Grow Your Own Springtime Grass Centerpiece

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  Do you have a green thumb? Or do you plant things that seem to wither and die before your eyes? The solution? Plant grass - well, it's really not grass it's ... cat grass! A simple centerpiece with a few blown out eggs dyed the perfect shade of robin's egg blue. What could be better than that to welcome spring into your … [Read more...]

                 

Butterfly Branch Centerpiece

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December 21, 2012 marked the winter solstice. The  shortest day of the year. So I can bear the cold months ahead knowing every day gets a little bit lighter, brighter, longer and warmer. While I'm anxiously awaiting summer and dreaming of sitting on my vintage glider beside my butterfly bush while sipping my famous margarita, I'll … [Read more...]

                 

The Perfect Party Snack Recipe & Stress Free Party Tips

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I threw a surprise party for my hubs with only a few days notice. Was I stressed? No way because I know the keys to throwing an amazing party. 1) Great Music - set the party mood. 2) Signature Cocktail - no need to stock a full bar.  I create one festive cocktail and have plenty of wine and sparkling seltzer on a tray so everybody can … [Read more...]

                 

Use What You Have Holiday Table Decorating

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I'm having a party ... everybody's singing ... listen to the music ... on the radio. I'll be cooking, cleaning, decorating and shaking up some mean cocktails ... so I'm keeping the table decorations simple. You're invited ... to hang out with me ... Today, at 3pm EST, join me and my Hometalk ambassador cohorts … [Read more...]

                 

Paper Bag Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece

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Who could forget that scene from Christmas Vacation? When Chevy Chase dramatically carved into that turkey ... only to see it deflate before his very eyes. Young and old broke bread around that table. But what if your table can't hold everyone? We've all paid our dues there, cast away from the adults to the dreaded kids table. So … [Read more...]

                 

Falling Leaves & a Rustic Centerpiece

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The sky is falling, the sky is falling. Remember Chicken Little? That confused little chick who thought the world was coming to an end. Poor girl was foolish enough to follow the crowd. What does this have to do with fall centerpieces you may be asking yourself? I mean, would you trust someone named Cocky Locky? But you know the … [Read more...]

                 

Vintage Sign & 5 Bottles of Wine

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The sign called to me, with a French accent no less, from an estate sale basement. "Bon jour mademoiselle. You are so beautiful, and I am only $5 (or 4.10 euros)!" I was putty in his enameled French hands? I hemmed. I hawed. What to do with the sign? So I wired it to this basket, for the perfect mix of some of my … [Read more...]

                 

Kids Gobbly Good Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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With the rustic adult table all set, it's time to get the kids table ready. The centerpiece is a fun paper bag turkey that looks amazingly like the real bird! He's stuffed with popcorn and will be "carved" when all the kids arrive to reveal the munchies inside (cut a slit in the top and the kids can dig right in). All you need is a … [Read more...]