Summer Bucket List – Free Printable

Summer Bucket List – Free Printable

Every year, when I was in grade school, just as the school year ended, Mother would sit me down at the kitchen table with a yellow legal pad and a pen. "I want you to write down all the things you want to do this summer," she'd say. "Even vacations?" I'd reply....

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Mountain Chic Styles for an Aspen Vacation

Mountain Chic Styles for an Aspen Vacation

What’s your favorite mountain destination?  Ours is Aspen, Colorado….a picturesque mountain town where the rich and famous vacation.  So, let’s talk about how to look mountain chic while mixing in with the locals and celebs.   “Mr. Costner, your table is ready.”  Not...

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The Five Best Houseplants and a Spotify Plant Playlist

The Five Best Houseplants and a Spotify Plant Playlist

Houseplants are nothing new but have you noticed a resurgence in their popularity on social media? American gardeners spent a record $52.3 billion on lawn and garden retail sales last year, according to the 2019 National Gardening Survey. A quarter of that spending...

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How To Use the LikeToKnow.It App + LTK Sale

How To Use the LikeToKnow.It App + LTK Sale

If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t, you totally should!), you may have seen me post about the LikeToKnow.It App. There is a big sale coming up on the LTK App starting today and I wanted to share all the details about it with you. But before talking about the...

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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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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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In June 1776, Betsy Ross was a widow struggling to run her own upholstery business. General George Washington showed her a rough design of a flag that included a six-pointed star. Betsy, a standout with the scissors, demonstrated how to cut a five-pointed star in a single snip. He asked her to make the country's flag.

Unsure she could rise to the important task Ross said to Washington, "For the red, the white and the blue. I am not certain if I can; At least I'll gladly try." 

Upon finishing her work Ross handed Washington her work saying, "Your country's flag behold!"

When you need something done ask a woman.🇺🇸

In June 1776, Betsy Ross was a widow struggling to run her own upholstery business. General George Washington showed her a rough design of a flag that included a six-pointed star. Betsy, a standout with the scissors, demonstrated how to cut a five-pointed star in a single snip. He asked her to make the country's flag.

Unsure she could rise to the important task Ross said to Washington, "For the red, the white and the blue. I am not certain if I can; At least I'll gladly try."

Upon finishing her work Ross handed Washington her work saying, "Your country's flag behold!"

When you need something done ask a woman.🇺🇸
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Happy Friday! Clean house, yummy grilled dinner, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio and a swim in the pool. What are your Friday night plans?

P.S. The amazing chairs were sourced for me by @fortworththewait. Be sure to follow her vintage finds.

Happy Friday! Clean house, yummy grilled dinner, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio and a swim in the pool. What are your Friday night plans?

P.S. The amazing chairs were sourced for me by @fortworththewait. Be sure to follow her vintage finds.
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Table styling. Stacks of coffee table books on my white leather ottoman, the colors just pop. I love to open the pages beckoning guests to take a look. 

The orange book is a vintage Horizon book from 1969 and part of a collection that belonged to my mother. I remember her keeping them in our chic living room on a marble coffee table. It smells like an old library and I love it.

The vintage milk glass dish holds tiny green limes. The gold tray is new and perfectly holds a vintage Japanese tea set. 

Old and new create a modern mix.

Table styling. Stacks of coffee table books on my white leather ottoman, the colors just pop. I love to open the pages beckoning guests to take a look.

The orange book is a vintage Horizon book from 1969 and part of a collection that belonged to my mother. I remember her keeping them in our chic living room on a marble coffee table. It smells like an old library and I love it.

The vintage milk glass dish holds tiny green limes. The gold tray is new and perfectly holds a vintage Japanese tea set.

Old and new create a modern mix.
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The Snack Set. The perfect size for hosting showers and teas when a smaller meal is served. I have three sets perfect for entertaining. This precious set of Blue Danube is from @inheritedit. If you want my yummy salad menu check out @hurleyhouse summer menu. Perfect for gathering poolside with girlfriends.

Buzz over to my bio link to see my sets, inspiring ways to use them and learn the history of these delightful serving pieces. #bluedanube #milkglasslove

The Snack Set. The perfect size for hosting showers and teas when a smaller meal is served. I have three sets perfect for entertaining. This precious set of Blue Danube is from @inheritedit. If you want my yummy salad menu check out @hurleyhouse summer menu. Perfect for gathering poolside with girlfriends.

Buzz over to my bio link to see my sets, inspiring ways to use them and learn the history of these delightful serving pieces. #bluedanube #milkglasslove
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You had me at navy and kelly green, the minute I walked in the door. My happy place - the living area of The Trellis House in Ogunquit, Maine. Laurence and Glen have curated a stunningly bright, colorful, coastal retreat. It's my safe haven every fall. Link in my bio to take a tour.

