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Cranberrry Cream Cheese Appetizer

Aug 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Need a quick and easy appetizer that is delicious and will get raves? I’ve got it! Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer 1 cup chopped pecans (or any other nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc.) 1 cup dried cranberries (also called Craisins) 1/2 cup brown sugar 4-5  Tablespoons of orange juice 1 package of cream cheese (8 0z) ...

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Find the Right Wall Color

Aug 14, 2011 | No Comments

So you have decided to paint your walls. Great! Where do you begin in selecting the right color? Here is the process to help you get the look you want and not make a mistake. If possible, always select any rug or fabric before you select your paint color. There are thousands of paint options ...

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My No-Fail Color!

Aug 8, 2011 | No Comments

When a room lacks warmth, the quickest way to make a huge change is to warm up the walls with paint! You get the biggest “bang for the buck” with simple wall paint. It adds color, warmth, contrast, and  loads of personality! Do you want to know what my never-fail wall color is? My favorite ...

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Blue Skies

Jul 11, 2011 | No Comments

Have you ever noticed how you feel when you see a blue sky? It makes one want to stay outside and enjoy the day. Imagine having that blue sky surround you in your home. It might give you the energy to tackle daily chores or simply curl up and read! Whether painting the walls in ...

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Light and Refreshing Vodka Lemonade

Jul 11, 2011 | One Comment

It’s summer. It’s hot!  How about a frozen drink to serve when your guests arrive? I’ve got the perfect frozen drink!  Here is why… It’s light and refreshing. It’s so quick and easy to make. Can be made days in advance! Can make multiple batches for increased quantity. Can keep the ingredients on hand. It’s ...

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Seeing Red!

Jul 10, 2011 | One Comment

Ever notice how a little bit of red makes a statement? How red lipstick can add immediate sexiness to a black dress? Or perhaps a pair of red heels with that black dress…or pair of jeans? It doesn’t take much to add flair! That is the way red works in a room. A little goes ...

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