Christmas Tour of My Beverage Bar

Christmas Tour of My Beverage Bar

I am so excited to be a part of this year's Holiday Home Tour 2022, hosted by Jenny Williamson of Evolution of Style, featuring 26 of the most talented bloggers on social media. Be sure to follow the fun and check out each of their posts.  Kicking off today's tour is...

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Bite-Sized Biscuits & Pimento Cheese

Bite-Sized Biscuits & Pimento Cheese

I've enjoyed preparing recipes for our daily happy hours at the Inn.  Sometimes we will prepare a platter filled with savories. We like to put together individual plates for couples to share when it's a smaller group. I made my biscuit recipe and used a shot glass to...

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Dog Days of Summer in Ogunquit

Dog Days of Summer in Ogunquit

Welcome to August.  From wherever you are reading my post today, it's probably hot!  While the temps here in Ogunquit won't reach 100, we have had our share of humid, hot days.  The challenge of living in a "summer place" is most homes don't have central air...

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My Maine Favorites – June edition

My Maine Favorites – June edition

I can't believe it's the first day of June and my second month anniversary in Ogunquit.  Over the weekend we grilled hotdogs, made my baked beans, and sat outside enjoying the crazy gorgeous weather. I've finally settled into a routine and wanted to share my Maine...

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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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Take a tour of Christmas 2021 where I included punches of cheerful colors and vintage finds.  It transformed my Ladies Lounge into Candy Land!

This season I'm simplifying my decor and including treasures I brought back from Maine.  Reveal coming Thursday.

Take a tour of Christmas 2021 where I included punches of cheerful colors and vintage finds. It transformed my Ladies Lounge into Candy Land!

This season I'm simplifying my decor and including treasures I brought back from Maine. Reveal coming Thursday.
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Perfectly imperfect Southern Living Cheese Straws - or something else entirely. The ReelStory it's okay not to be perfect. Serve those cheese wafers like nobody's business and just have fun!

Perfectly imperfect Southern Living Cheese Straws - or something else entirely. The ReelStory it's okay not to be perfect. Serve those cheese wafers like nobody's business and just have fun! ...

During my time in Maine I collected nature's gifts like shells, pinecones and these gorgeous hydrangeas from The Trellis House garden. They were the perfect flower for drying and I love how my centerpiece turned out. Happy Thanksgiving.

During my time in Maine I collected nature's gifts like shells, pinecones and these gorgeous hydrangeas from The Trellis House garden. They were the perfect flower for drying and I love how my centerpiece turned out. Happy Thanksgiving. ...

December 2021 was filled with lots of color! I'm planning my theme for this year and I may just keep it simple.

What's your favorite Christmas decoration you must use every year? Drop your comments below - Ho, Ho, Ho! 👇

December 2021 was filled with lots of color! I'm planning my theme for this year and I may just keep it simple.

What's your favorite Christmas decoration you must use every year? Drop your comments below - Ho, Ho, Ho! 👇
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Johnson Brothers Friendly Village. Our Thanksgiving table was never complete without my Mother's set of dishes on the table. 

The quintessential holiday set brings back so many special memories of family meals at my childhood home and our farm. I learned to set a proper table setting with Friendly Village imagining what life was like in the scenes depicted on the dinner plates.

What dish pattern did you grow up with? I'd love to hear.

Johnson Brothers Friendly Village. Our Thanksgiving table was never complete without my Mother's set of dishes on the table.

The quintessential holiday set brings back so many special memories of family meals at my childhood home and our farm. I learned to set a proper table setting with Friendly Village imagining what life was like in the scenes depicted on the dinner plates.

What dish pattern did you grow up with? I'd love to hear.
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There's no place like home. So thankful God watched over me and Mr. Twist during our 5-day journey from Maine to our front door.

I can't wait to share all my extraordinary moments with you. Thank you to everyone who stayed connected with me while I was away.

#MelissaINNMaine

There's no place like home. So thankful God watched over me and Mr. Twist during our 5-day journey from Maine to our front door.

I can't wait to share all my extraordinary moments with you. Thank you to everyone who stayed connected with me while I was away.

#MelissaINNMaine
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And just like that - it's time for me to come home to Texas! 

I've had a blast in my retirement working as an Innkeeper in the beautiful place by the Sea Ogunquit, Maine. 

I've got lots to share and I look forward to writing again on my blog. But for now, Mr. Twist and I will enjoy some time together in our journey home - oh, and lots and lots of sleep!

Hugs #MelissaINNMaine 🦞

And just like that - it's time for me to come home to Texas!