You had me at navy and kelly green, the minute I walked in the door. My happy place - the living area of The Trellis House in Ogunquit, Maine. Laurence and Glen have curated a stunningly bright, colorful, coastal retreat. It's my safe haven every fall. Link in my bio to take a tour. ...

Meet my Popsicle Fizz. Such a family friendly sip - it's easy to make with 🍈 lime Topo Chico and your favorite🍓 fruit flavored Popsicle.

Fill your glass half way with the Topo then pop in your pop! Watch the fizz and taste summer in a glass.

Meet my Popsicle Fizz. Such a family friendly sip - it's easy to make with 🍈 lime Topo Chico and your favorite🍓 fruit flavored Popsicle.

Fill your glass half way with the Topo then pop in your pop! Watch the fizz and taste summer in a glass.
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The pool is almost warm enough for a dip but that's not stopping us from lazy days and bubbly sips. Happy weekend! 🇺🇸❤🤍💙

The pool is almost warm enough for a dip but that's not stopping us from lazy days and bubbly sips. Happy weekend! 🇺🇸❤🤍💙 ...

Say hello to the Shirley Temple cake. A rich, buttery poundcake with 7Up, lemon extract and maraschino cherries. 🍒

I loved sipping The Shirley when I'd accompany my parents to dinner. This cake brings back fun memories. Wouldn't this cake be pretty sitting on a milkglass cake stand at your Memorial Day party? 🇺🇸

The recipe is in my bio.

Say hello to the Shirley Temple cake. A rich, buttery poundcake with 7Up, lemon extract and maraschino cherries. 🍒

I loved sipping The Shirley when I'd accompany my parents to dinner. This cake brings back fun memories. Wouldn't this cake be pretty sitting on a milkglass cake stand at your Memorial Day party? 🇺🇸

The recipe is in my bio.
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Summer beckons the sea. Sea glass,  flickering candles, and wicker baskets filled with shells from a day at the shore.

I love curating a tablescape that evokes memories of vacations past. Your tablescape should delight all the senses.

Visit my bio to shop my @liketoknow.it for inspired shopping. #liketoknowit

Summer beckons the sea. Sea glass, flickering candles, and wicker baskets filled with shells from a day at the shore.

I love curating a tablescape that evokes memories of vacations past. Your tablescape should delight all the senses.

Visit my bio to shop my @liketoknow.it for inspired shopping. #liketoknowit
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Fort Worth maker giveaway! I've partnered with @que_chula_fw to gift one lucky person a free set of three gorgeous travel bags meticulously handmade from Puebla Mexican dresses.

Here's how to win:

🏵 Like and save this post
🏵 Follow @homewithatwist, @que_chula_fw and @themarketatridglea 
🏵 Tag a friend you know who would love these bags

We will randomly chose one winner to gift the set of travel bags. Must live in the contiguous U.S. to enter. Bags will be mailed to you.

All entries must be received by Tuesday, May 25, 10 p.m. CT.  How cute!

Fort Worth maker giveaway! I've partnered with @que_chula_fw to gift one lucky person a free set of three gorgeous travel bags meticulously handmade from Puebla Mexican dresses.

Here's how to win:

🏵 Like and save this post
🏵 Follow @homewithatwist, @que_chula_fw and @themarketatridglea
🏵 Tag a friend you know who would love these bags

We will randomly chose one winner to gift the set of travel bags. Must live in the contiguous U.S. to enter. Bags will be mailed to you.

All entries must be received by Tuesday, May 25, 10 p.m. CT. How cute!
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Happy Sunday! I'm still pinching myself when I  remember how wonderful it was to gather with the people I love to celebrate my completion of my graduate degree.

Our outdoor patio is the best space to be with friends and I look forward to a spectacular summer of enjoying the sunshine. #stylingmynest

📸 @rebekahbyrnephotography

Happy Sunday! I'm still pinching myself when I remember how wonderful it was to gather with the people I love to celebrate my completion of my graduate degree.

Our outdoor patio is the best space to be with friends and I look forward to a spectacular summer of enjoying the sunshine. #stylingmynest

📸 @rebekahbyrnephotography
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🌻 Good Saturday morning. Lately I've enjoyed keeping flowers on my coffee tray. Silver spoons, café au lait cups, and a jar of raw sugar nestled on a silver tray greet me with a smile as I sip my first cuppa of the day.☕

Have you watched my reel sharing the secrets to long-lasting hydrangeas? The hydrangeas in the photo are over a week old!

