Halloween Details

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I must admit, I'm a bit of a Fraidy Cat.  I can't watch horror movies {accidentally saw 5 minutes of Children of the Corn when I was a kid and it haunted me for years}, and I've never been to a haunted house {no thank you, very much}... but I do love decorating for Halloween {even if it is pretty PG13}! I thought it might share few details of my "frightfully delightful" Halloween decor to proof it doesn't ALL have to be blood and gore and scary to be fun! My mantle display is similar to … [Continue reading...]

5 Minutes or Less Hostess Gift

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Do you need a cute, quick Halloween hostess gift  (or something for a friend or neighbor)?  This is the EASIEST idea (seriously, it takes less than 5 minutes).  Just keep in mind to pick up a pair of striped children's tights when you head to the costume store this month! You will need: - a bottle of wine (you can use any you have on hand, but if you want to do a Halloween themed variety like Vampire or Nevermore, that's even more fun) - a pair of child's striped tights (any costume … [Continue reading...]

Biscuit Bar Brunch

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When it comes to brunch, you can almost always bet I’m going to go for something savory (and probably with eggs), but I know not everyone feels the same way.  This weekend, my family was in town, so I thought it might be fun to whip up a last minute brunch.  I wanted a savory […]

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Football Mantle

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As soon as September arrived, I felt an itch to put up festive mantle decorations, but I wasn’t quite ready to deck it out for Halloween… so I went with a football theme! For this project,  I started with the framed artwork on the mantle- normally, it’s a painting of bicycles – but since I […]

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Garlic Truffle Fries

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Summer burgers on the grill are good, but homemade fries make them better… and when they’re garlic truffle fries, well then they’re BEST! In honor of Labor Day, I’m sharing my recipe for Garlic Truffle fries.  I only recently added the truffle oil, so if you’re not into it, no big deal, just omit the […]

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Summer Sangria

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Confession:  I’ve never met a sangria I didn’t like, but I’ve never one myself.  This week I tried it for a girl’s night by the pool and was surprised by how easy it is.  I imagined it would have to sit for a long time to soak up that fruity flavor… but I was wrong.  […]

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Gift Tags: Behind-the-Scenes

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I think most people imagine that designers sit around, gazing off into the distance over a steaming coffee (brainstorming, of course) and then gracefully sketch out a masterpiece or design one on their computer (click. click. click. done.) – in an hour or less (naturally).  Maybe that is how it works for some, but unfortunately […]

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Lemony Goat Cheese & Basil Dip

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In honor of the store’s upcoming Semi-Annual Lemons and Leftovers Sale next week, I thought it might be fun to share a delicious, lemony recipe that’s perfect for summer entertaining.  This is a recipe I got from Gourmet Pantry a few years ago, and it’s always been a crowd-pleaser.  It’s also ridiculously easy {seriously, the […]

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July 4th Dog Safety

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While celebrating July 4th is fun for us humans, it can be very stressful for our dogs.  In fact, July 5th is one of the biggest days of the year for animal shelters.  The loud noise caused by fireworks can make a dog panic and try to escape to a “safer place”.  {Hey, if I […]

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Prettying up the Porch

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Last summer  was my initial “investment” in the patio project.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I knew that I had to start somewhere, so the World Market Outdoor Furniture Sale was my first stop.  **TIP:  Apparently they have this sale annually,  mid-June to July, so if you plan ahead and […]

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