Before You Say “I Do”

(30) MUST HAVE ITEMS TO HAVE ON YOUR WEDDING GIFT REGISTRY

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Wedding gifts originated from the notion of a bride price, or dowry, that was paid to the bride’s family.  It usually included land, animals, money, and other forms of historical wealth.  The first recorded dowry was exchanged in 3,000 B.C.  From there, during the next several thousand years, evolved marriage and hope chests, key baskets and finally the registry.  As long as people keep getting married we are going to need gift ideas.  Do you need help with a wedding gift idea? Continue reading “Before You Say “I Do””

Summertime… And The Livin’ Is Easy

 

TODAY’S TIPS FOR SETTING YOUR OUTDOOR DINING TABLES

The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian for “in the cool [air]”, although it is not in current use in that language in reference to dining outside.  Instead, Italians use the phrases fuori or all’aperto.[3] In Italian, the expression al fresco usually refers to spending time in jail.  While you are letting this tidbit sink in…let’s talk about dishes!

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Say Yes To The Dress…Then Decorate!

CAN YOUR WEDDING DRESS REALLY INFLUENCE YOUR DECOR?

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The popular TLC show, “Say Yes to the Dress”, goes behind-the-scenes at Kleinfeld’s bridal salon.  The show reveals the challenges every staff member faces to make each bride utterly satisfied for the most important day of her life.  You see the highs and lows each bride goes through to find her perfect wedding dress.

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Do You Want Salt With Your Margarita?

NUMBER ONE WAY TO MAKE YOUR POOL LOOK ITS BEST THIS SEASON

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Not planning on spending your entire summer in an exotic place getting pedicures in tubs of floating flowers?  Don’t fret, neither are the rest of us but we still want our outdoor spaces to look great and make us feel like we are on vacation everyday!

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What Came First…The Chicken Or The Egg?

 10 TIMES OUR WARDROBES AND DECOR INFLUENCED EACH OTHER.

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Genetically, we all have it — a left side and right side of our brain.  The left side of our brain is the practical, analytical side while the right side of our brain is the creative, idealistic side.  Designers, like the creatives in the fashion world, are constantly drinking in inspiration from each other’s work.    But what comes first….the wardrobe or the decor? 

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Just Throw That In The Garage

5 Things Every Young Guy Wants in A Dream Garage

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The garage is the first line of defense for all the things entering our homes. It’s where we decide what comes in and what we don’t want to track into the rest of our home.  Garages are also intended to house our cars. All very practicable, but what else can go into a garage to make it the serve its ultimate purpose…the GUY’S SPACE!?

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Lilies For the Fillies

READY TO “PINK” OUT?

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Show Ponies 

The Kentucky Oaks is a premier horse race for 3-year old fillies (female horses) held each year the day before the Kentucky Derby.  It is the fourth highest attended horse race in the United States following the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing; the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.  Fashion and fundraising for crucial women’s health issues including breast cancer and ovarian cancer are as much a part of the Kentucky Oaks as the live horse racing.

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Our Hat’s Off To You!

 

DISCOVER WHAT’S BEHIND THOSE BIG KENTUCKY DERBY HATS?

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We’ve got exactly one week to get our Derby attire ready.  Louisville, Kentucky has an extra holiday on its calendar.  One more than the rest of the country.  The Running of the Roses is no doubt the biggest celebration in the city each year.  This is a holiday with a preamble of nearly two weeks before the big day….hat day!  Need a little inspiration for both your “derby” and your home for race time?  Keep looking!

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