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Charlotte Ferrante, owner of Decoratifs in Melbourne, Florida, is a creative genius when it comes to wedding stationery and an expert on wedding etiquette. Her attention to detail and knowledge on proper wording is truly incredible. So when it comes to your wedding stationery, you can be sure it’s safe to put your trust in her […]

Expert – Approved Wedding Invitation Etiquette Tips

April 11, 2019


Recipes, Sweet, Uncategorized

It seems as if weddings are the single trickiest parcel of etiquette territory to navigate, but luckily for you, I’m here again this week with your good manners guide. I had so many questions come in pertaining to wedding gifts, I thought it would be a good idea to tackle the subject again this week. […]

Ask Molly: Wedding Gift Etiquette, Part 2

June 17, 2019



Recently a few readers have suggested I start an etiquette column. This would be a place where I share my tried and true tips, expert advice and how to navigate the everyday world with grace. I thought, why not? We could all use an update on modern etiquette. Since it is wedding season, the topics […]

Ask Molly: Wedding Gift Etiquette Tips

June 13, 2019


Recipes, Sweet, Uncategorized

The concept of having (or wearing) something old, and something new on your wedding day to bring you luck, is one of the many widely-held bridal traditions. You’ve probably heard the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” expression a million times, but what exactly does this custom entail and how can you tie […]

Something Old, Something New Ideas to Incorporate Into Your Wedding

June 10, 2019



Every party needs a sweet ending which is why these red, white and blue Rice Krispie Pops are perfect for Fourth of July Festivities. Whether it’s a backyard bbq or a neighborhood block party these bars are sure to delight. This recipe requires only four items from the grocery store and can be completed in […]

Patriotic Rice Krispie Pops

June 6, 2019


Recipes, Savory

There are traditions involved in throwing a bridal shower, and one of them is that the event is held during day, often at lunchtime. That’s how it’s been for decades so why change that custom now? Actually, why not change it now? If the hosts (most likely the mother of the bride or the bridesmaids) think […]

Can you have a bridal shower at night?

June 4, 2019


Recipes, Savory, Uncategorized

Hummus, a dip/spread traditional in many Middle Eastern countries, is usually made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), but I like to use white beans for a change of pace. Not only that, it’s very simple to “dress up”. Today I will show you how to add spicy roasted peppers and olive tapenade to the dip, to […]

Hummus Two Different Ways

May 29, 2019



After planning multiple weddings and especially after I planned my own, there are a few rules that I’ve found apply at all weddings. It doesn’t matter if the wedding is big or small, some words of advice will always ring true. It really does go by so fast This is a piece of advice you […]

Words of Wisdom for your Wedding Day

May 23, 2019

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