Live evergreen Wreath-Making Class

Melissa PalmerStyling Tips

The class I had been waiting for has come and gone and I have the most beautiful photos (Thank you Staci!) and a pretty impressive wreath to show for it. The night was just what I hoped it would be, in large part to these very talented ladies. This is Amy, she’s really good at what she does. If I … Read More

Holiday entertaining

Melissa PalmerEntertaining

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

Melissa PalmerStyling Tips

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 Shop

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 PalmerEntertaining

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