Guest Bedroom Essentials

How is Thanksgiving two weeks away?!  Are you hosting dinner?  Do you have guests staying overnight?  Since it’s officially hosting season I figure many of you are getting your guest bedroom ready for your guests so I thought that I’d share with you how I get my guest bedroom ready. 1. Fresh flowers.  It’s all in the details and fresh flowers make the room warm and welcoming.  Plus it’s a nice treat for me because when the guests leave I move the flowers to the kitchen or family room for me to enjoy some more.  I love adding a touch …

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9 Easy Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

I have to admit I’m already in the mood for the holidays.  It might have something to do with the fact that I’ve been binge watching Hallmark channel’s countdown to Christmas movie marathon that started last weekend.  I’m already planning my list of what cookies I want to make this season. I don’t want to jump into cookie season just yet because pumpkin goodies deserve to be the highlight for a little while first.  After all, we haven’t even made it to Thanksgiving yet.  If you’re looking for some ideas for what to make then I’ve got you’ve covered.  I’m sharing 9 …

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How to Throw a Bridal Brunch

My baby sister is getting married in less than 2 weeks!  Cue the tears (happy tears, of course).  A couple of weeks ago my sisters and I threw her bachelorette party.  We started the day with a brunch at my house (I’ll get more to that in a moment).  Then we went to The Hopkins Vineyard where we enjoyed a wine tasting.  Afterwards we enjoyed the beautiful scenery in their cafe with a bottle of wine and cheese platter.  If you’re ever in the area, we highly recommend you stop by.  Then we headed back to my house for a full on …

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Our Favorite Waffle Recipe

What kind of waffle iron do you have?  (Assuming you have one, of course.) When my husband and I got married, we registered for a Belgian waffle maker.  I don’t remember why we chose that kind.  Maybe I liked the thought of those deep waffle pockets, maybe we just didn’t have a waffle maker and that’s what they offered to register for. A few months ago my husband decided that he wanted to buy a normal waffle maker.  Little did he know how long that quest was going to be.  As it turns out, what people thought of as waffles 30 …

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A Cozy Fall Family Room

Last week I shared with you how I decorated our kitchen for Fall.  Today I’m continuing the tour of our home to show you our cozy Fall family room.  I’m all about being cozied up on the couch under blankets in pajamas and watching Hocus Pocus (which I’ve seen at least three times this season).  And yes, for a change of technique, I’ve taken some of the pictures for this post with my phone.  Sorry if they look a bit funny.  🙂 Candles are a great easy way to create a warm atmosphere.  You’ll see that I placed them placed around the room, …

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