In The News: Easter Brunch feature in Southern Holiday Life Magazine

As many of you know I am a recent transplant to the Southern part of the U.S. and have been learning about the culture, architecture, horticulture and hospitality on a daily basis over the last few years since my move, so when I was contacted by Southern Holiday Life Magazine and asked to submit a few […]

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Gardening: What Is A Tulip?

tu·lip noun \ˈtü-ləp, ˈtyü-\ : a large, bright flower that is shaped like a cup and that grows in the spring :  any of a genus (Tulipa) of Eurasian bulbous herbs of the lily family that have linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and are widely grown for their showy flowers; also :  the flower or […]

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Easy Spring Jelly Bean + Birds Nest Centerpiece

To me, jelly beans are a sure sign of spring, that Easter is on it’s way. Create these fun jelly bean bird nest centerpieces using green moss, and other signs of spring, such as bunnies and butterflies.  In this short video for eHow I show you how to easily make a jelly bean centerpiece for your […]

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Gardening: What is a Topiary?

topiary     noun    (Concise Encyclopedia) Art of training living trees and shrubs into artificial, decorative shapes. Topiary is known to have been practiced in the 1st century AD. The earliest topiary was probably the simple development of edgings, cones, columns, and spires to accent a garden scene. This architectural use gave way to elaborate shapes such […]

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April Showers + Spring Love + A Book Giveaway

Spring is a magical time around the An Appealing Plan table, studio and potting shed! I love the fresh mix of flowers, colors, scents and herbs that come with this season of renewal, it brings new life to every project I am involved with. Entranceways need new spring containers to welcome guest home; Easter gatherings […]

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Fools + Memories Rush In

Have you ever seen the movie “Fools Rush In”? I have, about 10+ times, but probably only once with an actual plan to watch it. The other 9+ times are due to channel surfing and landing on it, unable to click away. It’s not the best love story ever created for the big screen but […]

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We Want You! …To Tell Us a Story.

For the last few years An Appealing Plan has provided articles and tips on seasonal entertaining and design solely from the voice of our founder Krayl Funch. We have loved building our community and learning all about your lifestyle goals, dreams and personal way of expressing yourself through entertaining and design. We are honored daily […]

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The Power Of Positive

Who you spend time with can make a huge difference in your mindset. Today, take a moment to appreciate those that lift you up and begin to separate from those who are pulling you down. It’s not always easy to see this but you know it in your heart. When everyone around you is cheering […]

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Celebrate Stylishly With Tiny Prints

Today is the last day to save during Tiny Prints’ best sale of the entire year. Their birthday is this week and from now through March 4 11:59PT, they are giving you the gift of 30% off everything. There has literally never been a better time to order. Tiny Prints is the industry leader when it […]

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You Amaze Me

    Most kids, when they are little, are told they are amazing. We clap when babies do pretty much anything, smile, laugh, point, etc.. We praise toddlers for putting a square block inside a square hole. These activities show progress and are important markers of development but really, are just the exact same activities […]

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