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Valentines day is a special day to show our love to those that mean so much to us. Here are some great ways to celebrate this special day.

Giving gifts are nice, but when you take the time to present something in a nice, thoughtful way it means so much more.

A special lunch or dinner is a sure way to show appreciation. Food is a magic mood enhancer especially if its plated in an attractive and pleasing way. The setting too makes a difference. Brighten up the table with a bright red or white tablecloth to display food more attractively and to liven up your surroundings. Red vinyl placemats are also a nice option of adding color to your table.

Valentines Table Setting

 

Your silverware can be your display as well. Set a separate dessert table and display all those goodies you have for dessert.

DIY Valentines Napkin Rings

Dress up your table with DIY Valentine Napkin rings. It’s a great way to change the decor up a bit in a fun and inexpensive way. Add a bright red cloth napkin and step back and admire your hard work.

Valentines Tic Toc Toe

The most precious gift you can give is time. Spend some quality time with your spouse, child, friend, loved one. This cute tic toc toe game is fun activity that is easy to make with some felt and stuffing. Fun for everyone, enjoy the laughter and the fond memories it creates!

 

 

Mouthwatering and Satisfying Recipe

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Here is a great recipe which I thought would be a great addition to a new year’s dinner. With all the little appetizers and salads that we would like to make, here is an easy and hearty holiday treat that you’ll be sure to love!

potato pudding

Overnight Potato Pudding

5lbs potatoes peeled

1 large onion

8 large eggs

1 cup oil

½ cup boiling water

1 ½ TBSP salt

1/8 tsp pepper

overnight potato pudding

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grate potatoes and onion in food processor. Mix in eggs, oil, and boiling water. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Transfer to a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 2 hrs uncovered. After 2 hrs cover tightly with 3 layers of aluminum foil. Place another pan halfway filled with cold water on lower rack directly underneath potato pudding pan. Lower oven temperature to 220F and bake 8hrs or overnight. Serves 8-10.

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This is delightful time of year! We decorate to uplift our moods and put us in the holiday spirit. We spend time thinking about small details such as party favors, centerpieces and table linens for our tables. Do we want Holiday colors of red and green? Shiny gold and silver? Festive blue and white? Here are some great suggestions:
This Miranda damask tablecloth is the perfect addition to your Holiday decor.  These tablecloths are rich in design and color choices such as pewter, slate blue, champagne, sienna, dijon, english rose, and chocolate. Add matching cloth napkins to finish the look.
Miranda Rectangle Tablecloth
Place your favorite color cloth tablecloth on the table and add a white Holly Vine Christmas tablecloth to enhance it. The Holly Vine design is so festive and the bright white brightens the whole area.
Holly Vine Round Tablecloth
Lots of decoration add holiday cheer. Decorate your door, walls and ceiling with streamers, greenery and homemade pictures. By putting decorations all over your home you will be spreading happiness to all!

Christmas Tablecloths

The weather out there is getting Brr Brr cold and if the winter season is anything  like last year that means freezing temps and lots and lots of snow.

What gets everyone excited about this time of year is the Holiday season. It brings family and friends together for merrymaking and fun.

You may want to liven up your decor a bit. To brighten things up you may want to try one of our Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloths. This white or red Christmas tablecloth has Holly leaves all over the border and comes in rectangle, round, or as a table topper.

Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloth

Another lovely item is the Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats. Its design is a perfect cheer me up as you imagine the Cardinal hopping around and chirping merrily! Also available as a table runner. We also have Chickadee bird placemats and table runners-a beautiful option as well.

Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats

So let’s do our best to liven things up and spread cheer this wonderful Holiday season! Stay Warm!

 

Creative Fall Ideas

Fall in love with these great Fall ideas to add some fun to your Fall/Thanksgiving Parties. There is a great amount of Fall bounty such as pumpkins, corn, and lots and lots of colorful leaves. Lets take advantage and use what we have available.

corn cakes

Kids will have loads of fun designing these corn cakes. You can use a cake mix or your favorite recipe. Cut into ovals shapes to look like corn. Cover with cream and decorate with chocolate candies.   http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/harvest-corn-cakes  

You may want to cover the table with a table cloth to keep things neater!

acorn treats

Nothing put you in a great mood like chocolate! Have fun creating these cute acorns with minimal effort from Taste of Home. Click on the link for real easy directions. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/acorn-treats

butterfly leaves Here is a great birthday, Sunday or after school activity; let the kids run outside and gather pretty leaves. With some glue, pipe cleaners and creativity they”ll have fun creating an adorable Fall Butterfly!

wood stick pumpkin

As the seasons change from Summer to Fall we also like to change thinks a bit such as adding new decor, place mats, table linens, etc. to our homes. As we see from this gorgeous wood stick pumpkin from Thistlewood Farms, we don’t have to spend much in order to have something nice, new, and decorative to breathe new excitement into our lives.

http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/diy-wood-stick-pumpkin

Halloween New Items

Halloween is approaching and if you dare

Decorate your home for a one of kind scare

Some new items to liven your decor

with Spider and Pumpkins and so much more

Frightful Halloween Table Topper

Frightful Halloween Table Toppers that are orange bright

For a classy Halloween that will sure to delight

Gothic Table Runner

Or a Gothic look in a choice of two

Printed Spiders and Skulls is a great option too

The Spider Web Tablecloths are classy and delightful

Make this Halloween Fun and Frightful!

Spider Web Rectangle Tablecloth

It’s Summer and we tend to want to take it easy-relaxing on the beach, grilling our dinner instead of making elaborate meals, and getting together for picnics with easy to prepare foods. People love using vinyl tablecloths especially this time of year since they are so easy to maintain. The are also an abundance of colors and styles so that you can match the decor as you wish. Turquoise is a great summer color for a party on the beach or pool party and hot pink is lovely for a baby girl shower.

tavern checks fitted round tablecloth

There are a couple of ways to maintain a vinyl tablecloth in order to keep them around longer. While its nice to know that it is easy to wipe up spills on vinyl, try to wipe up a spill promptly. This will prevent soaking up the tablecloth and going to the flannel backing on the other side. Fold up and put away the tablecloth when not in use to prevent the color fading in the hot sun or preventing the tablecloth from getting soaked from a strong rain. This will also prevent the tablecloth from getting mold on it from excess moisture.

Square Vinyl Tablecloth

Wiping down the vinyl tablecloth with mild soap and water and a rag will usually do the trick. Take care however when using tomato sauce for that tends to stain! Check out the link for stains that are tough to get out in a previous article: How to remove newspaper ink stain from a vinyl tablecloth

Have a healthy and wonderful relaxing Summer!

Homemade Delish

With creativity and imagination you can style anything to your taste

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