French Culinary Terms

French Culinary Terms

November 06, 2015

Anyone who has spent some time in the kitchen has probably run across more than a few foreign words they didn’t initially understand. A good deal of modern cooking has been influenced by French and Italian traditions. Aspiring home chefs, or dedicated epicureans might have fun learning what some of these phrases mean. Today we […]

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Spicing up Desserts

Spicing up Desserts

November 05, 2015

Spicing up Desserts Salads come and go. Appetizers are a nice way to get things started, but they always leave you wanting more. The main course? For many, that is just a way to put off the BEST course – desserts. No matter how large, filling, or decadent, the previous courses were, people always seem […]

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Paper Trays: A Stylish Alternative

Paper Trays: A Stylish Alternative

October 27, 2015

Paper Trays We have all seen this shopping list before: Paper cups, paper napkins, plastic silverware, ice, food, drinks and paper plates. If you are holding this shopping list it is probably party time! Well if you have been put in charge of shopping, usually one of the most boring jobs, why not try and […]

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The Best Parties Ever: A Historical Perspective

The Best Parties Ever: A Historical Perspective

October 25, 2015

The Best Parties Ever: A Historical Perspective So you want to throw the best party ever, do you? You want to create memories that will last forever. You want to throw the party that everyone is going to be talking about – not just everyone on your block or in your city, but everyone in […]

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Vintage: A Blast from the Past

Vintage: A Blast from the Past

October 24, 2015

Vintage: A Blast from the Past Has anyone ever told you that fashion is cyclical? Well surprisingly enough that is actually true! To a degree. No fashion or style trend lasts forever. One generation makes something popular, and as they age their style fade from the culture. Years, sometimes decades pass and these fashions remain […]

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Historical Parties

Historical Parties: The Cheesiest Party of all Time

October 23, 2015

Historical Parties As part our ongoing investigating into the some of the most interesting, unique, elegant, impressive and disastrous parties of all time we move to early 19th century America. Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, was a general, a lawyer, an inspiration, and a leader. He was also a really big fan […]

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Taking it Outdoors

Taking it Outdoors

October 22, 2015

Taking it Outdoors It is too hot now. Much too hot. Residences of Phoenix, Arizona are still seeing temperatures well above 100 degrees. They have been cooped inside their homes, huddling in the air conditioning for almost three full months. Come fall and winter they are going to want to get outside. Throwing an outdoor […]

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The DIY Revolution

The D.I.Y. Revolution

October 21, 2015

The DIY Revolution In recent years people have become increasingly worried about that idea that computers and modern technology separate us from the world. They drive a wedge between individuals and reality. Deeds and accomplishments done in the online world seem almost more real and important than those done in the real world! The recent […]

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Individual Invitations

Individual Invitations

October 19, 2015

Individual Invitations How do you get word out about your daughter’s upcoming fourth birthday party? These days a lot of moms will hop on Facebook, make an event, and send off invites to every mom on their friends list. Or maybe they are e-mail moms who are going to write one impersonal e-mail and send […]

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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

October 13, 2015

Down on the Farm All kids hit this phase at some point or another. If yours haven’t yet, well just you wait. Eventually, all kids fall in love with the farm. Pigs, chickens, cows, horses, they are all absolutely adorable and kids just can’t help but be delighted by them. If you have celebration coming […]

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Finding an Excuse

Finding an Excuse

October 11, 2015

Finding an Excuse A day can stretch on and on seeming to last for an eternity, while an entire year can pass by in a flash. Look back on 2014. What even happened last year? Sure you worked 8+ hours a day and went to the grocery store. Sure you drove back and forth from […]

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Celebrating the Small Ones

Celebrating the Small Ones

October 09, 2015

Celebrating the Small Ones We all know the big holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, Chanukah, and Valentine’s Day. The list goes on and on. Haven’t we celebrated these holidays enough? Hasn’t Thanksgiving received enough attention?! This year why not take some time out to celebrate the little guy? Throw an Arbor […]

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