Sharing a space with friends and family with love and laughter during Thanksgiving is what the Holiday is all about. Setting a tablescape is the perfect way to create a warm and inviting experience for your guest and can I mention that it's such a vibe. Since I bought my home during a pandemic, I have not been able to host a dinner at my house, but this year, I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house and I am so excited!


Check out my Thanksgiving table setting to get inspired to create your own Thanksgiving tablescape on a budget!


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Select a color pattern

When selecting a color pattern for your dinning room, make sure that it ties into the same color scheme as the rest of the house, so as your guest travel from room to room, the colors mesh seamlessly. For thanksgiving, I recommend using bold colors such as oranges, yellows, or browns. I used a burnt orange and it is so perfect. However, if your style is more of a nude tone, make sure you include silvers, golds and/or metal tones for your table settings to stand out.




Add Pumpkins + other decor

It's fall right? Adding pumpkins, gorge, or item thanksgiving related to the table setting is perfect to bring in the Holiday vibe. Also, make sure you add some type of candles. I added tea light candle holders with small LED tea light candles to mine. I wanted to add handle sticks, but I wanted to stick to a budget.


Utilize patterned napkins

Patterned napkins add some flare to the table and makes the setting pop. It is also a fun way to tie in all the colors and doesn't allow the scheme to become boring by only having solid colors.



Stay on budget

Would you believe me if I told you I purchased the glasses and dinning plates for $1 each at Dollar Tree? Knowing when to spend money and when to save is important when decorating your home. I paid more for the pumpkin salad plated because I really liked the gold embellishments and they can be used for years. My motto is, "if it's a unique piece, buy it if it can be found somewhere else for cheaper, save your money, and if it's at a store like HomeGoods alert the sales person immediately because it won't be there when you get back".


Correct silverware and serveware placement

When placing your silverware on the table, it is important that you make sure that the utensils are in the correct location. It is all about proper etiquette. It is important to remember that your guest will start picking up there utensils from the outside and work their way in. Another thing to note is that the cups should always be placed on the right-hand side of the plates. Since this Thanksgiving is not formal, I set up my utensils as casual/informal.


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Updated: Nov 14


Summer means vacation, vacation, vacation! Enjoying yourself at the destination is the easy part, but packing for the destination can be tedious and stressful. That is why when it comes to packing for trips, I prefer to write a list of things that I need and organize my suitcase because I hate forgetting things and having to spend extra money to buy them again once I get to my destination. Isn't it the worse feeling when you get all the way to the hotel or rental property and you realize that you forgot deodorant or left your toothbrush? So, I compiled a list of the 20 most forgotten items that I tend to leave at home.


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ESSENTIALS BELOW!


  1. Feminine Deodorant Spray

  2. Passport / ID

  3. Sexy Dress

  4. Tylenol/ Advil

  5. Portable Charger

  6. Comfy Lounger

  7. Sexy Lingerie

  8. Portable Fan

  9. Camera

  10. Headphones

  11. Laptop

  12. Stylish Heels

  13. Snacks/ Waterbottle

  14. Crossbody purse or fashionable backpack

  15. Slippers

  16. Handheld tripod or Selfie-stick

  17. Empty Water bottle

  18. Universal Plug Adaptor



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It's sundress season and it's coming in H-O-T!


Spring / Summertime is rolling in and you know when there is warm weather, there are sundresses. I have currently discovered Nasty Gal's Plus-size section and been living in Nastygal's sundresses ever since!


With the heatwave and the ever-lasting humidity that plagues Florida, I need more sundresses in my life. Let me tell you! When it comes to getting dressed for a picnic, movie night, barbecue, and other summer events, sundresses are so easy to style. I do not know about you, but I sometimes am not in the mood to choose bottoms or a top, I just want to throw something on, but still look put together. With a sundress, you literally just throw it on, pair a fashionable sneaker, flat or heeled sandal with it, a bamboo bag or clutch, and you're out the door! Also, the dress material does not stick to my skin, the material is breathable and when it has a good-high slit, I feel like THAT b*tch! Okay!


I have compiled a list of my favorite Nasty Gal dresses to shop for below! And guess what? They all are reasonably priced, giving those affordable prices and still looking C-U-T-E...cute!


See how I styled my sundress by clicking HERE!


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