Wedgwood Historical Association Parade of Homes

Wedgwood Historical Association Parade of Homes

If you are local to the DFW area, you won't want to miss this Saturday's Parade of Homes hosted by the Wedgwood Historical Association. The tour features four mid-century homes in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Fort Worth along with jazz music, sales of herbs by the...

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The Perfect Fall Recipe – Butterscotch Apple Cake

The Perfect Fall Recipe – Butterscotch Apple Cake

Fall. It's the perfect time of the year for nesting at home, sipping pumpkin spice lattes, and baking. Apple season is upon us and there's no better time than now to try new recipes. The Farmer's Almanac offers the rundown on the eleven most popular apple varieties to...

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Hanging out with Holley – Chicago Style

Hanging out with Holley – Chicago Style

John and I had plans to spend Labor Day weekend in Chicago…a 45th-anniversary gift from our sons.  But then “Hurricane Ida” happened, and our south Louisiana family came for an extended stay…including my 91 ½ -year-old mom!  Though our trip was canceled, that isn’t...

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Fall Bedroom Refresh

Fall Bedroom Refresh

Now that Summer is ending, it feels like Fall is everywhere I look. Pumpkin spice lattes,  fall decor in every store, and college football is back (whether you like it or not)! Welcoming Fall is fun - it signifies the start of a new season and somewhere in the back of...

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Summer’s Favorite – Zucchini Bread

Summer’s Favorite – Zucchini Bread

We didn't put zucchini in our garden this year because it's a hearty vegetable that produces with gusto!  While I like zucchini, I didn't have enough recipes in my arsenal to keep up with the demand of a zucchini crop.  But, I've baked a few recipes this summer I...

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Hospitality is in my DNA. I founded Home with a Twist, a daughter’s twist on her mother’s traditions, in memory of my mother to celebrate her life and the gifts she shared with me. Mother loved to celebrate life’s occasions – big and small.

She taught me how to prepare fabulous food, entertain guests with style and design a traditional home with a pop of color and a splash of animal print. Share my fondness of blending Mother’s mid-century style with a modern spin.

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If you plant seeds they will grow. Great metaphor, right? My Zinnia garden is exploding as slightly cooler temps grace our days. If we feed, water and nurture the seeds we plant in life blessings will abound.

I'm putting together little posies as gifts for today's mid-century Parade of Homes hosted by the @wedgwood_historical_assoc. Mother always said, "Bring a little something to the hostess of the party."

If you plant seeds they will grow. Great metaphor, right? My Zinnia garden is exploding as slightly cooler temps grace our days. If we feed, water and nurture the seeds we plant in life blessings will abound.

I'm putting together little posies as gifts for today's mid-century Parade of Homes hosted by the @wedgwood_historical_assoc. Mother always said, "Bring a little something to the hostess of the party."
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𝘼 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙥𝙚 doesn't have to be costly. Everything in this photo was shopped from my home - so use what you already have. Just add one new-to-you piece every year and you'll have a lovely collection.

Creamy Cinderella pumpkins in various sizes, two are ceramic candle holders, sit atop cake pedestals and a rusty iron urn. I tucked eucalyptus (the single item I purchased) under one pumpkin and put a mini topiary inside a vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly Village cream pitcher. And just a splash of animal print completes the look.

Always include a candle for a flickering glow. This tablescape will last well through Thanksgiving.

Shop similar finds in my LiketoKnowit link in my bio.

𝘼 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙥𝙚 doesn't have to be costly. Everything in this photo was shopped from my home - so use what you already have. Just add one new-to-you piece every year and you'll have a lovely collection.

Creamy Cinderella pumpkins in various sizes, two are ceramic candle holders, sit atop cake pedestals and a rusty iron urn. I tucked eucalyptus (the single item I purchased) under one pumpkin and put a mini topiary inside a vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly Village cream pitcher. And just a splash of animal print completes the look.

Always include a candle for a flickering glow. This tablescape will last well through Thanksgiving.

