How to Set A Very Merry Holiday Table

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted product from Grain Designs. As always, the opinions and design are my own. Welcome to how to set a table – Christmas edition! To keep the cost down, we reused many of the items from our Thanksgiving table. See that post here. However, a few small changes had a major impact on the appearance of our table and created a completely different vibe! We’re outlining what we did below. Step 1: Arrange your centerpiece. For Thanksgiving, we did this later in the process. This time, we set up our centerpiece first because the arrangement, sans place settings, has had a place at our table all season long. However, we followed the same basic formula as we did in… Read More

How to Set a Rustic and Glam Thanksgiving Table

*This post contains affiliate links and gifted product from Grain Designs. As always, the opinions and design are my own. Cooking a turkey is a lot of work, so who wants to be stressed about trying to create the perfect table too. To help our readers out, we did the leg work for you. We looked to nature to create a festive, fall tablescape this Thanksgiving. It doesn’t take long to set up, but still looks as fancy as your home cooked meal. Our table is pulled together, but not over the top. While I love a formal table, we are going for a more laid-back, glam look this holiday. Read below for a tutorial on how to recreate our simple and… Read More

DIY: A Custom Birthday Party Dress

It is the most important day of the year in our household — E’s birthday! To celebrate, instead of our usual Freestyle Friday post, we’re sharing one of our favorite DIY projects — an affordable, custom party dress fit for a princess. I DIY’d a very similar dress for E’s first birthday last year. If E let’s me, I am going to do this every year for the foreseeable future. I love the results so much! It’s quick and easy, and looks straight out of an Etsy store. Here’s what you need: Party Dress (We used this dress from Old Navy) Iron On Transfer (We used Circuit Iron On in Glitter Gold, cheaper option here) Sharp Scissors (Find ours here) Permanent Marker Iron… Read More

Easy, Peasy Guacamole in 7 Mins Flat

I swear you’ll be saying, “Holy guacamole!” after you taste this quick and easy guacamole. Of the few recipes I have come up with, this is the one I am most proud of. In general, I am more of a read the cookbook and measure it out exactly as instructed slowly and carefully type of chef. I’m not sure how I came up with this recipe, but on a hot summer day inspiration struck and I’ve been refining it ever since. The best part about this recipe is it is quick. We’re all busy; who has time to slave over their food? But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste delicious. All this dip takes is two avocados,… Read More