One Dress – Three Different Ways

One Dress – Three Different Ways

I recently purchased the perfect dress I wore for my daughter's graduation from TCU for her Master's degree. I know we are all trying to maximize our dollars in our wardrobe so I thought it would be fun to share three ways you can wear your dress. My dress is selling...

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History of the Keeping Room and a Look at Mine

History of the Keeping Room and a Look at Mine

I have done a lot of redecorating in the last few months. I purchased a few vintage pieces, moved furniture around the house, and finally hung a collection of plates with new art I found during a trip to Laurel, Mississippi. It's fun repurposing what you have without...

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Host a Baby Shower with a Twist

Host a Baby Shower with a Twist

I love to host baby and wedding showers. It's so fun to watch the bride or mother-to-be open gifts and hear the oohs and ahhs. I had the great fortune in early 2020 (before the pandemic) to host a bridal shower for my friend Gina's then-future daughter-in-law and,...

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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.

Mrs. Twist Takes on Instagram

Enjoying a gorgeous getaway to @vidanta in the Mayan Riveria with my besties. One thousand acres of lush jungles with wildlife, the largest pool in Latin America, and the most welcoming staff I've encountered. It's paradise.
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Enjoying a gorgeous getaway to @vidanta in the Mayan Riveria with my besties. One thousand acres of lush jungles with wildlife, the largest pool in Latin America, and the most welcoming staff I`ve encountered. It`s paradise.
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Xtrema brings you cookware that lasts for generations. Non-toxic, sustainable, worry-free, all ceramic. Their family-owned business cares about bringing you safe and versatile cookware and bakeware.

Xtrema withstands extreme temperatures making it perfect for the grill, fire, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It's also stain proof and scratch resistant.

I'm using their muffin pan to bake lemon blueberry muffins. They came out evenly browned and perfectly done.

Comment COOK, and I'll send you my @shop.ltk exclusive shopping app to see all my favorite products. Use PROMO code HWT for 15% off your entire purchase. 
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Xtrema brings you cookware that lasts for generations. Non-toxic, sustainable, worry-free, all ceramic. Their family-owned business cares about bringing you safe and versatile cookware and bakeware.

Xtrema withstands extreme temperatures making it perfect for the grill, fire, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It`s also stain proof and scratch resistant.

I`m using their muffin pan to bake lemon blueberry muffins. They came out evenly browned and perfectly done.

Comment COOK, and I`ll send you my @shop.ltk exclusive shopping app to see all my favorite products. Use PROMO code HWT for 15% off your entire purchase.
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Do you like your marshmallows melted or burnt? Personally, I love the black crust.

S'mores to me are the hallmark of summer. This @hersheys GLOWS in the dark and keeps all your supplies in one place for the short notice treat. 

Comment HERSHEY and I'll send the link to all the supplies. Or link in my bio to @shop.ltk my exclusive shopping app. #liketkit #shopltk

Do you like your marshmallows melted or burnt? Personally, I love the black crust.

S`mores to me are the hallmark of summer. This @hersheys GLOWS in the dark and keeps all your supplies in one place for the short notice treat.

Comment HERSHEY and I`ll send the link to all the supplies. Or link in my bio to @shop.ltk my exclusive shopping app. #liketkit #shopltk
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"A sister is our first friend and second mother." Sunny Gupta

My sister Paula was 15 when I was born. This photo is pretty much how we were during my childhood - always together. From her, I learned how to tie my shoes, my multiplication tables, learning colors with eating M&Ms, and how to be the perfect houseguest, and she hosted fun sleepovers at the DG house at TCU.

Happy Mother's Day, dear sister, and to all the women who lovingly "mothered" someone who needed it.

"A sister is our first friend and second mother." Sunny Gupta

My sister Paula was 15 when I was born. This photo is pretty much how we were during my childhood - always together. From her, I learned how to tie my shoes, my multiplication tables, learning colors with eating M&Ms, and how to be the perfect houseguest, and she hosted fun sleepovers at the DG house at TCU.

