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The Twelve Gifted Days of Christmas

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 With the holiday upon us I thought it would be a fun diversion to find gifts inspired by the perennial classic holiday song.  Hope you can find something here for your true love! Embroidered Valentino Gown Wear your partridge on a tulle tree?  Sure to dazzle at any holiday soiree in this confection. Hermes Silk Tie A pair of doves for the one you lo[...]

Great Holiday Gifts under $50

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It's getting close to the big day & you know what that means! Normally, I am a very well planned in advance kind of gift giver but this year I have dropped my peppermint ball! I have pulled together 50 of my favorite gift giving ideas under $50 & hope that keeps me off the naughty list!!! 1. For the hostess with the mostess on your holiday list – My boo[...]

Join Me For "Love It or Hate It" at LCDQ Legends 2017

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I am so excited to be participating in the fun & funny game of Love It or Hate It during the LCDQ Blogger Breakfast, at Hollyhock on Wednesday, May 10. Chairish Co-Founder, Anna Brockway, will be leading the game along with the fabulous Nate Berkus! Grab your coffee for an early morning laughter filled wake up session! Learn more about the event and r[...]

Miles Redd's Tips for Decorating

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Miles Redd, my dear friend, the most amazing interior designer and author of “The Big Book of Chic”, is known for bold color combinations tempered by old world antiques with a touch of Alice in Wonderland magic.  So we asked him to share with us his top 12 decorating tips for adding a dash of glamour to any room.  P.S. - To my fellow Piscean and man that sha[...]

Essentials for a Great Guest Room

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My experiences as a houseguest - positive and negative - have caused me to rethink having guests in my  own house. Note: if you have so graciously put my tired weary little bones up for a night, please know this is all a good faith learning experiment ... NOT a critique!! MAKE THE BED COMFORTABLE. If it is an older mattress transferred to the guest room aft[...]

A Drink Fit for the Fourth!

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So we've shared desserts and main dishes with you! Now it's time  to inspire you with our Stars and Stripes place setting and a refreshing drink to quench your thirst. God Bless our great country and the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect it and us. Enjoy! Our table setting mimics the American flag with the starry red napkins, the red[...]

A Main Event Dish for the 4th of July!

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As promised, here's part II of our 4th of July celebration. Today, we are sharing our scrumptious recipes to ensure that you have the perfect patriotic holiday.  Happy Birthday, America! GRILLED CHICKEN WITH RED, WHITE & BLUE SALSA Yields: 6 servings 6 (6 oz) chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness Brine (1 quart of water and ¼ cup kosh[...]

The Perfect 4th of July Dessert!

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We are so excited about the upcoming 4th of July and want to make sure you have all the right ingredients for a wonderful and festive celebration. We picked one of our favorite desserts - STAR-SPANGLED CHERRY AND BLUEBERRY PIE AND HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM. Let the Independence Day celebration begin! STAR-SPANGLED CHERRY AND BLUEBERRY PIE (from "ad hoc a[...]

Memorial-ize Your Picnic

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Summer is here and it's so lovely to begin it celebrating Memorial Day.  A little history on this holiday: dating back to the Civil War, families would come together to visit fallen loved ones at cemeteries and memorials. On these hallowed grounds they would lay out blankets or tablecloths and gather together with friends and family to eat simple delicious d[...]

Southeastern Showhouse Showcase: Part One

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This is the first installment in the Southeastern Showhouse Showcase series. The 2016 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens, an inaugural spring showcase of the region's leading design-industry talents, offers tours Thursday through Sunday, as well as a host of inspired events throughout our run of show, from book-signings to inspired speakers. [...]