Four Ideas for Hosting Dinner al Fresco

Four Ideas for Hosting Dinner al Fresco

In Texas, we have a short window to enjoy meals outside on the patio before the weather is hot and muggy and the mosquitoes are the size of potatoes. Typically, it's April - June, then October through December. As soon as it's warm enough, we love to host dinner...

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How I’m Scheduling My 4-2-1 Gym Days

How I’m Scheduling My 4-2-1 Gym Days

Working out is like having sex (got you interested, didn't I). Once you're there, it's great and feels good, and you want to do it again! It's building up to that motivation, which is sometimes the challenge. In the last six months, I have not had the get-up-and-go...

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Vintage Inspired Lamb Cake with a Modern Twist

Vintage Inspired Lamb Cake with a Modern Twist

Growing up, I remember my Mother making a lamb cake in a Nordic Ware cake mold. To Daddy's delight, she covered it with seven-minute whipped frosting and a lovely coating of fluffy white coconut. She served it on top of her beautiful milk glass cake pedestal covered...

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Hospitality is in my DNA. I founded Home with a Twist, a daughter’s twist on her mother’s traditions, in memory of my mother to celebrate her life and the gifts she shared with me. Mother loved to celebrate life’s occasions – big and small.

She taught me how to prepare fabulous food, entertain guests with style and design a traditional home with a pop of color and a splash of animal print. Share my fondness of blending Mother’s mid-century style with a modern spin.

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Comment DILL and I'll send you this quick, healthy and delicious recipe for Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad. My mother made this all the time in the summer when Dill and Cucumber are growing like weeds in the garden.

It's the perfect side with anything grilled and can keep in the refrigerator for several days. Take with you for the next potluck supper.

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Comment DILL and I`ll send you this quick, healthy and delicious recipe for Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad. My mother made this all the time in the summer when Dill and Cucumber are growing like weeds in the garden.

It`s the perfect side with anything grilled and can keep in the refrigerator for several days. Take with you for the next potluck supper.

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Dinner on the patio - there's a small window of time in Texas where dining under the stars is magical. Here's my favorite ideas for an al Fresco dinner...

🍽 Light candles -  I love to place a tea light at each person's seat so the glow of the flame illuminates their face.

🍽 Using white dinner plates is the perfect neutral backdrop, so your food, flowers, and colorful napkins pop.

🍽 Serve a buffet. For this dinner, we prepared a taco bar with assorted meats and toppings.  Guests can serve themselves and go back for seconds.

🍽 Delicious Sips - We served Pomegranate Ranch Water. Oh, so pretty and delicious. I'll share the recipe in my stories.
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Dinner on the patio - there`s a small window of time in Texas where dining under the stars is magical. Here`s my favorite ideas for an al Fresco dinner...

🍽 Light candles - I love to place a tea light at each person`s seat so the glow of the flame illuminates their face.

🍽 Using white dinner plates is the perfect neutral backdrop, so your food, flowers, and colorful napkins pop.

🍽 Serve a buffet. For this dinner, we prepared a taco bar with assorted meats and toppings. Guests can serve themselves and go back for seconds.

🍽 Delicious Sips - We served Pomegranate Ranch Water. Oh, so pretty and delicious. I`ll share the recipe in my stories.
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🌸 Cue the pink confetti! What's it like when you're in a room filled with female entrepreneurs who come together for a day filled with amazing content? Energized - motivated - inspired!!

Thank you, Sara @simplysoutherncottage and Wendy @chairwhimsy, for your leadership and wisdom. Be sure to follow these gals and @p.i.n.k.creatives. They have a three day retreat coming up in October @thefrenchieroundtop! 🌸

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🌸 Cue the pink confetti! What`s it like when you`re in a room filled with female entrepreneurs who come together for a day filled with amazing content? Energized - motivated - inspired!!

Thank you, Sara @simplysoutherncottage and Wendy @chairwhimsy, for your leadership and wisdom. Be sure to follow these gals and @p.i.n.k.creatives. They have a three day retreat coming up in October @thefrenchieroundtop! 🌸

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Have you had a color analysis? I had such a fun time with @hoc.fortworth.lauren recently learning about the process to find my season.