Happy Mother`s Day, dear sister, and to all the women who lovingly "mothered" someone who needed it.
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I moved things around - much to Mr. Twist's dismay - and turned my breakfast area into a "keeping room." Comment BLOG and I'll send you extra details.

Existing for centuries, a keeping room allowed family and friends to gather near the hearth or warmth from the kitchen, which was typically the only source of heat.

Guests can sit and visit comfortably while I cook, but I love it the most in the quiet of the morning with my first coffee of the day. The light coming in and the bright colors makes it cheerful and welcoming. 

Thank you @lillianhudsondesign for sourcing the game table - it folds out!

And @shulerstudio for the custom monogram I used on the back of the chair.

I moved things around - much to Mr. Twist`s dismay - and turned my breakfast area into a "keeping room." Comment BLOG and I`ll send you extra details.

Existing for centuries, a keeping room allowed family and friends to gather near the hearth or warmth from the kitchen, which was typically the only source of heat.

Guests can sit and visit comfortably while I cook, but I love it the most in the quiet of the morning with my first coffee of the day. The light coming in and the bright colors makes it cheerful and welcoming.

Thank you @lillianhudsondesign for sourcing the game table - it folds out!

And @shulerstudio for the custom monogram I used on the back of the chair.
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Book of the Month @bookofthemonth is the perfect asset to your reading obsession! Every month, your bright blue box arrives with a curated title to help you save time and money, plus you will discover new genres, titles, and emerging authors.

Use code PETALS and your first book is only $5.  Shipping is always free, and Book of the Month has a loyalty program to encourage your love of reading! Summer is coming - get your beach bag filled!

Follow my shop @homewithatwist on the @Shop.LTK app to shop the books in this post and access exclusive app-only content.

#bookofthemonth #ad #liketkit https://liketk.it/4FDBj

Book of the Month @bookofthemonth is the perfect asset to your reading obsession! Every month, your bright blue box arrives with a curated title to help you save time and money, plus you will discover new genres, titles, and emerging authors.

Use code PETALS and your first book is only $5. Shipping is always free, and Book of the Month has a loyalty program to encourage your love of reading! Summer is coming - get your beach bag filled!

Follow my shop @homewithatwist on the @Shop.LTK app to shop the books in this post and access exclusive app-only content.

#bookofthemonth #ad #liketkit https://liketk.it/4FDBj
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💜💜Hooray to all the graduates out there! We are super excited to celebrate Miss Twist graduating with her Masters in Criminolgy this Saturday from @texaschristianuniversity.

Thank you @missmollysmonogramming for creating a beautiful memento for our front door. 💜

#gofrogs #tcualumni #texaschristianuniversity #frogforlife

💜💜Hooray to all the graduates out there! We are super excited to celebrate Miss Twist graduating with her Masters in Criminolgy this Saturday from @texaschristianuniversity.

Thank you @missmollysmonogramming for creating a beautiful memento for our front door. 💜

#gofrogs #tcualumni #texaschristianuniversity #frogforlife
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Bookclubs - you will love The Marriage Sabbatical by national best-selling author @liandolan. I had fun hosting a luncheon during Lian's book tour in North Texas. I also loved meeting her sister Julie! What a treat.

If you'd like to host Lian in your city, visit her website liandolan.com to inquire. And be sure to listen to the @satsisters podcast.

Bookclubs - you will love The Marriage Sabbatical by national best-selling author @liandolan. I had fun hosting a luncheon during Lian`s book tour in North Texas. I also loved meeting her sister Julie! What a treat.

If you`d like to host Lian in your city, visit her website liandolan.com to inquire. And be sure to listen to the @satsisters podcast.
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Mother's Day Gift - The Mudpie brand does it again with this adorable wicker two-tiered serving tray with brass detail from Amazon. Under $30 this will be a workhorse all over your house. Here's five ways to use it👇

🩵For baked goods in the morning
💚Hand towels in the bath
🧡Coffee pods, creamers & sugars at the beverage bar
🩷Fill with tiny vases of flowers and candles for a centerpiece
💛Office supplies on your desk

Comment TRAY, and I'll send you the link to shop.

