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red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher
I have a fun and refreshing beverage for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Summertime is in full swing and it is HOT, making this patriotic popsicle prosecco refresher the perfect drink to help with the festivities. red white & blue bubbles Enjoy this great summer treat from our archives. It is super easy but packs a …
the best honeycomb cheesy cracker appetizer ever
Honey and cheese is a wonderful combination and this honeycomb cheesy cracker appetizer idea elevates it to a new level. Homemade cheese crackers slathered with honey. Sounds yummy right? It's truly scrumptious.
By the Sea on a tray blog tour
It’s time for another “on a tray tour” and this one has a coastal theme. I am sharing my by the sea on a tray vignette today on our kitchen table. A tray is always a great vessel and foundation to create a seasonal vignette and we are offering a variety of ideas and inspiration …
a bohemian tablescape
Setting a table with Boho vibes is always fun, which includes an air of casualness but yet with so many interesting details. A bohemian tablescape throws all conventions out the window, but yet creates an inviting and fun ambiance.
how to upcycle thrifted items with paint
Thrift stores are a wonderful resource for finding decor items at a great value. The problem is these thrifted decor items are usually a bit outdated or unloved. Here's a super easy way to upcycle thrifted items with paint, converting them into uniquely trend forward decor pieces.
honey ginger champagne mule cocktail
Moscow mules are a wonderful choice for a refreshing summertime beverage. Today we share a great variation to the traditional mule cocktail. This version is infused with honey and ginger and elevated with a splash of bubbly. This honey ginger champagne mule is a super fun drink to make and to enjoy on a hot …


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MaryJo Materazo
MaryJo Materazo

Hello, Hola, Bonjour! I’m a vintage soul, who’s married to my honey, aka Mr. M., who made all my dreams come true. He made me a wife, he made me a mother and he makes me laugh each & every day. My life revolves around my family & my home and on this blog I share all the pieces of this wonderful life. I love all things that are weathered, tattered, tarnished, rusted, faded, shabby, & distressed because they have a story to tell. Here- I tell my story, which includes my love for home decor, gardening, entertaining, cooking, traveling, crafting and anything that makes life pretty, fun & interesting. Welcome & thanks for visiting. XO

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