How to make an easy DIY hanging centerpiece. A few boards, some rope and a bit of creativity make up an elegant, but rustic focal point for Thanksgiving dinner.
OK, the last Halloween craft of the year from me, and it’s a quickie. I’m pretty sure you have all of the supplies in your house already. Ready? You will need a pretty glass bottle (I love empty Patron bottles!) or a nice looking empty jar. (If you use a jar, you will want the mouth of […]
I love decorating with sticks and twigs. There are so many options! The best part? They’re usually just laying around, waiting to be picked up.
I love hydrangeas. They are easy to grow, easy to group together in one big arrangement, and they are easy to preserve. I cut several stems and popped them into a champagne bucket. So easy! It is impossible to screw up an arrangement of hydrangeas. These were all from my yard. Clip, strip the leaves, […]
Should form follow function…? Function follow form…? Why not put them in the same bowl? It’s tangerine season, and we go through a 5 pound box of Cuties at least once a week around here. By adding the tangerines to a bowl of pine cones, I have a simple, everyday winter centerpiece and I […]
Thank you to California Grown for encouraging me to connect with California growers and encouraging California consumers to “Choose California Grown” when they can. I live in Southern California, so I’m familiar with the “California Grown” blue license plate logo. I know that they grow delish produce. (I eat avocado every morning instead of butter […]
My dining room is too small to fit the 15 to 20 people that come over for Thanksgiving dinner, so I always host it outside on our patio. Living in Southern California, it’s usually safe to do this. However, this year there were cold temperatures (62 degrees. brrr!) and a threat of rain. (Yes, yes, […]
I am getting busy with my Thanksgiving preparations. So busy, in fact, that am going to re-post what I did last year. I love entertaining. I feel like a grown up now that we host Thanksgiving each year. I love any excuse to make new centerpieces or to try a new recipe. (I also appreciate […]
I love hosting parties and dinners. I love getting ready for them and creating special little details. I love my friends and family so, so much, and I’d really like to be able to say that all those little details are for them and for them only… but that wouldn’t be completely true. Creating the […]
Yep. Seriously the easiest table runner ever. Step 1. Find two long scraps of fabric. Match up the pattern and hot glue a seam. You could use fusible webbing too, but then you’d have to find your iron. (Seriously, if the wrinkles don’t come out with a spritz of water and a quick tumble in […]