Holiday entertaining

Melissa PalmerEntertaining4 Comments

It’s that time of year. Its the holiday season and entertaining is ongoing from the end of October to the beginning of the New year. Just in case you were already over-using your go-to wine and cheese board (guilty!), I wanted to share some of my other favorite entertaining recipes. First up, Spinach Artichoke Dip. The first time I had this incredibly delicious … Read More

Going “Batty” for this Halloween Mantel

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Since I was little my birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Well, today is that day and let me tell you it just doesn’t get any better than Fall in Kansas. This fall is particularly exciting for us. Our daughter Blythe is two and a half now and is completely aware of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Holy … Read More

“Fall” in love with The Painted Sofa

Melissa PalmerStyling Tips, Where I Shop10 Comments

Is anyone else ready for fall? This Kansas heat has really started to mess with my head and to be honest, I can’t take much more of it. I need sweaters, boots, hot coffee and can we please for the love of cold weather enter socially-accepted soup season?! (Every season is soup season in my book). Even though we may … Read More

Brunch Punch Love

Melissa PalmerEntertaining4 Comments

You should probably know that I have a deep love for brunch. I mean, who doesn’t like brunch?! You’ve got coffee, cocktails, breakfast foods, friends, and family all wrapped up in the happiest two-hour little package. Brunch entertaining is relatively new to me. For some reason, before we had kids, it never occurred to me to have friends over on … Read More

5 Tips To Create A Beautiful Entryway

Melissa PalmerStyling Tips4 Comments

Entryways are hard to style in my opinion. Large ones can feel overwhelming and small ones can feel cramped. In our case, we had no defined entryway. Our light-blocking front door opened right into our living room with no separation and no pause before you entered the rest of the house. I just plopped an antique hall tree down and … Read More