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Showing posts from December, 2016

Gilded Holiday Brunch

Hello to you all.  I hope you are having a great week. I am just in love with this holiday tablescape that I created to gather with friends last week. You guys know how much I love to set a pretty table and these days, I am loving all things gold. And these white and gold plates offer the perfect mix of elegance for the festive holiday season. I wanted to create something special and elegant.  A table that could work for the holidays but that could also work during the rest of the year.  By simply removing the gold plate charger, the table becomes neutral and classic and great for any other occasion. The tables begins with a simple white linen tablecloth.  Next I added the gold plate chargers and placed the Lenox Federal Gold Dinner plate on top.  I then added a salad plate and butter plate to the place setting in the Lenox Casual Radiance pattern.  What a striking place setting this makes. I am in love....  Lastly, a delicate white tea cup is finishes my brun

75 New Year's Eve Party Ideas

With 2017 just around the corner, it's time to begin planning our New Year's Eve celebrations. And if you haven't started planning the decor, activities or food for your party, do not worry. There is still time to pull together a party that your friends and family will talk about for years to come. To help you get started with the planning, Tiny Prints recently pulled together a New Year's Eve tool that lets you sort through party ideas, food and cocktail recipes and more that will inspire your celebration. Once you have the major planning down, make sure that you have a few games picked out to keep your guests entertained.  VANILLA CRANBERRY MIMOSAS These festive mimosas are the perfect champagne treat to serve at your New Year’s Eve party. The mimosas are made using a few simple ingredients: vanilla-flavored vodka, sparkling wine, cranberry juice and cranberries and vanilla beans for garnish. Photo credit:  Honey &

Candy Cane Peppermint Punch

Hello friends.  I hope you all had a merry and peaceful Christmas.  It has been super busy in our home as I am sure it has been the same for most of you too.  I am happy to be here today sharing this easy recipe with you, because after all, is there anything better than Christmastime?  Holidays songs and movies have been on repeat for the past few days, tons of holiday cookies have been eaten and pretty lights are everywhere in the house.  So forget about dieting.  Diets will have to wait after the new year. Today, I am sharing a recipe for eggnog which was shared by Deborah Shearer Table + Dine .  The recipe was so good that I had to share it with you all.  I made it on Christmas Eve and it was a total success.  The combination of eggnog with peppermint ice cream is just perfection. The recipe takes less than 10 minutes from start to chill time, which makes it great for the busy holiday season. RECIPE I ngredients: 1 Quart eggnog 1 Liter ginger ale 1

Christmas Cranberry Cupcakes

Hello friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I can't believe that Christmas is only 6 days away.  So many things to do and so little time. For many of us, it also means that it's time to turn on our ovens, line the counters with ingredients, mixing bowls, roll up our sleeves and get to work my friends.  But with my busy schedule, that means lots of late night baking sessions.  There are still plenty of cookies to bake and peppermint bark to make.  Christmas is just a fun time to bake and today, I am sharing a recipe for delicious cranberry muffins which I decked out in holiday cheer to bring to the office tomorrow.  They are made with fresh cranberries and topped with a simple cream cheese frosting.  I decorated them with crushed candy canes, artificial mini trees and sweet reindeer.   These will definitely add a smile to anyone's face.  They turned out adorable.  And how festive are they?  I hope you give this recipe a try. I like

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas For Your Holiday Table

Hello friends.  Christmas is only a few days away and with that comes setting our holiday tables. Whether you are planning on having a traditional sit down meal, or you are having a buffet style meal, the centerpiece plays a main role on our tables.  It sets the tone for your table and should reflect your own personal style. For me, fresh greens and flowers are a must during the holidays.  It is a celebration of the season. They also add instant glamour and elegance to any holiday table.  To help you get started,  FTD  curated these seven  floral Christmas centerpiece ideas  to inspire your holiday tablescape. These arrangements feature classic elements like bold red roses and festive poinsettias that are paired with unique wintry plants like snowberries and silver brunia pods. They even created these mood boards that highlight featured flowers and plants so that you can easily recreate these stunning arrangements yourself!  Exotic and Wild Rich and bold, this stun

Christmas Home Tour - Merry and Bright

Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having the happiest of holiday season.    Today, I am extra excited because I am opening the doors to our home to give you a small peek of the Christmas decorations around the house as part of Celebrate & Decorate  Holiday Home Tour hosted by Chloe Crabtree.  And if  you are following the holiday series, welcome back.  I hope you are enjoying the tour.  I feel extremely lucky to be joining this group of talented bloggers.  Each one an artist in their own right.  The ideas and styling in this Home Holiday Tour is incredible so if you have not had the chance to visit their blogs, head down to the bottom of my post and click on the links.  It is our pleasure to share photos of our decorated homes to inspire you to create.  Most of all, we offer these ideas to help you make this time of the year unforgettable for you and those you love. We await Christmas with joy because it is a time for combining the traditions we cherish with new expressi