Mother`s Day Gift - The Mudpie brand does it again with this adorable wicker two-tiered serving tray with brass detail from Amazon. Under $30 this will be a workhorse all over your house. Here`s five ways to use it👇

🩵For baked goods in the morning
💚Hand towels in the bath
🧡Coffee pods, creamers & sugars at the beverage bar
🩷Fill with tiny vases of flowers and candles for a centerpiece
💛Office supplies on your desk

Comment TRAY, and I`ll send you the link to shop.
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Hi 👋 I'm Melissa! Happy May Day! If you're new to my squares, I'm so happy you're here. Here's some fun stuff about me 👇💋

🏡 Since I'm newly retired, I love puttering around my house - moving things around creating cozy spaces.

🐈 I have four cats and a dog 🐕. I've never met an animal I wouldn't want to adopt.

🍰I love cake, and I'm a snob about it. Has to be buttercream frosting, the perfect ratio of frosting to cake, and it must be vanilla. Although a good slice of chocolate will do, too.

🩵My parents are both gone, and I miss them both a lot. But I see my daddy in the 🌙 full moon and my mother at the 🐦 bird feeder. She loved feeding birds, and a cardinal greets me every morning. I know it's my mother.

Tell me something about you 👇. Thanks for following my journey to seek JOY!

Hi 👋 I`m Melissa! Happy May Day! If you`re new to my squares, I`m so happy you`re here. Here`s some fun stuff about me 👇💋

🏡 Since I`m newly retired, I love puttering around my house - moving things around creating cozy spaces.

🐈 I have four cats and a dog 🐕. I`ve never met an animal I wouldn`t want to adopt.

🍰I love cake, and I`m a snob about it. Has to be buttercream frosting, the perfect ratio of frosting to cake, and it must be vanilla. Although a good slice of chocolate will do, too.

🩵My parents are both gone, and I miss them both a lot. But I see my daddy in the 🌙 full moon and my mother at the 🐦 bird feeder. She loved feeding birds, and a cardinal greets me every morning. I know it`s my mother.

Tell me something about you 👇. Thanks for following my journey to seek JOY!
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I often wish I could go back and watch myself as a little girl growing into a young woman. What would I tell her after all my years of wisdom and reflection? I'm a work in progress every day, but as I approach 60, I'm stronger than I've ever been - body, mind, and soul.

Never stop working on yourself. No one will take better care of you than YOU. 🩵

I often wish I could go back and watch myself as a little girl growing into a young woman. What would I tell her after all my years of wisdom and reflection? I`m a work in progress every day, but as I approach 60, I`m stronger than I`ve ever been - body, mind, and soul.

Never stop working on yourself. No one will take better care of you than YOU. 🩵
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Let's get creative when we host baby and wedding showers. I'm sharing a fun twist on the tradition shower food over on my blog. 

Comment HOST, and I'll send you the link for all the details or link in my bio.

Be sure to subscribe to my enews so you don't miss the fun!

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#southernlivingmagazine #southerndecor
#fwtxblogger #midlifeinfluencers #southerndecor #midlifeinfluencer #southernhomemag #southernhomes #texasbloggers  #homedecorbloggers #stylishhomes #stylishhomevibes #welcometomyhome #welcometomyhouse #entertainandcelebrate

Let`s get creative when we host baby and wedding showers. I`m sharing a fun twist on the tradition shower food over on my blog.

Comment HOST, and I`ll send you the link for all the details or link in my bio.

Be sure to subscribe to my enews so you don`t miss the fun!

