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Monday, October 12, 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020 - Finds and Deals

Amazon pushed its annual Prime Day back to October 13 and 14 this year, so while we had to wait a bit, hopefully the deals will still be incredible! I've rounded up my favorites in several categories, including Lightning Deals (limited time) and Amazon items we have and love. I'll add to this page as I find Prime Day specific deals.

LIGHTNING DEALS

Lightning Deals are limited-time deals that go on sale at a certain time and in limited quantities. Most of these aren't on lightning deal yet at the time I'm writing this, so hit "watch this deal" on Amazon to make sure you get an alert when something you like goes on sale - then act fast before the deal sells out!

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Fashion

 

OUR AMAZON FAVORITES

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Black and White Halloween Cheese Board



Today I want to share with you a project I had never tried before but found so fun - creating a cheese board! I wanted to create something that felt festive but still understated, so my board is monochromatic in black, white and dark purple.


Everything is from Aldi, who I always love for a great selection of unique and yummy food (not sponsored, just love them).

Lexie helped me put this together and especially loved cutting the cheese into little stars as a garnish.

FIVE TIPS FOR CREATING A PRETTY CHEESE BOARD

1. Choose a lovely board
This striped marble board makes the prettiest backdrop, but there are tons of great options!


2. Choose a theme or color palette
I chose to keep everything in the same color family to be visually cohesive, but you could also choose a theme. Halloween candy would be fun!

 
3. Start with larger items
Place the larger items on the board first and build from there, layering in items as you go.

 
4. Balance sweet and savory
One of my favorite treats is a cracker, cheese, piece of salami and a grape to top it off. There's something about that mix of sweet and savory that's just so good. I also added in dark chocolate caramels for some extra sweetness.
 
 
5. Think about presentation
Charcuterie boards are a visual treat as much as a tasty one, so think about how you present all the elements. Instead of laying things in straight lines, create movement with curves. Layer in smaller morsels over larger elements to create depth.

I hope this inspires you to try a charcuterie board of your own - I was amazed how easy it was and how much my family absolutely loved snacking on it!

 More Halloween Board Ideas

Love this colorful board from A Tufted Life

 
Such a pretty pink board from Sugar Color House

 

 
Classic orange and black from Modern Glam Home

Yummy goodness from Alyse Warren

 
Halloween favorites from Jennifer Maune
 




Thursday, September 3, 2020

Labor Day Sales: McGee & Co. Finds Under $100

Labor Day Sales have arrived! It's definitely one of the best times of year to snag deals on furniture and home decor. I'll be rounding up my favorite sale finds this weekend over on Instagram, but today on the blog I wanted to share some gorgeous picks from McGee & Co. Often their pieces can be a bit of an investment, but I've rounded up some great items that are all under $100. Their entire site is 15% off with code FALLREADY. To shop, click directly on the items in the round up or use the scrolling photos below. (If you're reading this in an email or a blog reader like Bloglovin you'll need to click over to the blog.)










Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fourth of July Table Decor


Fourth of July Table Decor

Fourth of July is probably my favorite holiday (although I really love them all), so I knew I wanted to do something extra special this year since it's been such a challenging year. We're celebrating all things summer and making the most of these beautiful months!



Fourth of July Decor Ideas

I started by laying this pretty light blue gingham tablecloth on our table. I like a lighter take on the Fourth of July so this helped keep things a little softer.


Next I layered in these wicker chargers that are so pretty - I love anything wicker, especially in the summertime. On top I placed a simple white plate, blue striped napkin and these sweet raspberry star cookies I found at Trader Joe's, which just seemed so festive.


For the centerpiece I kept it simple and let the flags do the work. Blue and white hydrangeas feel so fresh when they're paired with a wicker vase.


Seagrass wrapped tumblers are another favorite for entertaining this time of year.


I also set out bowls of fresh cherries, blueberries and strawberries as a nod to summer and to carry through the red, white and blue colors.



These strawberry sparkling waters were too pretty to pass up, so I displayed them in a blue chinoiserie bowl so guests can grab them and go.





Really this tablescape was pretty simple to put together and would be so easy to recreate. In fact, if you removed the flags it would work for Easter or even a baby shower also. Proof that choosing classic pieces goes a long way in decorating and entertaining!


Hope you have a Happy Fourth!



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