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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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Holiday Planning Essentials Webinar: Harvest + Thanksgiving

  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? Planning a Harvest Dinner party? Or perhaps your are simply looking to bring this season of bounty into your home with seasonal decor. As much as we love the holiday season it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to juggling work, family, the house and all […]

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Monogrammed White Pumpkins

Monogrammed pumpkins add a little touch of chic to your entranceway or table for the Fall + Thanksgiving decorating season. Follow along this quick video to create your monogrammed white pumpkins. Watch this video below or watch it on YouTube by clicking here. SUPPLIES: 2 to 3 medium white pumpkins adhesive backed letters decorative push-pins […]

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A Bountiful Fall Entranceway

Fall Entranceway design is one if my favorite services and topics. {interested in learning more about my design services? Set up a FREE telephone consultation by visiting the contact me page here} This time of year is all about the bounty and harvest of the season, so head to your local farmers market and create […]

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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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Decorating the Front Door for Thanksgiving Harvest

In this video for eHow I discuss how to decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving or Harvest Dinner. This is something you can easily do even  if you live in an apartment. How to Decorate the Front Door for Thanksgiving & Harvest — powered by ehow Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy […]

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How To Make A Thanksgiving Showpiece {VIDEO}

In this video for eHow, I discuss how to make a Thanksgiving showpiece. This harvest display can be placed on your dining room table, your hallway, your entrance table, and will bring life and color throughout the entire season. Click image above or Click this link to watch the video: How to Make a Thanksgiving Showpiece — powered […]

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Placesettings Explained

Although we live in a less formal world where pretty much anything goes when it comes to setting your table, it is always best to start with a knowledge of the proper way to do anything. Once you understand the proper etiquette of how to set each place setting you can manipulate it to achieve […]

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The Perfect Bird: Part 2

{Image Courtesy of The Pioneer Women} This is part 2 of The Perfect Bird. Miss part 1? Read it here: The Perfect Bird Part 1 Getting the Best Flavor Brining: Traditionally a method of preserving foods this popular technique of preparing the turkey adds flavor and juiciness to the holiday star. The water from the brine actually reaches […]

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The Perfect Bird: Part 1

{image from My} Side dishes come and go but the main star of every Thanksgiving Day table is Tom Turkey. Perhaps its your first turkey or your 51st, following a few steps and preparations you will {ok..should…} end up with a moist and delicious bird. Selecting Your Turkey Key words: Fresh, Free Range, Organic Fed, […]

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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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Fall Entertaining and Tablescape Ideas

Entertaining over the next few weeks? Or looking to getting a jump on your Thanksgiving table? Here are a few tips to get you started. A FALL HARVEST DINNER: TABLESCAPE & ENTERTAINING TIPS  * Start At the Beginning* {image by HGTV} Set the tone of your gathering as your guests step onto your front porch […]

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Make a grand Entrance this Season.

Your entranceway is the first impression of your home or business to a guest or client. Your home may be lovely beyond the front porch or center hall but that first impression is already made. Or perhaps they make inside and forget the pots of dying plants and faded past season decorations for a few […]

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