Even as the world has changed dramatically in just a few weeks, some things remain the same. Our need to connect. To break bread together. So though we may not be able to have the dinner parties or have friends over the way we usually would, we can (and should) still celebrate together!
Every year I like to create a romantic (but easy!) Valentine’s Day table setting. You see, my husband and I never go out on Valentine’s Day. In fact, I would guess that we haven’t actually gone out on that date in about 15 years!
We found that it was always crowded and the service was incredibly slow. So our solution has been to spend a romantic evening at home enjoying a delicious meal and a nice bottle of wine! (Presents aren’t frowned upon either 😉 )
I’m so excited to finally be sharing this post with you today! Not because of the topic, though I do love organizing. But because this is the start of a new series here at Maison de Cinq and something we’ve been planning for a few months now!
Do you struggle to keep your home neat and tidy? Do you feel like you’re always playing catch up, or that everyone you live with is sabotaging your desire for a clean home?
Well, I’ve often felt the same way! So today I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite cleaning tips. The ones that help me keep everything looking “good enough” so that I don’t go crazy. Over on Instagram I get a lot of questions and comments on how clean my home is. Compliments telling me how clean it looks, and also questions like, “how do you keep it so clean?”
As is typical of me this time of year, I’m still busily shopping, and I haven’t wrapped a thing! I seem to always put it off which leads to rushing and usually, pretty uninspired packages of a bow slapped on some paper. And I’m determined to change that! If you’re like me and you want to up your wrapping game, then this is the post for you! There are lots of stunning fancy packages out there, but some of the prettiest are also some of the simplest. I love simple papers, with maybe some greenery, a creative tag or something else special on top.
Recently I joined a blog hop where we all talked about our homes and why we bought them. Well today we’re back, although on a very different note. Today we’re all sharing about the Spirit of Christmas in our own towns or areas, hosted by Jennifer of Town and Country Living. And I’m sharing all about the best holiday events in Southern California. I rarely do any posts about travel, and I definitely have never done one about things to do in my home town so this is such a fun treat for me!