Pretty in Pink!

I love pink all year long but Valentine's Day really has me thinking!!! A blend of red and white, pink combines a need for the action of red, (Passion!) and the softness of white (Purity!). The deeper the pink, the more passion and energy it exhibits. The word itself brings up a variety of different images and concepts such as romance, flowers, femininity, Barbie, breast cancer, childhood, love, and so many more. source I guess I am not the only one dreaming of pink!!  This is the most ...

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Christmas Tree-Inspired Holiday Crafts!!!

I remember when the kids were younger, and we would be busy throughout December making sugar cookies, Christmas ornaments and handmade gifts! Where are those days of getting together and enjoying making memories??? This year, I'm making a bigger effort to have a Christmas craft day with the kids! Here are some fun holiday crafts with a Christmas tree theme that can be done together and enjoyed for years to come!! (Plus, some creative treats and desserts that are perfect for a party!) Candy ...

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Christmas Decor: Creating Displays, Tablescapes and More from Sentimental Items!

I went to a lovely Christmas party last year that's inspiring me to mix up my own home's holiday decor this year! The wonderful hostess, Nancy, had Christmas everywhere, but what I loved so much is that she grouped items with sentimental meaning in every room. This was an especially fun gathering for me because I was able to bring my two daughters, who knew Nancy's son from college!! He was in charge of the peppermint martinis, which it looks like they all have in hand! Of course, ...

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My Favorite Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs!

For me, along with its spiritual meaning, Easter is always the official kickoff to Spring! Flowers are blooming, bunny and chick motifs abound, and lovely pastels make winter seem oh so far away! Plus, there are plenty of wonderful traditions, a few of which I learned more about last year. But, out of all the traditions, my favorite has to be decorating eggs!!! No doubt my excitement for Easter eggs stems from my obsession with all other finishes - plaster, murals, stencils, aged ...

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