Author: Gina

Turkey Time

It’s that time of year again when we all in anticipation of golden roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and apple pie. I can’t think of any other meal that is more of a comfort food than Thanksgiving dinner. I love to cook and I think I am pretty… Read more

Paper Towel Napkin Rings

Thanksgiving napkin rings are a great way to add a festive touch to your table. They can be used at a place setting or displayed on the buffet table. Rather than buying napkin rings, I created a more economical version from tubes cut from paper towel rolls, covered with ribbon,… Read more

Forget the Wine Bag

I have never been a big fan of wine bags. Some fabric bags are very beautiful but I just don’t particularly like plastic or paper wine bags because they remind me of a wino drinking out of a paper bag on the street corner. A bottle of wine makes a… Read more

An Evening of Elegance Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project

Saturday November 3rd I will be attending An Evening of Elegance benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project at the Historic Savage Mill in Maryland. It will be a night filled with live entertainment, great food, fashion and local specialty vendors, all to assist injured service members.  This event should be… Read more

Kooky Pumpkin

Permanent pumpkins are a great way to dress up your home for Halloween. They are fun to make and can be reused year after year. Painting the face yellow gives the illusion of being lit from within. Create a pumpkin with a silly, grin and place it entrance way to… Read more

Scared Pumpkin

I had an old terracotta planter that I wanted to reuse and thought that it would be perfect for creating a jack-o-lantern face. I wanted him to look afraid of my other Halloween decorations so I planting tall grass in the pot to give him more of a scared look.… Read more

Tissue Box Day of the Dead Faces

I wanted to make something fun and festive to celebrate Halloween. This year I decided to pay tribute to the day of the dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other countries around the world. I have always loved the art and the floral design of the skulls so I tried… Read more

Tissue Box Tiki Faces

I always tell everyone to save your tissue boxes. These sturdy boxes that would normally be tossed into the recycle bin can be transformed into fun and unique party decorations. The tiki faces shown were created from my reused stash of tissue boxes, coffee sleeves and leftover acrylic paint. You… Read more

Water Bottle Tiki Torches

I love using tiki torches, they add instant charm to any barbecue. I was planning my Labor Day cookout and I thought why not make a version that can be used inside as a table decoration.  I still wanted to have the look of a lit tiki torch even… Read more

Create a Festive Luau Party on a Budget

I like to end the summer with a festive, theme inspired barbecue. This year I decided to have a Labor Day Luau Party. Adding a Hawaiian theme creates instant fun to any event. I had a great time creating inexpensive luau decorations from household stuff and items found at a… Read more

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