Posts by: Alyssa Hawkins

Holly Berry Tablescape for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but at my house eating is just as important as the presents come Christmas Day! My Momma always taught me presentation is important. For yourself, your gifts, and your dining room. A lot of things…

Recipe: Mexican-style Street Corn

Having just returned from a spectacular 4-day trip to/from Napa Valley a lil’ over a week ago, I am still basking in the post vacation giddiness that comes with  thinking back on the inside jokes that sprang from too much…

Distressed Painting for Any DIY Level

I am currently in LOVE the distressed/vintage/aged look of things these days. Doesn’t matter what it is – from dressers and buffets to photo frames and magazine baskets. I am totally and undeniably addicted to Pinterest and have tons of favorite craft…

Black: Design on the “Dark Side”

From the starless skies of an urban landscape to the menacing raven in Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, the color black inspires vivid thoughts and emotions. And I, for one, am obsessed with it! This shade immortalized the characteristics of…

Orange: from Bright to Warm And Cozy

The time for beach vacations and warm sunny weather has come and gone. Comfy sweaters have hit the racks and a bowl of hot, steamy soup is starting to look more and more appetizing. Fall is here and orange hues…

Labor Day Sweetness for Any Shindig

What will you be celebrating this Labor Day? Probably the most versatile of holidays, Labor Day really does offer something for everyone. Whether you’re kicking off the Fall season,  planning a summer sendoff, kick starting Fall football or simply supporting…

Sweet Summertime Dessert Treats

Finally, we’ve hit the heart of summer here in the south, and the heat and humidity are in full force! And while this heat has slowed me down in some areas, the kitchen is certainly not one of them. Most…