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St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

Instead of green beer for St. Patty's Day, try one of these green Midori Melon Liqueur cocktails!


Midori Cosmo

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Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 3/4 oz Midori

  • 2 oz  citrus vodka

  • Splash of white cranberry juice

  • Berries or green fruit to garnish

Directions

  • Shake and strain into a chilled glass.
  • Add an optional curly lime peel garnish.

Midori Lagoon

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Ingredients

  • ½ part Midori

  • ¾ part classic golden rum

  • ½ part fresh orange juice

  • Curled lime peel to garnish

Instructions

  • Pour into a tall glass over ice


Midori Sour

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Ingredients

  • 1 part Midori

  • 4 parts sour mix

  • Garnish with melon balls

Directions

  • Serve in a rocks glass over ice

(photos and recipes from thenibble.com)


Last Chance!

In honor of upcoming Spring and the beautiful butterfly, HostessJo.com is giving away this butterfly pitcher.  Enter for your chance to win this lovely white porcelain butterfly pitcher with purple sculpted butterfly attached to handle! 

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All you have to do is go over to HostessJo.com and pick your favorite item and tell us why you like it!  Leave your comment right here.  Contest ends Friday February 27, 2009.  Good Luck!

(retail value=$33.00, dimensions=8 1/4"H X 2"Opening, comes gift boxed)


Dazzling Discovery

I'm loving that yellow is big for Spring this year.  If you aren't ready to dive head first into yellow, add small touches of this sunny color to your home decor and your wardrobe.  Try yellow throw pillows for your bed or sofa.  Purchase a yellow purse.

This bird clock is a great way to add a punch of yellow into your decor. 

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Isn't this cute?  SESAME LETTERPRESS BIRD CLOCK, 5"D, $32; cursivenewyork.com.  

Country Living.com has many other ideas for adding yellow to your decor. 


Hostess Jo Giveaway!

In honor of upcoming Spring and the beautiful butterfly, HostessJo.com is giving away this butterfly pitcher.  Enter for your chance to win this lovely white porcelain butterfly pitcher with purple sculpted butterfly attached to handle! 

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All you have to do is go over to HostessJo.com and pick your favorite item and tell us why you like it!  Leave your comment right here.  Contest ends Friday February 27, 2009.  Good Luck!

(retail value=$33.00, dimensions=8 1/4"H X 2"Opening, comes gift boxed)


Last Minute Valentine Napkin Rings

If you are like me and Valentine's Day has snuck up on you, here is an easy way to dress up your napkins for the special day.

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Buy faux or real roses and sew or glue them to ponytail holders.  How pretty and easy is that?  OR if you are in an even bigger hurry, you could purchase a ponytail holder that already has the rose attached!  These are sold in many accessory stores. This would also be great for Springtime with all of the great Spring blooms to choose from.


(photo from countryliving.com)


More Green Apple Inspiration

Be sure to check back tomorrow for all the details from the wine tasting.  It was so much fun and I'm already thinking of planning another one with white wines for Spring and Summer.

For now take a look at this fresh green inspiration board from Snippet and Ink.  I love the bright green and white used here.  I might actually make these apple centerpieces for the wedding shower instead of the others I found.  I really like how they used white instead of pink with the green apples.  My friend whose house we are having it at has an outside living area that these pillows would look fabulous in for the shower.

You could incorporate these colors and ideas for any wedding shower, baby shower or general party.  So crisp and fresh!

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Butterfly Craze

I love butterflies!  Probably more than most people and I've noticed they are being used everywhere!  To decorate adult rooms, kids rooms, cakes, parties, etc. They are so pretty and delicate, why not use them everywhere?  They would also be lovely at bridal and baby showers.  Here are some great examples of how you can decorate with butterflies this Spring:

Floral Arrangements

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Cake Decorations

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Pillows

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Bedding

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And Parties (from HostessBlog)

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Please click on the links for the where and how to.  These are just a few ideas, I hope they inspire you!