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How to Create the Perfect Budget Friendly Charcuterie Board

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It's no secret I LOVE to entertain! Recently, I have discovered a love for creating charcuterie boards! What is a charcuterie, you ask? It describes any kind of cured meat, but is typically associated with specialty or gourmet meats and is pronounced SHärˈko͞otərē. A charcuterie board, refers to an assortment of meats which are paired with different accompaniments, such as fruit, cheese, crackers and/or toast. 

Charcuterie boards are perfect when hosting your girlfriends over on a Friday night enjoying a glass of wine. The prep work is really pretty easy and nothing beats the presentation of it all. You can find everything you need at Aldi. Starting with a great board like this one definitely helps with presentation. Can you believe I created this board for under $35?



As you begin to think about what you want on your board, think about textures and colors. You will want to make sure you have a good mixture of both! Fresh fruit and vegetables can add a ton of color and texture. Don't be afraid to pile or stack food items, the board should be full. I like to cut some of the cheese and fold salami slices in thirds so it is easier to take individual servings. 

MEAT: I like to add Genoa Salami, Pepperoni and Prosciutto Panino. 3-4 slices of meat per person is usually a safe estimate. 

CHEESE: A variety is best, from soft to hard. I created this particular board with Brie, Gouda and hand smoked cheese. I also added Hummus as an added flavor. Think hors d'oeuvre quantity. 

FRUIT: Blackberries, strawberries, grapes, apples and oranges are all great ideas. As well as nuts. I typically will stay away from adding nuts to my charcuterie board, as both of my kiddos are anaphylatic to nuts and nut products. But if you add them to your board, they should be shelled and salted. 

EXTRAS: Olives, stuffed and/or pitted, pickles, mini sweet peppers, jellies or dips, crackers and pita chips all add a variety of color and textures. 




Here is my receipt from Aldi when I purchased everything I needed for my budget friendly charcuterie board. 


If you have ever been worried you can not create a Charcuterie Board, now you can with the tips I shared with you in this post and it can be budget friendly! Let me know if you decide to make one and if you have any questions. I am here to help! 

Have a great day! 

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$50 Oriental Trading Company Gift Card Giveaway

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If you love Oriental Trading as much as I do, here is your chance to enter to win a $50 gift card and go on a shopping spree! 

I teamed up with several fabulous bloggers to bring you this great giveaway! You know I love working with Oriental Trading, as I have styled many tablescapes and parties with them. You can see a them here, here and here.  They have a great selection of fun party/craft supplies. 

A few of my favorite parties I have styled with the help of Oriental Trading are:




If you like the parties and tables I have styled, then you need to enter this giveaway below! With the help of Oriental Trading, your party will definitely get kicked up a notch! 

What will you purchase with your gift card? 

Good Luck! 

$50 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway

This giveaway runs from midnight MST May, 9th and ends at 11:59 pm MST on May 29th.  Open to US residents only, 18 years old and older are invited to enter! 

Easter with Lindt Chocolate

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Creating an Easter basket for your friends has never been easier than it is now with Kroger and Lindt Chocolate! I am helping you unwrap the magic of Easter with Lindt GOLD BUNNY! 


I created this Easter gift basket for one of my sweet friends, and yes, her name also happens to be Jennifer! I love how you can have the red ribbons personalized! Along with the Lindt Gold Bunny I was able to create a home gift basket for my friend. It includes dessert plates, cloth napkins, bunny ear napkin rings, a delicious candle, ceramic gold bunnies and I also included a Basil seed kit!  A small vase of fresh flowers from Kroger was the perfect touch for this gift basket. 


Make sure you head to your local Kroger store for your customized Easter Lindt GOLD BUNNY and make sure you pick up a bundle of fresh flowers for your gift basket and table. 



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SETTING A PRETTY EASTER TABLE

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I don't know about you, but I am so excited Spring is finally here! I'm also excited to celebrate the Easter holiday soon with family and friends. As you know, 2018 Pantone color of the year is Ultra Violet, so you can imagine how delighted I was to receive a box of goodies from SophisitPlate with these beautiful plates inside! I received a mixture of white, purple and green. I played with all the different sized plates, until I came up with the one I loved! Although a monochromatic look is beautiful, I decided to add a hint of green with the gingham plates. Take a look below at how I set this pretty Easter table...





