Category Archives: Living

Summer Calendar Board

It’s August, the official beginning of the end of summer.  Today I want to share with you a quick little project that has become a yearly ritual around our house.  While I have only executed this project in preparation for … Continue reading

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The Calm Before the Party

Do you enjoy hosting?  It’s one of my most favorite things.  You know what I don’t like?  Being stressed out before a party.  ”What did I forget?  Do I have enough napkins?  What am I going to serve the salad … Continue reading

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Marmalade

In case you saw the title and are expecting a post about jam, let me stop you before you go any farther.  This post has nothing to do with that kind of marmalade.  This post is about a different kind … Continue reading

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Perfect Bows {How To}

When I was a little girl, my sisters and I wore ribbons in our hair everyday.  Not the pre-made jumbo bows you see today, but groisgrain ribbon, cut from a spool, tied by my mother around our hair bands.  And … Continue reading

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Project Redo {The Results}

First of all…Timm made it home safely.  He arrived yesterday afternoon and had a wonderful and productive trip to Sudan.  He is recovering from jet lag today, and we are glad to have him back home.  Thank you for your … Continue reading

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Project Redo

While Timm is away, I am tackling a long list of projects that have been brewing for years.  I am calling this week Project Redo.  What better way to distract myself from the absence of my beloved then with a … Continue reading

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Food Flags {How To}

Food labels are something I use quite frequently for parties.  It’s the kind of detail that anticipates people’s desire to know exactly what they are about to put on their plate while also saving the host from having to recite … Continue reading

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Doily Garland {How To}

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  I sure did.  My sweet husband really went above and beyond {as he is prone to do}, and I felt very loved and well-celebrated. As promised, here is the … Continue reading

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Table Linens {Napkins}

Last night I hosted a seated dinner for twelve, and I had a “practically elegant” moment concerning napkins that I wanted to share with you. Since this was a seated dinner party, I used real dinner plates, real dinner forks, … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Baptism Celebration {The Decorations}

I love details.  They make me smile.  I especially like details when I have the time to execute them in such a way as to not add stress to my life.  This means thinking ahead and not waiting until the … Continue reading

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