Hot Golden Fall Punch

Hot Golden Fall Punch

I found this recipe years ago, 30 to be exact, from the Junior League of Austin cookbook. I love to serve it in the fall when I host parties, especially as a pre-Thanksgiving sip before we sit down for our meal. Here's an idea for a fun, and unexpected, way to serve...

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Shop to Support Breast Cancer

Shop to Support Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many of our favorite stores run promotions to give back to the cause. I love shopping through stores and companies that choose to give proceeds back to causes I believe in. I was inspired to write this post from what I...

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Hanging out with Holley at Madewell

Hanging out with Holley at Madewell

After sharing last week’s fall transition styles from Madewell, I wanted to expand on the Madewell brand.  “Not too trendy, not too girly, just cool clothes infused with a modern upbeat attitude.”  Hmmm….sounds like someone I would want to “hang out” with!   Please...

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Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

Fall is here ya'll!  If you want to make your home smell like cinnamon and fall then Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars are for you!  This recipe was tucked in my binder so unfortunately, I don't have a source. They are similar to the cheesecake sopapilla recipe floating...

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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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𝗞𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 is a must-see. Set in a Georgian estate located in the Old Preston Hollow district, the showcase features the creative compositions of 26 designers from across the country.  

I went yesterday with my twin @catherinewhite.art and we drooled over every single room. But, since we both love color, this bright and lively pink and orange family room by Amanda Lantz @lantzcollective was our fave. 

Look at the gallery wall, the orange velvet couch, There's a surprise touch on the banister I'll share another day. Let's just saw a splash of animal print is like Vitamin C - you need it everyday. 

Ticket proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Girls & Boys Club. #kipsbaydallas2021

𝗞𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 is a must-see. Set in a Georgian estate located in the Old Preston Hollow district, the showcase features the creative compositions of 26 designers from across the country. 

I went yesterday with my twin @catherinewhite.art and we drooled over every single room. But, since we both love color, this bright and lively pink and orange family room by Amanda Lantz @lantzcollective was our fave.

Look at the gallery wall, the orange velvet couch, There's a surprise touch on the banister I'll share another day. Let's just saw a splash of animal print is like Vitamin C - you need it everyday.

Ticket proceeds benefit the Kips Bay Girls & Boys Club. #kipsbaydallas2021
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𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣'𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪. My in-person fall and holiday cooking and creative classes are LIVE on my website. If you are local to DFW bring a bestie or your honey for a fun and engaging experience learning something new. 

Click on my bio and select the classes option to learn more. Class size is very limited for a personalized experience.

𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣'𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪. My in-person fall and holiday cooking and creative classes are LIVE on my website. If you are local to DFW bring a bestie or your honey for a fun and engaging experience learning something new.

Click on my bio and select the classes option to learn more. Class size is very limited for a personalized experience.
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👻𝗦𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗢𝗢. When I found these beautiful black dishes at Target I knew they'd make a fun tablescape for Halloween. 🎃

I gathered up things I already had in my party pantry -  black and white Buffalo plaid linens and napkins from @amymontgomeryhome, pumpkin appetizer plates, Mexican confetti glassware, bamboo flatware and my @totallytikaa inspired painted pumpkin filled with hot pink and orange Gerber daisies. 

My favorite - @brachscandy Fall cream candy mix poured inside a margarita glass. I even used a tiny pumpkin to hold a lucite placecard.  Little bats hover over the napkin and on top of the pumpkin.  It's totally bewitching. 🧙

Link in my profile to Shop my #liketoknowit.

👻𝗦𝗶𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗕𝗢𝗢. When I found these beautiful black dishes at Target I knew they'd make a fun tablescape for Halloween. 🎃

I gathered up things I already had in my party pantry - black and white Buffalo plaid linens and napkins from @amymontgomeryhome, pumpkin appetizer plates, Mexican confetti glassware, bamboo flatware and my @totallytikaa inspired painted pumpkin filled with hot pink and orange Gerber daisies.

My favorite - @brachscandy Fall cream candy mix poured inside a margarita glass. I even used a tiny pumpkin to hold a lucite placecard. Little bats hover over the napkin and on top of the pumpkin. It's totally bewitching. 🧙

Link in my profile to Shop my #liketoknowit.
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🧙 𝘼 𝘽𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 doesn't have to be costly. Make it adorable with what you already have.

This year I decided not to spend all the money on real pumpkins. So I went with a mix of painted faux and a few real pumpkins. I already had the sphere boxwoods and one day it came to me I could add a witch hat for whimsy. 

