Effortless Entertaining: Wine Tasting Night with P-touch Embellish

If you want to know the exact kind of party I will be hosting all summer long, look no further than this post.  Here’s why: It’s really easy to throw together last minute, so rather than needing guests to mark their calendars weeks in advance and hoping nothing interferes, you can text your besties on Friday morning and tell them they can swing by that evening.  Also, this charcuterie and cheese board is the best way to combine things you likely already have in your pantry and refrigerator (or things you can easily keep on hand) in a …

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Happy Friday + Fave Links

Do you have weekend plans?  I have been thinking a lot about hosting and parties lately.  I can probably trace the source to the book I’m currently reading and my thought processes about what we should do for new years eve a few weeks ago.  I’ve grown up hearing stories about the lavish parties my grandparents would throw in the seventies where everyone would end up fully clothed in the pool by the end of the night.  The more we progress in gene research, the more we learn just how much is hereditary and I wouldn’t count …

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A Fresh Take on Traditional Christmas Dishes with Villeroy & Boch

I have two sisters and we frequently tease my mom that some day we will be fighting over her dish collection.  Who gets the Thanksgiving dishes? The Christmas dishes? The wedding china?  Her pantry and cabinets are filled with adorable gravy boats and salt and pepper shakers to accompany each pattern.  It’s different than what you will find if you open my cabinets. I think my generation is much less formal when it comes to entertaining, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to incorporate things like seasonal dishes and beautiful …

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Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle

This Pumpkin Spice Naked Layer Cake is perfect for entertaining this fall and throughout the holiday season. Perfectly spiced, it’s an elegant cake that’s great for fall birthdays and Thanksgiving celebrations. Easy to make, it’s sure to impress a crowd! Finished with a delicious salted caramel drizzle. The alternative title for this post was ‘The Cake that Almost Wasn’t”.  This shoot came up at the last second when a brand needed a very last second photo for a post.  My text conversation with our …

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