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Recipes, Savory, Uncategorized

Celebrated on the second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day is the time to thank the moms in your life for all that they do. One of my favorite ways to shower Mom is to host an elaborate Mother’s Day brunch at my home and get the family together for a spring party. Bring the fresh […]

Mother’s Day Tablescape

May 8, 2018


Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Get ready for Easter this year with touches of spring around the home. With a garden-fresh palette and colorful flowers, this cheery decor is a welcome change from winter hues. Colorful, charming and effortlessly elegant your guests will love celebrating spring at a beautifully decorated table.        

Easter Garden Tablescape

March 7, 2018


Savory, Uncategorized

The unofficial start of summer is this weekend, and you’re going to need some salads to pair with your Memorial Day burgers, dogs and steak! This spicy Grilled Corn and Strawberry Quinoa Salad is a refreshing burst of summer flavors all in one bowl. It pairs wonderfully with grilled meat and is a guaranteed crowd […]

Spicy Grilled Corn and Strawberry Quinoa Salad

May 25, 2017



Christmas is right around the corner! Are you ready? Stay tuned to www.thepreppyhostess.com this month for holiday crafts, cookies and organizational tips! Don’t get tangled in your lights like I did!

Christmas is right around the corner!

December 3, 2014


Lifestyle, Uncategorized

For myself, and I’m sure many of you, Nantucket holds a special place in your heart. I’ve been going to Nantucket for twenty-three years now and each time it becomes more and more extraordinary. It’s one of those places you can’t explain… You have to go and witness it yourself. Nantucket is quaint little island […]

How do you wear your Nantucket? With Keely Smith Designs

October 24, 2014



In the winter of 2007, my Grandpa Hayes passed away from a terrible disease called ALS. It was one of those moments that happened so fast, no one was ready for it. He was a dairy farmer, working day in and day out, and in all the years I knew him, he never took a […]


August 20, 2014



I’d like to thank my brother Ben Shapiro for nominating me to do the #IceBucketChallenge as part of the #StrikeOutALS campaign. It’s been 7 years since my Grandpa Hayes passed away from this terrible disease, so I’d like to dedicate this video to him. Next up, I nominate Ben Goldberg from Enjoy Nantucket, Linda Holliday […]

My Ice Bucket Challenge

August 15, 2014

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