The Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

The Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

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Ok, friends, it’s time! Early this week, I asked and you answered and I’m so grateful to those of you who chimed in here and via social media with your gift guide requests for this year. I am absolutely taking all of those into consideration as I plan upcoming posts so thank you! Today we’re kicking it off, as always, with fabulous hostess gifts. I like starting with hostess gifts each year, because with Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks …

An Ode to Fall Baking

An Ode to Fall Baking

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As promised, I wanted to share a few more images from the pretty harvest feast that we all loved earlier in the week. All of these photos were captured in the kitchen, before dinner, amidst a flurry of flour and garden fresh veggies. Looking at these images I was reminded why I love cooking and baking, especially this time of year. For me there’s usually music playing in the background and I undoubtedly end up with flour in my hair. …

DIY Falling Leaves Cake Topper

DIY Falling Leaves Cake Topper

One of my favorite party tricks is to dress up a simple white layer cake and turn into something really schmancy by adding a fun cake topper or other embellishment to make it shine. It makes dessert look really grand, when in reality it doesn’t cost a ton of money or require much skill. And your guests? They automatically think you’re the next Martha Stewart when you bring out something sweet to pair with coffee after dinner, especially when it …