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More Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas

    Are you planning on throwing a bridal tea shower for your Bride-to-Be? I recently wrote a blog post about a lovely bridal tea my sister-in-law gave my daughter before she got married.  In case you missed it, you … Continue reading

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Spanish Night for Our Cooking Group (“Fiesta España”)

    Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to … Continue reading

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Life in a Jar: Book Club Discussion and Lunch

life in a jar…   The last time my Book Club got together we discussed the book, Life in a Jar:  The Irena Sendler Project.  Another gal hosted our group for a lively lunch and discussion.  HER TABLESCAPE    Irena Sendler hid … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Bookcase?

  Obsessed.  Infatuated.  Captivated.  Call it what you want but I am hooked on books… Maybe because I’ve always loved to read, I find great comfort in books.  I still visit and use my local library.  I’m still a “paper copy” reader … Continue reading

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Easter/Spring Fling Tablescape

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for … Continue reading

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A Springtime Tablescape for Entertaining

I love to entertain…   I find lots of inspiration from the gorgeous tablescapes that “event planner extraordinaires” like Colin Cowie and Preston Bailey create.  Pinterest is another outstanding and fun source these days for entertaining inspiration.  However, unfortunately for … Continue reading

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Building a Dream House: Light Up Your Beautiful Home

          Postscript:  I apologize for this lengthiness of this post.  However, I wrote what I think are some important things to consider with a lighting plan.  I also wanted to include some photos for inspiration and some of … Continue reading

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Building a Dream House: Trim Decisions (Cabinets, Moldings, etc.)

Trim Decisions… One of the more important decisions that we probably have made is our trim decisions.  This included decisions regarding cabinets, door/window moldings, crown moldings, and baseboards. To me, the key to making something ordinary become something extraordinary is in the details, and … Continue reading

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Kids’ Party Ideas

My niece has a “Family Birthday Party” every May for her young girls.  I always ask her for the girls’ “wish list”.  My niece emailed several of us back with their lists.  One of the items on her younger daughter’s list was that she was now into baking … Continue reading

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Building a Dream House: #2 in a Series (Exterior Selections)

Some General Notes about Our Builder: Jeff Paul Custom Homes (JPCH) JPCH is  comprised of only 5 people including Jeff Paul himself.  From my observation of them, they are a close-knit group and use a “hands on” approach.  Each person is very good at their particular … Continue reading

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