Shop similar finds in my LiketoKnowit link in my bio.
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🍎 It's apple season! I'm sharing the best fall recipe on my website today 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗸𝗲. Filled with four cups of chopped apples, a dash of cinnamon, @molinavanilla Mexican vanilla and butterscotch chips this cake is moist and the perfect anytime treat.

The recipe is linked in my bio. The cute gingham oven mit is in my Amazon store under kitchen. Be sure to visit my stories to see my vintage covered cake pan! The lid is like a window pane.

🍎 It's apple season! I'm sharing the best fall recipe on my website today 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗸𝗲. Filled with four cups of chopped apples, a dash of cinnamon, @molinavanilla Mexican vanilla and butterscotch chips this cake is moist and the perfect anytime treat.

The recipe is linked in my bio. The cute gingham oven mit is in my Amazon store under kitchen. Be sure to visit my stories to see my vintage covered cake pan! The lid is like a window pane.
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"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

#911 #Remember911

"The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

#911 #Remember911
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Happy Friday!  I'm Melissa and I love cake. Someday I'm coming back as a jar of sprinkles because they make everyone smile.

I love sharing my passion for all things home and hospitality. Home with a Twist is a love letter to my mother who taught me how to cook dinner, decorate a home that tells a story, and make everyone who entered our home feel treasured.

I'd love for you to follow my journey to celebrate life's occasions, big and small. Visit my bio to read this week's posts and sign up for a weekly dose of joy in your inbox.

Cake by @aledopartycakes 
Photo by @rebekahbyrnephotography

Happy Friday! I'm Melissa and I love cake. Someday I'm coming back as a jar of sprinkles because they make everyone smile.

I love sharing my passion for all things home and hospitality. Home with a Twist is a love letter to my mother who taught me how to cook dinner, decorate a home that tells a story, and make everyone who entered our home feel treasured.

I'd love for you to follow my journey to celebrate life's occasions, big and small. Visit my bio to read this week's posts and sign up for a weekly dose of joy in your inbox.

Cake by @aledopartycakes
Photo by @rebekahbyrnephotography
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When your friend is your photographer. I loved spending my Saturday with @rebekahbyrnephotography snapping pics of my home, birthday cake and cooking class. 

Stay tuned for a fun fall season packed with recipes, tablestyling, Holley's fashion tips and my cooking and hospitality experiences. It's fall y'all!

Link in my bio @shop.ltk for sources of some of the items in the photo like the tulip table, chalkboard bins and rug. #liketoknowithome

When your friend is your photographer. I loved spending my Saturday with @rebekahbyrnephotography snapping pics of my home, birthday cake and cooking class.

Stay tuned for a fun fall season packed with recipes, tablestyling, Holley's fashion tips and my cooking and hospitality experiences. It's fall y'all!

Link in my bio @shop.ltk for sources of some of the items in the photo like the tulip table, chalkboard bins and rug. #liketoknowithome
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I cannot stop looking at the adorable birthday cake made for me by @aledopartycakes. 

Koula included all the special touches -  my graphic logo atop vintage-inspired daisies reminiscent of a Swiss-dotted dress I wore in the 70s as my sister's flower girl, honeybees, and my bowtie wearing kitty cat Trevor. 

Cheers to my 57th year around the sun. 🍾🥂

I cannot stop looking at the adorable birthday cake made for me by @aledopartycakes.

Koula included all the special touches - my graphic logo atop vintage-inspired daisies reminiscent of a Swiss-dotted dress I wore in the 70s as my sister's flower girl, honeybees, and my bowtie wearing kitty cat Trevor.

Cheers to my 57th year around the sun. 🍾🥂
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My mother always said, "You didn't walk when you were little. You were always in someone's arms." 

When I think about my special bond with my brother "Bow" it's knowing how much he loved me. In almost every photo of us together he is holding me.

Sadly, the love he felt for me didn't translate to how he felt about himself and his self care needs. After we lost him to suicide in 2011, I became an advocate for suicide awareness. 

Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives. #NotAlone

Please support my fundraiser on Friday, August 27.  Come workout with me @clubpilateswatersidefortworth, sip a refreshment, hug a stranger grieving the loss of their best friend, and share this post on your timeline.

Visit my bio to learn more or www.homewithatwist.com.

My mother always said, "You didn't walk when you were little. You were always in someone's arms."

When I think about my special bond with my brother "Bow" it's knowing how much he loved me. In almost every photo of us together he is holding me.

Sadly, the love he felt for me didn't translate to how he felt about himself and his self care needs. After we lost him to suicide in 2011, I became an advocate for suicide awareness.

Suicide is not inevitable for anyone. By starting the conversation, providing support, and directing help to those who need it, we can prevent suicides and save lives. #NotAlone

Please support my fundraiser on Friday, August 27. Come workout with me @clubpilateswatersidefortworth, sip a refreshment, hug a stranger grieving the loss of their best friend, and share this post on your timeline.

Visit my bio to learn more or www.homewithatwist.com.
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Happy Sunday! It's a rainy day here and all that's planned on this lazy day (after my Pilates class, of course) is reading, movie watching and a sip by the pool.

This is a sneak peek of my week three birthday giveaways - a Cat Studio Designs tea towel from @shopwildflowergift. I love supporting small woman owned businesses. So follow along for the fun.

Happy Sunday! It's a rainy day here and all that's planned on this lazy day (after my Pilates class, of course) is reading, movie watching and a sip by the pool.

This is a sneak peek of my week three birthday giveaways - a Cat Studio Designs tea towel from @shopwildflowergift. I love supporting small woman owned businesses. So follow along for the fun.
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🍉𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵! We are devouring the tiny watermelons from Costco. Taste like candy, easy to cut and no waste from the traditional giant watermelons. 

Here is a summery and refreshing Watermelon Margarita recipe for your Saturday sipping:

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DRINK:
Ice, as needed
6 ounces fresh watermelon juice (from about 1 1/2 cups chopped seedless watermelon, blended in a blender)
2 ounces tequila, preferably blanco
2 ounces Cointreau (optional) 
2 ounces fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 large limes)

PREPARATION
YIELD 2 drinks

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the watermelon juice, tequila, Cointreau (if using), and lime juice, shake to combine.

Fill the glasses with ice, then strain the margaritas into the glasses and enjoy immediately. Garnish with a lime slice or a fresh flower from your garden.🌼

🍉𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗴𝗮𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵! We are devouring the tiny watermelons from Costco. Taste like candy, easy to cut and no waste from the traditional giant watermelons.

Here is a summery and refreshing Watermelon Margarita recipe for your Saturday sipping:

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE DRINK:
Ice, as needed
6 ounces fresh watermelon juice (from about 1 1/2 cups chopped seedless watermelon, blended in a blender)
2 ounces tequila, preferably blanco
2 ounces Cointreau (optional)
2 ounces fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 large limes)

PREPARATION
YIELD 2 drinks

In a shaker filled with ice, combine the watermelon juice, tequila, Cointreau (if using), and lime juice, shake to combine.

Fill the glasses with ice, then strain the margaritas into the glasses and enjoy immediately. Garnish with a lime slice or a fresh flower from your garden.🌼
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𝙄'𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮! If you know me I always celebrate the entire month leading up to the 29th of August. To help me in that mission I've partner with some terrific women owned businesses - Narwhal Life, Collections by Joya and Wildflower Gift to give away terrific prizes!

To win you must follow me and my vendor friends (tap the photo to see who to follow). Stay tuned for the first giveaway reveal on Thursday!

Tag, you're it! Melissa

𝙄'𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮! If you know me I always celebrate the entire month leading up to the 29th of August. To help me in that mission I've partner with some terrific women owned businesses - Narwhal Life, Collections by Joya and Wildflower Gift to give away terrific prizes!

