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This category offers tips, inspiration and solutions for Everyday Living during the WINTER Season. Design, Decorating, Recipes, Tablescapes, Entranceway Design, Gifting and more. All about living with the season.

Bailey’s Bonfire Spiked Warm Milk + Chocolate

Few things can warm you through to your toes after a day on the slopes like a Bailey’s Spiked Warm Milk. This version adds a toasted marshmallow sweetness to the top layer along with shaved dark chocolate. Sip as you watch the flurries out the window. If you are feeling really decadent, try adding a […]

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Decorating Christmas Garland with Ribbon #HolidayDecorating  via AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch

Decorating Christmas Garland with Burlap Ribbon

Decorating Christmas garland with ribbon is easy and a nice way to personalize it for your decor needs. Garland can be used around doorways, but it can be also used on a mantel above a bookcase, or perhaps along a buffet if you’re entertaining. Click the image to start the video or if the image does […]

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An Appealing Plan VDAY Tablescape Conversation Heart Placesetting

Show Your Valentine Some Tablescape Love!

Valentines Day is more than just about a romantic dinner. Show the ones you love, how much you care for them at each meal of the day. These tablescape inspiration work for breakfast, lunch and dinner. VALENTINE’S DAY BREAKFAST TABLESCAPE Start the day off right. A DIY “Be Mine” note card placed on a breakfast […]

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Seasonal Cut Greens Bring Color to Your Entranceway Containers

Winter temperatures and cloudy skies can leave garden containers looking less than attractive. Placing cut greens like such as Pine boughs and Magnolia trimmings along with Red Dogwood branches, and Pinecones will add life and texture until they can be replanted. Most will be available in your yard but if not, head to a farmers […]

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An Appealing Plan Holiday Tablescape

A Reflective Holiday Table

Looking to create a tablescape for a special gathering and not sure where to start? Begin with one item to create your  INSPIRATION. It can be a color, a texture, a word, your favorite vase, the holiday itself, anything will work.  For this tablescape it was the mirror top of the Antique French dinning table […]

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An Appealing Plan Christmas Cracker Decor Tip 2

Seasonal Decor: Crazy For Crackers

Every year I find there is one item I tend to use over and over in seasonal designs. This year it looks like Christmas crackers are the winner. I didn’t start out to use them but have been finding them EVERYWHERE and they fit into each project in a different way. If you are not […]

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Bay Scallops Gratin #SundaySupper

Bay Scallops Gratin Ingredients 6 tablespoons LAND O LAKES®. Olive Oil & Sea Salt butter, at room temperature 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 medium shallots, minced 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma, minced 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 […]

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Design: Styles’ Sacrifice

I have it good. I admit it. Every Sunday my husband brings me the NY Times and coffee in bed. I love it and I know I am super lucky. Well this past weekend there was a section missing…well not  just a section..MY favorite Sunday section. The Sunday Styles section. One of the main reasons […]

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The Foodie In You: Day After Tarts

The past weekend was filled with rushing here, need to be there, make this, bring that and not to mention all the various menu items our bodies are exposed to over the holidays. Although I honestly love every minute of it, the day after Christmas was the first day we had nowhere to be, no […]

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Golden Evergreens & Pinecones In Seasonal Containers

Seasonal Containers Greet Visitors at the Door

Clear out your fall containers and give them a seasonal look using greens from your garden or local market. Using the largest pots you have in groupings, leave about half the dirt inside to hold the various branches in place. I love to mix all kinds of colors and varieties in my containers but use […]

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