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Hope everyone scored some great deals for Christmas during Black Friday/Cyber week. We certainly did! Here’s another post for my Three Things series! As Christmas and New Years approach I’ve been brainstorming tablescape ideas. It’s a process I truly enjoy. Although I love traditional holiday decor, I wanted to do something more playful and unexpected. I also wanted the table to excite the children, so when I popped in Marshalls the other day and found these adorable Nutcracker themed goodies, I knew I’d found my tablescape! How fun are these colors? Our Marshalls had plenty more of these Nutcracker items, so I’m guessing yours might too, if you feel so inspired to do the same. I can’t wait to build off this idea and share what our table looks like for Christmas 2016! As I create our table decor, I’ll be adding pics on Instagram if you need inspo! You could also just do this theme for the kids table!

Nutcracker Themed Christmas Table

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Pom Pom Off The Shoulder Top 

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I wore this pom pom tassel top out to dinner recently and it was a big hit with my girlfriends. At $22 it’s super affordable and the perfect addition to your vacation wardrobe. If you are traveling anywhere tropical for the holidays or post holidays, grab it now. You could also pair it with a flowy skirt, white denim, or even throw it over a strapless bathing suit!

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New Skincare Product Trial – Vichy

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I’ve just recently started using Vichy products and I’m really loving their masks. My skin gets dull and dry during the winter so it’s been a great addition to my routine. Stay tuned for a full review after a few more weeks using their products! Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Spring Tablescape

Table_2Today’s post is all about color, flowers, and celebrating spring. I adore putting together spring tablescapes at this time of year, because the markets have so many beautiful blooms to choose from. When choosing a color scheme for my table, I almost always start with choosing my flowers. Every year when May hits, Trader Joes has one of my favorite flowers, the beloved peonies ($6.99 a bunch). They are absolutely gorgeous, and come in lilac, white, and various shades of pink. When I spotted these vibrant fuscia and lilac peonies, I knew I had the perfect spring center piece. Keep in mind that these flowers open quickly, so you want to get them the day of, or the day before a dinner party. Since the weather is warming up, and we are starting to eat outside, I wanted to embrace my new Target melamine tableware, and showcase how you can dress them up. The combination of turquoise, hot pink, and gold feels so cheery and bright, just like spring. With a few personal touches, like DIY dinner napkins, sea shells, and simple dinner tags, you can bring your dinner table from blah to fab in no time!

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I wanted to mix and match two fabrics for the DIY napkins (tutorial will be posted on the napkins soon). The hot pink color on both fabrics keeps the two prints cohesive with the table decor. Using a clothespin as a holder, you can write names or a fun theme on your tag. I kept it very simple and used white card stock and a pink marker, but gold card stock with a starfish cut out layered on top would be a pretty touch. Pinterest has many great name tag ideas. 

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How cute is this serving tray (cute option here)

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A few etiquette/manner reminders that I think are important, and good to teach your kids. 

  • The above setting only had forks because that was all we needed. My son was “helping me” set the forks so a few were moved to the right (you may or may not have noticed). That being said, here is a friendly reminder on table setting –> Forks always go on the left, the salad fork is on the outside, dinner fork on the inside. On the right of the plate, knife on the inside and spoon on the outside. 
  • Chew with your mouth closed, use a napkin. Simple enough, but sometimes forgotten, and most kids are still working on this.
  • Do not bring smart phones to the table. 
  • Take what you can eat. A host works hard to cook a homemade meal, so throwing away leftovers simply because you took too much, is not a good habit. Remember, you can always come back for seconds. I preach this to my kids all the time.
  • Instead of reaching across the table, ask someone to pass whatever it is you need. 
  • Have fun and engage in conversation. Dinners are just as much about the food as they are the company, so be “in” the conversation.
  • Always be polite – Thank you. Please. This was delicious. May I be excused (for the kids). These are all good reminders and always appreciated. 

Boho Kids Room

I’m working on completing Audrey’s boho inspired room and can’t wait to share the final product with y’all!  Until then, I wanted to post some of the inspiration that helped me put her room together. If you are looking to design your kids room with a boho style, then you will love these rooms and decor ideas. I also linked a few great decorative pieces that you can purchase now.

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Tapestry

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Pillow

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Thanksgiving Tablescape

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{ Table setting – HomeGoods, Potterybarn, Nicole Miller Dishes, & Michaels }

Give thanks with an unexpected pop of color this year. While I love the beautiful colors of fall, it’s fun to change up your traditional Thanksgiving Tablescape. Instead of using fine china, I decided to mix in turquoise dishes from Nicole Miller (no longer available), and the pop of color is bright and fun. With touches of gold, brown, orange, and silver, the overall look remains festive and perfect for a family feast.

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{ The napkins were tied with twine and attached to a “give thanks” tag. If you don’t have craft paper, use the non printed side of a brown paper bag, as shown here. When children are at the table, I like to be sure and add touches they would enjoy too. These felt turkey stickers from Michaels are festive for both adults and kids }

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{A pair of cute turkey’s from HomeGoods adds another touch of playfulness for the kids}

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{ Carved out pumpkins make for an easy and beautiful flower vase }

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Remember a tablecape can be beautiful without spending too much. Mix and match the pieces you already have, and then add your decorative touches. Adding pine cones, leaves, gourds, pumpkins, and flowers are all inexpensive (or free) ways to bring fall to your table. Finally, although we “the adults” love a glamorous table, keep in mind the children and bring a little fun to the table! Happy decorating!

Easter Recap – A Few of My Favorite Things

Easter is a beautiful holiday. A time to recognize sacrifices made before us, and be grateful for the blessings in our lives. Most years, we celebrate with extended family, often at one of my uncle’s super-fun farmhouses. Many of my favorite childhood memories are Easters spent with my cousins, horseback riding, searching for baskets filled with treats, eating deviled eggs, and simply.. being kids. My care-free childhood days may be long ago, but I love sharing old family traditions with our kids, and building new memories. This year was a smaller gathering, and although I missed seeing my extended family, it was simple and sweet. Having a love for entertaining and decor, I offered to style the tablescape. I focused on keeping it bright and fun, perfect for both kids and adults. The brunch consisted of a savory casserole (all recipe’s below), sweet monkey bread, a mixture of berry scones, fresh fruit, and Bobby Flay’s divine Guava and Papaya Mimosa’s. 

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 { Little jars filled with chocolate eggs sat next to Grandma’s vintage porcelain bunnies }

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 { Hydrangeas in a mint green Peep filled vase }

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  {Loved these plates from Target, similar here. The beachy napkin rings, no longer available, were from Z Gallerie. They have several other great options, like these coral ones}

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 { Gold touches always make me happy }

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 { Monogrammed seats add a personal touch }

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 { Mixture of berry scones }

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 {Always a crowd pleaser, try this Breakfast Casserole Recipe }

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{ Easy and Delicious Monkey Bread Recipe Here }

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 { Jack loved Easter this year. Opening all the eggs was his favorite! }

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Picture time is always entertaining with the Kimbrough family. This is actually pretty good for our crew. Someone is usually sticking their tongue out, yelling, or trying to escape the picture..you know how that goes. Happy Monday to you all! We hope you had a very blessed holiday!