Hop over to my reels to see how to recreate your own "Bewitched" front entry - song included.🧙

🧙 𝘼 𝘽𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 doesn't have to be costly. Make it adorable with what you already have.

This year I decided not to spend all the money on real pumpkins. So I went with a mix of painted faux and a few real pumpkins. I already had the sphere boxwoods and one day it came to me I could add a witch hat for whimsy.

Hop over to my reels to see how to recreate your own "Bewitched" front entry - song included.🧙
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𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲? That's how I feel when I welcome students into my home for cooking and creative classes. 

We learn something new together over the stove stirring a sauce or rolling dough on the counter. At the table we share stories and sample food we made together. It's fellowship in its purest form.

Join my JoyFALL cooking and creative series. Classes open for registration on October 11. Text TWIST to 844-675-0483 for a promo code good toward any class through December 31.

𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲? That's how I feel when I welcome students into my home for cooking and creative classes.

We learn something new together over the stove stirring a sauce or rolling dough on the counter. At the table we share stories and sample food we made together. It's fellowship in its purest form.

Join my JoyFALL cooking and creative series. Classes open for registration on October 11. Text TWIST to 844-675-0483 for a promo code good toward any class through December 31.
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𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗹𝗱, 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲. I have my grandmother's MCM sewing table. The machine inside is long gone but it hasn't stopped me from using the table. I spiffed up the drawer pulls with a smidge of Rub-n-buff.

The new to me pink lamp is from @fortworththewait. I switched out the pleated shade for a drum shade.  I named the lamp Blanche - tall and curvy she owns the room.

And lastly the blue Chinoiserie foot basin I filled with a huge faux orchid deconstructed from another pot and filled it with green moss. The gold pair of mirrors are a long ago purchase from Target.

𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗹𝗱, 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗻𝗲𝘄, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲. I have my grandmother's MCM sewing table. The machine inside is long gone but it hasn't stopped me from using the table. I spiffed up the drawer pulls with a smidge of Rub-n-buff.

The new to me pink lamp is from @fortworththewait. I switched out the pleated shade for a drum shade. I named the lamp Blanche - tall and curvy she owns the room.

And lastly the blue Chinoiserie foot basin I filled with a huge faux orchid deconstructed from another pot and filled it with green moss. The gold pair of mirrors are a long ago purchase from Target.
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🍊 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 🍊 Simmering homemade stovetop potpourri. It's easy to assemble and fills your kitchen with the smell of cloves and cinnamon. I made a pot yesterday and decorated the house for Halloween. 

My GO Mobile text subscribers had first access to the recipe when I texted their JoyFALL  printable. Now you can access it too in the bio. Click on Stovetop Potpourri to download.

Want to subscribe - text TWIST to 844-675-0483 for recipes, tips and first access.

🍊 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 🍊 Simmering homemade stovetop potpourri. It's easy to assemble and fills your kitchen with the smell of cloves and cinnamon. I made a pot yesterday and decorated the house for Halloween.

My GO Mobile text subscribers had first access to the recipe when I texted their JoyFALL printable. Now you can access it too in the bio. Click on Stovetop Potpourri to download.

Want to subscribe - text TWIST to 844-675-0483 for recipes, tips and first access.
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💙 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲 💙 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀. I've partnered with the talented Caitlin @thisjoyfulhouse for tips on organizing your holiday dishes. 

Now through October 31 use the code HOMETWIST for 15% off your purchase from  her website. Caitlin has beautiful handwritten labels for storage containers and tags, and other great tools. 

Check out my blog post in the bio or shop my LiketoKnow.it.  JoyFALL organizing!

💙 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼 𝗖𝗼𝗱𝗲 💙 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝘀. I've partnered with the talented Caitlin @thisjoyfulhouse for tips on organizing your holiday dishes.

Now through October 31 use the code HOMETWIST for 15% off your purchase from her website. Caitlin has beautiful handwritten labels for storage containers and tags, and other great tools.

Check out my blog post in the bio or shop my LiketoKnow.it. JoyFALL organizing!
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𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝘆𝗙𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻! Text TWIST to 844-675-0483 to join my insiders club for yummy recipes, organizing and decorating tips, promo codes, and a first look at my upcoming classes and bookclub picks.

If you love being first in line, knowing something before anyone else or want to begin your day with good news then I'm your gal. Let's GO Mobile!

𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝘆𝗙𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻! Text TWIST to 844-675-0483 to join my insiders club for yummy recipes, organizing and decorating tips, promo codes, and a first look at my upcoming classes and bookclub picks.

