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Snowed In. Staying Cozy On A Snow Day.

This weekend as Jonas hit the Northeast and thousands of people where snowed in and homebound beneath 20 + inches of snow, we too grabbed our blankets, cuddled up on the couch, turned on the weather channel and imagined were snowed in. Perhaps its growing up in the Northeast, with the long grey winters broken […]

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December West Elm Event with @KraylFunch and @TabithaBlue - Holiday Entertaining Event at #WestElmTampa

A Lustrous Holiday Entertaining Event at West Elm

I love sharing ideas about holiday entertaining and even more when it is in a a beautiful and inspirational venue like a West Elm shop! Recently I co-hosted a Lustrous Holiday Event at the West Elm Hyde Park location in Tampa, FL where we offered ideas about incorporating trends into your holiday style such as […]

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Raspberry Mocktail Punch Recipe

I love my champers but when entertaining you must consider the needs of your guests and offer an non-alcoholic beverage. This Raspberry Mocktail Punch is fruity, festive and alcohol free.  A mocktail is great for non-drinkers as well as hydrating all your guests but be sure you don’t skip on flavor. Just because you are […]

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Creamy Tofu + Lemon Herb Dip For a Modern Relish Tray

Modern relish trays have come along way from the simple glass platter your Grandmother served before family dinners however, the concept that you are serving items that tend to be on the lighter side still holds true.  all photo credits in this feature :: Tabitha Blue of the fresh mommy blog For most trays you […]

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Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Wrapping Christmas gifts can be easy and chic with craft paper in white, chalkboard and traditional brown craft paper. Craft paper rolls are inexpensive and can be found in craft stores but also in office supply store and with the addition of a few clothes pins and yarn you can quickly create chic custom Christmas […]

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Ideas for Christmas Bedding with cable knit blanket and red wool pillows on AnAppealingPlan.com by @KraylFunch #AnAppealingPlan #SeasonalLiving

How To Decorate Your Bedroom For Christmas

Every season I change out the bedding in our master bedroom to suit the changing temperatures and colors to suit the months ahead. I have bedding for summer, spring and fall, but until this year Christmas has eluded me… Yes, I would put a red pillow on the bed, tie a ribbon around the papier […]

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A Lustrous Holiday Event at West Elm

Join us for a Lustrous + Festive Holiday Event at WEST ELM  co-hosted by Krayl Funch of An Appealing Plan + Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 6-8pm    WEST ELM HYDE PARK, TAMPA, FL    WE WILL BE SHARING TIPS FOR CREATING “A LUSTROUS SEASON” FOOD, DRINK, CRAFTS, GIFTS AND MORE!   […]

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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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Chocolate Triple Chip Cookies #cookieswap

If you have been on this site before you may have noticed that desserts, and really sweets in general, are not really my thing. Even in my new book, An Appealing Plan, you only find a handful of dessert recipes in the entire book. Ask me for a reccomendation for a savory tart or a […]

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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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The Modern Relish Tray

  What exactly is a relish tray? Why should I serve a relish tray at my next entertaining opportunity? {speaking of entertaining… Let’s connect on instagram and share our entertaining images!} If you were born in the last 20 years, you may not have had the experience of Grandmom’s relish tray, but this vegetable filled […]

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Festive Decorations for A Holiday Table

During the holiday season it’s nice to have decorations out that are festive for the entire season. In this video for eHow.com, I show you two different ideas that you can use for centerpieces. The first is going to be one that you can leave out during the entire season, and then the second is for a […]

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The Christmas Gram Cocktail Recipe

If you are not familiar with the movie ELF starring Will Farrel, I HIGHLY recommend watching it. It will become one of your favorites as well, I guarantee it. If you are familiar with it, you may remember the scene where Buddy first meets his dad and sings his version of a Christmas gram. The […]

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Christmas Table Decorations With Fruit & Nuts

Not all centerpieces need to be made from flowers. During the winter season there are a variety of fruits and nuts that become available in the farmers markets. Combining these natural elements with candles creates a beautiful display that can be made ahead of time and placed on your holiday table to greet guests. In […]

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Ideas for Decorating Christmas Evergreen Swags.

Making your own ever green swags is easy and a gorgeous way to decorate an entranceway, bookcase or even a chair! In this video for ehow I discuss how to make and decorate Christmas swags. Click on the image to start video or watch video here.   Making your own Christmas swag decorations is easy! […]

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Decorating Christmas Tree Ornaments with Glitter. {DIY}

In this video for eHow, I show you how to decorate plain Christmas ornaments found in your local craft store with glitter. These are fantastic teacher gifts, hostess gifts or use them on your tree! Click the image to start the video or if the image does not appear CLICK HERE. Create your own glamorous glittering Christmas […]

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White + Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If you have been hanging out here a bit you see most of my recipes are savory meals and cocktails, so when I was recently invited to a cookie swap, a small wave of panic came over me. What to make? What cookie do I want to present to this group of new friends? What […]

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Cranberry Anise Syrup Recipe

Looking for a syrup to flavor desserts, cocktail and your cheese tray, this Cranberry Anise Syrup has the perfect level of sweet, bitter and spiciness to compliment your fall and winter recipes. Place it in an attractive glass jar, tie a ribbon on it and you have a hostess gift to bring along to your […]

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