HOME | Kitchen Gifts I Love

Our house sometimes seems like a hotel as we regularly host guests from all over the country. Gifts or payment are never expected, though we have, however, had some friends bring or send us gifts which were a surprise but greatly appreciated.

Here are a few we’ve received that are kitchen focused. Continue reading

HOME | Breakfast For Overnight Guests

My aunt is an incredible hostess. She has great style, intuition, and always has things perfect down to the last detail. It’s no wonder I soak up as much knowledge from her as possible when I am at one of her events!

One of her skills is putting out a great breakfast spread with minimal effort. I have taken many notes on this process and am happy to share them with you. Continue reading

EAT | Hosting a Spring Brunch

Spring is right around the corner! Most of us are pretty tired of this winter weather (though honestly, I couldn’t handle a life without cold and snow), so planning a bright brunch might be just what you need to get you out of these doldrums. Yes, I just said doldrums.

One of my favorite holidays is Easter. It’s probably pretty sacrilegious, because for me, it’s absolutely all about the food. And by food, I generally mean the candy.

Case in point: One year, my grandmother asked me what I wanted for Easter. All I wanted was jelly beans. She bought me a hurricane-style vase filled to the brim with jelly beans. I had those for weeks! It was amazing. One year I think I might do the same thing to our bathtub.

Last year, I hosted an “orphan’s brunch” at our home for our friends who don’t have family in town. It was a major success! Here is what I did to set up this event: Continue reading