🌻 Good Saturday morning. Lately I've enjoyed keeping flowers on my coffee tray. Silver spoons, café au lait cups, and a jar of raw sugar nestled on a silver tray greet me with a smile as I sip my first cuppa of the day.☕

Have you watched my reel sharing the secrets to long-lasting hydrangeas? The hydrangeas in the photo are over a week old!
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I love the power of connections through social media. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lydia Guajardo Rickard the creative genius behind @que_chula_fw handmade goods.

Inspired by the hand-embroidered traditions of Puebla dresses of her youth, Lydia creates unique one-of-a-kind purses, bags, and accessories. Visit my bio to see some of her creations available at @themarketatridglea including darling headbands like the one I'm wearing! She makes TCU purple ones, too! Think Go Purple Fridays!

I love the power of connections through social media. I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lydia Guajardo Rickard the creative genius behind @que_chula_fw handmade goods.

Inspired by the hand-embroidered traditions of Puebla dresses of her youth, Lydia creates unique one-of-a-kind purses, bags, and accessories. Visit my bio to see some of her creations available at @themarketatridglea including darling headbands like the one I'm wearing! She makes TCU purple ones, too! Think Go Purple Fridays!
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I have a passion for color especially when it comes to wallpaper.

Tucked under the stairs our powder room features gold and turquoise blue palm leaf wallpaper. It's the perfect backdrop to our gallery of watercolor paintings by my father-in-law. I like to think of this space as an unexpected jewel box.

I have a passion for color especially when it comes to wallpaper.

Tucked under the stairs our powder room features gold and turquoise blue palm leaf wallpaper. It's the perfect backdrop to our gallery of watercolor paintings by my father-in-law. I like to think of this space as an unexpected jewel box.
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I love setting a table that says, "Hello, please sit here!" like today's #tuesdaytablescape. My friend Lydia the artistic genius of @que_chula_fw created the charming shell napkin rings and I just adore them. You must check out her space @themarketatridglea.

🐝 Buzz over to @amymontgomeryhome for my buzzy bee table runner! Link in my @liketoknow.it
in my bio for more tablescape shopping.

I love setting a table that says, "Hello, please sit here!" like today's #tuesdaytablescape. My friend Lydia the artistic genius of @que_chula_fw created the charming shell napkin rings and I just adore them. You must check out her space @themarketatridglea.

🐝 Buzz over to @amymontgomeryhome for my buzzy bee table runner! Link in my @liketoknow.it
in my bio for more tablescape shopping.
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Here's my man through thick and thin. The gardener, the proof reader, the best dad and husband, and he can play the bagpipes like it's easy. I love my life but it's even better with him by my side.

📸@rebekahbyrnephotography

Here's my man through thick and thin. The gardener, the proof reader, the best dad and husband, and he can play the bagpipes like it's easy. I love my life but it's even better with him by my side.

📸@rebekahbyrnephotography
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Go big or go home. That's my motto when it comes to this fab light fixture in my ladies lounge. 

It's quirky and a conversation piece when guests walk in the door. Life's to short to not make it meaningful. Decorate your home in ways that make you smile. Pile the books, add a splash of animal print and mix the vintage with the modern.

Go big or go home. That's my motto when it comes to this fab light fixture in my ladies lounge.

It's quirky and a conversation piece when guests walk in the door. Life's to short to not make it meaningful. Decorate your home in ways that make you smile. Pile the books, add a splash of animal print and mix the vintage with the modern.
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When you give a girl a cookie...You know you've made it to the top when someone makes you a cookie look-a-like.

My dear friend Benjie @georgiegirlbakeshop made these for my graduation from TCU. When her sweet husband dropped them off, I opened the box and saw myself! I haven't stopped smiling since! 👩‍🎓🎓💜

📸@georgiegirlbakeshop

When you give a girl a cookie...You know you've made it to the top when someone makes you a cookie look-a-like.

My dear friend Benjie @georgiegirlbakeshop made these for my graduation from TCU. When her sweet husband dropped them off, I opened the box and saw myself! I haven't stopped smiling since! 👩‍🎓🎓💜

📸@georgiegirlbakeshop
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🌞🌞🌞 Nothing says summer like the color orange! I couldn't resist the ranunculus from Trader Joe's to create this centerpiece using my blue Chinoiserie vase. Tiny bowls are perfect for blooms like mums and Gerber daisies.

🌞🌞🌞 Nothing says summer like the color orange! I couldn't resist the ranunculus from Trader Joe's to create this centerpiece using my blue Chinoiserie vase. Tiny bowls are perfect for blooms like mums and Gerber daisies. ...

It's porch party season! I love gathering with friends on our patio. Here's a 𝒔𝒕𝒚𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒑 - use white tablecloths and dishware then add color with napkins and flowers!

It's porch party season! I love gathering with friends on our patio. Here's a 𝒔𝒕𝒚𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒑 - use white tablecloths and dishware then add color with napkins and flowers! ...

