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Passion to Print Day 15: PSA! Protect Your Berries

A few days ago I brought together friends and their families for a summer gathering on the river complete with crabs, corn, craft beer and a selection of summer berries. The beer, I expected to go quickly but the berries went even faster. First of all, can I say how amazing the setting was for […]

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Passion to Print Day 9: Behind The Scenes Summer Celebration

DAY 9!! How is this possible that we are already 9 days into the kickstarter project? Wasn’t it just Day 1??Time is flying by and my feelings of gratitude and love are doubling by the day. Your support has been amazing! Thank you. Today I am sharing a few behind the scenes images of our […]

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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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What is May Day Anyway?

According to history…. “During medieval times, May Day festivities took off in England. At the crack of dawn everyone would “go a-maying,” gathering flowers and greenery and choosing a Maypole. Women would also wash their faces in fresh spring dew to improve their complexions — and men would try to seduce them. (Many poems about […]

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A Classic Blue + Silver Centerpiece

One of my favorite entertaining tips is for every host to have a “go-to” centerpiece or arrangement that they can easily pull together in a moments notice when friends or family give the word that they will be stopping by, or simply to have on your kitchen table to welcome you home each day. This […]

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How To Make Centerpieces for a Beach Themed Gathering

Beach themed events are always in style and centerpieces that bring the allure of the beach right to your table are perfect, whether you’re in the city or actually on the beach. In this video for eHow I show you how to make a centerpiece that can be used for an elegant gathering or placed […]

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In The News: Easter Brunch feature in Southern Holiday Life Magazine

As many of you know I am a recent transplant to the Southern part of the U.S. and have been learning about the culture, architecture, horticulture and hospitality on a daily basis over the last few years since my move, so when I was contacted by Southern Holiday Life Magazine and asked to submit a few […]

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Easy Spring Jelly Bean + Birds Nest Centerpiece

To me, jelly beans are a sure sign of spring, that Easter is on it’s way. Create these fun jelly bean bird nest centerpieces using green moss, and other signs of spring, such as bunnies and butterflies.  In this short video for eHow I show you how to easily make a jelly bean centerpiece for your […]

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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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