Holiday · Interior Design

A Kentucky Victorian Christmas

I have so many wonderful memories from my friend’s family home – from birthday parties, Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, my baby shower, or just sipping coffee and talking for hours. And, no matter the season, it is simply stunning and reflects a history passed down from multiple generations, yet organically evolving and changing with each… Continue reading A Kentucky Victorian Christmas

Recipes

Christmas Rum Cake

There are several different versions of this recipe floating around, but this one is the rum cake recipe of my childhood. The smell of this fragrant cake always triggers Christmas memories. In recent years, I make several at once and gift them to friends and family.  It’s so simple and easy to make, yet the best and… Continue reading Christmas Rum Cake

DIY

Easy, Affordable DIY Christmas Tablescape

Happy December! Hopefully you were able to get some great Christmas deals over the past few days. Now is the time to start thinking about when and how you give them. One of my favorite Christmas events is to host a get together with my closest friends. We eat, drink cocktails, exchange gifts, and take… Continue reading Easy, Affordable DIY Christmas Tablescape

Cocktails

Pomegranate Bourbon Martini

Happy Monday after Thanksgiving! Now is the time to start planning your Christmas festivities. Six years ago, I first tasted this amazing martini at a local restaurant. It was love at first sip. In fact, often I’d suggest dining there just so I could have this cocktail. Eventually I knew I had to figure out… Continue reading Pomegranate Bourbon Martini

Holiday

Deck the Dollhouse

This week I am turning my attention to decorating the outside of our new home. While my four-year old daughter is rooting for a blow-up Minnie from Lowe’s, I really don’t want to invest in expensive exterior decor. 😉 Instead, I am thinking about hanging a few simple wreaths on the windows and adding candles on the… Continue reading Deck the Dollhouse

DIY

Spray Painted Christmas Tree

Three years ago I decided to invest in a very nice white Christmas tree from Balsam Hill. The quality is superb, the color vibrant, and the appearance is realistic…well, as realistic as a white Christmas tree can possibly look. Much to my surprise, this year I opened the bag and discovered brown rust spots and a musty, mildew… Continue reading Spray Painted Christmas Tree