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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Spring Decor With Faux Flowers

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring outside, which is good because I’ve had the house ready for Spring since late February.  I start that early for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, I’m very eager for more light and warmer temperatures come late February into early March so I figure if I bring Spring inside then maybe I’ll start feeling like it really is Spring (even when we have 10 inches of snow).  Second, I’m a visual person so I usually have to rearrange things 2, 3 or 4 times before I’m happy with the way something looks. …

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Cheers!

It’s almost 2017!  Are you going out or staying in for New Year’s eve?  Sometimes my husband and I go out for dinner and head home to watch the ball drop in Times Square.  Other times we skip the restaurant and make a nice dinner at home.  I’m not sure what we’ll do this year.  I have a feeling that we’ll make a decision based on whether I want to get out of my pajamas.  😉 If you’re hosting a party on New Year’s eve (even if it’s a party of 2) then cocktails are a must.  I wanted to …

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Home Bar Decor

Do you remember when I used to post about home decor?  I haven’t done that in ages so I understand if you don’t.  I’ve been so focused with food lately (because hello, food is awesome) that I’ve completely ignored my love of styling my home.  I was inspired by my Gin And Tonic post from the other day to show you how I’ve designed a bar area in my dining room. Here are a few general thoughts that I had in mind when I styled this bar area: Keep it simple and uncluttered. Show the favorite liquors that have pretty bottles (it’s styling …

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