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Three Easy Holiday Menus for Entertaining this Winter

Whether you’ve already sent out the invitations or are just dreaming of hosting your own soiree, keep reading for three easy holiday menus for any kind of gathering! One of the most enjoyable part of this busy holiday season, is the welcome excuse to gather with friends and family. Whether it’s a low-key afternoon cookie exchange, a family dinner or an adults-only couples party that you’re considering, don’t wait another day to invite people into your home and deepen those relationships. One of the biggest barriers to …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Savor this Thanksgiving

(This post is sponsored by Crate & Barrel. All opinions are my own. All products featured are linked below!) I hosted my first Thanksgiving at the ripe old age of 27. We had just moved into our first home and I was eager to get down to the nitty gritty of home ownership—hosting included! That morning I lovingly kicked Aaron out of the house and sat down with my grid that I had constructed a couple of days prior. It laid out exactly what time I should start prepping and cooking each dish to ensure that everything had time in the oven and …

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Why a Wine and Cheese Party is the only Friendsgiving to host this Year…

(This Friendsgiving post is sponsored by Bed, Bath & Beyond. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) In August, when it was over a hundred degrees out, I began looking ahead at our holiday calendar and thinking through the types of content we wanted to create this holiday season… as one does in August. Two themes kept coming up. The first, simplicity. I knew I wanted to remove every possible barrier for people to get together and connect during the holidays. Secondly, I want to focus on substance over surface, on putting the …

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A Dreamy Brunch Celebration in Los Angeles

By now you already know that we launched our first product collection earlier this week! I went back and forth about whether to do the launch party here in Austin or back in LA, but ultimately Los Angeles won out. When I thought about my blogging career, the transition years while I was blogging and styling, the dear friends that were my peers and mentors for the journey, most of those people are back on the west coast, the place where the blog began and where I spent the next five years as it grew and evolved. As I took this first step down …

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