I'm an autumn which means my best colors to wear are rich, warm, earthy and vibrant. It was eye opening to watch my face "pop" when Lauren draped me with my signature colors.

You leave with a portfolio of colors to use for shopping and I also selected my perfect shade of red 💄 lipstick.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you had a color analysis? I had such a fun time with @hoc.fortworth.lauren recently learning about the process to find my season.

I`m an autumn which means my best colors to wear are rich, warm, earthy and vibrant. It was eye opening to watch my face "pop" when Lauren draped me with my signature colors.

You leave with a portfolio of colors to use for shopping and I also selected my perfect shade of red 💄 lipstick.

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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⚘⚘I love rose garden season! Every morning I go outside with my clippers and bring inside the sweetest smelling @david_austin_roses.

I've got three crystal rose bowls from estate sales on rotation for fresh roses everyday. In a few month when the weather is warmer the zinnias will arrive! 🌼🌼

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#fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #graciouslivingstyle #preppygrandhome #cottagesandbungalows

⚘⚘I love rose garden season! Every morning I go outside with my clippers and bring inside the sweetest smelling @david_austin_roses.

I`ve got three crystal rose bowls from estate sales on rotation for fresh roses everyday. In a few month when the weather is warmer the zinnias will arrive! 🌼🌼

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My precious Phoebe hosted her first bridal shower with me yesterday and it made my heart glow. I loved seeing her spirit of hospitality in action as we worked together in the kitchen and as guests arrived.

My mother did the same with me - teaching me recipes, etiquette, and how to make people feel special. Now it's passed down to Phoebe.

Yesterday was also meaningful because the bride is the granddaughter of my high school teacher from 40 years ago. Mindy and I have stayed friends and now our girls are friends. How good is God!❤

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My precious Phoebe hosted her first bridal shower with me yesterday and it made my heart glow. I loved seeing her spirit of hospitality in action as we worked together in the kitchen and as guests arrived.

My mother did the same with me - teaching me recipes, etiquette, and how to make people feel special. Now it`s passed down to Phoebe.

Yesterday was also meaningful because the bride is the granddaughter of my high school teacher from 40 years ago. Mindy and I have stayed friends and now our girls are friends. How good is God!❤

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Pro- Tip 💐🏵🌼⚘ Don't let those gorgeous blooms droop in the car! Grab a bucket or ask the nice folks @traderjoes for one to transport your flowers in the car. They'll stay hydrated and beautiful until you get home. 🏡

If you don't need the bucket return it to the store at your next visit.

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Pro- Tip 💐🏵🌼⚘ Don`t let those gorgeous blooms droop in the car! Grab a bucket or ask the nice folks @traderjoes for one to transport your flowers in the car. They`ll stay hydrated and beautiful until you get home. 🏡

If you don`t need the bucket return it to the store at your next visit.

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I love walking my dog Hazel and I notice she always follows a path - the one most worn down and easiest to travel. Does that method always get us to our end goal? 

The road less taken may be daunting, but it's often the one that leads to extraordinary destinations. Will you dare to tread? Tell me your thoughts 👇👇

I love walking my dog Hazel and I notice she always follows a path - the one most worn down and easiest to travel. Does that method always get us to our end goal?

The road less taken may be daunting, but it`s often the one that leads to extraordinary destinations. Will you dare to tread? Tell me your thoughts 👇👇
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What a fun chat with best selling author Lian Dolan @liandolan to talk about her newest release The Marriage Sabbatical, her book tour and the event I'm hosting for her here in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 4. 

Comment BOOK and I'll send you the link to register for the Lunch with Lian event. We would love to see you!

What a fun chat with best selling author Lian Dolan @liandolan to talk about her newest release The Marriage Sabbatical, her book tour and the event I`m hosting for her here in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 4.