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#homewithatwist #mysouthernhome #livinginthesouth #traditionalhomedecor #fortworthinfluencer #entertainingtips #betterhomesandgardens #southernhomes #southernblogger #southernbloggers #southernhospitality  #stylishhomevibes  #homestylinginspiration #southernlivingmag
#southernlivingmagazine #southerndecor
#fwtxblogger #midlifeinfluencers #southerndecor #midlifeinfluencer #southernhomemag #southernhomes #texasbloggers  #homedecorbloggers #stylishhomes #stylishhomevibes #welcometomyhome #welcometomyhouse #entertainandcelebrate
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🍍🍋🍈Have I got a treat for you! @eatbettersour is my new go-to for that afternoon sweet urge! Only 60 calories & 3 grams of sugar!!!

Comment SOUR and I'll send you the link to shop plus my special discount code. Or link in my bio for all the details to order.

I love that @eatbettersour is woman-owned and founded by best friends who are Iranian American living in Hawaii! My favorite flavor is Ume - which has a rich apricot flavor. You will love them!

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#homewithatwist #fortworthinfluencer #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #levelupyourlife #creativemakers #womensupportingwomen #womensupportingwomeninbusiness

🍍🍋🍈Have I got a treat for you! @eatbettersour is my new go-to for that afternoon sweet urge! Only 60 calories & 3 grams of sugar!!!

Comment SOUR and I`ll send you the link to shop plus my special discount code. Or link in my bio for all the details to order.

I love that @eatbettersour is woman-owned and founded by best friends who are Iranian American living in Hawaii! My favorite flavor is Ume - which has a rich apricot flavor. You will love them!

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#homewithatwist #fortworthinfluencer #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #levelupyourlife #creativemakers #womensupportingwomen #womensupportingwomeninbusiness
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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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#myinspiredhome #entertaininginspo #homeandlifestyle #graciouslivingstyle #homecookedwithlove #cookingreel #cookingreels #southernlifestyle  #hostesswiththemostess #southernstylecelebrations #hostingwisdom
#theheartofhospitality #hostingtips #warmwelcome #gardentable #theartofgathering #homemakers

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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#homewithatwist #entertainandcelebrate  #cookingdiary #cookingmakesmehappy #cookinghome #betterhomesandgardens #mysouthernhome #southernbloggers #southernhospitality  #southernlivingmagazine #mybhghome #wdcelebrates #bhgstylemaker
#myinspiredhome #entertaininginspo #homeandlifestyle #graciouslivingstyle #homecookedwithlove #cookingreel #cookingreels #southernlifestyle  #hostesswiththemostess #southernstylecelebrations #hostingwisdom
#theheartofhospitality #hostingtips #warmwelcome #gardentable #theartofgathering #homemakers
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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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#southernstylecelebrations #downhomestateofmind  #outdoorentertaining #alfrescoliving

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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#tradwithatwist #southernladymag
#bhgcelebrate #entertainandcelebrate #stylingtheseasons #springtablescape   #wdcelebrates #springtabledecor #southernlifestyle #tablescapedesign #tablescapestylist #tablescapeideas #tablescapestyle #tabletopstylist #entertaininginstyle #tableinspo #collecteddecor #tablesettingideas #tablescapeinspiration #hostesswiththemostess
#southernstylecelebrations #downhomestateofmind  #outdoorentertaining #alfrescoliving
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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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#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #levelupyourlife #creativemakers #womensupportingwomen #womensupportingwomeninbusiness

🌸 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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#homewithatwist #fortworthinfluencer #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #levelupyourlife #creativemakers #womensupportingwomen #womensupportingwomeninbusiness
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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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#homewithatwist #mysouthernhome #betterhomesandgardens #southernhomes #southernblogger #southernhospitality  #southernlivingmagazine #entertainandcelebrate #flowerarranging  #wdcelebrates #flowertips #flowercare #flowerreel #flowerreels 
#fortworthinfluencer #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas
#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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#homewithatwist #mysouthernhome #betterhomesandgardens #southernhomes #southernblogger #southernhospitality  #southernlivingmagazine #entertainandcelebrate #flowerarranging  #wdcelebrates #flowertips #flowercare #flowerreel #flowerreels
#fortworthinfluencer #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas
#fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #graciouslivingstyle #preppygrandhome #cottagesandbungalows
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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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#homewithatwist #fortworthinfluencer #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #graciouslivingstyle #preppygrandhome #cottagesandbungalows

