Author Archives: Julie Mulligan

DIY Apple Dessert Bar with Caramel & Chocolate Covered Apples

A do-it-yourself caramel and chocolate apple bar is a fun idea for any gathering this time of year and it works for kids and adults alike! Using apple slices instead of whole apples makes it easy for guests to create … Continue reading

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Take Home A Treat

As soon as I spotted this fantastic old wooden crate at one of my favorite antique spots, I knew that there were tons of fun ways that I could use it! I had friends over recently for our first fall … Continue reading

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Vacation Memories

Turn Vacation Souvenirs Into Home Decor Part of the fun of traveling and visiting new places is sampling the local foods and beverages.  In California I enjoyed locally brewed beers and home grown wines.  I enjoyed the artwork on the … Continue reading

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Trend Spotting: Copper

Copper is the Look for Fall Copper has an ageless appeal that has transcended centuries. And as the saying goes “everything old is new again!” Copper seemed to start popping up everywhere this spring, and now it truly is “the” metal for Fall! You … Continue reading

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The Moscow Mule: A Delicious & Inspirational Drink

There are a few themes that you will see weaving throughout my latest posts – what’s trending now, everything old is new again, my recent vacation in California, and California grown flowers. Here’s one that covers them all – The … Continue reading

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DIY Mother’s Day Craft: How to Make a Floral Hot Air Balloon for Mom

Mom does so much for the family throughout the year: No matter how long her to-do list is, you know you can always count on her for anything. Because she means so much, let her sit back and enjoy herself … Continue reading

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Create Fun and Simple Easter Decorations

You can create simple Easter decorations that are simply beautiful and inexpensive by using seasonal flowers and re-purposing hard goods that you already have around your house or from other holidays. Easter Tree Making simple Easter decorations couldn’t be easier! Take … Continue reading

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Festive Fall & Thanksgiving Table Settings

Creating a decorative detail on each dinner plate is an easy and inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table. While you don’t necessarily need to add a place card, it is a nice touch to create … Continue reading

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How to Make Halloween Centerpieces

Halloween is arguably the most DIY friendly holiday. Between costumes for kids and adults, décor and spooky-inspired parties, the options are endless!   DIY Halloween Candy Vase Personally, I love the purple, lime green, orange and black combination for the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Spooky Spider Tree Halloween Centerpiece

Here’s a “spider tree” that is very simple to make and will look great in a picture window, on a table in the foyer or as a centerpiece for a Halloween party. Begin making your own spooky spider tree Halloween … Continue reading

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