If you love being first in line, knowing something before anyone else or want to begin your day with good news then I'm your gal. Let's GO Mobile!
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𝐀 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧. What started as an Instagram purchase from artist Catherine McIntosh turned into an actual in person, hang out with, so much in common friendship.  She's beautiful, smart, funny and uber talented. I'm so glad this little blue and white brought us together.

Her daughter Emily, also an artist, painted the pumpkins I posted on Monday. Be sure to follow their work.

𝐀 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧. What started as an Instagram purchase from artist Catherine McIntosh turned into an actual in person, hang out with, so much in common friendship. She's beautiful, smart, funny and uber talented. I'm so glad this little blue and white brought us together.

Her daughter Emily, also an artist, painted the pumpkins I posted on Monday. Be sure to follow their work.
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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐭 𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧. When I was a little trick or treater I carried a giant plastic orange pumpkin. I never dreamed of gorgeous pink velvet pumpkins like these. 

Mix of old and new - Mother's milk glass cake pedestal - not just for cake, you know. Posies from my garden. My grandmother's MCM sewing desk in the background. A chinossiere blue and white foot bath basin holds an orchid.

Want to see more pumpkins? Hop over to today's post on my website (link in profile) for a funky and fun pumpkin roundup!

Screenshot or like this pic to shop the product details in the LiketoKnow.it app for click the Shop my LiketoKnow.it link in my profile.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐭 𝐏𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧. When I was a little trick or treater I carried a giant plastic orange pumpkin. I never dreamed of gorgeous pink velvet pumpkins like these.

Mix of old and new - Mother's milk glass cake pedestal - not just for cake, you know. Posies from my garden. My grandmother's MCM sewing desk in the background. A chinossiere blue and white foot bath basin holds an orchid.

Want to see more pumpkins? Hop over to today's post on my website (link in profile) for a funky and fun pumpkin roundup!

Screenshot or like this pic to shop the product details in the LiketoKnow.it app for click the Shop my LiketoKnow.it link in my profile.
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𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀. I'm in love with @emilynichols.art handpainted pumpkins. I showed Emily a swatch of Chiang Mai Dragon and asked her to replicate the same colors on my pumpkin trio.

They look stunning sitting on vintage silver pieces with Blendo cups from @longgamebarware and vintage sake cups. Art tells a story, and this vignette says, "the girl who lives here loves color!"

𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗽𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻𝘀. I'm in love with @emilynichols.art handpainted pumpkins. I showed Emily a swatch of Chiang Mai Dragon and asked her to replicate the same colors on my pumpkin trio.

They look stunning sitting on vintage silver pieces with Blendo cups from @longgamebarware and vintage sake cups. Art tells a story, and this vignette says, "the girl who lives here loves color!"
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In just one month I'll be back in my happy place in Ogunquit, Maine. I'm excited to vist  @stonewallkitchen again where I'll be sharing all the fun in their "Flavors of Fall" class at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School.

Stonewall Kitchen has a beautiful selection of kitchen and home decor, food and gifts. Visit my bio link and click on Shop My LiketoKnowit to shop some of my favorite fall baking mixes perfect for gifting, too.

In just one month I'll be back in my happy place in Ogunquit, Maine. I'm excited to vist  @stonewallkitchen again where I'll be sharing all the fun in their "Flavors of Fall" class at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School.

Stonewall Kitchen has a beautiful selection of kitchen and home decor, food and gifts. Visit my bio link and click on Shop My LiketoKnowit to shop some of my favorite fall baking mixes perfect for gifting, too.
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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹 - this year I went with symmetry and dried materials to carry me through until Thanksgiving. 

The grasses, artichokes, pomegranates and berries are from Trader Joe's several seasons ago, I've carefully stored away. The wheat bundles are from Magnolia Home, again from a few years ago, and I tied them with brown silk ribbon.  The blue urns with the brown are beautifully paired.

The only new touch are faux sprigs of seeded eucalyptus to fill in the spaces. Link is in my Amazon store.  Check my stories for closeups. Special appearance by Binx.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹 - this year I went with symmetry and dried materials to carry me through until Thanksgiving.

The grasses, artichokes, pomegranates and berries are from Trader Joe's several seasons ago, I've carefully stored away. The wheat bundles are from Magnolia Home, again from a few years ago, and I tied them with brown silk ribbon. The blue urns with the brown are beautifully paired.

The only new touch are faux sprigs of seeded eucalyptus to fill in the spaces. Link is in my Amazon store. Check my stories for closeups. Special appearance by Binx.
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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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