The summer season sure seems to be well suited for hosting all sorts of dinner gatherings and parties outdoors… but is it always ideal?  Meh, not so much.   While blogs and magazines are pumping out perfectly beautiful seasonal entertaining and outdoor table setting ideas (all out in the pristine wilds of nature or grand backyards), I’m over here puffing on Albuterol wanting to burn nature to the ground. It’s all because of the Cottonwood floating heavily through the air picking up pollen that sends the allergies into overdrive. On top of nature doing it’s thing, the backyard has been… View Post

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things. Before we dive into the highlights, we have an announcement. The time is changing. Instead of going live on Wednesday evening, Thursday Favs will go live on Thursday’s at 7 a.m MST. Update: Evidently there’s a glitch with the time schedule. Last week, I missed out on posting because of technical difficulties. Always a bit stressful, but it appears the kinks are worked out now and everything is back on track. This lovely spring garden party on a deck is compliments of Judith from Botanic Bleu. All the mix and matched seating and tables is… View Post

Thank you, Luigi Bormioli for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your beautiful stemware with my readers. Have you noticed spring fever is hitting hard everywhere? It’s all over Instagram and Pinterest right now. The pretty little spring vignettes, the home decor… Spring is everywhere except here in Alaska.  Despite the piles of snow here in Narnia, the spring fever bug bit me too! Today it’s all about this gorgeous early spring tablescape, sleek crystal stemware, and mixing old with new on the table. The star of the show here just might be the centerpiece. A mixture of… View Post

Today it’s all about a pretty, romantic Thanksgiving tablescape- and there’s a special treat at the end of this post. I’m sharing a guest post over at Katherines Corner with more ideas for styling a tablescape. Fresh flowers mixed with silvery eucalyptus leaves, dried rose buds, sweet little pinecones, and a combination of different metallics for a refined rustic style that looks high-end but is easy on the wallet. Plump fresh green pears and white pumpkins nod to the theme of the season, natures bounty. …… And it all started with one mossy covered log…. A log that I tripped… View Post

I have an issue! I’m stuck between choosing fall tablescapes or fall porches to feature this week How do I pick just one topic to feature when there are so many beautiful blogs to choose from? The struggle…. It’s real! One tough job I have over here. Ha ha. ……… After doing some thinking I have a solution for this quandary. The fall porches that I selected will be featured next week. Now you have a heads up as to what I will be featuring. I hope to see tons of fabulous fall porch blog posts this week on Thursday Favorite… View Post