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Seasonal Decorating: Goodbye to Holiday 2011

The winter, and December in particular, is filled with seasonal decorating in almost every neighborhood. This season I was out and about taking note of how each neighborhood decorated and embraced the season.  I realized that although your religious beliefs or geographic location may influence your design style, traditions will have the most dramatic influence on your Christmas and seasonal decorating in general. Did […]

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Decorating: Pantone Announces 2012 Color of the Year

The 2011 color of the year, PANTONE Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward. “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth […]

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Holiday Dream?: Roadside Fresh Cut Greens

  While driving on a familiar road hunting for greens for a client I thought  I saw a mirage.  Quickly making a U-turn and almost getting my mother-in-laws car stuck in a fresh mud puddle, I pulled into the driveway of what looked to be a private home on the property of a large tree nursery. I parked and […]

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Herb Gardens for your kitchen

Gifts for the Foodie: DIY Kitchen Herb Gardens

Still searching for a gift for the foodie on your list? Create an organic kitchen herb garden for the counter or sunny window. Collect all your supplies: * Organic Herbs from local farmers market (or most grocery stores are now carrying fresh options by Shenandoah Growers in the produce area as well) * Organic Potting Soil – […]

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Golden Evergreens & Pinecones In Seasonal Containers

Seasonal Containers Greet Visitors at the Door

Clear out your fall containers and give them a seasonal look using greens from your garden or local market. Using the largest pots you have in groupings, leave about half the dirt inside to hold the various branches in place. I love to mix all kinds of colors and varieties in my containers but use […]

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@NYTimes #pageone opens at @TampaTheatre this weekend. Related posts: Design: Styles’ Sacrifice

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

OK – it has been 5 months since my last post…not so good…but here I am anyway. Cinco has been one of my favorite holidays for quite a while now. Living in the North East, summer was my favorite season and Cinco de Mayo represented the real beginning of the Summer Season. It added a whole month and […]

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January 5th, 2010

Good Morning and welcome to the world of blogging.  Or should I say welcome ME to the world of blogging. I have quite a bit going on in my life these days, a new engagement, a recent move to Tampa Bay, rebuilding my business in a new area and economic climate, and quite a few Lofty […]

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Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging! Related posts: Succulent Blue Teenage Greens Seasonal Containers Greet Visitors at the Door A Little Thyme In the Sun

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