Set a Festive Snacks Table for Fall

It’s the weekend! Thank goodness. I love to entertain on the weekend, but it’s always unplanned. I’m not one who can magically whip up dozens of homemade appetizers. However, I know the speediest route to the store and I’ve gotten good at setting stellar snacks tables. It’s all about the presentation, and inspiration is everywhere. Try using dried leaves from your yard. Grab a small branch to accessorize your table, plus…. Read more

Spiced Cider for Fall

Perhaps what I love most about fall is its flavor. The flavor of the air, the food, the drinks. Whenever I want my home to smell like fall, I’ll boil cinnamon sticks. If I’m feeling especially domestic, I’ll take it a step further and make apple cider. I was initially inspired by this recipe, and have since put my own spin on it. It’s easy to prepare, and even better to…. Read more

Sparkles, Sweets and Spiked Cider

There’s a love/hate relationship I have with holiday parties. The love part comes in attending them. Who doesn’t like food buffets and a holiday-themed martini? But it seems Pinterest has really packed on the pressure to make even the smallest soiree a DIY stunner. So, I appreciate when crafty ideas are easy to replicate. Not all of us have a glue gun at home. I enjoyed a weekend holiday party…. Read more