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Christmas Décor Plan for 2020

Today I am sharing what I have been working on around the house in terms of Christmas Décor! This is my first time going all out with Christmas décor since I have my own house and don’t plan to move anytime soon. I am starting to slowly grow my Christmas décor over time, and plan to save money by shopping clearance after Christmas. So this year I want to focus on the…

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DIY Scalloped Stockings

Here is how to make your own scalloped stockings for Christmas! I made these and wanted to share how I did it because I think they turned out great. First a disclaimer that I never just follow one tutorial. I like to look at multiple different tutorials and combine them with my own knowledge to create exactly what I want. Which is what I did to make these stockings. I started by…

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Hostess Gift Guide

As an avid entertainer, I took it upon myself to create a gift guide for your hostess friend. These gifts could work for everyone from the casual hostess to the expert. A great price point for these beautiful coupe glasses. As a set of 12 these are bound to cover everyone. A beautiful cocktail shaker to sit on top of your bar. This dutch oven is easy to use and can go…

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Grandmillennial Christmas Décor

I love decorating for Christmas, but finding décor that is not tacky can be challenging. I’ve found some great décor options and thought it would be fun to share what I’ve found. My Christmas strategy is traditional red and green décor with accents of blue and gold. What new holiday décor are you purchasing this year? Would love to see it! This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing from these links you…

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Dinner Party Extra Touches

Last week I wrote this post about what you need for a dinner party, then I published this post on how to manage your time leading up to the party to avoid stress. Today I thought I would write out all the other tips that did not fit into either of those posts, but are still helpful. Send Out Invitations Physical invitations are becoming more and more rare, but people still love…

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How to Manage Your Dinner Party

Hosting a formal dinner party can be stressful. There is decorating, cleaning, and of course all the cooking. Not to mention all of the things you need to even get started. The day of can get really hectic and overwhelming, so here are my tips to manage your time so that you aren’t scrambling when your guests arrive. The Days Before This really starts with the days before your dinner. Shop Go…

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Hosting a Dinner Party: What You Need

I started this blog because I love hosting and doing it on a budget. My husband and I had our first formal dinner party last year and the process of putting that together inspired me to start this blog because I loved it so much. On Instagram I always saw these amazing tables, and wanted to try to do the same with a much smaller budget. This post is a quick introduction…

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Affordable Bedroom Update

My master bedroom was one of the last rooms to get touched after our move in. We already had bedroom furniture for one, but also our strategy was to design the most visible rooms first. But the bedroom is probably the room I spend the most time in, and it was making me sad. However the final straw was just deciding that our squeaky bed was ruining my sleep and shopping for…

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DIY Pleated Curtains

Pleated curtains look so put together and designer. But there are not many affordable options that come already pleated. I found the most perfect curtains for my bedroom, but they were rod pocket. I quickly realized I could make them pleated myself. The best part is you don’t need a sewing machine, anyone can do this. This post will go over: Supplies Adding the tape Installing the hooks Hanging them up Supplies…

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Skill 5: Learn to Design

We’ve made it to the end of this series. This has been a lot of fun to write, these are topics that are really important when it comes to designing your home and I felt like a five part series was the best way to explain the whole process in depth. Now that you have all the skills and done some shopping, it is time to put everything together. Start with a…

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