To win you must follow me and my vendor friends (tap the photo to see who to follow). Stay tuned for the first giveaway reveal on Thursday!

Tag, you're it! Melissa
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𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝘿𝙉𝘼! When most little girls were playing with dolls or having a tea party I was designing party invitations and menus for my pretend restaurant and event company. 😁🎉

I'm Melissa - a southern gal with a colorful life and a splash of animal print. Have you visited my website Home with a Twist? My passion for entertaining comes from everything my mother taught me - then I add a dash of my own modern spin. 

Want joy and inspiration delivered to your inbox - visit my bio to sign up for my weekly news. I'd love to meet you!

𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝘿𝙉𝘼! When most little girls were playing with dolls or having a tea party I was designing party invitations and menus for my pretend restaurant and event company. 😁🎉

I'm Melissa - a southern gal with a colorful life and a splash of animal print. Have you visited my website Home with a Twist? My passion for entertaining comes from everything my mother taught me - then I add a dash of my own modern spin.

Want joy and inspiration delivered to your inbox - visit my bio to sign up for my weekly news. I'd love to meet you!
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Morning has broken!  I got up early to pick a fresh bouquet of Zinnias from the garden putting to use my new milk glass vase I found during my recent trip to Hot Springs. 

I savored a hot cup of coffee while reading from this month's book club selection Finding Freedom by Erin French. Her show The Lost Kitchen on the Magnolia Network is powerful and beautiful. 

Take time today to savor what makes your heart happy and speaks to your soul.

Make it joyful, Melissa

Morning has broken! I got up early to pick a fresh bouquet of Zinnias from the garden putting to use my new milk glass vase I found during my recent trip to Hot Springs.

I savored a hot cup of coffee while reading from this month's book club selection Finding Freedom by Erin French. Her show The Lost Kitchen on the Magnolia Network is powerful and beautiful.

Take time today to savor what makes your heart happy and speaks to your soul.

Make it joyful, Melissa
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𝑩𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈! I'm sharing my favorite breakfast recipe - French Toast Casserole with fresh Blueberry Coulis. It's perfect for any occasion- buttery, rich and easy to make ahead.

I set a lovely table with vintage serving pieces and table linens from @amymontgomeryhome

Visit my bio for the recipe on Home with a Twist.

𝑩𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈! I'm sharing my favorite breakfast recipe - French Toast Casserole with fresh Blueberry Coulis. It's perfect for any occasion- buttery, rich and easy to make ahead.

I set a lovely table with vintage serving pieces and table linens from @amymontgomeryhome

Visit my bio for the recipe on Home with a Twist.
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𝙍𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥! Headed to Hot Springs for a little getaway. I love this tote filled with books, sunscreen and Trader Joe's snacks. Tell me what I must-see while I'm there! 

Visit my Shop my Like to Know it in my bio to see all the cute tote bags. "like" this photo or take a screenshot to shop my look in the @shop.ltk app.

𝙍𝙤𝙖𝙙 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙥! Headed to Hot Springs for a little getaway. I love this tote filled with books, sunscreen and Trader Joe's snacks. Tell me what I must-see while I'm there!

Visit my Shop my Like to Know it in my bio to see all the cute tote bags. "like" this photo or take a screenshot to shop my look in the @shop.ltk app.
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Have you visited The Market at Ridglea? It's Fort Worth's newest place to find a lovely hostess gift, stationary, festive dish towels, candles galore, home decor, a vintage bauble and clothing. We're sharing the details on Home with a Twist. 

Want joy delivered to your inbox? Be sure to sign up for our weekly e-news while you browse our site.

Have you visited The Market at Ridglea? It's Fort Worth's newest place to find a lovely hostess gift, stationary, festive dish towels, candles galore, home decor, a vintage bauble and clothing. We're sharing the details on Home with a Twist.

Want joy delivered to your inbox? Be sure to sign up for our weekly e-news while you browse our site.
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Promo Code! I am loving the relaxed style of Mexican dresses and tops!  So easy to roll up in your travel bag and pair with shorts, jeans or a skirt. 