Comment BOOK and I`ll send you the link to register for the Lunch with Lian event. We would love to see you!
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Look no further for a charming spot to spend your vacation - The Villas at Spanish Court in Minden, Louisiana brought to you by Sara McDaniel @simplysoutherncottage. 

As seen in Cottages and Bungalows and American Farmhouse Style magazines, The Villas at Spanish Court were once the most state of the art multi-family dwellings in the state of Louisiana. After falling into a great state of disrepair, The Villas sat vacant for nearly forty years and were close to being lost forever.  Sara saw the beauty hiding beneath the rot and ruin to bring these historic villas back to life. 

On the way home from Laurel, Mississippi we bookec The Daisy room. Beautifully decorated, cozy and inviting - Sara has thought of everything to make sure your stay is 5-Stars. Tell her Melissa sent you.

Look no further for a charming spot to spend your vacation - The Villas at Spanish Court in Minden, Louisiana brought to you by Sara McDaniel @simplysoutherncottage.

As seen in Cottages and Bungalows and American Farmhouse Style magazines, The Villas at Spanish Court were once the most state of the art multi-family dwellings in the state of Louisiana. After falling into a great state of disrepair, The Villas sat vacant for nearly forty years and were close to being lost forever. Sara saw the beauty hiding beneath the rot and ruin to bring these historic villas back to life.

On the way home from Laurel, Mississippi we bookec The Daisy room. Beautifully decorated, cozy and inviting - Sara has thought of everything to make sure your stay is 5-Stars. Tell her Melissa sent you.
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We've planted a good bit of vegetables in our garden including radishes. 

Pro tip: After harvesting cut the green tops off and the roots then store in water. Your radishes will stay crisp and retain moisture.
Radishes are super healthy. For their size, radishes are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may fight cellular damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases. They are full of fiber but low in calories.
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We`ve planted a good bit of vegetables in our garden including radishes.

Pro tip: After harvesting cut the green tops off and the roots then store in water. Your radishes will stay crisp and retain moisture.
Radishes are super healthy. For their size, radishes are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may fight cellular damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases. They are full of fiber but low in calories.
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Nothing says Easter like a brown striped turtleneck sweater🤣. Circa 1967 at my Grandmother's. Weren't the best Easter celebrations at your Grandparents house? 

Have a blessed day with friends and family.

Nothing says Easter like a brown striped turtleneck sweater🤣. Circa 1967 at my Grandmother`s. Weren`t the best Easter celebrations at your Grandparents house?

Have a blessed day with friends and family.
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Laurel, Mississippi did not disappoint! This quintessential southern small town checked all the boxes!  Stunning historic homes, the not-to-miss Lauren Rogers Museum of Art @laurenrogersmoa, quaint stores with local goods, and the warmest hospitality. 

This self-guided walking tour is considered the largest, finest, and most intact collection of early 20th century architecture in Mississippi. It's definitely City Beautiful. P.S. I might just make this my second home.
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Laurel, Mississippi did not disappoint! This quintessential southern small town checked all the boxes! Stunning historic homes, the not-to-miss Lauren Rogers Museum of Art @laurenrogersmoa, quaint stores with local goods, and the warmest hospitality.

This self-guided walking tour is considered the largest, finest, and most intact collection of early 20th century architecture in Mississippi. It`s definitely City Beautiful. P.S. I might just make this my second home.
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Trevor was a big help when I put together mini centerpieces for a dinner party last night. He loves to be wherever I am and that makes me happy. #trevorthecatwhowearsbowties 

Flowers are from @traderjoes. I made six centerpieces for under $28. You can't beat their prices or high quality.
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Trevor was a big help when I put together mini centerpieces for a dinner party last night. He loves to be wherever I am and that makes me happy. #trevorthecatwhowearsbowties

Flowers are from @traderjoes. I made six centerpieces for under $28. You can`t beat their prices or high quality.
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What is your Easter tradition? Since my childhood, my mother would pull out her (now vintage) lamb cake mold to make the most beautiful confection with whipped snowy white frosting and coconut (Daddy's favorite). 

