how to make a floral wreath

How to Make a Spring Floral Wreath

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Straw clutch

Five Straw Bags For Summer Style

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Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

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chocolate muffin recipe

The Best Chocolate Muffins

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Encaustic Tile – Artwork For The Floor

September 13, 2012
encaustic tile

Originally a fixture on the castle floors of 13th Century Europe, the popular ceramic inlaid tile more commonly known as encaustic tile has seen a few resurgences over the centuries. It was first massed produced during the Gothic Revival period when it caught the attention of craftsman, and rightly so as it is beautiful artwork. […]

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Decor | Tips & Tricks

The 411 on Full Spectrum Paint

September 12, 2012
full spectrum paint

I left San Francisco armed with my marching orders -pick paint colors.  Thankfully I know my aunt’s color pallet well.  It’s true what they say about people’s homes being decorated in the same colors they tend to wear. She posed an interesting question and asked me about full spectrum paint, of which, I’ll admit, is […]

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Friday Finds

Friday Finds- all things pumpkin

September 8, 2012

This week’s post, all things pumpkin, was inspired by the return of  the famous pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Is there anything better than pumpkin in the fall? 1) Pumpkin Roll- easy to make despite looking complicated.  I found the recipe on the Land O Lakes site. 2) Dress up your front door with this gorgeous […]

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Lifestyle | Uncategorized

Pot Luck Dinners

August 9, 2010
potluck suppers

When money is tight how do you entertain?  Do you just forego the chance to host a party or is there an alternative?  I like the idea of a Pot Luck. It’s fun, inexpensive for the host, and brings people together. The term dates back to the 16th century and referred to a dish served […]

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