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Six Ways to Decorate with Personality

That’s so you! I love it when someone says that to me about something they think is perfect for my house or for me to wear. It means I’ve done a good job of defining my personal style and staying true to who I am and what I love. It may not be on trend […]

Gourmet Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Truffle Oil

I’ve told you before about my love affair with truffle oil! Well, today I’m sharing another recipe using truffle oil that is going to take your tastebuds on an adventure. And did I mention that this recipe is easy, kid-friendly and equally appropriate for a fancy dinner or for an on-the-go lunch? Yummy bacon truffle […]

Seriously...the best salad ever - a make-at-home version of the world famous Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad. It is a garlic and olive lover's delight. and so easy to make.

When we were newlyweds, I tagged along with Bruce on a business trip to St. Petersburg, Fla. We had an amazing, romantic meal at the Columbia Restaurant on the pier, but what I remember most is the salad. No fancy greens, just old-school iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, Spanish olives, ham, cheese and a kicking homemade […]

Learn how to make a faux pallet wood sign using foam sheets , paint and other materials. You can get the same look as wood but without the weight or having to use power tools.

Remember last week when I shared my Valentine’s Day vignette and the love story of how my husband and I first met? You may have spied the typography heart artwork and thought it was made from pallet wood. But it’s not! No power tools were required in the making of this sign! Just craft supplies! […]

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

I have always dreamed of being a part of Hollywood’s biggest night… Flash bulbs popping, I make my way down the Red Carpet in my vintage Valentino dress, Louboutin stilettosĀ and borrowed Harry Winston jewels, arm in arm with Hugh Jackman. Hey, a gal can dream… Since the Academy hasn’t sent me a ticket for the […]

Host a The Boxtrolls family movie night. Make this "buggy" popcorn snack mix using Pop Secret and your favorite candy and pretend you're one of The Boxtrolls. Click for more family movie night ideas.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Read my full disclosure policy here. We love a family movie night! We try to schedule one every weekend, because it’s one of the many fun ways […]

Learn how to distress painted wood: and make these cute display frames for collectibles and other items you want to showcase.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who buys craft and decorating supplies without an idea for how I’m going to use them. When I spied a box of small oval, 70s era frames at a yard sale, I knew I had to have them. So what if I didn’t have a specific plan […]

Looking for some quick and easy breakfast ideas that will wake you up and jumpstart your day? Try out this recipe for a breakfast tea and greek yogurt smoothie and pair it with homemade fruity tea loaf.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias I am not a morning person. I burn the midnight oil, but my alarm still buzzes nice and early. (Unless a dog or a cat or a little boy wakes me up first.) So, I’m not […]

Looking for some easy, do-it-yourself Super Bowl party decorations? These football pennants and pom-poms are easy enough for kids to make. There's absolutely no sewing involved, and they're made from a durable weather-proof material. Click for the free pattern and a video tutorial.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fairfield World, but I only share products I use and love. This post includes affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here. Even though our team was eliminated early in the playoffs, we are still planning on throwing a Super Bowl party. I whipped up these […]

Don Victor Honey Giveaway

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read my full disclosure policy here. #HoneyForHolidays #CollectiveBias Remember the antiqued cheese board and gourmet honey and cheese holiday gift baskets I put together for easy gifts? They were a big hit with my family members at our […]