I live about 3,000 miles away from my mom, so Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet holiday for me. I always send a card and flowers, but a big part of me still wishes we could celebrate together. Now that Sean and I are engaged though, we spend the day with his mom and it’s almost as good. I’m so lucky to have found a partner who’s family is welcoming, loving, and just plain awesome. So this year, we’re planning to celebrate with a brunch that’s a bit eclectic in feel.
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For March’s small space entertaining post, I want to change things up a bit. Instead we’re talking about a quirk of mine — my love of Pi Day. It’s not so much that I’m a math nerd — in fact I am quite terrible at math. But it is a day when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat lots and lots of pie, which just happens to be my favorite food. Add in that today is just a few days away from my birthday and well… pie for everyone! Recently I hosted a super-cute pie tasting party at the tiny bungalow so that I could share my favorites with my friends. Thanks to the easy-to-use P-touch Embellish, I was able to custom label the types of pie, making my tablescape even more chic!
To be honest, this Valentine’s Day tablescape is all about yesterday’s cloche centerpiece. It’s literally my favorite one that Sarah has ever done and really captures everything that I want our Valentine’s Day tablescape for two to reflect. While traveling through Amsterdam a few years ago, I became obsessed with this painting and have always wanted to translate it somehow into a blog post. Sarah indulged me in my unexpected color palette, so I pulled dinnerware and glassware to complement it, rather than detract. This simple tablescape is really all about the centerpiece.
After styling an over-the-top, more-is-more tablescape for Thanksgiving, I felt drawn to a more pared down vibe for my Christmas setting. More than anything, I wanted my holiday tablescape to feel casual. To achieve this, I simplified the settings and layered together pieces to create a warm and inviting table with some major hygge, Scandinavian vibes.
It’s time for the main event: our Thanksgiving tablescape! Ever since chatting with Sarah about the centerpiece and how it was inspired by our cheese board, all I could think about was incorporating shades of mauve, blush, and rose into the table settings for my Thanksgiving spread. More than anything, I wanted to surprise my guests with a totally unexpected, whimsical table this year!
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I think we’ve all been there: you don’t want to eat lunch on Thanksgiving day because you’ve gotta save room in your tummy for the main event… but you’re hungry! As a hostess, this is always a challenge for me, one that I solve by laying out a lighter cheese board for my guests to snack on until dinner is served. To make this appetizer truly light, I like to use delicious 34 Degrees crackers. If you’re not familiar with this brand, they are awesome. Basically, 34 Degrees crackers are a lighter, crispier, all-natural version of a cracker and serve as an excellent platform for some of my faaavorite cheeses.