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I am loving all things frozen at the moment-how about you?  What a great twist on the traditional Pina Colada!   Prep Time: 25 min Total Time: 4 hr 25 min Makes 6 servings.   Ingredients   1 cup boiling water 1 pkg.  (3 oz.) JELL-O Pineapple Flavor Gelatin 1/4 cup coconut-flavored rum or coconut milk […]

July 8, 2009

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While looking for ideas to spice up our back deck I found this picture of a deck very similar to ours.   Most everything is the same except we don't have benches.  I would love a rug like this!  It makes it so cozy along with the floor cushions.  The web is full of inspiration!  Hope this […]

July 6, 2009

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I just love the simplicity of this outdoor table setting.  Bamboo plates are topped with patterned plastic ones.  And that's right-those are dishtowels underneath!  So easy to recreate this look.  Throw in some blue accents and you've got a festive 4th of July table.    Now I've got some good news and bad news.  The bad news is […]

July 2, 2009

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I found these lovely jars over at Celebrations at Home.  They are perfect for my white wine tasting coming up!  We just bought some mason jars for canning our vegetables.  All I need is moss and butterflies.  Like Chris said, they remind me of catching fireflies in the summertime!  I will probably set them on […]

June 29, 2009

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This looks so good!  About 5:00 today I will be in need of one of these.  Great low-cal version too, using Crystal Light. Pink Lemonade Margarita   Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 5 min Makes: 5 servings, 1 cup each   Ingredients:   1 tub CRYSTAL LIGHT Pink Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix 1-1/2 cups  […]

June 26, 2009

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Here's a cute and fun popsicle idea for you and the kids to try this summer.  These would be great for a birthday party, shower or backyard bbq. Confetti Pops   Ingredients: 8 piece(s) (1 1/2-inch) soft-centered candy bars, (like Milky Way or Snickers) 1 pint(s) vanilla custard-style ice cream, slightly softened 3/4 cup(s) assorted-color candy […]

June 25, 2009

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THAT is the question.  I've been looking for another project and I think I've found it!  The inside of the house is pretty much done for now so I'm moving to the outside.  In the front of the house I always do monochromatic colors of flowers, chairs, etc.  In the back I decorate with all kinds of colors.  […]

June 23, 2009

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We've seen fruit arrangements, flower and fruit arrangements, and fruit filled vases.  Have you ever seen a flower arrangement IN fruit?  I've seen this done with pumpkins but never a watermelon!  I love it.  What a great idea for your summer tables.  BONUS-you get even more use out of your watermelon after you eat it!     First […]

June 12, 2009

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I wish I was fortunate enough to live where some of you are still referring to this season as "Spring"!!  Where I am, it has been reaching 90 degrees with 90% humidity everyday and will continue to climb.  So to me it is Summer!  On a steamy day there is nothing better than an ice cold beer….. Well […]

June 11, 2009

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I've been thinking about having a white wine tasting next month.  I would like to have it on our back deck.  Ladies only.  My inspiration came from a butterfly bottle stopper I bought for my shop.  The green jewels reminded me of green grapes which reminded me of white wine.  The butterfly is perfect for summer decorations.  I put […]

June 10, 2009