There's lots to be thankful for and today I want to give a special thanks to those of you who continue to check this little blog of mine.

Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours.

Have a great weekend!

Entertaining with stile: Thanksgiving Simplicity

With Thanksgiving only two days away (what the?) if some of you out there are hosting and stressing the dinner table action, I say, when in doubt, keep it simple. Simple but pretty is always a non-offender.


Happy Tuesday!

Entertaining with stile: First Birthday

The little girl whose nursery I decorated is turning one. Momma hired me to help stile her birthday party this coming Saturday. I loved helping her with her daughter's nursery so there was no way I could've said no to helping out with the first birthday as well. We're keeping it fairly simple and basing the decor off the same color palette and wallpaper we used for her baby's room.

Here's a look into some of the ideas I stole from Pinterest came up with.

The disposable (fancy word for paper) plates and napkins were found at Target and are part of the Mara-Mi for Target collection. The plan is to fill the rest of the party with streamers, pretty flowers and a few balloons. Just enough to make a little girl feel extra special on her first birthday.

Happy Tuesday!

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Entertaining with stile

This floral arrangement is so pretty and is serving as the inspiration behind the gathering I'm hosting this coming weekend for my brother and sister in-law's birthdays. Plural. My sister-in-law's birthday is two days after my brothers. If TH's birthday was two days before mine, I'd be all, yeah, one of us needs a new birthday and I volunteer you. I was the kid who threw a fit when my birthday landed on Mother's Day. My birthday, my birthmonth. I'm hoping to outgrow that soon.

So this weekend I'm bringing together some family to share an intimate celebration for two birthdays. And, like I said, this floral arrangement is my inspiration. And by inspiration I mean, I'm attempting to straight up copy it, which means it'll turn out completely different.

More or less, this is the color scheme I'm attempting. Deep reds, crisp, fresh greens, hints of silver, black accents and wood for an au naturel effect.

Can you believe those are paper plates? Me neither. Silver glassware to offset that paper. A cheese server 'cause we're so grown-up. And a dip-dye tablecloth because we're also on trend.

Simple and chic.

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