This is a short and simple post today.

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Setting the table early in the day, when you’re planning a dinner party, does a few things for you.

– Makes you feel organized and ready to go
– Gets you excited for the evening ahead
– Keeps you focused every time you look over to an already set table
– Makes your guests feel more confident as they walk into your house and see an already set table

Keep it simple, sister (KISS). Don’t let the table stress you out and ruin your day. Set it, and then move on to what is next on your list to accomplish.

Sometimes the simpler the better for a table setting. Simple reminds us that our priorities need to be in line and our focus on the guests. Having that mindset keeps us grounded and helps us fight perfectionism. And don’t worry if you forget a glass or you’re short a knife or fork (like a reader pointed out in this post, which is fine, because I do remember that dinner when my husband didn’t have a fork), because you’ll soon figure it out. No need to stress!

Simple white, and simple flowers from my friend Jeannie’s yard worked for me!

Are you a “last-minute” table setter or do you get it done earlier in the day when you entertain?

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Don’t forget Emily is writing about “simplicity” on her blog. And I love Jen’s post today on Beauty and Bedlam, where she shares about opening your cabinets and using your best dishes … you have to read this one, too! Thanks, Ladies!