Valentine’s Day Brunch with Jen Lutz

Valentine's Day Brunch with Jen Lutz

After Christmas clean up and recovery, I enjoy doing a few simple Valentine’s Day preparations to add a little fun to the month of February. For our family, celebrating Valentine’s Day is mostly about letting each other know that we love and care about one another. Our family loves brunch, and celebrating Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to set a lovely table — filled with omelettes, ham and muffins. Because the holiday falls on a week day, we decided to celebrate on Sunday instead to enjoy a more leisurely meal together.

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Valentine’s Day Tablescapes

Love is definitely in the air, and we’re all looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s day with our loved ones. Whether you’re having an intimate dinner for two, or a hearty brunch with family and friends, a beautiful table setting will help set the mood for your celebration. Here are some table arrangement ideas to help you get started on the preparations.

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Decorate a lovely table even without florals by using vintage china and some candles. This setting from Between Naps on a Porch used white pillar candles on silverplated candleholders as a simple centerpiece. Beautifully printed porcelain plates and intricately designed chargers lend timeless charm that guests will surely love. Eyelet table napkins bring the touch of red, and dragonfly napkin rings add a bit of whimsy to this classic arrangement.

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Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Storage Bags

With the holidays over, it is finally time to get all your Christmas decorations down and stored away for another year. Here are 6 talented ladies and their practical tips on storing and organizing your trees, wreaths, and ornaments with Tree Classics’ Storage Bags.

Dalia Torres of Inspiration by D

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Named after her Etsy Shop, Inspirations by D started during the summer of 2010 as a way to stay in contact with Dalia’s loved ones.  Now the blog features the author’s work and a variety of easy to do crafts with materials from around the home, DIY projects, recipes, gardening tips, blog tutorials, occasional family moments, and other things that may serve to inspire.

Dalia shares, “I usually keep our Christmas tree up during the twelve days of Christmas. It is at this time after the 12 days that I begin to put the decorations away.”

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Dalia’s Deluxe Upright Tree Storage Bag easily accommodates her fully assembled tree. Follow her storage steps here. Continue reading “Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Storage Bags”

Tree Classics’ Blogger Review: Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™

Now that the trees are taken down and put away, we take this time to thank our blogger partners who shared their time and holiday experience with the Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™. Have a look at these amazing trees and get to know the creative minds behind them:

Amanda Becker of The Tale of an Ugly House

Married for 9 years and mother to a 2-year old boy, Amanda is a full time stay-at-home mom who is passionate about creating a beautiful home on a budget. She started her blog in 2014 as a creative outlet and a way to share inspirational ideas with others.

“If you need to throw up a tree last minute and find yourself scrambling to get the gifts wrapped know you’re not alone! Just think simple. Simple is always beautiful in my book.” Amanda set up her Hyde Park Pine Snap Tree™ in the dining room and decorated it with blush and gold glass ornaments and ribbons tied in bows, and it is by far her favorite tree in the house.

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To see more of Amanda’s classic and elegant tree, as well as some quick and easy gift wrapping ideas, head on over to The Tale of an Ugly House.

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Jen Lutz’s Christmas Storage Tips

Christmas Storage Tips

Christmas has come and gone, and after a hectic first week of the New Year, I’m finally taking down the tree and packing up the ornaments. To be honest, it’s always a little sad to lose the glow of the Christmas tree. January in the Midwest is often cold and gray!

Nonetheless, I’m excited to share a few organizational tools for safely storing your tree, wreaths, and glass ornaments. Continue reading “Jen Lutz’s Christmas Storage Tips”