House & Home

Christmas Cookie Swap Party {Ideas}

December 15, 2014
Throw the ultimate Christmas party with cute Christmas themed food and the most awesome hot chocolate bar you have ever seen! Plus tips and recipes for hosting the best cookie swap party on the block.

Last week I hosted our annual Christmas Party and cookie swap with with a fun group of local bloggers I get together with once a month. To balance out all the sweets from our cookie swap, I thought it would be fun to have a few Christmas-themed appetizers for us to snack on before the cookie overload. […]

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Our Christmas Home Tour

December 8, 2014
Dying over this gorgeous southern home decorated for the holidays!! So many great ideas and inspiration for Christmas entertaining.

Hi friend! I’m so glad you came by today. I’m thrilled to be participating in a fun Holiday Home Tour with some incredibly talented bloggers. Feel free to come on in and  take a look around! :) As you’re scrolling through the photos of our home, you can click on the links below to see more detailed photos […]

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Gourmet S’mores Party

August 27, 2014
Everything You Need For The PERFECT Gourmet S'mores Party!

Once a month I meet up with a fabulous group of local bloggers to chit chat, network, and talk about blogging. I have grown to love our fun meet-ups and look forward to them every month! Sometimes we’ll pick a new restaurant in town to try, and sometimes we’ll have get togethers in our homes. […]

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{New House Tour} Kitchen Update

March 20, 2014
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Just thought I’d share a few quick pictures of the kitchen with you today! I don’t have much in the way of decorations yet, but we did update the existing black appliances to stainless steel KitchenAid appliances. Next I would love to add some fun pictures of some of the sweet treats I’ve photographed over […]

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{ New House Tour } Travel Gallery Wall

March 10, 2014
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Hi friends! Thought I’d share a new gallery wall we just added to the upstairs hallway. The upstairs hallway opens up to a balcony overlooking our downstairs living room, kitchen, and backyard. From where I’m standing in this photo, you can see the dining room, foyer, and downstairs gallery wall behind the living room. Feel […]

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The Crispery Gourmet Rice Crispy Treats

February 9, 2014
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You guys, I have GOT to tell you about The Crispery! Have you heard of The Crispery? They deliver the most delicious, decadent, homemade gourmet rice crispy treats right to your door. Honestly, they are the softest, squishiest, gooiest, butteriest, marshmallowiest rice crispy treats I have ever had!! They are so good! :) My sweet […]

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Christmas Home Tour

December 10, 2013
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Welcome! :) I am so excited to share a Christmas tour of our home with you today. I love this time of year. All the holidays, the lights, the music, the merriment, the fun decorations, seeing family, parties with friends, and baking cookies for neighbors. Especially baking. ;) Here’s a peek at our Christmas dining […]

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Hot Chocolate Bar & Holiday Cookie Party

December 5, 2013
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On the first Monday of every month I have lunch with a fun group of local bloggers. This month, for our December meetup, we wanted to have a cookie swap party! I have never been to a cookie swap before, so I was really excited to host this month’s get-together!! :) We have had a […]

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{ Holiday Gift Idea } Bread Basket with Warming Stone

November 14, 2013
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A gorgeous bread basket with a hidden warming stone to keep bread warm after it comes out of the oven. A must-have for your Thanksgiving table and makes a great hostess or holiday gift! I came across this unassuming bread basket at Pier 1 a few months ago, and as soon as I saw it […]

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Scrapbook Room Update! {New House Tour}

November 11, 2013
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Hey guys! Guess what time it is! :) Thought I’d give you an update on the scrapbook room / office in the new house today! :) This room is very much still in progress. I haven’t moved all of my stuff in here yet. It’s still pretty empty at this point. But there definitely has been […]

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Fall Dining Room Table

November 6, 2013
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Happy November! :) This past Monday some sweet friends came over for lunch, chit chat, and some much-needed girl time. To make the day special for us, I thought it’d be nice to warm up our dining room with some fun fall decorations and elegant place settings. The dining room is the first thing you […]

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DIY Kitchen Utensil Drawer Organizer — Easy!!

October 14, 2013
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I saw this idea over on the fabulous blog Restoration Beauty and was immediately inspired to try it on my own kitchen drawers! She made it look so easy, I had to try it for myself. You guys, this was so easy, cost less than $10 to do, and I am SO THRILLED with how […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Pots and Pans Organization

September 25, 2013
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You guys, I am SO excited to share this AWESOME new kitchen cabinet organizer with you!! :) I am over the moon about it!! Pots, pans, and lids have always been a never-ending battle in my kitchen cabinets, but NO MORE!! Everything has a place and everything gets put back in it’s place. I’m in […]

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{New House Tour} Dining Room Update

September 18, 2013
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Hey guys!! Some of you were so sweet and reminded me it was time for another new house update! Yay! :) Thank you for the reminder, I love to hear what kind of posts you guys want to see next! :) Since you may have gotten a little sneak peek of the dining room from […]

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Dessert Party & Ladies Luncheon

September 9, 2013
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From left to right: Lynda at Southern Kissed, Kim at Modified Behavior, Me, Katie at Dixieland Sweets, Paula at AKA Jane Random, and Stephanie at Grinning Like an Idiot A few months ago I got an email from a fellow local blogger inviting me to go to lunch with a couple other local bloggers she […]

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{ POLL } Help Me Pick Out POOL Furniture!

May 26, 2013
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Now onto a pressing matter we need to discuss. I need your help!! As you can see, this is urgent. The pool is officially open and Miley and Howie are having the greatest time basically acting like little lunatic sharks. They […]

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Photo Gallery Wall Under the Stairs { House Tour }

April 29, 2013
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Hi guys! I’m so excited to share this new gallery wall with you today! This is the latest project I’ve been working on. I love how this spot turned out! If you’re wondering about where I got anything you see in these photos, I will put everything I can remember in the Source List down […]

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My Very Own Nugget Ice Machine

April 22, 2013
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Hello sunshine! Who’s ready for SUMMER??! :) Remember our pantry makeover? Well today I am so, so excited to tell you about one of our favorite new features of the pantry! :) Are you as OBSESSED with Sonic Ice as I am?? :) You know that ultra soft, totally munchable, perfect little nuggets of goodness […]

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{ New House Tour } Pantry Makeover Before AND After Photos!

April 8, 2013
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I am so sorry I teased you last week with just the before photos of the pantry makeover! :) If you missed part one, our new pantry was originally a laundry room. Here’s what it looked like then — and why we wanted to rip it out and turn it into a pantry! After we […]

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Pantry Makeover {Before}

April 4, 2013
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We are still love, love, loving the new house. We could not be more thrilled to be in this new area and in our new space! We are finding new restaurants, stores, and places to explore every day. Our weekends have been filled with projects, shopping, and decorating. And yes, there have even been quite […]

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