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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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Mardi Gras Hurricane Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

“The world-famous Hurricane is a Pat O’Brien’s original. The cocktail is a sweet alcoholic drink consisting of rum, passion fruit syrup and limejuice. The drink originated in the 1940s because of the need to use up 50 cases of the less popular rum that the local distributors forced the bar to buy before getting the more popular scotch and whiskey liquors. […]

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DIY Garden Themed Centerpieces

Garden theme centerpieces are perfect any time of the year as they can reflect what’s going on in your own garden so they can be used summer, spring, winter or fall. To view the video click on the image or click here.   SUPPLIES: floral oasis fishing line water sheet moss floral sticks garden sheers […]

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Looking for Some Extra Love in the Bedroom? Recipes Included.

I talk a lot about entertaining and designing spaces but when it all comes down to it, the reason we do all of this is to be able to share time with the ones we love. This Valentines Day let’s ensure your loved ones know it is all about them with special touches through out […]

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Is it Possible to Be a “Healthy Social Butterfly”? with Abigail Dougherty

The first few months of the year are hard for us social butterflies. We made it through the holiday entertaining season, have our 2014 goals {word of the year, core desired feelings, which ever phrase you prefer…} in place but the invites keep coming in. Dinner parties, networking events and family gatherings bring the opportunity […]

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Go Ahead Play With Your Food. Super Bowl Dip Centerpiece

“Go ahead… Play with your food! Super Bowl Dip ideas.” Tweet this. What do we love more than the actual Super Bowl? Super Bowl food of course. Show your spirit on your table creating centerpieces made with food. This spin on the traditional guacamole dish pairs well with the always popular Blood Mary Bar! Mix […]

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Connecting Over Coffee. Stress Free How To.

A coffee party is a great way to get friends together that maybe you haven’t seen in a long time, or at the office, or perhaps for a girl’s get together.In this video for eHow.com, I discuss what items you will need to set up for your next coffee talk session. Watch the video below […]

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Festive Decorations for A Holiday Table

During the holiday season it’s nice to have decorations out that are festive for the entire season. In this video for eHow.com, I show you two different ideas that you can use for centerpieces. The first is going to be one that you can leave out during the entire season, and then the second is for a […]

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Creating a New Year’s Eve Party Decoration + Favor Display

  In this video for eHow.com I discuss how to set up party decorations for New Years Eve or any celebration! To watch the video click the image below. If image does not display click HERE. New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holiday’s. It is the perfect night to host a gathering. Safety […]

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