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Charcuterie.  Cheese.  Meat.  Crackers.  Bread.  Chocolate.

If you're new this week to Saturday Spark, hello & welcome! I'm so happy you decided to stop by for a bit. Seven weeks ago I shared a little bit about the idea behind Saturday Spark and a little bit about me. My intent is for this to become a community of like-minded women sharing their ideas centered around home decor, DIY projects, household tips, and tricks, and entertaining. I took last week away from my blog for a little me time, but I'm back at it this week.

If you're here for round seven I'm humbled you came back and for your continued support!

This week has been a bit of a blur and I am quite exhausted but no rest for me. Tomorrow we have a joint birthday party for our daughter and her friend down at the beach with 20+ teenagers. I don't know how in the world I get roped into these things. I am however looking at the positive side of this. We are doing this in conjunction with another family {more eyes on those teens 😂} there will be very little for me to do, the weather is supposed to be great and we'll be at the beach.

If you've followed me for any length of time or you know me, you know that I tend to go overboard and can overcomplicate gatherings but this one I'm not overcomplicating...I had four flats of water bottles, three boxes of chips, and some cookies delivered from Costco this morning and everything else we have. I'll let the Pacific Ocean and the beach be the backdrop, it's all the decor we need, right?

Speaking of overcomplicating things, in my post last Friday, I mentioned Skott had invited some colleagues over on Saturday. I used it as an opportunity to try something I've been wanting to do for a while now and used it as an opportunity to do so. The Easter spread I shared last Friday, was a good lead-up to the full island charcuterie display we had last Saturday.

I'm a huge fan of charcuterie boards when we have company over and they tend to be my go-to, especially an easy charcuterie board. This one, though, took a little more work. About an hour of actual time putting it together.

Here's what I used:

  • Brown paper

  • Painters tape

  • Cheese knives

  • Variety of cheeses {hard, soft, and spreads}

  • Chocolate

  • Variety of bread

  • Variety of crackers

  • Jams

  • Honey

  • Mustard

  • Pretzels

  • Variety of fruit {berries, grapes, citrus, kiwis}

  • Nuts {natural, spicy and honey roasted}

  • Selection of meats

  • Vegetables

  • Olives

  • Macaroons

  • Selection of cookies

Let's Get Started!

First I cleaned the island with my go-to Mrs. Meyers All Surface Cleaner,in one of my favorite scents, Peony!

Rolled out brown paper, we picked up from The Home Depot. Allowing enough to hang off the side of the island and attempted to do some fun lettering that could be seen when entering the kitchen to add an extra little touch.