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Easy Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece Idea!

Easy Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece Idea!

Create a pretty tablescape with this easy Easter egg tree centerpiece! This is one of those ideas that’s an “oldie but goodie”.  I love to make my Egg Tree Centerpiece look a bit different each year.  This year we will have too many guests for a sit down dinner, so I’m using it to decorate the buffet table.  I love that I can place this arrangement in the middle of all the food and it […]

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How To Create A Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia with Crudité !

How To Create A Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia with Crudité !

  Feature this amazing edible art appetizer at your Thanksgiving Feast! This festive appetizer welcomes my guests every year.  It’s my labor of love for my son – it’s his one and only request every Thanksgiving.   Here’s how to create your own Bread Cornucopia with Veggies & Dip Make a cone form for your cornucopia using aluminum foil. (see image below) Stuff it with aluminum foil and give the “tail” a slight twist. Spray entire […]

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Kids Table!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Kids Table!

photo credits – Alexandra Mascali Some of the most impressionable and important guests you will host this holiday are children.  You have the opportunity to make memories for them that will last a lifetime!  So with this in mind we created the Tots Turkey Table – perfect for your Thanksgiving Holiday! TOTS TURKEY TABLE – “HOW TO” Start with the foundation, a tablecloth – this Spiced Pumpkin Colored Tablecloth works perfectly with all the colors, […]

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5 Easy and Affordable DIY Spring Floral Arrangements!

As Featured in Kroger’s Spring Mailer “MyMagazine” Supermarket floral departments can be a great resource for creating affordable flower arrangements to decorate your home. We love shopping the supermarket for a few bouquets of flowers and then seeing just how many arrangements we can create to decorate the house when prepping for a party. It’s actually quite easy to become a savvy shopper and DIY your own flower arrangements: shop the supermarket floral department for […]

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Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

Easy and Inexpensive Amaryllis Holiday Flowers!

  Prepare for your Party Season – 10 minutes of your time this week can yield weeks of fresh flowers in December! There is one simple thing you can do that you won’t be able to do in a few weeks.  Plant Amaryllis and/or Paperwhite bulbs and in 4-6 weeks you’ll be enjoying the spectacular beauty that only these fresh blooms radiate. Pick up a few bulbs at your local nursery, home garden center, or […]

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7 Spring Floral Arrangement Ideas – Make All For Less Than $20

7 Spring Floral Arrangement Ideas - Make All For Less Than $20

Make All 7 Pretty Flower Arrangements for Less Than $20 – here’s how from Elizabeth… Would you believe I created these 7 flower arrangements with flowers I picked up at the local supermarket for less than $20? I took advantage of the store special “18 roses for $12.99” – I couldn’t believe these beauties were the only bunch left. With the roses in hand, I shopped around to find a happy little filler flower to […]

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Easy Holiday Centerpiece

Looking for something a little different for the centerpiece of your holiday table? Bring the outside inside with a simple, yet stunning combination of ornamental cabbage and evergreens.   Materials Mercury cache pot (6”) 4 ornamental cabbage blooms (call your local florist 3-5 days before your party and ask them to order) Assorted evergreen cuttings, 10”-12” in length (if you have pine trees/evergreens in your yard, cut a few short branches from the underside or […]

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Easy and Affordable Easter Centerpiece

Create some Conversation with your Centerpiece – great idea from Elizabeth! When designing centerpieces, look to fresh produce for a refreshing touch on your table. Plucked straight from the ground these carrots are simply bound in small bunches and dropped into a vase of water. Talk about easy centerpieces. The colors are brilliant – there’s nothing like the bright orange of a carrot contrasted against the spring green popping out of its top. Have fun […]

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Easy Do-It-Yourself Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece!

When sit down dinners are not possible, you can still create a pretty tablescape with this easy idea! Here is a question I get a lot:  “I don’t have a big dining room / I don’t have a dining room table and I need to serve my guests buffet style.  How can I still create a pretty look and use a centerpiece?“.  Well the answer is easy!  Although you won’t be able to play with […]

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Easy Spring Centerpiece Idea

Not much screams SPRING like TULIPS!  For a simple, special and inexpensive CENTERPIECE, try this idea.  Take a dozen tulips and break them into bunches of 2 – 3 (depending on the size of the glass).  Use what you have, wine glasses, milk bottles or tall ice tea glasses work perfectly. If the mouth of your container is too wide to hold the flowers straight, tie them together with pretty yarn or rope to keep […]

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Transition Your Table For Fall

  It’s that time of year again.  September is truly a transitional month, when we’re thinking fall but feeling summer.  When it comes to your table, summer decor is really out and it’s definitely too early to pull out the  pine cones and pumpkins!  However it is time to switch your color palate from light and bright to neutral.  A great tip is to look out your window and use the colors you see outside, […]

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Do-It-Yourself Fall Centerpiece!

