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Christmas Tour: Decoratively Speaking Events

I've got a treat for you guys today! It's a Christmas tour that is definitely a feast for the eyes. When I started my holiday page on Instagram this season, I happened upon quite a few interior design pages I wasn't yet following with my KCL Instagram. One of which caught my eye with beautiful event design. As we began to near the Christmas season, I noticed this design page posting more and more Christmas decor at various businesses. Talk about a dream job...being able to decorate so many different spaces for the holidays, with many different themes and colors!

As you can imagine, the designer at Decoratively Speaking Events is bound to have beautiful Christmas decor at home as well. From the fun vintage welcome, to the beautiful formal dining room, to the plaid Mackenzie-Childs Breakfast Room; you are sure to find some festive holiday inspo. Grab a cup of coffee (or hot cocoa) and enjoy!



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Garlic-Herb Tomato Toast


A recipe that is not really a recipe...that is my most favorite kind of dish! I have an aversion to measuring every single ingredient. Though admittedly food blogging has caused me to take down some of my favorite creations into recipe form so I can actually recreate those dishes perfectly every time. But not today. A little of this, a little of that is when I'm happiest in the kitchen.

Tomato toast is something I love to whip up for lunch or serve as an appetizer for a dinner party. It's cheap, easy-to-make, and so delicious. It's the perfect menu item to tack onto your next party menu.


INGREDIENTS
  • stale bread (preferably ciabatta, but you can use French or Italian loaf as well)
  • olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • dried Italian herbs 
  • fresh herb garnish (optional)
  • tomatoes on the vine (Really the only measurement you need to go by with this dish is to use about one tomato per two slices of bread. The rest can be left up to taste...and well, common sense of course.)

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Slice each mini loaf in half and brush evenly with olive oil.
  2. Sprinkle generously with garlic salt and dried herbs. I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb spice mix with a bit of garlic salt. Highly recommended!
  3. Toast until golden brown, then slice the tomatoes in half. Take the open side of the tomato to rub the juice all over the toast.
  4. Dice the remaining tomato and top each toast. Garnish with fresh herbs like basil or thyme. Enjoy!


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