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Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Lean into Winter in 425 Magazine

Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   We’re brightening up the short winter days and  warming up the cold winter nights in the pages of   Image ~ 425 Magazine, Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   425 Magazine in this FIRST issue of 2017! I’m SO excited to be contributing to each and every  issue as...
Delish Entertaining Helper for the Busy Holiday Hostess - Do CHEVOO!

Delish Entertaining Helper for the Busy Holiday Hostess – Do CHEVOO!

      Come holiday time, it can be a challenge to do it ALL!  CHEVOO is one of my go-to holiday hostess helpers!  It instantly transforms that holiday cheese platter into something special and makes the  impromptu holiday gathering a breeze! And it’s SO yummy!       CHEVOO is made from goat curd and...
Earthy and Beautiful last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

Earthy and Beautiful last Minute Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas on KING 5 Seattle

     G   A   T   H   E   R     Whether you are gathering for Thanksgiving  or Friendsgiving… There is STILL time to create a swoon worthy last minute tablescape! You can pick up all of the elements you need right at your local market!     For me, it’s...
Mini Give Thanks Herb Wreaths for your Thanksgiving Table

Mini Give Thanks Herb Wreaths for your Thanksgiving Table

  Here’s a simple  way to give your Thanksgiving table some fragrant, earthy and EASY   holiday goodness! Just whip up a few of my garden herb give thanks  mini place setting wreaths! * Start with some quick calligraphy on card stock paper. It doesn’t have to be perfect…as you can see!     * Trace a...
Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

Raise the Bar on your Halloween Entertaining

#mhartlifestyle  This morning I’m styling a festive yet seriously simple Halloween bar tray. A girls got to be ready when entertaining happens, right? So I pulled together simple bar touches like: a repurposed gin bottle turned floral vase with feathers and inexpensive fresh greens, a Halloween ornament carafe topper, mini bouquets, real and velvet pumpkins and...
Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

Keep Chill this Halloween with Designer Ice Cubes

#mhartlifestyle   I’m always looking for quick and simple ways to add a little inexpensive panache to my gatherings and these Halloween ice cubes are so CHILL!  Pardon the puns but they do the trick PLUS they’re a fun treat! The frosty All Hallows’ Eve creations are great for champagne cocktails or kids cups!    ...
DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

DIY Fall Floral No Carve Pumpkins in Seconds!

#mhartlifestyle A high wind storm is rolling toward the Seattle area and while most folks are stocking up on practical storm related supplies like batteries, candles, WATER… I am  creating pretty fresh floral no carve pumpkins!  Whaa?  They have a word for this, denial. Or perhaps, I’m simply creating my kind of calm before the storm....
Usher in FALL with a little Halloween Eerie Elegance in 425 Magazine!

Usher in FALL with a little Halloween Eerie Elegance in 425 Magazine!

  Brooke Clark Photography   Eerie elegance , that’s what I like to call this DARK Halloween  gathering straight from the pages of 425 Magazine’s fall issue! You can also call it…  CHEEP CREEP!  Yes, we’re getting creepy but keeping it classy, real and within budget thanks to a few Halloween tips & tricks  like: Spray painted foliage and...
A Beautiful Bridal Shower Soirée and Summer Send-Off

A Beautiful Bridal Shower Soirée and Summer Send-Off

Produced by Monica Hart Photographed by Rachel Coward    When a much loved rockstar niece like Gina Sacco  is getting married, she rates a fun, bridal shower to remember, surrounded by her best girlfriends and sisters!    Damon Bancroft Heilman and Gina are tying the knot in October 2016!       I had the honor...
DIY Floral Drink Tags - Bridal Shower Inspo!

DIY Floral Drink Tags – Bridal Shower Inspo!

   I may  have mentioned that I’m throwing a little Bridal Shower  for my awesome Niece! So excited! Get ready,  a BUNCH of bridal shower inspo heading your way…like these DIY fresh floral drink tags  made from glam Kate Spade drink coasters!     {LOVE} These are so quick & easy to make!  I’m going to...
Dahlias & Doilies ~ Bridal Shower Inspo!

Dahlias & Doilies ~ Bridal Shower Inspo!

  LOVE playing with pretty place setting ideas for any occasion but when that occasion is a BRIDAL shower well….that is a whole new level of entertaining playtime! J’adore the combo of my gorgeous garden Cafe Au Lait dinner plate dahlias and these  beautiful doilies from Crate and Barrel!!!      24 paper doilies to...
Ice Buckets with Flower Power - Summer Entertaining Guide

Ice Buckets with Flower Power – Summer Entertaining Guide

  If you are looking for an e a s y way to give your summer gatherings some pretty pizzazz… try this ~  GLAM ice buckets with serious Flower Power!  Yes, I’m back with more of my summer entertaining guide :)  I mean c’mon…who doesn’t love a gorgeous Grenache Rosé on a hot summer day, right?  L’Ecole...