Ta da! I am so thankful to my family, friends and co-workers who encouraged and cheered me to the finish line.

I am grateful to TCU for their support of employees pursuing advanced degrees. TCU has been my home for almost twenty five years and it's truly the best place to learn, work and play. 

Now I am popping champagne and reading books for fun! #nomorewritingpapers

Ta da! I am so thankful to my family, friends and co-workers who encouraged and cheered me to the finish line.

I am grateful to TCU for their support of employees pursuing advanced degrees. TCU has been my home for almost twenty five years and it's truly the best place to learn, work and play.

Now I am popping champagne and reading books for fun! #nomorewritingpapers
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Four more sleeps until the big day! #FrogforLife

📸@rebekahbyrnephotography

Four more sleeps until the big day! #FrogforLife

📸@rebekahbyrnephotography
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Good Saturday! It may be rainy here in Fort Worth but it is sunny inside Keeping Up with the Joneses. Nestled in the Village of 6333 on Camp Bowie is a jewel box of a boutique filled with spring dresses and accessories for graduation ceremonies and Mother's Day. 

My favorites - this blue and white Chinoiserie day dress. Remember our Grandmother's housecoat? Well this is her modern twist. I'm living in this dress all summer - cool and comfy.

Check out my blog post in the link for photos of dresses, accessories and gifts in store waiting just for you. Tell Judy Mrs. Twist sent you!

Good Saturday! It may be rainy here in Fort Worth but it is sunny inside Keeping Up with the Joneses. Nestled in the Village of 6333 on Camp Bowie is a jewel box of a boutique filled with spring dresses and accessories for graduation ceremonies and Mother's Day.

My favorites - this blue and white Chinoiserie day dress. Remember our Grandmother's housecoat? Well this is her modern twist. I'm living in this dress all summer - cool and comfy.

Check out my blog post in the link for photos of dresses, accessories and gifts in store waiting just for you. Tell Judy Mrs. Twist sent you!
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Two weeks from today!  I am so excited to receive my diploma for completion of my MLA  from @texaschristianuniversity. I've checked all the boxes: Alumna x 2, parent, student and employee. I've grown up in many ways on the TCU campus, but this moment is the frosting on the cake!  You are never too old to learn something new. 👩‍🎓🥂🍾

Two weeks from today! I am so excited to receive my diploma for completion of my MLA from @texaschristianuniversity. I've checked all the boxes: Alumna x 2, parent, student and employee. I've grown up in many ways on the TCU campus, but this moment is the frosting on the cake! You are never too old to learn something new. 👩‍🎓🥂🍾 ...

Hi everyone! I'm Melissa and welcome to my little space where I share all things home, food and fun as well as on my blog Home with a Twist. I am a Fort Worth gal sharing everything my mother taught me but with my own modern Twist - decorating with color, a splash of animal print and always something vintage. Hospitality is in my DNA! 

#GenXtraDecor is all about traditional decor with a twist, all things Chinoiserie, & embracing the maximalist design style. And I happy to announce that the ladies of #GenXtraDecor have invited me to be their Co-Host this week!
If you would like to be featured as a #GenXtraDecor Co-Host, just use the hashtag in your original photos and make sure you are following all the Hosts:
@drbdesignco 
@pm_fine_art 
@roomtonicdecor 
@thealluringhome 
@thefancyfoo 
@thehouseofhanbury 
@thethriftydebutante

Hi everyone! I'm Melissa and welcome to my little space where I share all things home, food and fun as well as on my blog Home with a Twist. I am a Fort Worth gal sharing everything my mother taught me but with my own modern Twist - decorating with color, a splash of animal print and always something vintage. Hospitality is in my DNA!

#GenXtraDecor is all about traditional decor with a twist, all things Chinoiserie, & embracing the maximalist design style. And I happy to announce that the ladies of #GenXtraDecor have invited me to be their Co-Host this week!
If you would like to be featured as a #GenXtraDecor Co-Host, just use the hashtag in your original photos and make sure you are following all the Hosts:
@drbdesignco 
@pm_fine_art 
@roomtonicdecor 
@thealluringhome 
@thefancyfoo 
@thehouseofhanbury 
@thethriftydebutante
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A tablescape doesn't have to always show a dinner table. By definition a tablescape is an artistic arrangement of found and collected objects. Red roses fresh picked from my garden early this morning. A vintage painting I love created by my sister circa late 60s. And always a dish of candy. A tablescape tells a story without words.

A tablescape doesn't have to always show a dinner table. By definition a tablescape is an artistic arrangement of found and collected objects. Red roses fresh picked from my garden early this morning. A vintage painting I love created by my sister circa late 60s. And always a dish of candy. A tablescape tells a story without words. ...

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