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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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Chalkboard Thankful Conversation Starters (Free Printable)

In this post: Never run out of things to talk about this fall! These free printable Chalkboard Thankful Conversation Starters are the perfect thing to add to your fall entertaining must-haves! The other day I shared a fall tablescape that included lots of candles, log slices and seeded eucalyptus as the centerpiece/runner. It also included…
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How to Create a Relaxed Natural Candlelit Fall Table

Fall brings cooler nights, sweaters, pumpkin spice everything and the start of all the gatherings. Here’s how to create a relaxed natural candlelit fall table to ease you back into indoor entertaining! I love summer for it’s laid back casual feel gatherings. No one bats an eye if you pull out the Royal Chinet (that…
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Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Bar Plus 3 Hot Chocolate Bar Essentials!

In this post: Put together an inviting holiday hot chocolate bar with these warm and cozy decor tips and 3 hot chocolate essentials! We actually don’t drink a lot of hot chocolate around here. I just find it too sugary and with all the germs floating around when it’s winter, sugar is not my favorite!…
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How to Make Rosemary Wreath Christmas Place Cards

Use simple rosemary sprigs to mimic mini holiday greenery to make these simple rosemary wreath Christmas place cards for your Holiday table. Is there anything better than fresh greenery during the Holidays? The look, the smell and the feeling that greenery invokes can be quite powerful. When I created our Christmas tablescape for Leon’s Hello Holiday guide a…
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Patriotic Poke Cake Recipe for Canada Day 4th of July

Patriotic Poke Cake – For Canada Day or the 4th of July!

Super easy to make, and patriotic! Make this Patriotic Poke Cake to serve for Canada Day or the 4th of July! I’m not much of a baker. I can only bake one kind of cookies. And I once set the oven on fire (as a teenager) because I put too much butter on an apple…
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Pastel Spring Dining Room Table + Where to Find it All!

We’ve put together a pretty pastel spring dining room table to share with you. Plus all the resources for you to create it at your house too! With each season, and sometimes more often than that, we like to put together a new table setting to inspire you to create a pretty table at home….
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How Much Food to Serve at a Party – Free Printable Serving Guide

In this post: A lot goes into hosting a party. Rather than over-preparing & wasting money, here’s a simple guide to help you figure out How Much Food to Serve at a Party! A lot goes into hosting a party. You have to invite everyone, decorate, prepare entertainment, and most importantly, prepare food. Good food…
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We have several food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities at our house, so we know first-hand about navigating parties. Follow these 5 tips for hosting guests with food allergies at your party, so they can have a great time!

5 Tips for Hosting Guests with Food Allergies at Your Party

In this post: We have several food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities at our house, so we know first-hand about navigating parties. Follow these 5 tips for hosting guests with food allergies at your party, so they can have a great time too! Throwing a party is about celebrating and bringing people together. But in this…
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Our Farmhouse Christmas Table + 5 More Farmhouse Holiday Table Ideas

For every holiday and change of season, we create new table settings. We do this both for our own family and friends to enjoy. But we also do it to hopefully inspire you to create beautiful tablescapes of your own, in your own home. With that said, we bring you our farmhouse Christmas table setting…
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