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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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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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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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Green Space in the City: Tudor City Greens

  As mentioned in previous post my last visit to NYC I was determined to add to my list of favorite experiences, to do this I picked up a book by Allan Ishac called New York’s 50 best Places to Find Peace and Quiet (available at many bookstore in the NYC area or online). Tudor City Greens […]

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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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The Foodie In You: Day After Tarts

The past weekend was filled with rushing here, need to be there, make this, bring that and not to mention all the various menu items our bodies are exposed to over the holidays. Although I honestly love every minute of it, the day after Christmas was the first day we had nowhere to be, no […]

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On the Road: NYC ~ Finding Inspiration on the Street

If you are like me, each city you have been to has locations and memories about it that you associate with being there and will become your list of “Favorite Things About ____” (insert city name here).  Growing up in the NY tri-state area, New York has always been the city for me with the longest list of favorite “things”. […]

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Holiday Decorating: Woodland Christmas

Each project (no matter if it is a room, a garden or an event) should have a theme that loosely inspires the direction. The Woodland Christmas theme was inspired by walking into my local Lowes and seeing 3 buckets of those round scraps produced when they cut the bottom of Christmas trees for customers. I asked if I could […]

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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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Bringing Winter Bulbs To the South!

My business in the north grew slowly and through existing clients   so  I really never had much need to attend events as a vendor. Although I have developed and worked MANY events over the last 15 years, I have never solely representing ME and my brand. Now that I am currently refocusing on my brand I felt the […]

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No Time to Fit In Seasonal Decorating??

You  love the look of those homes in your favorite magazines decorated for the holiday season, but just don’t have the time to fit it  into your schedule? Or maybe you don’t feel like you can really pull it off. Perhaps you are having a dinner party for your boss and want the evening to […]

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@NYTimes #pageone opens at @TampaTheatre this weekend. http://www.tampatheatre.org/index.php 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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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. 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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