Spirit Dress, a woman owned business, has got you covered especially for college game days this fall - Aggies, Bears, Longhorns and my favorite Horned Frogs.

Use promo code TWIST for 25% off your purchase. Link in my profile to shop.

Promo Code! I am loving the relaxed style of Mexican dresses and tops! So easy to roll up in your travel bag and pair with shorts, jeans or a skirt.

Spirit Dress, a woman owned business, has got you covered especially for college game days this fall - Aggies, Bears, Longhorns and my favorite Horned Frogs.

Use promo code TWIST for 25% off your purchase. Link in my profile to shop.
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From our family to yours, happy July 4th! May you enjoy a day of leisure, hugs from family, and lots of red, white and blue.🇺🇸

From our family to yours, happy July 4th! May you enjoy a day of leisure, hugs from family, and lots of red, white and blue.🇺🇸 ...

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
– Abraham Lincoln

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
– Abraham Lincoln
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Freshly picked this morning! The Zinnia is my all time favorite garden flower. Named after the botanist Dr Johann Gottfried Zinn its Victorian meaning is thoughts of an absent friend. 

The zinnia's symbolism has evolved to mean endurance in all of it’s many forms: from youth to old age the zinnia blooms despite the broiling heat of summer. Faced with drought and bugs she puts forth beautiful flowers in many shades of red, orange, apricot, yellow, white, lilac and even lime green.

It's not too late to purchase a package of seeds so you can enjoy these jewels in your garden.🌼

Freshly picked this morning! The Zinnia is my all time favorite garden flower. Named after the botanist Dr Johann Gottfried Zinn its Victorian meaning is thoughts of an absent friend.

The zinnia's symbolism has evolved to mean endurance in all of it’s many forms: from youth to old age the zinnia blooms despite the broiling heat of summer. Faced with drought and bugs she puts forth beautiful flowers in many shades of red, orange, apricot, yellow, white, lilac and even lime green.

It's not too late to purchase a package of seeds so you can enjoy these jewels in your garden.🌼
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Happy Father's Day!  Mr. Twist requested my French Toast casserole for brunch. I added a touch of whimsy with a fun label I made on Canva for the bottle of Trader Joe's pure maple syrup. 

I also made homemade blueberry coulis for the top. So good! I'll share the recipes next week on www.homewithatwist.com.

#sυηηιεδαεfυηηλδαε

Happy Father's Day! Mr. Twist requested my French Toast casserole for brunch. I added a touch of whimsy with a fun label I made on Canva for the bottle of Trader Joe's pure maple syrup.

I also made homemade blueberry coulis for the top. So good! I'll share the recipes next week on www.homewithatwist.com.

#sυηηιεδαεfυηηλδαε
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Did you know Melissa means 🐝 "honeybee?" The bee has long been my signature. Do you spy her in my website logo? 

She made her appearance on these tiny little hive cakes my bestie made for my graduation party. And of course the beehive table runner from @amymontgomeryhome brings it all together.

I'm sharing all the details on these bursts of happiness next week on my website www.homewithatwist.com.

Did you know Melissa means 🐝 "honeybee?" The bee has long been my signature. Do you spy her in my website logo?

She made her appearance on these tiny little hive cakes my bestie made for my graduation party. And of course the beehive table runner from @amymontgomeryhome brings it all together.

I'm sharing all the details on these bursts of happiness next week on my website www.homewithatwist.com.
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I love my guy but he's hard to buy for. Can anyone relate? To get you motivated, we've rounded up Doug-approved gifts for all the Dads in your life!

Head over to my website www.homewithatwist.com or to my bio and click on "Father's Day Gift Guide."

I love my guy but he's hard to buy for. Can anyone relate? To get you motivated, we've rounded up Doug-approved gifts for all the Dads in your life!

Head over to my website www.homewithatwist.com or to my bio and click on "Father's Day Gift Guide."
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