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Setting the Perfect Spring Brunch Table

Now that spring is finally here (at least officially), let’s talk brunch! It seems that there are so many brunch-worthy occasions over the spring months between Easter, Mother’s Day, bridal showers and just the joy of sunshine and birds chirping, so I couldn’t resist pulling together a fresh and colorful spring brunch table to share with you. As I was deciding on the color palette and other pieces, I was inspired by the P-touch Embellish Ribbon and Tape Printer to create a few sweet little details to really bring things to life. I also picked up big bunches of alstroemeria and daffodils at the grocery store and tucked them into pretty planters, then layered marble patterned plates with jute chargers, the prettiest peach and gold flatware, and colorful napkins to make things feel special and festive, without involving a ton of prep work. Brunch is about coming together with people you love to share an hour or two of food, mimosas and laughter, not about spending hours stressing out over setting the table. You can work with the pieces you already own, layer in a few touches created with the P-touch Embellish and you’ll have the perfect brunch table set and ready to go when friends arrive!

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How to Keep Flowers Fresh for Longer

This time of year I almost always have fresh cut flowers around the house. It’s almost a little crazy just how happy a big bunch of blooms in the center of the dining room table or tucked on the mantle can make me. Now that the snow is finally gone and the screen doors have been opened up, flowers around the house really drives home that spring vibe and they make me insanely happy. I get a lot of questions from friends about how I take care of cut flowers and I’ve shared them before here, but it seemed like a good time to revisit my favorite easy tips for how to keep flowers fresh, alive and perky for as long as possible. Any other tricks you can share with me? Fill me in!

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The Things I Loved This Week

Well, friends, tomorrow is my birthday! And is the case at least 50% of the time, it’s supposed to be cold and possibly even snowy tomorrow. (The other 50% of the time it’s 70 and feels like a heat wave. Ahhhh, April in upstate New York!) So while I’m anticipating a birthday that feels very little like spring at all and should be rather gray, I’m channeling all of the bright, happy spring-like things today in the run up to Easter in a couple weeks.

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15 DIY Ideas to Cure Spring Fever

Rumor has it that spring is just a couple of weeks out, although truth is we typically don’t see real spring until at least April here in our neck of the woods in the northeast. Even though it has been about 15° every day so far this week (actually not an exaggeration), I am definitely starting to get that spring itch. The one where I want to throw open the windows, scrub every last inch of the house, spend an afternoon arranging plants in little pots, painting a room a fresh new color, changing out all the linens and generally just freshening things up. Basically, I’ve got spring fever.

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Welcome Spring with Tacos + Cocktails

This post was sponsored by Simply Beverages. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously allow The Sweetest Occasion to keep on keepin’ on! Turns out, February was the coldest months on record ever for our area. We’re talking more than 20 days of below zero temperatures and only a single day that even …

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Pretty Spring Wedding Inspiration

Now that spring is officially here, I’m more obsessed with sunshine and blue skies than ever before. And pretty little tables perfect for a sweet spring wedding or a cheerful Easter brunch. Bright yellow craspedia paired with crisp white linens and preppy navy accents feels both casual yet elegant. I love the combination of bleached …

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Spring Tablescape from Dandelion & Grey

The simple fact of the matter is that I’m quickly falling head over heels for my latest blog obsession Dandelion & Grey. This stunning spring tablescape that Erin posted yesterday may have just sealed the deal. The fresh melon-colored tulips and mismatched china and linens are so pretty and perfect for spring. Erin is sharing …

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Green and Brown Wedding Inspiration

Yet another completely inspiring real wedding featured as an inspiration board from Anne Ruthmann, this wedding is a stunning example of a classic green and brown color palette. I think this could easily be adapted to perfectly suit a fall wedding or a fresh and sunny spring wedding. I’m in love with these cute kraft …

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