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We Want You! …To Tell Us a Story.

For the last few years An Appealing Plan has provided articles and tips on seasonal entertaining and design solely from the voice of our founder Krayl Funch. We have loved building our community and learning all about your lifestyle goals, dreams and personal way of expressing yourself through entertaining and design. We are honored daily […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone picked a purple hue for its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid (Pantone 18-3224). An appealing {we love that they used this word!}, versatile shade, Radiant Orchid has wide applications for both fashion and home. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal […]

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4 Years and You Are Invited to Celebrate!

In one month I will celebrate my 4 year anniversary of my move to Tampa, Florida. FOUR YEARS. F-O-U-R YEARS! I honestly feel as though it was only a few months ago that I starting packing up my home, choosing which set of dishes would stay {ironically leaving my favorite white ones in New Hope…} […]

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Are you ready for overnight visitors? How to prepare your guestroom.

  An experienced host knows that entertaining doesn’t just happen around the table. The guest experience begins the moment you decide to invite visitors to gather. As it relates to the physical environment, it may include spaces away from your home or spaces around and in your home you may not at first consider such […]

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How to Prepare for Entertaining Guests: The Table 101

I am passionate about entertaining. Not only my own entertaining, but your entertaining as well. In this video I discuss items you should have on hand to set the table or buffet for your next gathering. “Help! I have a fear of hosting a dinner party and I don’t know where to start! “ If […]

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Join Us for a #GardenParty Chat.

  Join us this and every Wednesday at 8PM on twitter for a #GardenParty chat. The topic will vary each week, all based on Seasonal Gatherings + Gardens and focused on inspiring you to live the life you deserve. I hope you will join me there. Leave a comment below to suggest topics you are interested in […]

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It’s not what I do. It’s what I do, can do, for you.

Thoreau suggests you should: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” But are you? Are you living the life you’ve imagined? Has the pursuit of your career dreams taken a toll on creating a balance in your personal time and environment? Of course you love your family, just as […]

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Style for your Business. Yes Please!

 

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10 Tips For A Winning Superbowl Buffet

Super Bowl entertaining is just hours away, you have probably have already invited guests and planned your menu, or perhaps you just decided to have guests over moments ago. Whichever the case may be, the below tips are sure to make you an MVP Host. Actually watching the big game is only half the fun.  […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

Radiant, jewel-toned Emerald promotes balance and harmony Pantone LLC announced PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013. “The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant […]

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