I still have Mother's cake pan (thanks to Sister), but my twist is covering lamby with flowers from from our garden - Spirea, Azaleas, and ranunculas. Read my latest blog post for the cake recipe or comment LAMB and I'll send you the link to read.🐑🐰
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#lovelyhomedecorhomes #homeandlifestyle

What is your Easter tradition? Since my childhood, my mother would pull out her (now vintage) lamb cake mold to make the most beautiful confection with whipped snowy white frosting and coconut (Daddy`s favorite).

I still have Mother`s cake pan (thanks to Sister), but my twist is covering lamby with flowers from from our garden - Spirea, Azaleas, and ranunculas. Read my latest blog post for the cake recipe or comment LAMB and I`ll send you the link to read.🐑🐰
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It's spring cleaning - it started with carpet cleaning, then helping Mr. Twist clean out his office, now we have painters here. Jesus take wheel! It will be nice once it's done...but Lordy it's a mess. Happy Sunday!

Quiz: Maureen McGovern sang this popular theme song of 70s disaster film _______?👇
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It`s spring cleaning - it started with carpet cleaning, then helping Mr. Twist clean out his office, now we have painters here. Jesus take wheel! It will be nice once it`s done...but Lordy it`s a mess. Happy Sunday!

Quiz: Maureen McGovern sang this popular theme song of 70s disaster film _______?👇
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Growing up we had a hedge of Spirea "Bridal Wreath" in our backyard. My mother would cut branches for me and I'd pretend I was a bride. 

When I realized we had Spirea in our garden it made me so happy. I cut branches before our rain storm yesterday and put them in water. They have a light, sweet scent and remind me of my childhood.

Growing up we had a hedge of Spirea "Bridal Wreath" in our backyard. My mother would cut branches for me and I`d pretend I was a bride.

When I realized we had Spirea in our garden it made me so happy. I cut branches before our rain storm yesterday and put them in water. They have a light, sweet scent and remind me of my childhood.
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🍀🍀Such a cute spring outfit of the day for St. Patrick's Day!

Shamrock gingham top is from @spiritdress. I love all her tops. Use code BLOOM for $12 off all tops!

The cropped jeans are @kimgravel @qvc and the mini rattan tote is from @target. 

Comment LINK and I'll send you all the links for shopping from my @shop.ltk.

Happy St.Patricks Day!🍀🍀
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🍀🍀Such a cute spring outfit of the day for St. Patrick`s Day!

Shamrock gingham top is from @spiritdress. I love all her tops. Use code BLOOM for $12 off all tops!

The cropped jeans are @kimgravel @qvc and the mini rattan tote is from @target.

Comment LINK and I`ll send you all the links for shopping from my @shop.ltk.

Happy St.Patricks Day!🍀🍀
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#tradwithatwist #curatedlife #showmeyourstyled
#springfashion2024 #springstyleinspo #midlifeblogger #midlifeinfluencers #coastalgrandmother #coastalgrandmotheraesthetic #coastalgrandmotherstyle #coastalgrandmotherchic #springwardrobe #springcloset #southernstylecelebrations
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🥕🥕 I've rounded up so many fun ideas for Easter on my new blog post today - tablescape inspiration, recipes and FREE placecards.

Comment EASTER and I'll send you the link or visit www.homewithatwist.com. 🐑 🐰 🥕
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#southernstylecelebrations #downhomestateofmind  #tablescapetuesday #eastetdecorideas

🥕🥕 I`ve rounded up so many fun ideas for Easter on my new blog post today - tablescape inspiration, recipes and FREE placecards.

Comment EASTER and I`ll send you the link or visit www.homewithatwist.com. 🐑 🐰 🥕
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I love these women! My book club brings me joy being in fellowship and sharing thoughts and ideas in a safe community. I wish all women had a place they could go to feel loved.
#internationalwomensday

Comment BOOK and I send you information on my monthly book club gatherings. We'd love to have you join us.

