Party Panache, last minute Thanksgiving Appetizers & Host Gifts

Whether you are hosting a holiday gathering or thinking about what you might bring to your host/hostess, here are a few last minute easy ideas for the upcoming holidays   Snow Pea Tree   We like to eat around 5-6 for Thanksgiving, so throughout the day I think it’s fun to have a few nibbles … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candy Cane Party

  Guess what? It snowed Wednesday night!         In Alabama In November!!!! 😱     I’m a little freaked out… Let’s think about something happy… Like a Candy Cane Party!  🍭 I know we’ve all got turkey on our minds, but it doesn’t hurt to anticipate the December holidays!       … Continue reading

Party Panache, National Bundt Cake Day

Tomorrow is National Bundt {Cake} Day, and with these easy recipes you can still whip one up in time to celebrate!   Hot Buttered Rum Roll Cake     I love love to make Bundt cakes, you know why? Shhhh… they are sooo easy!         Today I want to share some of … Continue reading

Bless Your Heart Holiday Giveaway!

  In the South, when someone says, “Bless your heart,” it can mean a variety of things… It can be used as a sincere expression of sympathy or genuine concern But it often is used as a substitute for what one’s really thinking… {That dress is so ugly it could turn milk sour} “Bless your … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Cranberry Flatbread made with leftovers!

I spent a relaxing weekend at the beach house, {and yes my toothache was totally caused by stress} and had a lot of fun playing in the kitchen, doing fall projects, swimming, reading, and being totally free of schedules…         One of the meals I enjoyed was a flatbread created with Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Centerpieces for the Holidays

My sister-in-law is very high energy and super organized, and when we had lunch the other day she told me that she was just about finished with her Christmas shopping… 😵 She is in charge of table centerpieces for a neighborhood holiday party and asked me to help her with holiday centerpiece ideas   MacKenzie-Childs Inspired … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, Holiday Jump Start

When I walked into Hobby Lobby last week and saw the employees filling up the shelves with Christmas and holiday items I was shocked…not that I don’t realize that stores, especially craft stores, start pushing holidays early… I think I was surprised that summer was already starting to wind down! Well, if you can’t fight … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sugar Bowl Santa

  We have had quite a Christmas in Alabama this year       After a devastating loss to our arch rival, Auburn, in the Iron Bowl, we thought our football season was over  😢         Then we got an early Christmas present Dec. 6 when it was announced that Alabama was … Continue reading

Holidays, Cranberry Pie

This cranberry pie is light and refreshing     It’s an ideal dessert after a heavy holiday meal         The crust is really different, it’s made with Gingersnap cookies and pecans       Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor     … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho! Only 1 day to go!     Wishing you much Joy & Merry and a Christmas that is extraordinary!       May your coal taste like candy     May stars and snowflakes hang from your chandy       May you glow in the joy of the season     … Continue reading

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