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5 Tips for Hosting Your Own Friendsgiving Gathering

Thanksgiving with the family is as American as apple pie and ice cream – a true iconic American holiday. But in the 2000’s most of us live miles from our family and have adopted, what I like to call, a chosen family consisting of friends and neighbors – the people we frequently spend the majority […]

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Krayl’s Brussels Sprouts + Pancetta Ceasar Salad

As a kid Brussels Sprouts are a weird looking vegetable that my parents served for special occasions. They tasted bitter, looked funny and even smelled strange. Where did they even come from?? Fast forward just a few years – hold on Mc Fly – and they are one of my favorite vegetables to serve. And […]

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Krayl’s Easy Holiday Cheese Board {#SundaySupper}

The holidays are almost here – literally they are only weeks away – and if you are considering entertaining at home now is the time to begin your holiday party menu. It may seem early but the sooner you pick your top go to appetizers the more relaxed you will feel about heading into the […]

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Krayl’s DIY Fall Themed Treat Bags

Have you ever wanted to be that person in the neighborhood who gave out the perfectly packaged treats at Halloween or the neighborhood Fall Fest? No? Me neither, until this year … For some reason I am on a mission to make my own treats and the pretty little bags to put them in. I […]

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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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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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White + Orange Mini Pumpkin Tablescape

I love the vibrant colors of Fall but really, is there anything better than those little white mini pumpkins? They just call out my name to be part of a Fall or Thanksgiving table setting. Keep it all white or mix them in with the mini orange pumpkins to create the perfect table to welcome […]

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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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Easy Placecards for Your Thanksgiving Table

  Using hand stamped gift tags for your dinner place cards is an easy and fun way to add style to your Thanksgiving tablescape. SUPPLIES NEEDED: Hand Stamped gift Tags Corn Husk Ribbon Pen to write Guests Names Napkin Plate Using your guest list write the names of your guests on the back of a […]

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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. Decorating your front door for Thanksgiving  and harvest is an easy seasonal decorating project you can do to bring the Fall & Harvest season […]

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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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Fall Decor for Glass Front Cabinets

Use Indian Corn to decorate more than your doorway. Hang it on glass cabinets in your kitchen or dining room to and a touch of fall to every room. Supplies Needed: • Indian Corn Bunch • Wheat Stalks cut • Ribbon to tie around bunch • Ribbon cut to length to hang from to of […]

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Personalized Indian Corn For a Special Touch

  PERSONALIZED INDIAN CORN Create personalized seasonal Fall Decor with Indian corn you can find at farmers markets and local stores this time of year by adding wheat stalks, and ribbon to coordinate with your home decor. Supplies Used here: Mini Indian Corn bunch Wheat Stalks cut to size Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon Scissors Where did […]

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Harvest Champagne + Fig Cocktail

This twist on the champagne cocktail recipe has sweet fig puree and a splash of bourbon, together they add just the right amount of depth to make it perfect to allow it to stand up to the bold flavors of the Fall entertaining season Welcoming guests to a Harvest, or Thanksgiving dinner with this fig […]

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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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Alton Brown Thanksgiving Turkey

The Perfect Bird: Part 1

{image from My Recipes.com} 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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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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