1. And the Winners are…


    Congrats to my DSW Shoe Hookup Winners! You will each be receiving a FREE pair of shoes {equal to a $50.00 DSW gift card to shop in-store or online} and a copy of the NY Times best selling book “Do You Speak Shoe Lover?”

    The Winners are:

    1. Karen Jolene
    2. Theresa Chaparro
    3. Melissa Baker
    4. Rachel Morgenstern
    5. Clauds Felix-Garay

    Please email me at Amanda@FashionableHostess.com with your shipping addresses!*

    FashionableHostess.com in DSW Boots
    * Please note it will take 2-4 weeks for fulfillment. Books will be coming in the mail, gift cards will be coming via email.
  2. Host a New Year’s Dinner

    Most New Year’s Eve parties will consist of blow horns, confetti, 2014 adorned Tiaras, and magnums of cheap champagne, but not for this FH. This New Year’s Eve I am hosting a small dinner party for just six guests – my husband, myself, and two couples, and my table will be a culmination of some of my favorite table decorations I loved this season… rich Fall colors, beautiful lush textures, and loads of crystal. So how did I put this New Year’s Eve table together? I started by laying a Woven Champagne Table Runner from Pier1 across the middle of…

  3. Dirt Pudding Cups

    I have the biggest sweet tooth and nothing fulfills it better than a rich chocolate dessert. But while I love lavish moltens and rich cakes, I am always hunting for ways to satisfy the craving while not completely destroying my healthy ways. A delicious solution that I recently reconnected with and now love serving for dinner parties is chocolate pudding. Some of you may be thinking, “wow, how juvenile; I haven’t had those since ‘Snack Packs‘ in middle school” but hopefully a few of you are still intrigued. Well, juvenile or not, these delightful treats {aka dirt pudding cups} when…

  4. Last Contest of the Year – Win a $250 Amazon or Sephora Gift Card!

    Since my Holiday give-aways have had my readers beaming, I couldn’t resist one more to round out the year. And it couldn’t be better timing because I know most people’s pockets are hurting right about now due to all of their Holiday gift-giving. So it’s time to finally treat YOURSELF! I mean, you totally deserve to splurge on that bronzer you were dying for from Sephora and that wine fridge you were lusting on Amazon {I know I am eyeing a few things myself from my own wish list that I guess Santa just didn’t have time for!}.  So here it is,…

  5. Create Buffet Labels for your Holiday Dinner Table

    When entertaining this Holiday season, step up your buffet-style dinner presentation by adding a quick, easy, and inexpensive decorating tip. Head to your local stationary store and pick up card stock paper {at a great store like the Envelopper in NYC, you will have multiple color and size options}, bring home and load into your printer, and create festive and elaborate buffet labels for your dishes. Impress guests by giving your dishes “fancy” and “sophisticated” names. Rather than simply writing “Grilled Chicken,” jazz it up by saying “Free-Range Grilled Chicken in a Light Lemon Sauce.” Once you have made your…

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