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How I Spent My Summer Vacation!

How I Spent My Summer Vacation – An Essay!
While this article may sound like an overused first day of school assignment, don’t be misled! I can’t wait to share my vacation story having recently enjoyed two gorgeous weeks at the New Jersey shore!  On vacation I had a lot of fun with my immediate and... Read more »

Retro Foods of the 60′s and 70′s!

Retro Foods of the 60’s and 70’s:  A Trip Down Memory Lane!
A while ago, in Beauty Flashback, I wrote about a few of the beauty products from my teenaged years that I just couldn’t forget, and from the amazing responses that came from Busy Bee readers, apparently they hadn’t forgotten those products (and more) either! ... Read more »

Fun Pantone Inspired Products

Fun Products Inspired by the Colors of Pantone!
With the recent announcement of the Color of the Year for 2011, Honeysuckel, I thought that I’d take a look at some of the fun gifts inspired by these classic color charts!
Mugs

Choose your favorite shade from this assortment of ten colors!  Or, an entire set of ten!  (individual... Read more »

Unique Hostess Gift Ideas For All Occasions

Hostess Gifts for All Occasions!
Whether you’re headed to a casual dinner, spending the weekend at a friend’s vacation home or attending a cocktail party, it’s nice to bring along a gift that’s a bit more imaginative than a bottle of wine!  Here are some of the fabulous selections that I’ve found recently!
For the Chef
The Chef... Read more »

Recipes for a Fall Dinner Party

Recipes for a Fall Dinner Party!
My husband and I had the rare pleasure of hosting an actual dinner party this fall – candles and linens on the table, eight around the table – you can see the picture!  My menu, with a seasonal flair, worked perfectly and I thought worth sharing!
Appetizers

Hot Vidalia Onion Dip
Cheeses and... Read more »

Getting Creative with Grocery Store Flowers

Getting Creative with Grocery Store Flowers!
This fall, I’ve been entertaining quite a bit and ended up making some centerpieces from flowers purchased at the grocery store.  With a little bit of creativity, I was really happy with the results!  Take a look!
My Daughter’s 17th Birthday

For my daughter’s 17th birthday in October, I set my table... Read more »

Fabulous Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Basics!
We all want the gifts that we give to family and friends to reflect our personal style and to make the recipient feel special!  And sometimes, it’s not the actual act of wrapping that’s the challenge, but having the necessary supplies on hand!  Here’s a basic list of what you’ll need to be... Read more »

Refresh Your Kitchen

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Kitchen!
Whether your kitchen is brand new, in desperate need of a remodel or aging not so gracefully, there are lots of great ideas that can rekindle the romance!  Ranging from almost free to a modest investment, here are some tips, including many from personal experience, on how... Read more »

Food Trends for the New Decade

Food Trends for the New Decade!
One of my favorite topics to read and write about is food!  And keeping up with the latest food trends allows me to feel “hip” when ordering in restaurants and trying new recipes!  The current trends in dining run the gamut from the familiar revisited to entirely new directions in... Read more »

Crafting Clever Topiaries

Crafting Clever Topiary Centerpieces!
It’s so much fun to find clever craft ideas that look terrific and don’t require an advanced degree in crafting!  Here are three fabulous ideas that all start with a basic topiary form that’s embellished with three different, attractive and readily available materials!
Basic Supplies

Topiary Forms – (Topiary Forms, $6.95 each)
Flower Pots... Read more »

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