Holiday Entertaining: How to Make a Beautiful Cheese Board

Holiday Entertaining: How to Make a Beautiful Cheese Board

Can you believe it's that time of the year again?! Parties, holiday meals, decorating...all of the things that I love so much, but sometimes stress me out when you combine them together!  One of the things that helps me feel less stressed, is to have "go to" simple entertaining options that work for any size gathering. You know, the things that you can do with your eyes closed and know they will be a hit... for me that go to party winner is a beautiful cheese board!

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A Neutral Thanksgiving Table

A Neutral Thanksgiving Table

Wow!  Can you believe it is already the end of October?!  It sure doesn't feel like it in Southern California!  We have had 90+ degree days for weeks and I am having a hard time keeping my pumpkins from melting on my front porch! Nevertheless, we are quickly moving toward one of my favorite holidays, and I am already dreaming

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Fall Tablescape-FREE PRINTABLE!

Fall Tablescape-FREE PRINTABLE!

I cleaned out my garage this week, and as I was moving things from one place to another, I came across a stack of old copper bowls and buckets that had been left on a shelf sometime during our last move. YAY!    I got super excited, because I had been envisioning a fall table filled with accents of copper and wood and the glow of candlelight.

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Stepping Off The Hamster Wheel

Stepping Off The Hamster Wheel

Last fall marked the beginning of a major transformation in my life, one that ultimately had a much larger impact than I initially anticipated.  It all began because I had become SO BUSY (with a capital B!) that I could barely see straight most of the time.

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Flowers and Fishing Baskets

Flowers and Fishing Baskets

A few weeks back I found a great fishing basket at a local vintage shop...well, technically it's called a creel, but since I don't fish, I'll probably always call it a basket! Anyways, I had been looking for one for awhile to hang

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Using Solar Lighting for a Picnic in the Woods

Using Solar Lighting for a Picnic in the Woods

Hi Friends!  I hope you are enjoying the lazy days of summer and having some fun warm weather adventures with friends and family!  Up here at the ranch it is all about outdoor activities like fishing in the pond, long beautiful rides through Yellowstone National Park and quite often a picnic lunch or dinner somewhere along the way.  

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Fine China in the Garden

Fine China in the Garden

This week, as I was looking for something in my dining room cabinet, I came across the stack of fine china my husband and I got when we were married.  Those beautiful plates that we so carefully chose fifteen years ago

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