Do-It-Yourself Fall Centerpiece!

…reposting this one from 2009, because it’s a great idea! Autumn is just a few weeks away here  in NJ and the leaves are already starting to change color.  If you live in a part of the world where the seasons change, by all means bring some of the beauty of fall into your home. The decor is free and literally falling from the sky -  compliments of Mother Nature! So don’t let a tight […]

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Berry Beautiful Bouquet and Giveaway from 1-800-Flowers!

UPDATE!  Winner is Sunshine – Congratulations I have a fabulous find to share with you today!  I love sending flowers to friends and family;  I think it’s a great way to say Happy Birthday, Congratulations or Get Well if you can’t do it in person, and I especially like the idea for a hostess gift! When it’s your turn to be the guest be gracious.  A wonderful and surprising way to express gratitude to your […]

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3 HOT Ideas for the 4th of July!

Here are 3 of my favorite decorating ideas from the fabulous 15 you can find at GoodHousekeeping.com this month!  Party like a patriot and get the red, white and blue pumping through your guests’ veins.   With these special touches, everyone will feel the spirit of the holiday and you can be FREE to enjoy your day too, because they’re easy to do! For safer-than-sparklers favors, fill a pail full with red, white and blue […]

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Tissue Paper Poms for a Party WOW Factor!

Tissue Paper Poms for a Party WOW Factor!

I love this idea for glamming up your next party!  Tissue Paper Pom Poms are hot right now and for good reason, they add a festive feel for people on a tight budget, yet are special enough for those that are not.  With just a few you can add a pretty punch of color to any room or outdoor space.   Go all out and hang a bunch and you can create a very dramatic […]

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The Flower Power Color is Yellow! A Hot Color Party Trend

The Flower Power Color is Yellow! A Hot Color Party Trend

The “IT” color for flowers this year. The Society of American Florists threw a Twitter Party last week, hosted by Jeanne Benedict, Kelli Ellis and Christine Arylo.   The tips were great and you can see the show in its entirety at  The Flower Factor .  During the show, I asked Jeanne what color she thought was hot right now.  See her special video message … And see why yellow has always been a hot […]

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Tips for Creating a Mother’s Day Tea Party Centerpiece

Flowers are a must for mom.  Learn how to create the perfect Mother’s Day tea party centerpiece below. Here are our video tips for a Mother’s Day Tablescape for The Clorox Company,  see more at SimpleandSurprising.com> Be selective when purchasing your flowers.  Choose flowers that are meaningful for the occasion and make sure they are fresh. Carnations are traditionally associated with Mother’s Day.  Purchase two dozen carnations (not mini) all in the same color.  Arrange […]

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Turn Your Easter Table Turquoise

Global color authority Pantone has declared 2010 as the year of turquoise, referencing its color no. 15-5519. This green shade of turquoise combines “the serene aspects of blue” with “the invigorating aspects of green,” according to the company.   It’s the reason this color is the perfect pick for a spring table and what better time to turn your table turquoise than Easter.   Dye your Easter eggs turquoise and place 1 in nests made from […]

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DIY Fall Centerpiece

  Autumn is here in NJ and the leaves are already starting to change color.  If you live in a part of the world where the seasons change, by all means bring some of the beauty of fall into your home. The decor is free and literally falling from the sky -  compliments of Mother Nature! So don’t let a tight budget stop you from decorating for the season. Below is the a very clever […]

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Fourth of July Table

Fourth of July is a holiday that calls for some fanfare. Be festive and frugal at the same time with these tips for adding some red, white and blue to your table.  Color is what gives a table its vibe.  For the Fourth of July go Americana and pick patriotic colors.  Apart from the obvious choices of going red and/or blue with your tablecloth and napkins add a few touches that will show guests you […]

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