Posts by: Alyssa Hawkins

A Fourth of July Picnic

The 4th of July is a special time of the year when friends and family gather for hamburgers, hotdogs, popsicles, apple pie, and to celebrate everything American, red, white, and blue. While these famous classics are hard to beat for…

3 Ways to Love Your Yard this Summer

Warm summer days and breezy, starry nights are just a few of the things that might be luring you and your family outdoors over the next few months. A little bit of work and a lot of imagination could help transform…

Turn Heads with Shades of Blush

Hot on the runway and so cool in home design, all things pink are taking the world by storm this season. Creamy corals and romantic shades of blush pair perfectly with soft grays and vibrant rain forest green—making them the…

Four Home Decorating Trends for Spring

1. Pastels with Edge Sorry, Steel Magnolias fans, but “blush” and “bashful” are getting a vibrant new edge in 2015! Pairing soft babydoll hues with bright pops of color will result in creating real wow-factor and freshness to your home….

Top Picks for Easter Entertainment

Dying eggs is one of my family’s favorite Easter time traditions! We can hardly wait to see the finished product after dipping, striping and sometimes even sprinkling them with glitter. (Oh my!)  In addition to participating in this long-standing tradition,…

Fast and Healthy 20-Minute Meals

Winter weather is in full swing and has brought with it to my house an unexpected consequence—lack of motivation. (The first step in resolving a problem is to recognize it, right?) Shorter days and freezing temperatures have seemingly sucked the…

Favorite Party Sandwiches

Everyone loves a party! It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a shower, house party or just a get together with a few friends, party sandwiches are the way to go! They are the perfect filling finger food. I like…

Refresh Your Space for Less (Part 2)

Looking for even more ways to update your home without making a large dent in your bank account? It may take some thoughtful planning, but small, budget-friendly updates can breathe new life into a home while giving you a charming…