A Lavender and Wheat Themed Welcome Reception

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  The kids and I have just returned from summering in Kansas with my husband, and while I was out there I helped decorate for an afternoon welcome reception for a group of military spouses. | Photo credit: Cornerstone Photography | We used a lavender and wheat theme since both of … [Read more...]

Simple Summer Appetizers

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  These are truly the dog days of summer--I think it's been over 100° for the last two weeks straight!  You won't catch me near a hot oven right now if I can avoid it, so today I'm sharing some of my easiest and yummiest appetizer recipes (I'll admit that I can make a meal out of these if I'm … [Read more...]

Red and White Graduation BBQ Party

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So, on Friday evening, this happened: Connor graduated from high school summa cum laude as his little high school's salutatorian, and we enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating his accomplishments. It absolutely poured rain on Friday, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits! | My … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Surprise Birthday Party Celebration

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  I don't think there could be a better day to share my mom's surprise birthday party celebration, after all, it is Mother's Day! I hope all of you who are moms are getting spoiled rotten today :)     Last weekend we pulled off a major celebration, and a surprise one … [Read more...]

Setting Our Easter Table

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Easter is just a few weeks away, and whether we're serving dinner to thirty (three years ago) or three (this year), I always like to set a pretty table. This is last year's Easter table (see the whole post here and here on the HomeGoods blog) And here's this year's (in a different house, … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Southern Pines

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This is the third year that we've attended a New Year's Eve party hosted by our friends, Mark and Kathie, at Mark's office in downtown Southern Pines. He's an incredibly talented architect and when (if?) we settle down permanently, he will be designing my dream house. Mark Wesley Parson, … [Read more...]

Simply on Sunday–Thanksgiving for a Crowd

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  Happy Sunday everyone! Today we have a few fun things to share and then I thought I'd touch on Thanksgiving, since that is on many of our minds this week. We are hosting a large group this year so my goal this week is to get as much done ahead of time as possible.   First … [Read more...]

A Friendsgiving Photoshoot

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  Thanksgiving means gathering friends and family around the table to eat, laugh and talk but what if you don't have family close by? Or what if you have friends you enjoy so much you want to actually celebrate holidays together? The idea of a 'Friendsgiving," a more casual celebration of … [Read more...]

Our Updated Gold Bar Cart

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  Today I wanted to circle back and show you all how I quickly updated the small bar cart/drink server we have in our newly updated Library Room, you can see the whole post on the changes we recently made in this space HERE if you missed it. Basically, this is the formal living room in our … [Read more...]

Easy Foil-Wrapped Banana Sundaes Around the FirePit {& A Giveaway}

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We’re proud to be HomeRight brand ambassadors; they sponsored this post and provided the giveaway for our readers.  All opinions are my own. We have been using our backyard Fire Pit quite a bit this summer. We just have a simple set up in our yard (you can see how we easily DIY'd our backyard … [Read more...]

Prepping for Guests and Free Printable Wi-Fi Password Sign

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This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain RemoverSpot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover and 2000 Flushes® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner2000 Flushes® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner.  Affiliate links are added for your convenience.  All opinions are my own. As we roll into June, … [Read more...]

The Perfect Gift– Ideas for Every Occasion

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Santa Margherita Wines. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have ever studied love languages, you’d know that one of the most popular ways women say they feel loved is through "gifts".  Finding ways to make gift-giving special shows someone … [Read more...]

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