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A Burgundy & Gold Thanksgiving

A Burgundy & Gold Thanksgiving


This weekend we hosted our first Friendsgiving at our house, and I had so much fun setting the table for the event! Growing up my mom and aunt would always set beautiful tables for Thanksgiving (we alternated between households), and I love how it makes the dinner feel that much more special. Even though it took a little extra time to take out the china, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy a nice table is to create!

Funny story - you might notice that the flatware is reversed. Forks are supposed to go on the left, and knife on the right. I didn't realize that I had made an oops until our guests had already left and we were cleaning up! In a past life I would have been horrified, but you know what? We had a wonderful and fun dinner, and that's all that really matters at the end of the day! 

Decor Details: 
 Burgundy napkins, Our tablecloth was a gift, but similar here

I absolutely love these gold votives, which add so much warmth to the table! I also use them for our advent candles in Christmas, or really any time I want the table to feel a little special! Since my color scheme was gold and burgundy, I also pulled out our gold flatware, and gold chargers to help the lace china really pop (My china is currently on sale!). For this event I used these gold chargers, but oh my gosh I'm majorly obsessing over these gold lace chargers too! 





Call me old school, but I love everything about crystal. I love the look of it of course, but I also love the weight of it! For our dinner I used our Waterford wine glasses and vase. We definitely don't use our china and crystal every day, but it really elevates the table, and transforms a dinner into an event.


I hope everyone has fun planning fun and festive Thanksgivings over the next week!




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Kirsten Bell
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Book Worm Baby Shower

Book Worm Baby Shower



One of my best friends Joleen is expecting her first baby this fall, and I couldn't be more excited for her! She is going to be such an amazing mother, and I can't wait to meet her little baby girl!

My friend Ellie and I threw a co-ed baby shower for Joleen and her husband Aaron this past weekend. We threw around a few different ideas, and in the end decided on a book theme, since Joleen is really into literature.

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Kirsten Bell
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Charlotte's Swan Soirée

Charlotte's Swan Soirée


Today my sweet baby Charlotte is a year old. Maybe if I re-read that line about 100 more times it will actually sink in. This has been such a challenging, sleep-deprived year - and also the most special, love-filled year of my life so far. Charlotte is such an amazing blessing, and it's hard to remember life before she was here, even though it was only a year ago!

We held Charlotte's birthday party this past Saturday, and it turned out so great! I love any excuse to gather our family and friends together. It was so touching to see people take time away from their busy schedules to celebrate our little girl.

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Kirsten Bell
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A Casual Easter Brunch at Home

A Casual Easter Brunch at Home


easter brunch table

Easter is on the early side this year (April 1), and it's totally throwing me off. I feel like it was just Valentine's Day!

I love setting a nice table, whether it's for a special holiday or to celebrate the rare occasion that I make my family dinner without the crock pot (anyone else? anyone??). We're heading to my parents' for Easter dinner, so this year I decided to do a casual Easter brunch at our house.

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Kirsten Bell
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