Category Archive: Entertaining

Merry Christmas!

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I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season. I, for one, am breathing a sigh of relief. Is it just me or was December a complete whirlwind? Wasn’t Thanksgiving like, yesterday?… Continue reading

Seasonal Place Card Round-Up (and some good Upworthy videos)

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First off, I have to admit that even though I’m writing a post about place settings, I can’t say I have ever thrown or attended an event (other than weddings) that actually had… Continue reading

Paperless Post Love

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Paperless Post is redefining the world of online invitations.  Say goodbye to those cheesy, impersonal calendar requests and welcome a world of well-designed (dare I say beautiful?) stationery to your inbox.  With Paperless… Continue reading

BBQ Week: Hosting With The Mosting

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Now it’s time to bring it all home.  We’ve got the grill, the drinks, the tunes, and ways to keep your eyes on the prize nutritionally.  Here are my four tips for putting… Continue reading

BBQ Week: Chillin’ & Grillin’ Soundtrack

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Welcome back to BBQ Week kiddos! You’ve got the grill, you’ve got the booze, now you need some tunes to dance around your back yard to like a fool. Or maybe a few… Continue reading

BBQ Week: Cocktail Edition

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The first thing that comes to mind when someone asks if I want to barbecue is grilled food.  The second? A cold beverage.  In fact, here at TLAC, we believe the drinking aspect… Continue reading

BBQ Week: Adventures in Novice Grilling

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Welcome to BBQ Week!  All this week, we’ll be talking about one of our favorite summer rituals and sharing ideas for how to make the most of your grill this summer.  It’s almost… Continue reading

Fashioned Hits App Stores Today!

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Remember when I posted that interview with Jane about her amazing, incredible new app, fashioned, that was going to launch in a few weeks?  Well, guess what people! That day is here! Fashioned… Continue reading

Sourced: Party DIY

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Last week, I wrote about some great places to buy party decorations.  This week, I’m going to take it a step further with the best places to find DIY tutorials. Creating your own… Continue reading

Sourced: Party Decor

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A couple of weeks ago, I threw Dan a surprise birthday party on a Friday night.  I sneakily woke up at my normal ungodly hour and pretended to go to work, so I… Continue reading

Check It: Easter Aspirations

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Easter is my unicorn holiday. Surrounded by ideas of beautifully crafted Easter eggs, expert tablescapes to showcase gourmet food, and the feeling that spring is right at your fingertips if you just reach… Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide: Kate’s Picks for Hosts and Hostesses

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Let’s talk hostess gifts.  With the holiday season upon us, invitations to parties, visits to relatives, or gift swaps are probably on your calendar.  I always find these a little tricky since honestly, you want… Continue reading

Seasonal Eating (and Drinking): Fall Wine Picks

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I, for one, am very excited about this post.  To round out our Fall Seasonal Eating series (check out the other installments here) I asked Tricia to offer up some wine picks that… Continue reading

Exterior Inspirations: Summer Picnics

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It’s finally time.  The weather is nice (when it’s not all thunder and lightning outside) and it’s time to make plans that involve parks, beaches, friends, and al fresco dining.  First up, my… Continue reading

Interior Inspiration: Memorial Day Style

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Whether you plan to keep it simple or go over the top, we’ve got you covered this Memorial Day.  Obviously the porch pictured above is the ultimate in Memorial Day decor – red,… Continue reading