happy thanksgiving

November is a blur and it went out with a bang with a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted an intimate party of 6 and it was a perfect gathering of family and a friend. I was not able to decorate much since we are in the process of a small remodel and it took longerContinue reading “happy thanksgiving”

bookish tablescape

October is in full stride. The holidays are looming ahead of us. Schools are humming along. Since most, if not all, schools are back to doing what they do, we set the table with an academic, scholarly, bookish aesthetic. It’s a fun way to hit the books! 🤩📖🌼 Books stacks line the center of theContinue reading “bookish tablescape”

how to decorate for fall using PEARs

I love using organic elements to decorate regardless of the season and in the fall, pears always come to the forefront for me. Today we share decor ideas using pear motifs gin different mediums. These wooden pears are a recent find at a local decor store and I was smitten from the start. I walkedContinue reading “how to decorate for fall using PEARs”

vegetable garden mid-summer update

We recently got back home to California from a family vacation to the East Coast.  Our vegetable garden has blossomed while we were gone and we are now literally enjoying the fruits of our labor.  Also, before we left we started some updates in the garden and today we want to share some of the fun happeningsContinue reading “vegetable garden mid-summer update”

hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

July is hydrangea season! Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowers and they are in full bloom! We have several varieties in the back yard and I brought some in to create a simple but beautiful centerpiece for this summer tablescape. We love to eat outside during the summertime but it’s been blazingContinue reading “hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape”

patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags

How do you set a table for the 4th of July without using red and blue tabletop items? We will show you how to do it and yet still remain festive. I am not a huge red gal. I have mentioned it here before and I am sure I will mention it again. I don’tContinue reading “patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags”

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 the perfect drink to help with the festivities. It is super easy but packs a big punch.  It is refreshing and fun and festive. I love bubbly, whether it’s champagne, sparkling wine, cavaContinue reading “red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher”

rustic and casual summer tablescape

The “official” start to the Summer season according to the equinox is less than a week away but for many of us summertime is well under way.  Summer gatherings and mingling tends to be more relaxed, which brings outdoor grilling onto the menu with more casual settings.  The tablescape I am sharing today is perfectContinue reading “rustic and casual summer tablescape”

moss chargers DIY

I recently created these moss chargers using inexpensive, plastic chargers and moss sheets.  It was pretty easy and I love the organic vibes they gave this table{a MOSSY tablescape} I shared a few days ago. This DIY craft is very simple and you only need inexpensive, plastic chargers, sheet moss mats, spray adhesive and sturdyContinue reading “moss chargers DIY”

bon appetite – It’s Salad Season!

Now that the weather is lightening up and getting a bit warmer everyday, our menu choices are lightening up as well and changing with the season.  We are big fans of salads around here and I am sharing a few of my favorites today, which have a bit of a twist to give them aContinue reading “bon appetite – It’s Salad Season!”