year’s Eve Party

While casually perusing my work emails, I came across a name that made my heart stop. Email sender: The French Ministry of Agriculture. My pulse raced and my brow dripped with sweat as I fumbled to open the fortuitous email. Was I discovered to be the lone surviving ancestor to a recently deceased vintner, thus making me the heiress to a French vineyard?! Would my dreams of living out my days drinking wine in the Loire Valley become reality?! So many unrealistic thoughts ran through my mind, like that of a child contemplating Narnia. Not surprisingly, my Merlot dreams were …