Category Archives: Entertaining Ideas

Beautiful and Easy DIY Christmas Décor Projects

Olive Branch With Gold Bells

Last week, Cyndy shared her tricks from her department store visual design days for how store designers create magical Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. If you missed that post, you can find it here. By the way, her ribbon trick … Continue reading

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25 Creative Built-In Bars and Bar Carts

Converted Closet Bar

It’s the season for festive holiday parties, and having a well-appointed bar might be a key part of your get-togethers. Your bar can take many forms, from a dedicated built-in area, to a converted closet-turned-bar, to a standalone bar cabinet. … Continue reading

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Use these Creative Christmas Decorating Tricks this Year

Christmas tree decorating tricks

      As you begin to think about Christmas decorating this year, I wanted to share some easy and creative Christmas decorating tricks that we used over the years when I was a department store visual designer and merchandiser. … Continue reading

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Creative Thanksgiving Tables and Eats

Fall Cocktail Table

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for what you have, celebrate being together, and make new memories. As you host get-togethers this holiday season, these creative Thanksgiving tables, décor, drink, hors d’oeuvre, and … Continue reading

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Top 5 Holiday Entertaining Shortcuts

Top Five Holiday Entertaining Shortcuts

Today’s Top 5 Holiday Entertaining Shortcuts brought to you today by EVITE® and Harry & David I love entertaining during the holidays and today, I wanted to share some great shortcuts and tips for entertaining during the holidays that can help … Continue reading

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Modern Mix by Eddie Ross

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross: Curating Personal Style with Chic and Accessible Finds

  More than six years ago, when I first started blogging, I stumbled across Eddie Ross’ blog .  I was instantly hooked by Eddie’s creativity, beautiful layered styling and his funny adventures finding thrift store treasures (lots of giggles!). Eddie … Continue reading

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Holiday Table Decorating Tricks Using What You Have

Easy tips and tricks for holiday table decorating using what you have.  The Creativity Exchange

    I can’t believe that out of all of the years I have been blogging that I have never done a “table tricks” post for decorating a holiday table using what you have.  Layering a table for the is … Continue reading

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DIY Oversized Trays Using Plywood Boards

Tutorial for making oversized trays with plywood boards.  You can paint or cover in wallpaper and add cabinet hardware.  The Creativity Exchange

  I had a palm to the forehead moment last week when I was looking at all of the scrap wood left over from my projects in the garage.  For some reason, the way the wood and boards of various … Continue reading

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Favorite Summer Recipes and Outdoor Entertaining Ideas..

Collection of summer recipes and entertaining ideas from The Creativity Exchange

  Happy Friday and Happy Memorial weekend friends! Summer is almost here! Well, summer actually arrived weeks ago here in East Texas with our first near 100 degree day! Today I thought I would pull together a collection of all … Continue reading

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