Outdoor Party Decor Week

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There’s a party happening over at Celebrations.com and you’re invited!  This week they are highlighting some of their contributors who have shared ideas for outdoor entertaining. I’m excited and honored to have been asked to contribute some ideas for their site, and each day this week they will featured a different contributor and link to their articles. Visit the links below […]

4th Of July Celebrating!

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Wouldn’t you love to sit out here and enjoy good friends, food, and fun?! This beautiful deck has a coastal feel but the Red, White, and Blue color scheme makes it perfect for Independance Day! Create a similar look by bringing pillows and scatter rugs outside. I looooove how they have created intimacy with the […]

How Much Do I Love Thee?

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Let me count the ways: 1. Beautiful bright pops of color from the draped fabric! 2. Bales of hay fashioned into seating for a rustic, yet elegant touch. 3. Dozens of hanging candle lanterns, hung with brightly colored ribbon, of course! 4. Extra pillows and blankets for more casual-elegant relaxation space. 5. Cool rustic wooden […]

Patriotic Pops!

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One last idea for the holiday weekend. Give these patriotic popsicles a try! A cold and refreshing treat for the kids is easy to create. Find the “how to” here at Family Fun. Have a Happy Memorial day and remember all our Service Men and Women!

Red, White, And Blue Eats

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To continue with our Stars & Stripes theme for Memorial Day (or 4th of July), here are some serving suggestions for your weekend cookout. Star fruit is the ultimate garnish for these All-American holidays! P.S. These would also be perfect for a beachy/tropical/coastal theme!  Wheather you serve kool-aid for the kids or more spirited concoctions […]

Stars & Stripes Forever – Patriotic Party Ideas

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 This weekend is the unofficial start to summer!! I decided to put together this outdoor party setting for any Memorial Day parties or 4th of July. And, of course, it is done on a budget! (see our slide show featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch here)  I spent about $7 at Michaels on paper, twine, a decorative […]

Take It Outside!

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So much rain this Spring has left me yearning for sunshine, warm breezes, and outdoor entertaining! Thanks to Martha, there is plenty to inspire you to take it outdoors. Who else would have ever thought to tie the flower to the OUTSIDE of the vase?! Placed on a shallow dish with water keeps the flower […]