Month: October 2015

What Your Halloween Candy Says About You

Children all over the country can’t wait to put on their costumes and take advantage of the sweetest night of the year. But did you know the candy you give out is an extension of your very own personality? Here’s an infographic from our friends at UltimateCoupons.com to tell you all bout it. Happy...

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Making It Magically

I knew I wanted our wedding to look and feel like an evening dinner party in Tuscany. Jerry and I love traveling in Italy and have always loved the easy, laid back, way they approach entertaining. No fuss, no rush. We share a private park across from out house. It provided the perfect location for our wedding. But planning an outdoor dinner for fifty guests in a park, does present some logistic problems. Providing electrical power for the caters, musicians, lighting and a hundred year old fountain ending up being our toughest challenge. I contacted my friends at Briggs...

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10 Fantastic Fall Decorating Ideas

It’s still not too late to decorate for the Fall. You have the rest of October and all of November to enjoy the deep reds and burnt oranges. I’ve scoured Pinterest – of course – and came across ten projects I thought anyone could do quickly. Have fun this weekend trying a few of these projects out and beside to post your photos on my Facebook page. Enjoy! A Diamond in the Stuff Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures Crafts Unleashed Anything and Everything Simple as That The Idea Room Craftaholics Anonymous The Domestic Heart Simply Kierste 365ish Days of...

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I Do, I Do so We Did

If you haven’t heard by now, let me be the first to tell you that I got married August 29th to the love of my life, Mr. Jerry Donatelli. After four years of fun, travel and shared experiences of renovating two houses I knew this was the guy for me. He is charming, talented, supportive, and handsome and makes me laugh everyday. Our wedding was held across the street from our house in a private park. We invited 50 of our dearest friends and family to join in our celebration. The civil ceremony was in the rose garden followed...

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Steeped In Sensational-ness

Trend alert… For several years now, the Turkish rug merchants have been taking their old worn out and often thread-bare rugs and completely transforming them. In fact their up-cycled carpets are so incredible that they started a major trend here in the Unites States. Are you curious what they did to transform those formerly trot upon carpets? They dipped them in vats of vibrant colored dye. That’s right, they steeped their vintage rugs, like a big awkward teabag, in barrels of magentas, aquas and apple green colored dye to create something that is, well simply put … breathtaking. Aside...

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