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Setting up Your Outdoor Living Space

July 10, 2014

Summer is here, and it’s time to bring the party outdoors. But is your backyard ready for entertaining? Here are some simple, stylish elements to help spruce up your outdoor living space just in time for your next get-together! Lighting It’s one of the easiest ways to alter the ambiance of your patio, deck and/or yard. Outdoor options range from elaborate chandeliers to DIY “candeliers” to strategically placed lanterns and decorative wall sconces. If your home doesn’t already have one, consider adding an outdoor fireplace,…

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4th of July BBQ Ideas

June 24, 2014

The 4th of July is the highlight of the BBQ season. Are you ready for it? If you need a little inspiration, check out these ideas collected from some of our favorite bloggers, pinners and party planners. Create a (tastefully) star-spangled menu. Pinterest is flooded with red, white and blue cakes, kebabs, candies, salsa, cookies, ice pops and more. We’ve even seen patriotic pasta and popcorn! With so many options, it’s easy to go a little overboard. But, in small doses—and with the right recipes—a themed…

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Home

May 2, 2014

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Give the flowers, chocolates and other go-to gifts a rest this year, and surprise her with something special for her abode. After all, home is where the heart is. A floral bouquet might make Mom’s day, but a potted plant for her living room will provide year-round enjoyment. Better yet, surprise her with a collection of seeds, and set aside some time to help her dig in the dirt. You can even recruit other family members to join…

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Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

February 10, 2014

Short on time, but big on sentiment? Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that preparing confections for the object of your affection doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Here are five easy Valentine’s Day treats that your special someone will absolutely LOVE. You won’t have to bake your heart out, but they’ll swear that you did! Conversation Heart Cheesecakes from Hungry Happenings Tell your sweetheart exactly how you feel this Valentine’s Day with this smooth, creamy spin on iconic conversation hearts.…

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Quick Game Day Snack Ideas

January 29, 2014

Gathering friends and family to watch Sunday’s big game? Serve up these quick and delicious snacks to score points with your starting lineup: Triple Pork Sliders from The Food Network. Kick off your pigskin party with this winning combination of garlic, shallots, pork, chorizo and savory applewood smoked bacon. Add a dab of the accompanying smoked paprika mayonnaise to please even the most discriminating football fans! Caramelized Chicken Wings from AllRecipes.com It just isn’t game time without a massive mound of mouthwatering wings, and this…

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