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Spring Bulb Centerpiece

Forcing Spring bulbs to create a centerpiece brings the cheeriness of the outdoors inside, but requires you to plan weeks ahead to properly prepare the bulbs. This quick short cut creates the same look in a fraction of the time. Add this Spring bulb centerpiece to your Easter, Mothers Day or other Spring gathering tablscape and […]

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Setting An Easy Spring Tablescape

Ah Spring… we smell you in the air, we feel you on our skin, we have waited through the chilly nights and short winter days for you to arrive and finally spring is here. It is time to put away our winter coats, open up all the windows, sweep off the front porch and welcome […]

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Dark And Irish Guinness Cocktail

You have heard of a Dark + Stormy, now try a Dark + Irish! Guinness, Dark Rum, Cold Brewed Coffee and Simple Syrup come together to create a rich beer cocktail to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or for that matter… any day of the year! This beer cocktail is surprisingly rich in body and flavor, […]

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Bells Of Ireland

One of my all time favorite green flowers, the Bells Of Ireland, is also one of the most unusual looking flowers you will see in your market or florists shop, but it is the perfect stand alone statement flower arrangement you can place on your table. Also found under Bells-of-Ireland, and Shellflower or Shell flower – with the […]

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Zesty Southern Pimento Cheese 

Admittedly my relationship with Pimento Cheese did not begin until I moved South. I had heard of it, but honestly thought of it as some type of cheese mixture close to Port Wine Cheese or a Cheese Ball you have at the holiday’s. After a few visits with neighbors and attending various gatherings this “southern” […]

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The Paloma Cocktail

The Paloma is a refreshing Mexican cocktail with grapefruit and tequila! Similar to a margarita but with a sweet tart twist of grapefruit. The paloma is a tequila-based cocktail, prepared by mixing tequila with a grapefruit juice and served over ice with a lime or grapefruit wedge. The glass may be rimmed with salt or […]

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It’s All About the Pink. Tablescape Inspiration.

Setting a romantic table for two or for a girlfriends brunch can be pulled together quickly with just a few pretty pink items on hand. In this episode of An Appealing Plan TV I create a sweet tablescape complete with Pink flower arrangements and Pink Ombre XOX Sugar Cookies.   Pink large plates or chargers go […]

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Pink Rustic Flower Arrangement

In this segment of An Appealing Plan TV I create a pink rustic floral arrangement perfect for a pink themed table, a girlfriends brunch or a romantic meal for two. Using a combination of pink flowers with various textures it is possible to create a romantic feeling centerpiece for your dining table or to be […]

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Pink Ombre Sugar Cookies

Show your loved ones how much they mean to you with a special treat in their briefcase, lunch bag or as an after dinner treat. These Ombre XOX sugar cookies are chic, tasty and super easy to create. 1 – Begin with our basic sugar cookie recipe 2 – Cut the rolled dough using XOX […]

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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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