I love these women! My book club brings me joy being in fellowship and sharing thoughts and ideas in a safe community. I wish all women had a place they could go to feel loved.
#internationalwomensday

Comment BOOK and I send you information on my monthly book club gatherings. We`d love to have you join us.
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Join us for A Brown House Creative retreat May 30 - June 2 in beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas. You'll make new friends, relax at the beautiful Engage Creative Retreat Center, eat fabulous food and bring home crafts you made! Comment CRAFT and I'll send you all the details - use code TWISTY when you register for 10% off your registration fee!
@abrownhousedesigns

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#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #fortwortheats #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle  #fortworthfood #locallifestyle #fortworthliving #benbrook

Join us for A Brown House Creative retreat May 30 - June 2 in beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas. You`ll make new friends, relax at the beautiful Engage Creative Retreat Center, eat fabulous food and bring home crafts you made! Comment CRAFT and I`ll send you all the details - use code TWISTY when you register for 10% off your registration fee!
@abrownhousedesigns

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#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #fortwortheats #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle  #fortworthfood #locallifestyle #fortworthliving #benbrook
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RECIPE BELOW - Three Pepper Pork Tenderloin 👇

1 lb pork Tenderloin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper 
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed (I live garlic so I put in 5 cloves)
Non stick spray

Cut pork crosswise into 12 slices. Place each pork slice between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using the heel of your hand or a meat mallet.

Combine paprika and next nine ingredients; rub over both sides of pork slices. Grill for no more than 3-4 minutes per side.

RECIPE BELOW - Three Pepper Pork Tenderloin 👇

1 lb pork Tenderloin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed (I live garlic so I put in 5 cloves)
Non stick spray

Cut pork crosswise into 12 slices. Place each pork slice between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/4-inch thickness using the heel of your hand or a meat mallet.

Combine paprika and next nine ingredients; rub over both sides of pork slices. Grill for no more than 3-4 minutes per side.
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Happy Sunday. I had to share this video I took during a UMW women's faith retreat I took a few weekends ago. I gifted myself this time away in quiet for reflection and restoration. 

Whatever is on your heart today - God delights in you relying on Him to help you through it.

Happy Sunday. I had to share this video I took during a UMW women`s faith retreat I took a few weekends ago. I gifted myself this time away in quiet for reflection and restoration.

Whatever is on your heart today - God delights in you relying on Him to help you through it.
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So many classic spring basics @oldnavy right now!  Comment SPRING and I'll send you a shopping link. Here's my tips👇

🍀 Use mannequins as inspiration 
🍀Must-have a boyfriend shirt and monogram it. Wear it open with tshirt or a swim cover up 
🍀 Always check the online price. I saved $$ when I showed the price online vs in store.

I can't wait for spring!
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#homewithatwist #southernbloggers #aarp #traditionalwithatwist #midlifeblogger #southernblogger #fortworthbloggers #southernhospitality #southernladymag 
#thingsilove #collectabeautifullife
#tradwithatwist #curatedlife #showmeyourstyled
#springfashion2024 #springstyleinspo #midlifeblogger #midlifeinfluencers #coastalgrandmother #coastalgrandmotheraesthetic #coastalgrandmotherstyle #coastalgrandmotherchic #springwardrobe #springcloset #southernstylecelebrations 
#agepositive #aarpthegirlfriend  #westfortworthlifestyle #classicstyles

So many classic spring basics @oldnavy right now! Comment SPRING and I`ll send you a shopping link. Here`s my tips👇

🍀 Use mannequins as inspiration
🍀Must-have a boyfriend shirt and monogram it. Wear it open with tshirt or a swim cover up
🍀 Always check the online price. I saved $$ when I showed the price online vs in store.

I can`t wait for spring!
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#thingsilove #collectabeautifullife
#tradwithatwist #curatedlife #showmeyourstyled
#springfashion2024 #springstyleinspo #midlifeblogger #midlifeinfluencers #coastalgrandmother #coastalgrandmotheraesthetic #coastalgrandmotherstyle #coastalgrandmotherchic #springwardrobe #springcloset #southernstylecelebrations
#agepositive #aarpthegirlfriend  #westfortworthlifestyle #classicstyles
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In 2007 my mother had a stroke and in an instant my life changed. Since 1924 the American Heart Association @american_heart has raised awareness and provided education and resources. February is dedicated toward womens cardiovascular disease. 

