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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.

Decorating Christmas Garland with Ribbon #HolidayPrep via @AnAppealingPlan

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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Are you ready for overnight visitors? How to prepare your guestroom.

  An experienced host knows that entertaining doesn’t just happen around the table. The guest experience begins the moment you decide to invite visitors to gather. As it relates to the physical environment, it may include spaces away from your home or spaces around and in your home you may not at first consider such […]

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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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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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In the News: A Naturally Thankful Season {article published in Impart Magazine}

  A NATURALLY THANKFUL SEASON No matter what part of the country you live in, for most Americans, Fall is a time filled with images of harvest, abundance, cool weather, and gathering with family and close ones. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the 2012 Fall Season officially begins on September 22nd  and ends on the […]

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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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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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