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The October 2015 An Appealing Plan Printable Calendar

Download + Print Your October 2015 An Appealing Plan Calendar Here! This month we celebrate ::  Cool Weather Grilling Outdoors, Fall Foliage + Flavors and Halloween Decorating. I hope it inspires you to celebrate everyday of this wonderful month! Now available to download the October 2015 calendar with holidays. Full of seasonal inspiration + monthly reminders […]

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September 2015 Printable Monthly Calendar

Download + Print Your September 2015 An Appealing Plan Calendar Here! This month we celebrate :: The Final Weekends of Summer with Friends, the First Day of Autumn, Fall Decor Must Haves and Autumnal Recipes Celebrating the Bounty of the Season. I hope it inspires you to celebrate everyday of this wonderful month!   Now […]

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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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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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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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Holiday Gathering Checklist

There are only a few days left to plan your holiday gathering and chances are you already have 90% of it completed. Right? 75%? 25? Whatever percentage you currently find yourself, the below checklist will help you make it through the next few days  and ensure a happy holiday gathering for all. Today: □ Confirm […]

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DIY: Creating Mercury Glass At Home

Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass because of its look, is ornate. Its name may be deceiving because there is actually no mercury or silver in it. True Mercury glass is a mold-blown clear glass that has double-sided walls and then has a thick coat of silver-colored liquid nitrate inserted into it through a […]

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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 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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Entertaining In the Heat: Video ABC

FIRST THINGS FIRST: SAFETY CHECK Getting together with friends and family is the perfect way to spend summer evenings and weekends but being aware of safety concerns will make you the ultimate host. –          Keep in mind the ages of your guests and their needs; both young and old. –          Consider moving your event inside […]

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The Twitter #GardenPartyChat Launch!

Beginning on Wednesday June 13th at 8 PM EST An Appealing Plan will host a twitter chat party under the hashtag #GardenPartyChat. Each week we will be discussing gardens, parties, lifestyle and infused beverages. So grab something to sip and come chat with us! Follow @AnAppealingPlan + @GardenPartyChat on Twitter Want to Learn More about twitter […]

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Design Finds: Casa Nova Tampa

Lastnight I attended an event at CasaNova in Tampa, FL for a networking function {and if truth be told to stare at all their beautiful home decor items}, and found a few new favorites to put on my growing wish list as well as an item or two for a client’s office re-style. This Bird Nest […]

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