I love reusing items whenever I can, as I have mentioned before, shopping your home can save you time and money. Do you remember the egg cups from this tablescape or what about this one? I adorned each egg cup with two different types of green ribbon, to further pull the color into the tablescape. I love how they look! I am always so excited to use my vintage silver. The pitcher is the perfect "vase" for the lilac stems and I unpacked all my white Easter bunnies and clear candle sticks to create a runner. I tend to collect these cuties, so I have several on hand. Adding flowers {whether fresh or beautiful silk ones} adds a lot to your table, including height! You can have one large arrangement in the middle of the table, like I chose to do here or you can add small blooms to bud vases. I can usually find beautiful flowers at my local grocery or Sam's club stores. So no need to go to the florist and spend a small fortune. Keep it simple, trust me it will save your sanity in the end. 
  

A few of my white bunnies have a place to hold candy or flowers, for this tablescape I chose the mini gold foil chocolate eggs. They would also look so cute with grass and colorful eggs in the color of your tablescape. 


I love place card holders that match my tablescape, so these mini ceramic bunnies were just too cute not to grab last year. One of my sweet friends worked her calligraphy magic for all the place cards. 



I hope I have given you inspiration to set your own pretty Easter table! Listed below you will find the links for some of the items I have on my table, if you are looking for something specific and it is not listed, let me know and I will try to help you locate it. 


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Target Tuesday - It's All About Easter!

This week's Target Tuesday is all about filling the Easter baskets, and you know it's all been bunny approved!


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I have gathered all the yummies, eggs {both filled and fillable} and treats to fill your little one's Easter basket! My kiddos are not really small anymore, so gone are the days of Easter Egg Hunts {boo}, but I still fill their baskets with fun candy and treats. Below you will find several of this weeks specials - Easter is only 2 weeks away, make sure you stock up now!

1. Whether you are stuffing baskets or making mini favor baskets for family and friends, make sure you have plenty of chocolate on hand for this big holiday! ButterfingerCadbury  mini variety packs are on sale 2 for $6! 


2. Fill the Easter baskets with this pretty grass available in a variety of colors 50 cents  to $2.00
3. No Easter would be complete without super cute baskets like these canvas ones for him or her $8/each


 4. Each of the Hatchimals eggs need your help to hatch{I hear these are all the rage with little ones}
 5. Adding chocolate bunnies is a favorite tradition of mine! When I was little, that was my favorite part of my Easter basket, so make sure you get in on this deal! Buy 3 get one FREE, all candy bunnies like Ghirardelli and Lindt




6. These Disney and Star Wars egg sets are all ready for your egg hunt! All you have to do is hide them! 



 7. Get ready for the ultimate Easter Egg Hunt with these fillable Plastic Eggs! What candy is your favorite egg filler? I like to add all kinds of fun items to ours, like, coins, socks, hairbands and gift cards. 
8. How adorable is this Kaloo Les Amis Lemon Chick? This would be perfect for a baby shower gift tucked into a sweet mini Easter basket. I might just keep him for myself! *wink
As an added bonus, when you spend $25 or more at Target on Easter decor, baskets, decorating kits + more, you will receive a FREE $5 gift card!

I hope I have inspired you to make a Target run for all your Easter baskets essentials! 


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Target Tuesday - Shamrock Style!

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day {this Saturday} in true Irish style, by dancing the jig and wearing and drinking something green!



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I rounded up 9 fabulous items from Target to help you get your lucky on this week! 

 I want to try this cookbook! Do you have it? 
I love wearing baseball hats and this one I am definitely sham-rocking!

 Feeling lucky? Go ahead and get your lucky on with this cute mini sign
 I am not much of a t-shirt girl {especially ones that have writing on them} but I do like this one a lot!!
Hang this fun metallic lucky banner above your table and surprise the kiddos with a fun St. Patrick's Day breakfast! 

Celebrating the holiday with Lucky Charms cereal is a must, especially in our home! This box even helps you build a Leprechaun Trap! 

 This clover ceramic dish is perfect for little treats or as a dessert plate on your tablescape. I love the gold on the bottom. 


How lucky are you? Find out how you can use the science of luck to transform your work, love and life in this book!

This felt shamrock wreath is the perfect addition to your St. Patrick's Day decor! 


Happy St. Patrick's Day friends! 

xo,


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