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Raspberry Mocktail Punch Recipe

I love my champers but when entertaining you must consider the needs of your guests and offer an non-alcoholic beverage. This Raspberry Mocktail Punch is fruity, festive and alcohol free.  A mocktail is great for non-drinkers as well as hydrating all your guests but be sure you don’t skip on flavor. Just because you are […]

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Tree Trimming Party Appetizer Mini Stuffed Peppers with Beef and Couscous #AnAppealingPlan by #KraylFunch #FLCattleWomen  - overview of the full table

Holiday Party Appetizer Idea: Mini Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Beef + Couscous

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” right? Except you have a million things to get done before the magic can really begin and that’s on top of attending holiday parties, gift wrapping and or course don’t forget, you still have to decorate your own home and tree. How about combining a few of […]

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west elm holiday event with tabitha blue of fresh moomy blog and krayl funch of An Appealing Plan

A Lustrous Holiday Event at West Elm

Join us for a Lustrous + Festive Holiday Event at WEST ELM  co-hosted by Krayl Funch of An Appealing Plan + Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 6-8pm    WEST ELM HYDE PARK, TAMPA, FL    WE WILL BE SHARING TIPS FOR CREATING “A LUSTROUS SEASON” FOOD, DRINK, CRAFTS, GIFTS AND MORE!   […]

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Creating an easy Holiday Centerpiece with flowers and candles with AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch full veiw COVERimage

Creating an Easy Holiday Centerpiece with Flowers + Candles

To me flowers make the table! I like to use unexpected vessels for my arrangements but occasionally they aren’t water tight. Here is my quick fix for that and a how-to for creating an easy holiday centerpiece with flowers and candles using a few of my favorite greens – Seeded Eucalyptus and Boxwood clippings as […]

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Falling For Fall Tablescape - @KraylFunch for #TheInpsiredHome

Krayl’s Nature Inspired Tablescape for A Fall Gathering

  Fall is a season for falling – falling leaves, falling temperatures and for me, a time to fall back in love with your home. What better way to reconnect than to set the table, light a few candles and invite friends to gather around for a casual late afternoon meal of seasonally inspired comfort […]

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Nature Inspired Napkin Rings For A Spring Table

Use clippings and found ribbon to easily bring a bit of the garden to your Spring table by creating nature inspired napkin rings. I love setting a pretty table and it doesn’t get any better than spring entertaining when it comes to incorporating nature into your tablescape + centerpieces. The world outside is bursting with […]

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Holiday Decor Feature in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

  Recently  I worked with Tampa Bay METRO Magazine to put together The Joy of Entertaining decor feature for the November/December 2014 Issue – you might recall my Posh New Year’s Chic table for two was featured last year. I was able to narrowed it down to 5 of my favorite tables for Fall + Holiday, from […]

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Amy Sedaris Launches Tableware Line With Fishs Eddie

Like other TV celebrities recently featured on our #TableTopTuesday section, Amy Sedaris, the actress, author and D.I.Y. enthusiast, recently introduced a line of home accessories and entertaining supplies with New York-based Fishs Eddy. Her purposely limited, 10-piece collection for the eccentric housewares emporium includes dish towels, glassware, and serving bowls, with patterns and phrases adapted from her […]

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How To Make Your Own Nautical Centerpiece.

Did you know that the glass floats we love to use in our summer decor were originally used in the 1930’s by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets, as well as longlines or droplines afloat.  In fact they were so abundant you can still find them floating in the seas today. […]

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Entertaining Summer Style: Finds For Your Table

Memorial Day. Fourth of July. Labor Day. Three holiday weekends that are classic summer entertaining opportunities. You can almost feel the excitement building in the air as the dates approach. Our Nations colors become part of our home and tablescape design. Fly your flag high and break out the Red, White & Blue with these […]

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Hurricane Cocktail Recipe #MardiGras #AnAppealingPlan #cocktails

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 […]

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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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Super Bowl Party Dip Ideas - Guacamole football field dip with veggies

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 […]

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