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Magnolia at Dusk

I never know what I am going to see on my daily workout walks. Tonight this stunning Magnolia flower was on my path. The petals are so perfectly white. Once again MN amazes me with her beauty. Get out there and find something to stop you in your tracks. Related posts: Seasonal Decorating: Goodbye to […]

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Essential Oil. The Research continues….

On my continued quest for essential oils to be used for an upcoming line of natural candles I am talking to anyone and everyone who knows anything about essential oils and natural ingredients for said candles. Recently I spoke with one of the founders and a regional representative of doTerra a brand built on essential oils and their various benefits. They […]

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Growing with GROW.

Education Conferences are meant to grow your brain, but this week I worked with an Event Sponsor Grow Financial to bring life to their employee table and their vendor table. Working with my newest passion Succulents I created small pots for each table guest. I ordered the succulents from Simply Succulents but they are also available at many […]

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TECHmunch Tampa Food & Lifestyle Conference April 21st

My FIrst Blogger Conference!! Although pretty exhausted from the previous tax week, I am feeling excited about tomorrow’s TECHmuch lifestyle blogger conference in Tampa. TECHmunch helps food bloggers in cities across the U.S. learn the skills they need to succeed and take their blogs to the next level. The intensive, hands-on format is designed to […]

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EcoFest  2012. Be there and be GREEN!

EcoFest  2012 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School to  celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay  area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and  Economy.     EcoFest  2012 will be held on April 14, 2012 on the school grounds in Lutz,  Florida.  The […]

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Cottage in Sonoma

No I don’t want to go home. Would you want to leave this courtyard lined with olive trees and Rosemary hedges. A bed of fine gravel as the bases with other areas of flagstone and bright green spring grass poking through. Sure it’s is still chilly in Sonoma but the sunshine and people make it […]

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Starck Design meets Electric Golf Cart = V+

Always on the hunt for new and green designs I came across a recent Wall Street Journal Style & Travel article interviewing one of my favorite designers Philippe Starck regarding his latest creation:  “French designer Philippe Starck hates cars. They’re noisy, dirty, anti-social, masochistic and they bring out the worst in people, he says. He recognizes, though, that people […]

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Teenage Greens

Mother Nature never ever ceases to amaze me. My little mixed lettuce seeds were just micro greens less than 12 days ago…. ….and now they are filling the pot as teenage leaves. Beautiful shades of greens and purples. I water daily and stare at them trying to calculate just how much they have grown since […]

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Sunday Salad

  A quick fresh salad made for Sunday Dinner. Fresh mixed greens and Portobello mushrooms with a home made dressing of: SUNDAY SALAD INGREDIENTS • olive oil • walnut oil • shallots • Thyme • fresh lemon juice • apple vinegar • local honey This with a side of basic pizza. P-e-r-f-e-c-t dinner with the […]

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krayl funch #AnAppealingPlan Drying Thyme & Mint

A Little Thyme In the Sun

Recently I planted lettuce seeds in a patio container already full with Thyme, now the lettuce is growing {can’t wait to taste that first salad} so decided it was time to cut back the overgrown Thyme and dry half of it for cooking and use the other half for my candle collection. My mint has […]

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Outdoor Entertaining ~ Let There Be Light

Spring Entertaining means Outside Entertaining, but as most areas of the country are still waiting for daylight savings time to give us that additional hour of precious light, evenings still require additional lighting for dining, sitting by the fire or simply to light the way to your front door. I was drawn into the Atlanta Urban Trends Collection […]

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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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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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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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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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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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