Laid back hospitality for everyday life...

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Easy & Delicious Crème Brûlée

I had a wisdom tooth extracted and I’m not a happy camper. Admittedly, that is probably not the best term...

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10 Things I’ve Learned As A Parent

I am only scratching the surface with these ten tidbits. Looking back I realize my children have taught me more...

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Guests Will Love This Elegant Easter Tablescape

Easter comes as such a welcome relief from the endless winter we have had here in the Washington, DC area....

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Make A Bouquet Of Tomato Tulips

As I mentioned in my deviled Easter eggs post, I love what I call edible art.  It brings a smile...

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Make This Whimsical Easter Candle Arrangement

August 23, 2011 Virginia experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8. I won’t lie, it was scary! Unaccustomed to...

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Fun & Playful Charger Plate Place Setting

I love charger plates. They are to plates what frames are to pictures.  If I could only pick one accessory...

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Too Cute To Eat Deviled Easter Eggs

Truth be told, it has always fascinated me when food preparation is raised to an art form – watermelons carved...

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Learn How To Fold This Pretty Flower Napkin

So if you are keeping count,  you know that this is my third installment of what I affectionately call “napkin...

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Springtime In A Vase

It has been an endless winter here in the Nation’s Capitol. And I don’t mean to say that with affection...

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Eat Healthy With Apple Cider Carrots

My ego took another hit today.  Once again, I found myself in a dressing room trying on sweaters two sizes larger...

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