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Krayl’s Easy Holiday Cheese Board {#SundaySupper}

The holidays are almost here – literally they are only weeks away – and if you are considering entertaining at home now is the time to begin your holiday party menu. It may seem early but the sooner you pick your top go to appetizers the more relaxed you will feel about heading into the […]

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Krayl’s DIY Fall Themed Treat Bags

Have you ever wanted to be that person in the neighborhood who gave out the perfectly packaged treats at Halloween or the neighborhood Fall Fest? No? Me neither, until this year … For some reason I am on a mission to make my own treats and the pretty little bags to put them in. I […]

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Grilled Chicken Bread Salad with Peas + Romaine

Do you know how many times I buy or receive a magazine in the mail, thumb through it dreaming of making at least one of the recipes, then put it on down never to be looked at again. A missed chance to recreate one of the many no-doubt fabulous recipes that the magazines editors and […]

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3 Tips To Kickoff Your Summer Entertaining Season

Memorial Weekend! The official unofficial start to the summer. The beginning of the Summer Entertaining season! Recipes inspired by the garden and farmers market finds, neighborhood block parties and sunset garden gatherings. In the media Summer is touted as the season of slowing down, sipping lemonade on the porch and reading at the beach. However to me it always seems to be a whirlwind of activity […]

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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 easy nature inspired napkin rings for your next gathering. 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 […]

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Gasparilla Pirate Fest Decor For Your Home + Bar

Gasparilla. Never heard of it? Neither had I before moving to Tampa, nor did I have any fondness for Pirate decor or for that matter own anything with a Jolly Roger on it. My how things have changed. {be sure to scroll down the entire page to shop this look} To give you a little […]

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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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Your Secretary Is Not Your Event Planner

  What? You say? But he/she worked on planning our office party last year? Or perhaps even struggled through organizing your corporate client dinners. But would you ask your accountant to plan or style your events? Most likely not and I imagine if you did they would simply stare at you {a few worried they […]

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First Signs Of Fall: A Gathering Tablescape

Unlike other seasons that loudly announce their arrival, Autumn quietly comes to us, each day slightly cooler, filling our gardens and tables with the warmer colors of nature.  Travel slows from the summer months but has not yet hit its’ holiday stride, it is the perfect time to host a Fall Gathering at home and […]

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