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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

For me, summer is at it’s best when I’m outside in our backyard surrounded by friends and family, feasting on a simple, yet incredible meal. The wine is refreshing and flowing, the music is setting the perfect mood, a bonfire is crackling in the distance for late night smores, and the sun slowly melting away as we laugh into the night. It’s magical!  The beauty about Al Fresco dining is that

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A Valentine’s Date Night In / Inspired by Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year

Valentine’s Day is next week, love birds, this is not a drill! Valentine’s Day also falls on a Tuesday this year, talk about ill timing. I’m not sure about you, but dealing with crowded restaurants that requires you to give up your first born child for an impossible-to-get reservation doesn’t sound as enticing after long day of work. However, staying in and cooking a delicious dinner is way more up our alley!

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10 Swanky Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

In a few days we will be ringing a brand, spanking new 2017! I’m excited for this new year! Honestly, I’m excited for every new year, because it’s a time to renew and reset. I’ve never been a great typical resolution setter, as I learned early on that keeping them lasted about a week. But a new year brings a new energy and a new hope. To improve upon the great

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15 Ways to Add Sparkle & Shine to Your New Years Party!

Your New Year’s Eve party last year was fun, right? You had champagne for days, the perfect playlist, mouth-watering appetizers, and some obligatory 2015 decorations that you bought from the party store. Why not kick things up 15 notches with these DIY decorations that will turn your party from zero to confetti-blasted hero! Like right now. The countdown to 2017 is only moments away and all of these ideas are pretty much a

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A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour 2016

Welcome to our very first “A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour!” And merry or should I say “scary” it has been! Up till now, the house has been quite the explosion of garland and ornaments. It took a full day to finally clean and tidy up the place, but I finally feel ready to Christmas! Well, I mean decor wise I do. I haven’t even starting shopping yet and Christmas is

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A Wintry Pancakes & PJs Party

There’s something magical and oh-so-cozy about watching the snow tumble down from the overcast sky while being snuggled up in warm PJs and a mug of rich, hot cocoa warming up your hands. Now add in a bunch of your closest friends, fluffy eggnog pancakes with boozy maple syrup and classic holiday music and you have yourself a seriously fun, memorable party! I had the huge honor of teaming up with my

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Designs of Any Kind’s Guide to a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Our countdown to Thanksgiving has officially arrived. It’s Thanksgiving week and the true work of shopping and actually preparing all of the recipes you’ve gathered has officially started. Yay!  And if you are one of us that’s a bit behind and still not sure what to put on the Thanksgiving table, then we have you covered! We’ve put together our ultimate traditional Thanksgiving dinner so you can still wow your guests and

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One Flaky Pie Crust, Three Traditional Thanksgiving Pies

There’s something about sitting down wih a big slice of homemade pie, after you’ve feasted on stuffing and turkey, that makes Thanksgiving feel complete. I know in my family, pie has been the staple to a traditional, homecooked Thanksgiving meal. We always make sure to save a little room for it, no matter how stuffed we feel.  Today we are sharing three of our favorite Thanksgiving pies all made using

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Get Inspired : Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is nearly a week away! I’m so excited! One of the most fun parts, I think, of Thanksgiving is getting the table set up and adorned with beautiful pumpkins, greenery, candles and all of the fun platters and plates you’ve kept stowed away for special occasions. Well, if you are like me and love to deck out your table in crazy splendor, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled

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Mashed Potatoes with Chives + Garlic

The countdown continues as we head into one of my favorite holidays! Thanksgiving for me has always meant spending time with all of my family, so I get so excited every year it comes around! My family is all around incredible! My heart is broken that I won’t be spending this holiday with my family up in Napa, now that we are back in Minnesota. I’m really missing my lovely

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