I've had a blast in my retirement working as an Innkeeper in the beautiful place by the Sea Ogunquit, Maine.

I've got lots to share and I look forward to writing again on my blog. But for now, Mr. Twist and I will enjoy some time together in our journey home - oh, and lots and lots of sleep!

Hugs #MelissaINNMaine 🦞
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Such a fun recipe from @thepioneerwoman - Ree's Favorite Sugar Cookie. You paint the cookie with a mixture of egg yolk, water and food coloring.

I made a batch for our guests checking in this weekend at the Inn. Our little village is ready for 🎃 Halloween.

Such a fun recipe from @thepioneerwoman - Ree's Favorite Sugar Cookie. You paint the cookie with a mixture of egg yolk, water and food coloring.

I made a batch for our guests checking in this weekend at the Inn. Our little village is ready for 🎃 Halloween.
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I am so honored to participate in this year's Wine, Women & Shoes event benefitting First Tee Fort Worth @wws4firsttee. Their mission is to help children build inner strength of character, self-confidence and resilience by integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum.   Tap photo to see all the fabulous sponsors supporting the evening.

Join me Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m. for shopping, delicious hors' d' ouevres, dinner, a silent and live auction and a style show! To learn more and purchase your tickets visit my  bio link.

I am so honored to participate in this year's Wine, Women & Shoes event benefitting First Tee Fort Worth @wws4firsttee. Their mission is to help children build inner strength of character, self-confidence and resilience by integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum.   Tap photo to see all the fabulous sponsors supporting the evening.

Join me Thursday, November 10, 6 p.m. for shopping, delicious hors' d' ouevres, dinner, a silent and live auction and a style show! To learn more and purchase your tickets visit my  bio link.
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𝗠𝘂𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱. I wish you could see these giant creamy white mums with just a blush of buttery yellow I found @wallingfordfarm. 

Add a few of their bright yellow and orange pumpkins and a basket of  gingham blue and white covered pumpkins from @dollartree - our porch is fall ready!

𝗠𝘂𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱. I wish you could see these giant creamy white mums with just a blush of buttery yellow I found @wallingfordfarm.

Add a few of their bright yellow and orange pumpkins and a basket of gingham blue and white covered pumpkins from @dollartree - our porch is fall ready!
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Storytime with Aunt Missy - One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey a beloved childrens' book author.

This charming book, published in 1952, is a delightful tale about a plucky little gal named Sal and her adventures in Maine. 🦀🦞

Check out my YouTube channel for my latest storytime featuring books about Maine! Link in my bio.📚

Storytime with Aunt Missy - One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey a beloved childrens' book author.

This charming book, published in 1952, is a delightful tale about a plucky little gal named Sal and her adventures in Maine. 🦀🦞

Check out my YouTube channel for my latest storytime featuring books about Maine! Link in my bio.📚
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I've discovered so many wonderful children's books written about Maine like Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

As a treat for my niece and nephews who I can't be with right now, I've started a YouTube series of storytime sessions with Aunt Missy. If you have a little who loves to read join me for Jeffery Prince of Perkins Cove by Brenda Yorke Goodale.

Link in my bio to connect to my YouTube channel.

I've discovered so many wonderful children's books written about Maine like Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

As a treat for my niece and nephews who I can't be with right now, I've started a YouTube series of storytime sessions with Aunt Missy. If you have a little who loves to read join me for Jeffery Prince of Perkins Cove by Brenda Yorke Goodale.

Link in my bio to connect to my YouTube channel.
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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 is Maine's official nickname. The state tree is featured on their seal, flag and the quarter.

We have a huge pine tree on the grounds of the Inn. I'm gathering up her cones to take home as my remembrance of the beauty around me.

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 is Maine's official nickname. The state tree is featured on their seal, flag and the quarter.

We have a huge pine tree on the grounds of the Inn. I'm gathering up her cones to take home as my remembrance of the beauty around me.
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𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻!  It's quieter here as the summer transitions to fall. I love this time of the year. 

Soon Ogunquit will transform itself into an autumnal feast of pumpkins and ghourds covered with a blanket of crimson, gold and orange.

As we enter a season of thankfulness I am grateful for the gift of my time here at the beautiful place by the sea.

𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗸𝗶𝗻! It's quieter here as the summer transitions to fall. I love this time of the year.

Soon Ogunquit will transform itself into an autumnal feast of pumpkins and ghourds covered with a blanket of crimson, gold and orange.

