Chocolate Chess Pie & a Light Appetizer

chocolate chess pie

Tomorrow I leave for my trip that I told you about here, so I’m frantically packing, running last minute errands, and trying to clean up the house from all my photo shoots. I hate to leave a messy house when I go out of town, don’t you! I’m also scheduling a couple of posts while […]

DIY :: Conversation Ribbons for the Holiday Table

holiday table ribbon quotes

I’ve got some fun news to share today. I mentioned earlier that I’ve got a project up my sleeve, and it’s the fact that I’m working with Sister Schubert’s frozen breads for the holidays. Not only that, but I’m heading down to Alabama next week to spend a couple of days with Sister herself, and […]

Vanilla Nog Punch

vanilla nog punch

I’m officially stressed out, you guys! It’s that time of year when I can’t even catch my breath and just as soon as I think I’m caught up, another email comes in with something I have to take care of. I’ll be so happy to get passed the next week or so and pay attention […]

Cheesy Creamed Corn Recipe

cheesy creamed corn

Every year for the holidays I like to try a new recipe or two, and integrate it with some of my tried and true dishes. I think this keeps things interesting and allows me to add something new to the traditional repertoire. I teamed up with QVC to review the new cookbook, Back Around the […]

Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail to Serve Before the Big Meal

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

DIY :: Vintage-Style Place Cards

diy vintage style place cards

Once again I’ve been inspired by the things I stumble across at the craft store. This time I found these fantastic vintage-style photo cards that are oozing charm and possibilities! They’ve been sitting in my craft area for several months waiting for the right project, and my Thanksgiving table from yesterday was just the thing. […]

Simple and Elegant Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving tabletop

I feel like it’s the official start of the holiday season because this weekend I finally made some decisions and started plans on our annual Christmas party – but first we have to get through Thanksgiving! I love setting the table for Thanksgiving, and I think this year I’ve hit a great balance between simplicity […]

Mexican Pizza with a Twist!

Mexican pizza with a twist

Happy Friday! Do you have big weekend plans? We’re having some amazing Fall weather and trying to get outside and enjoy it as much as possible before it turns cold. Aside from that I’ll probably be working through several weekends as this holiday season gets underway. Luckily, when I make tasty dishes for work we […]

Baby Shower Inspiration Shoot

baby shower inspiration

Even though we’re in the midst of the holiday blogging season, life goes on….and by that I mean moms-to-be are still making babies! A while back, Tiny Prints asked me to style a baby shower inspired by one of their invitation suites. There were so many pretty ones to choose from I hit up Instagram […]

Trend Alert :: Naked Cakes Topped with Flowers

naked cakes

S’more Sweets via Style Me Pretty  /  Better Off Wed Rustics  /  Bestyett Catering via Style Me Pretty  /  Sky’s the Limit Custom Cakes via Ruffled Blog  /  Hunted Interior {tutorial} Have you noticed the trend in cakes lately? The naked cake topped with flowers is EVERYWHERE in event/party design and I love how it […]