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How to Make a Beautiful Crudités Platter

We were having some friends over for a get-together and I wanted to make something healthy, but at the same time fancy. Of course! I was leaning towards a vegetable platter since I was striving for something nutritious, but the thought of a standard veggie platter was not giving me the wow factor. My goal …

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Pretty Peonies – Shop The Look

Peonies are a very popular flower, especially in the springtime. Because of their bowl-like shape peonies are a great option for wedding bouquets, centerpieces and home decor accents because they give off a full lush look. They are so lovely and can make any setting look elegant because of their soft feminine appearance. This beautiful, …

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How to Make an Awesome Croquembouche

When I was planning my son’s baptism celebration in 2021, I asked my twin sister what she thought I should serve our guests. My twin sister, a huge fan of Master Chef, recommended I make a classic croquembouche to wow everyone! I had no clue what a croquembouche was but was definitely interested in the …

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How to Create Displays with Silver – Spring Elegance Edition

For a hashtag tour I created this elegant spring masterpiece. It looks over the top luxurious, like it could be something taken right out of the Ritz-Carlton or maybe from the show Bridgerton. But it wasn’t, I created it myself with items I already had in my home. The only items I bought were fruit …

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Cherry Blossoms and Chinoiserie – Shop the Look

Are looking to deck out your home for spring, but at the same time up the elegance factor? If so, cherry blossoms and chinoiserie will do the trick! This spring I styled my foyer buffet with a chinoiserie ginger jar filled with cherry blossoms. It looked very classy and sophisticated. The blue and white chinoiserie …

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Ideas for an Awesome Three-Rex Birthday Party

When my son was about to turn three, I could see that he was really making the transition from toddlerhood to a preschool age child. He had more of a sense of self in the world, was fixated on imaginary things and interested in playing make-believe. He was into monsters, unicorns, gnomes, talking animals, cartoon …

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How to Make a Rainbow Charcuterie Board for St. Patrick’s Day

When February is over and March arrives, we suddenly see shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows and shades of green everywhere. Everyone is ready for spring and geared up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th! St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many countries worldwide in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of …