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How to Care for Table Linens
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A few months ago we traveled to Marseille, France. We were there for the day, exploring the city on one of our stops with Princess Cruises! You can see more of our day here! I had to be selective on what I wanted to see, and being the Home Economics junkie that I am (it was […]

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The Tradition of Making Savon de Marseille Soap
DIY

Since fall is here and it’s apple picking season, we thought it would be fun to make some DIY green apple bath bombs to enjoy while soaking in a warm bath!! The green apple scent of these charming little apples is amazing and I love that they can be given as gifts too! And after a […]

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DIY Green Apple Bath Bombs
Living

If there is one essential oil I use the most, it’s lemon essential oil!! Everyone should keep a bottle of it around! There are SO many uses for it, from relieving stress to diluting a few drops in water for health or even removing odors. It’s also great to get the toughest, stickiest stains out!! […]

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11 ways to use Lemon Essential Oil
Living

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge Williams-Sonoma fan! I can just lose track of time shopping in-store or online. And I’ll drive hours just to go to the Williams-Sonoma outlet! Although I use several items from Williams-Sonoma, I’m sharing just a few that I adore and use almost everyday! Are there any must-have items from […]

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Williams-Sonoma Must-haves
Living

Happy New Year!! We’re starting the year out with a clean sweep! Over the past 6 months, I’ve been cleaning out every nook and cranny in my home and donating items to local organizations. I went through my closet and donated 13 bags of clothes! I can’t tell you how freeing and rejuvenating it is […]

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GLAD 31 IN 31 CHALLENGE
Living

We absolutely love our cast iron skillet and use it throughout the year! We make cakes, steaks, frittatas… you name it! When you first buy one, it needs to be properly seasoned! So here’s a fun guide we made showing you how to season a cast iron skillet!

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How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet
Living

Just like making coffee, there is an art to brewing the perfect cup of tea. Each variety requires a different time in which you leave the tea steeping in hot water. I learned the hard way when I hosted a party and forgot about the tea, so when it was time to serve, it was […]

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How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea
Be Inspired

Ahhh, the wonderful, beautiful and extremely versatile coconut. Seriously, can we love you anymore? From coconut milk, to flour to oil… it’s all so good, packed with nutrients, natural and a daily staple in our lives! And don’t just classify it as a summertime item, yes it’s tropical, but it has a million and one benefits […]

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Charming Friday Links: Coconuts forever!
Entertaining

Tulips are spring’s most coveted flower. Unlike other flowers, tulips continue to grow after being cut! They come in the most beautiful colors and look gorgeous alone in bud vases or even in a bucket. If you’ve ever seen parrot tulips, they are absolutely stunning. Using proper care for cut tulips can help them last a […]

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How to Care for Cut Tulips
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While strolling the charming streets of Charleston, I met the author of the alluring book, The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits. I’m a sucker for entertaining and etiquette books, so I purchased it and read the entire book on my plane ride home. It’s one of the best home/lifestyle books I’ve read in recent years. By […]

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Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
DIY

We’re a few days into the beginning of spring so I thought I’d bring a little of my Home Ec degree to Sugar and Charm today with a recipe for my favorite cleaning scrub and DIY scrub shaker to store it in! It’s a Sweet Orange Lavender scrub that I use more than any cleaning […]

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Recipe for a Sweet Orange Lavender Scrub
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Technically the first official day of spring is March 20th, but every year when we set our clocks forward it seems the longer days and warmer weather can’t wait around for the 20th and neither can I! So this year I’m ahead of the game and I’m ready to tackle my spring cleaning list. It’s […]

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Spring Cleaning Products
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This post is sponsored by Method, all opinions are my own… I admit it, right now all of my cleaning products are piled under the sink, with no organization whatsoever! So I’m cleaning out my cleaning cupboard (ha!) and putting together a “hostess cleaning kit” filled with the best, non-toxic cleaning products and cool accessories. It will […]

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Cleaning Kit for the Hostess
Eats & Drinks

I stumbled upon this genius “frost by numbers” chart from the Food Network and had to share! You can make all of those beautiful icing colors with just a basic box of food coloring! They tell you how many drops of each dye you’ll need to one cup of icing. Click here 

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frost by numbers
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Since I do a fair amount of baking, I thought I would share a few of my most used and must have tools. These are tools that I seem to use often and make my life easier when baking.  1. Kitchen Aid Mixer: Need I say more? This thing is my best friend in the […]

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s&c’s favorite baking tools
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I’ve kind of been lagging on the blogging this week! Too much to do around this place: Crafting, organizing, cleaning, assisting my hubby on set and shopping with Christine (which included a trip to a really icky-smelling thrift store! Ewww.) Anyway, I remembered a few days ago that Amy Sedaris has a new book coming […]

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