How to decorate a mantel using traditional fall colors and natural elements.

I have been unveiling my fall decor a little bit by a little bit. I’m really not being a tease; that’s just how the fall decorating has gone this year… bit by bit, room by room, waylaid by things like rainy weather, kid birthday parties and real life. But I think I’m finally finished…and not a […]

As much as I love the colors of autumn, it's refreshing to see fall front porch decor that embraces a completely different color palette. What a beautiful use of aqua, green, purple with neutrals.

I’ve been all about nontraditional colors in my fall decorating this year. I think this approach has been inspired by my love of heirloom green and blue pumpkins. I’m delighted to be sharing with you my fall front porch decor today, as well as a few indoor spaces that are all decked out for fall in […]

It would have been cute to change up the design a bit and make a Slime and call it Slime Punch!

We’re gearing up for another epic birthday party this weekend. So, I thought I’d share a tasty, kid-friendly punch recipe and a cool way to serve it. As far as party punch recipes go, it can’t get easier than this one. You just mix equal parts lime sherbet with lemon lime soda. I’ve served this […]

French Accents book review

Though my home is not decorated exclusively in the style, I have always loved French decor. I love the curve of a sexy French leg on a piece of furniture, and there was a period when I was obsessed with ticking and toile. There’s something about the curves, the patinaed finishes and the beautiful fabrics that […]

Fill a mug or a Thermos with chai tea latte to knock the chill off on fall days. #ad #donthesitaste

I’m enjoying everything sweet about fall with Sweet’N Low® and sharing a spiked chai tea latte recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste Yesterday as we were settling in for our nightly TV time, my husband brought me a fluffy blanket right out of the dryer. As much as I love flip-flop […]

Who says you have to go traditional with your season decor. I love decorating with metallics, so I combined them with blues and grays and even purple to create this fall tablescape.

I can’t think of a more fitting way to mark the first day of autumn than to share with you some of my fall decor. I’m thrilled be a part of the Fall Ideas Tour, organized by my friend, Kathy, of Petticoat Junktion. Four days, 32 bloggers, countless ideas for fall mantels, tablescapes, wreaths and […]

How amazing do these look? White Chocolate Dipped Cannoli with a Strawberry Cream Filling. These take a while to prepare, but this is really an easy cannoli recipe. And they're so worth it. Plus, the shells are baked, not fried, so that means you can have more of the delicious filling, right? #GourmetGetaway #ad #WorldMarketTribe

I might have a new favorite dessert! If I had an old Italian grandmother, this is the recipe she would have handed down to me. I would have fond memories of afternoons spent in her kitchen, learning to make cannoli as she shared her wisdom along with the recipe. But I don’t have an Italian […]

A lovely fall wreath featuring painted, gilded pumpkins on a grapevine form. I love the nontraditional colors of aqua and lavender.

I’m very excited to be joining with a wonderful group of bloggers today for a new series called Celebrations of Home. We’re a kindred group of creators who share a love of home, holidays and hospitality. Each month, we’ll celebrate a new season or holiday with crafts, DIYs, recipes and decorating projects that we hope will […]

Whip up a quick homemade caramel sauce, using this easy recipe, then drizzle it on everything. My favorites are these Caramel Macchiato Apple Bites, topped with crushed nuts and pretzels. The perfect salty and sweet combo.

At this time of the year, people get really excited about the reappearance of pumpkin spice everything. I love pumpkin spiced treats as much as the next gal, but there’s another flavor combo I look forward to every fall — caramel apple. Doesn’t a gooey caramel apple just remind you of childhood and fall festivals and all […]

Surprise your favorite gamer with these Minecraft bento box lunches and snacks. Plus check out these other video game inspired bento box ideas. #sponsored #MyGameband #GameOnTheGo

I am not one of those moms who packs her kid an amazing lunch every day. It’s a struggle, every single day. I feel like I need to say that, in case you think these super-cool Minecraft bento box creations are the norm around here. But every now and again, I like to surprise my […]