Comment HEART and I'll share my personal story and resources.

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#AHAboldhearts #nationoflifesavers #wellbeingworksbetter #heartmonth #wellnessadvocate #wellnesswins #wellnesswarriors #wellnesstips #womenshealthmatters #womenshealthcare #hearthealthy

In 2007 my mother had a stroke and in an instant my life changed. Since 1924 the American Heart Association @american_heart has raised awareness and provided education and resources. February is dedicated toward womens cardiovascular disease.

Comment HEART and I`ll share my personal story and resources.

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#AHAboldhearts #nationoflifesavers #wellbeingworksbetter #heartmonth #wellnessadvocate #wellnesswins #wellnesswarriors #wellnesstips #womenshealthmatters #womenshealthcare #hearthealthy
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Tip-toe through the Tulips @texas.tulips. Mr. Twist and I had a fun day at their pick-your- own tulip farm. Rows and rows of every color tulip imaginable and there's still MORE tulips that haven't yet bloomed!

🌷🌷Comment TULIP and I'll send you all the details.

Tip-toe through the Tulips @texas.tulips. Mr. Twist and I had a fun day at their pick-your- own tulip farm. Rows and rows of every color tulip imaginable and there`s still MORE tulips that haven`t yet bloomed!

🌷🌷Comment TULIP and I`ll send you all the details.
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Be sure to check out @benbrookgolf. We had so much fun on our group date night. Our neighbors for 17 years have gathered in joyous times and in sorrow. Regardless we always laugh and celebrate how good fortune of friendship!

$10 per person for 18 holes! The girls won BTW. No surprise😀

#homewithatwist #girlfriendship #girlfriendsofinstagran #makingfriends #makingfriendseverywhete #beafriend #fortworthinfluencer #fortworthblogger #fwtxbloggers #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #fortwortheats #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle  #fortworthfood #locallifestyle #fortworthliving #benbrook

Be sure to check out @benbrookgolf. We had so much fun on our group date night. Our neighbors for 17 years have gathered in joyous times and in sorrow. Regardless we always laugh and celebrate how good fortune of friendship!

$10 per person for 18 holes! The girls won BTW. No surprise😀

#homewithatwist #girlfriendship #girlfriendsofinstagran #makingfriends #makingfriendseverywhete #beafriend #fortworthinfluencer #fortworthblogger #fwtxbloggers #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #fortwortheats #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle  #fortworthfood #locallifestyle #fortworthliving #benbrook
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I'm dreaming of this Bunny Mellon-inspired space from the @kbshowhouse last fall designed by @cathykincaidinteriors. What would you create here at that desk?

A lady’s library and sitting room is a place for refuge, reflection, inspiration, and even a cozy cushion for your furry friend.

This light filled space is adorned with swoon-worthy painted floors, pretty fabrics, antique textiles, and live topiaries. I love it all.

I`m dreaming of this Bunny Mellon-inspired space from the @kbshowhouse last fall designed by @cathykincaidinteriors. What would you create here at that desk?

A lady’s library and sitting room is a place for refuge, reflection, inspiration, and even a cozy cushion for your furry friend.

This light filled space is adorned with swoon-worthy painted floors, pretty fabrics, antique textiles, and live topiaries. I love it all.
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Don't judge a book by it's cover. Blind date with a book is such a clever way to engage readers.

A wrapped or disguised book, conceals its title and author and allows readers to explore new genres, authors, and stories without any preconceived notions. What a delightful surprise! Try this idea at your next book club. Thank you @ftworthlibrary for the inspiring idea!

Don`t judge a book by it`s cover. Blind date with a book is such a clever way to engage readers.

A wrapped or disguised book, conceals its title and author and allows readers to explore new genres, authors, and stories without any preconceived notions. What a delightful surprise! Try this idea at your next book club. Thank you @ftworthlibrary for the inspiring idea!
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