10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas


It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: 2 Simple Summer Presentations With 2 Basic Paper Plates


Oh my gosh, I am finally starting to take advantage of the slow-pace-of-summer and have to say, I have welcomed it with open arms.  I’ve let myself sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 on some days and haven’t rushed myself to get out the door.  I have spent a few days here and there with Joey, out and about, doing a lot of nothing.  But it … [Read more...]

I’m Having A Sale!


Good morning! I was pricing inventory today and putting everything in place at the store when it just hit me. Why not have an online sale? I know…I have already whispered that I am putting together a mini-online shop page here at Turnstyle Vogue, but while that is a work in progress, why not just go ahead and do a … [Read more...]

Six Place Setting Protocols For Every Meal!


Good morning! Some of you may be entertaining guests beyond the Thanksgiving feast on Thursday.  Perhaps breakfast or brunch on Friday?  Dinners through the weekend? If you want to maintain place setting protocol and continue to set your table to correspond with the meal, then this might be of some … [Read more...]

A Harvest Table Setting With The Dreaded Squirrel


Oh boy!  One week from now… Okay, I won’t go there.  Live in the moment, right? A couple of months ago,  I was at Pottery Barn and picked up a salt and pepper shaker set.  I did it as a joke.  John hates squirrels.  The squirrels eat our nuts.  A lot of them.  We lose a lot of money every year before harvest due … [Read more...]

DIY: 13 Things You Can Create For Your Holiday Table


Happy Friday! Another week closer to Thanksgiving and now it is time for everyone to start their panic engines.  Have you started your menu?  Have you planned family activities?  Have you thought about how you are going to style your table?  Buffet?  Sit down? The list goes on and on and on. I’m here to help Today … [Read more...]

DIY Simmer Scent Gift Basket–For Christmas Or Hostess


Good morning! You may recall that around this time last year, I shared my holiday simmer scent recipe with you.  This year, let’s put it all together and create an awesome gift. Cinnamon, Oranges & Cloves… Oh My! This is no-fuss. To be well received. I simply bagged the ingredients and attached a simple … [Read more...]

Molasses Cookie Family Recipe–Just In Time For Thanksgiving!


Good morning! I hope you all had a nice weekend.  Did any of you spend some time planning for Thanksgiving?  I know it may sound early to some of you but for those of us who are hosting a colossal group of people, time is ticking! We went out to dinner on Friday with our friends, Jeff & Jean.  Jean asked me what my … [Read more...]

Five Ideas To Jump Start Your Holiday DIY Season


Hey there! I’m over at Debbie’s today sharing a few of my popular holiday season DIY’s from the past. Five of them to be exact.  If you want to join in with the fun, click over to Debbie’s to see what’s what! Have a great day today! Be inspired, … [Read more...]

My Autumn Kitchen: Warm Orzo Salad


Good morning! One thing I love about this time of year is being in the kitchen.  I love to cook but even more so during the last months of the year. The produce, the spices, the comfort food. It is all oh so good. So good that I decided, why not share?   This one just happens to be super easy with a short list … [Read more...]