How to host a brunch at home

There are two things that remain constant in my life – I love hosting, and I love brunch; sound like you? Then look no further than learning how to host a brunch at home.

While going out to brunch is such a wonderful treat, there’s something about home gatherings that are so comfortable and intimate that I love. I know people can feel overwhelmed with hosting and preparing for events, but since it’s something I’ve been immersed in since I was little, it’s really second nature to me.

This might sound really lame, but I also love that hosting a brunch, small gathering, of themed party gives me something to do – not like I need more on my plate to fill up my time, but it’s a welcomed distraction and hobby, from setting up an inspirational Pinterest board to actual prep. It’s nice to throw myself into something that isn’t work or normal home responsibilities – can anyone relate?

Feel free to ask any questions about menu planning, decor, who to invite, or anything I don’t cover in the comments!

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DIY Pumpkin Centerpieces

We all love fall, the most wonderful time of the year, filled with pumpkin lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin pie, pumpkin facials, and oh yes, what about good ole’ fashioned plain pumpkins?! When my mom told me she was having a fall themed dinner party, I offered to make the tablescape and centerpiece, with what better than…you guessed it… pumpkins!

Place “Cards”

I’m a gold girl, and to me, gold screams fall, so I spray painted miniature pumpkins gold for the place cards and tied hand-written names to the stems with twine.

Accents

Vary the sizes of your pumpkins for visual interest. I chose two medium sized pumpkins, spray painted gold, for the accents to the main attraction – a naturally seafoam green pumpkin used as a vase.

Continue reading to learn how to make this simple DIY fall tablescape – great for dinner parties, everyday decor, and Thanksgiving.

Why Mother’s Day is a sham

Yay, Mother’s Day is right around the corner – oh wait, did I say yay? I meant, oh great, (queue eye roll).

I’m probably among the 3% of moms who actually have a perfect Mother’s Day, but despite that, and after consulting with tons of moms on social media and in real life, I’m here to say that it’s bogus.

Yup, that’s right. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, heck, even Valentine’s Day, you’re all just a big fat farce.

Ah, I’m feeling much better getting that off my chest.

Stick with me to learn why, and comment with your feelings about these holidays.

 

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