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Succulent Blue An Appealing Plan

Succulent Blue

Nature is the perfect inspiration when decorating inside, outside and all occasions. Take the blue of this Succulent on my patio, just imagine your kitchen walls or back-splash tile in this color. Or a dinner party tablescape design based on the shape and mood it inspires. Mixing inside and outside textures and colors makes for a truly interesting and […]

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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! CANDIES: Sockerbit Sweet Hearts ~ Strawberry Jelly & Marshmallows Stamped with LOVE CARD: Recollections Craft Paper Blank Folded Cards with DCWV “Love” Rub*on Quotes both available at Michaels Crafts and easy to make dozens of cards for your sweetie. XO ~ kf. Related posts: Happy Mom. Happy Life. Finding Balance w/ Stacy Boegem What […]

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sweet Lulu Cupcake Liners Pink and Green

A Reason to Bake Cupcakes!

After seeing these cupcake liners I might even take out the apron and make some Valentines Day Cupcakes. Shop Sweet Lulu – Solids, Stripes, Polkadot. Made from the highest quality greaseproof paper, these baking cups are bakeable up to 450 degrees F. Each liner measures 2″ across the base, and 1.25″ tall. Related posts: Happy Valentines Day […]

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An Appealing Plan Place Setting with chopsticks

Entertaining: Lets Agree to Disagree.

I follow Bon Appetit on twitter for daily postings and tips. I pick up the magazine when in my local grocery store. I visit their website frequently. Sometimes I have even cook the suggested recipes. Big Fan right. Then yesterday they post an article, 6 Rules for Setting Your Valentine’s Day Table, listing “rules” for setting your table […]

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Now thats a Focal Point

Gardening: INside or OUT. WoollyPockets Are the Answer.

What is a WoollyPocket?? “Woolly Pocket was founded in 2008 by brothers Miguel & Rodney Nelson. …out of a personal need for a simple, DIY-consumer friendly system for gardening vertically, not yet available on the market. …they invented the breathable Woolly Pockets with internal moisture control that are made from recycled plastic bottles in USA. […]

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Did You Know?: Food Stamps Can Grow Gardens.

The below information was originally provided by Claire Thompson via grist. After reading the article, which sparked a glimmer of hope in the federal food stamp program,  I felt the information and links appealing and inspiring enough to share here in its entirety.   “A few years ago, back when she still had a job in the natural-foods industry, “my kids […]

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VR Chocholate Tiles

Not Just a Pretty Face.

Officially the holidays are over and your probably “not eating this” or “only a bite of that” but the reality of our uber-social lives is that most of us will either entertain at our homes this weekend, be invited somewhere for a party or simply meet friends for a congratulatory meal. And as Ms Emily Post […]

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Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard from Timber Press

Added to my book list!! LOVE the chickens! and Gardens!! “Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren’t the only benefit — chickens can actually help your […]

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Design: Styles’ Sacrifice

I have it good. I admit it. Every Sunday my husband brings me the NY Times and coffee in bed. I love it and I know I am super lucky. Well this past weekend there was a section missing…well not  just a section..MY favorite Sunday section. The Sunday Styles section. One of the main reasons […]

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Binchotan Charcoal Bag

Trend: Healing Charcoal

I LOVE everything at terrain {an unbeliveable garden & home shop in Glenside, PA. They are also planning on a second shop in Westport, CT in 2012} and pretty much want to just live there full-time. I receive their twitter updates, facebook posts and company emails. I usually dreamily look at them wondering how I can recreate the product or look for my home, […]

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2012 Word for the Year

Word of the Year 2012

I have never really been a fan of New Year Resolutions. I would make the same ones each January, then at the end of the year have guilt if I didn’t live up to my expectations from 11 months prior. However, about 5 years ago I decided I still wanted to have something to represent my individual […]

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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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