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Merry Christmas 2014

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! I plan on relaxing after completing this post and taking a few days to shut down and fully relax to appreciate this magical season and I hope you can do the same! It has been a busy season at the An Appealing Plan studio and we are pleased […]

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Food Talk Radio Interview

The other day I was invited to come on as a guest to Food Talk Radio 820 AM – recently named Best Local Foodie Radio Show by Creative Loafing – to talk about cooking, entertaining, tablescapes and yes my favorite topic … the importance of celebrating everyday. If you missed it, here is a replay […]

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Chocolate Triple Chip Cookies #cookieswap

If you have been on this site before you may have noticed that desserts, and really sweets in general, are not really my thing. Even in my new book, An Appealing Plan, you only find a handful of dessert recipes in the entire book. Ask me for a reccomendation for a savory tart or a […]

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How Does Desiree East, Creativity Coach #CelebrateEveryday

‘The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind…’ Terrence McKenna    For the book launch I wanted to ask a few of my favorite people how they find ways in their busy schedules to celebrate everyday. The #CelebrateEveryday Interview Series is a collection of these interviews. Enjoy!Buy your copy of An Appealing Plan […]

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South Tampa Book Launch Event at Datz

Tampa Bay you are in luck!! Two chance to party this weekend! Come out and join me at the official South Tampa launch party at DATZ new warehouse location on December 6th! All the details are below — just click the invite to RSVP on Facebook. Keeping with DATZ’s already fabulous atmosphere, the event will […]

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Clearwater Book Launch at Fresh Threads Warehouse

If you are in Tampa Bay, please come out and join me at the official Clearwater launch party at Fresh Threads new warehouse location on December 5th! All the details are below — just click the invite to RSVP on Facebook. It’s a party you won’t want to miss, complete with demonstrations of holiday cocktails […]

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Homemade Organic Lavender Honey {#SundaySupper}

Perfect to make and keep on hand to add to hot tea or to add a wonderful natural sweetness to your favorite cocktail, this Lavender Honey is also the perfect gift from the kitchen to bring as a hostess or “welcome to the neighborhood” gift. Organic Lavender Honey INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup lavender flowers, organic or […]

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Holiday Decor Feature in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine

  Recently  I worked with Tampa Bay METRO Magazine to put together The Joy of Entertaining decor feature for the November/December 2014 Issue – you might recall my Posh New Year’s Chic table for two was featured last year. I was able to narrowed it down to 5 of my favorite tables for Fall + Holiday, from […]

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Books Begin To Ship + Signing Events Announced

Hello Eager Supporters! Thank you so much for your support and patience on this project, it has meant the world to me! After 3 color and cover revisions {much support, several unexpected delays and few tough days} the final book is ready!! I receive a small promotional run to send to publisher, book stores, etc… […]

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