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Hospitality and entertaining ideas, such as table decor ideas, meal planners, holiday planners, party planners, DIY napkins, place cards, quick cleaning tips, and loving on your friends, family, and neighbors.

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Prepare for Thanksgiving: A Step-By-Step Guide To Hosting Thanksgiving

In this post: Planning on hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Follow these simple steps to prepare for thanksgiving. Learn how to plan your dinner, what to cook, and how to make your home look great. It can feel overwhelming to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. But never fear, lovely hostess, this step-by-step guide will help you organize and…
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When is Canadian Thanksgiving + How Is It Different Than American Thanksgiving?

In this post: When Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving and how Canadian Thanksgiving is both similar to and different from American Thanksgiving. If you live in the U.S. Thanksgiving comes every November on the fourth Thursday of the month. But did you know that up here in Canada, we celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving a full month (and then…
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FREE Holiday Planner Pack – 24 Free Printable Pages to Plan Christmas!

In this post: FREE Holiday Planner Pack – 24 pages of free printables to help you plan for the Holidays and Christmas. Gift planner, card list, Christmas dinner, and brunch planner, and more! Doesn’t it seem like sometimes the Holidays are filled with much stress and little joy? Wouldn’t it all be easier if you…
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Everything you need for outdoor entertaining and hospitality this year

In this post: ‘Tis the season for outdoor gatherings and backyard barbecues. Here’s everything you need for outdoor entertaining and hospitality this year! As we start to visit family and friends again after a year of much home-time, backyard get-togethers and barbecues are a perfect way to begin to flex our hospitality and entertaining muscles….
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5 Easy Appetizers – Perfect for New Year’s Eve or Any Cocktail Party!

In this post: I’m sharing five easy appetizer ideas that can be ready in ten minutes or less. Perfect for holiday gatherings, or even if it’s just you, your hubby, and the dog!  Serving fun appetizers doesn’t have to be hard! You don’t have to come up with super fancy food to serve your guests…
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New: Home Made Lovely Book – Creating the Home You’ve Always Wanted

In this post: I’m sharing my heart behind why I wrote my new book, Home Made Lovely, which is available now wherever books are sold online (and in many shops too).  I love a pretty home, don’t you? It’s something I’ve always loved – even as a teenager living in my parents’ house. Like most…
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How To Set the Table For Christmas in 7 Easy Steps

In this post: One of my favorite ways to welcome friends and family into our home is to surprise them with a pretty table setting. This is especially true during the Holidays. Here’s how to set the table for Christmas in 7 easy steps!   *This post was sponsored by Decors Veronneau. All opinions are, as…
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A Fall Centerpiece You Can Use Year After Year!

Short on time or money this fall? Here’s how to make a fall centerpiece you can use year after year with faux pumpkins, plants and candles collected over time.   A couple of years ago I created a whole fall table with fresh fruit and flowers and a naked cake. Last week, I shared a fall…
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How to Create a No Fuss, Pretty Fall Table Setting

In this post: Want to create fancy looking, pretty tablescapes, without the expensive tableware? Here are my 5 favorite tips for creating a no fuss, pretty table setting! If you’re a bit like me, you very much enjoy a pretty table setting. But I have to be completely honest with you, we do NOT decorate…
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