As we enter a season of thankfulness I am grateful for the gift of my time here at the beautiful place by the sea.
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𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀. I had such a fun evening with my friend Jan and her three sisters. She served the most delicious shrimp and mascarpone pasta. Then we played the card game SkipBo while sitting on the covered porch sipping wine, feeling the cool ocean breeze.

I have been blessed here in Ogunquit by the kindness and hospitality of strangers.

𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀. I had such a fun evening with my friend Jan and her three sisters. She served the most delicious shrimp and mascarpone pasta. Then we played the card game SkipBo while sitting on the covered porch sipping wine, feeling the cool ocean breeze.

I have been blessed here in Ogunquit by the kindness and hospitality of strangers.
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Blueberry picking! I had such fun picking these tiny bursts of flavor - the best part I picked them from the bushes in the garden of the Inn. I have enough for a pie! 🫐

Funny thing - during my picking sesh a cute little chipmunk wasn't too happy about me messing around in his territory and attacked me twice. 🥴

Blueberry picking! I had such fun picking these tiny bursts of flavor - the best part I picked them from the bushes in the garden of the Inn. I have enough for a pie! 🫐

Funny thing - during my picking sesh a cute little chipmunk wasn't too happy about me messing around in his territory and attacked me twice. 🥴
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True Story: When I was little I loved pretending I was a cocktail waitress. 

When we went on our summer vacations the first thing I'd do after we checked into our hotel room was find the ice machine. Then I'd remove the waxed paper wrapping from the glasses, and create order forms with hotel stationary. My toys were my customers. 

I loved serving my customers their Shirley Temple's and chatting about where they were from. 

Nothing has changed. I still love meeting new friends and making connections. And I still love filling out guest checks!😉

True Story: When I was little I loved pretending I was a cocktail waitress.

When we went on our summer vacations the first thing I'd do after we checked into our hotel room was find the ice machine. Then I'd remove the waxed paper wrapping from the glasses, and create order forms with hotel stationary. My toys were my customers.

I loved serving my customers their Shirley Temple's and chatting about where they were from.

Nothing has changed. I still love meeting new friends and making connections. And I still love filling out guest checks!😉
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I fell in love with this ceramic bird bud vase from the @perkinscovepottery. It reminded me of something my mother would love. Watch as I fill the vase with flowers from my patio garden. It brings me so much joy!

Be sure to visit John's lovely store nestled in the cozy village of Perkins Cove. 

And my earrings are from my darling friend @designsbylaurelleigh

#MelissaINNMaine

I fell in love with this ceramic bird bud vase from the @perkinscovepottery. It reminded me of something my mother would love. Watch as I fill the vase with flowers from my patio garden. It brings me so much joy!

Be sure to visit John's lovely store nestled in the cozy village of Perkins Cove.

And my earrings are from my darling friend @designsbylaurelleigh

#MelissaINNMaine
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I love to take evening walks when the day seems to slow down and get quiet. The homes are so inviting, the bright flowers blanket the earth and the birds sing a chorus of beautiful song. This is truly my happy place.

#MelissaINNMaine

I love to take evening walks when the day seems to slow down and get quiet. The homes are so inviting, the bright flowers blanket the earth and the birds sing a chorus of beautiful song. This is truly my happy place.

#MelissaINNMaine
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One of the best things about managing the Inn is my sweet friend Bentley. He greets me every morning, snoozes in my room in the afternoon while I take a break and loves to sit with me during team meetings. Talk about living your best life - everyone needs a Bentley. 

Such a snuggly lovey. #trellishousebentley #labradoodle

One of the best things about managing the Inn is my sweet friend Bentley. He greets me every morning, snoozes in my room in the afternoon while I take a break and loves to sit with me during team meetings. Talk about living your best life - everyone needs a Bentley.

Such a snuggly lovey. #trellishousebentley #labradoodle
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The perfect little appetizer. Tiny buttermilk biscuits topped with homemade @southernlivingmag pimento cheese. Cool and creamy with just a little kick of cayenne pepper.

Buzz over to my website for both recipes! Then invite your friends over to hear the compliments.

The perfect little appetizer. Tiny buttermilk biscuits topped with homemade @southernlivingmag pimento cheese. Cool and creamy with just a little kick of cayenne pepper.

Buzz over to my website for both recipes! Then invite your friends over to hear the compliments.
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How I start each day managing the Inn - making coffee and hot tea. I love making even the smallest forms of hospitality, like a coffee bar, special for guests. 

#MelissaINNMaine

How I start each day managing the Inn - making coffee and hot tea. I love making even the smallest forms of hospitality, like a coffee bar, special for guests.

#MelissaINNMaine
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