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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#homewithatwist #fortworthinfluencer #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag #fwtxbloggers #fortworthblogger  #southernblogger #southernbloggers #wdcelebrates #entertainandcelebrate #fortworthlocal #fortworthlocals #fortworthmakers #fortworthtexas #southernlivingmagazine #southernhomemag
#entertainandcelebrate #fortworthcreatives  #fortworthlovelist #betherebefabulous #southernlifestyle #locallifestyle #westfortworthlifestyle #fortworthliving #graciouslivingstyle #preppygrandhome #cottagesandbungalows
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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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#homewithatwist #mysouthernhome #thenewsouthern #modernvintage #livinginthesouth  #betterhomesandgardens #southernhomes #southernblogger #southernhospitality  #southernlivingmagazine #traditionalwithatwist #southernhospitality #southernladymag #traditionalwithatwist  #entertainandcelebrate #flowerarranging  #wdcelebrates #tablescapestyling #tradwithatwist  #instareelsdaily #flowertips #flowercare #flowerreel #flowerreels
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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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#southernlivingmagazine #southerngarden #southernhomemag #wdcelebrates  #bhgstylemaker #bhgcelebrate #mybhghomes #bhghomes #summergardens #summergardening #texasgarden #graciouslivingstyle 
#traditionalwithatwist #midlifeblogger #southernblogger #southernbloggers #Entertainandcelebrate #texaslifestyle #texasgardener #texasgardens #texasgardeners #vegetablegardens #vegetablegardener #radishes

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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#southernlivingmagazine #southerngarden #southernhomemag #wdcelebrates  #bhgstylemaker #bhgcelebrate #mybhghomes #bhghomes #summergardens #summergardening #texasgarden #graciouslivingstyle
#traditionalwithatwist #midlifeblogger #southernblogger #southernbloggers #Entertainandcelebrate #texaslifestyle #texasgardener #texasgardens #texasgardeners #vegetablegardens #vegetablegardener #radishes
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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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#petsbringustogether #catslifeisgood #lovemycatsomuch #lovemycats❤
#lovemycat❤ #springflowers🌷 #springflowersmakemehappy #entertainandcelebrate

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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#southernlivingmagazine #southerndecor
#fwtxblogger #midlifeinfluencers  #midlifeinfluencer #southernhomemag
#petsbringustogether #catslifeisgood #lovemycatsomuch #lovemycats❤
#lovemycat❤ #springflowers🌷 #springflowersmakemehappy #entertainandcelebrate
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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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#southernlivingmagazine #southerndecor #southernhomemag #entertainandcelebrate 
#thenewsouthern #wdcelebrates #vintageinspired #mybhg #thiscreativehome #entertainandcelebrate #mysouthernhome #colorfullycollected #makehomeyourhaven 
#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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#southernlivingmagazine #southerndecor #southernhomemag #entertainandcelebrate
#thenewsouthern #wdcelebrates #vintageinspired #mybhg #thiscreativehome #entertainandcelebrate #mysouthernhome #colorfullycollected #makehomeyourhaven
#lovelyhomedecorhomes #homeandlifestyle
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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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#adwellingtoremember #howihaven
#homedecorandart #thenewsouthern
#mytradchichomestyle #simplystyleyourhome
#vintagecrushcollective #coastalgrandmother #graciouslivingstyle

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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#homewithatwist  #betterhomesandgardensmagazine #entertainandcelebrate #southernhomes #southernbloggers #southernhospitality  #southernlivingmagazine #wdcelebrates #traditionalwithatwist #southernladymag #tradwithatwist #southernlifestyle #colorfullycollected  #myspaceanddecor #mymeaningfulhome #storyofmyhome #myhousedownsouth #stylemyownhome
#adwellingtoremember #howihaven
#homedecorandart #thenewsouthern
#mytradchichomestyle #simplystyleyourhome
#vintagecrushcollective #coastalgrandmother #graciouslivingstyle
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