Summer Feed

Under the Sea

Are you daydreaming of days on the beach, hearing the crashing waves with a fruity concoction in your hand like I am?  Ahhhhhhh...   Then you will like these pictures.

I'm loving the new more natural look of beach/sea life decor.  The creams and tans are just so clean and fresh.  Plus you don't have to live at the beach to incorporate them into your existing decor!  These new neutrals go with everything.  Not only is it great for homes but also looks amazing at parties and weddings.

These are a few of my favorite sea things:

Sea Life Pillows

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Japanese Float Table Lamp

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Natural Starfish

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Shells on Strings

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Mini Recycled Glass Tealight Holders

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And my favorite of all!  Seascape Table Setting

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Happy Hour

Well I'm already getting ready for Cinco de Mayo!  I love celebrating Mexcian-style and I love margaritas even more!  Enjoy these Margarita Bites at your next Fiesta! 

Margarita Bites

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2 cups boiling water
2 pkg.  (3 oz. each) JELL-O Margarita Flavor Gelatin (or lime flavored)
1/2 cup tequila or cold water
Zest and juice from 1 lime
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

ADD boiling water to gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir with whisk 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in tequila and 2 Tbsp. lime juice. Add COOL WHIP and 1 tsp. lime zest; stir until COOL WHIP is completely melted and mixture is well blended.

POUR into 8-inch square pan.

REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until firm. Cut into 36 pieces to serve.

 

(photo and recipe from kraftfoods.com)


Margarita Time

I just love my new items over at Hostess Jo!  The colors of these are so bright and cheerful.  Everything in this line is hand painted, raised ceramic.  They all look three dimensional.  I wish you could see them in person!  Oh yeah, you can if you order one ;)

Perfect for the pool or summer entertaining.

Chip and Dip

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Party Bowls

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And for the seafood lover:

This tureen would be perfect for your lobster or crab bisque, or your clam chowder.  The matching soup mugs would definitely impress your guests.

Lobster Tureen

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Soup Mugs

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EVERYTHING in the store is on SALE 15% OFF through March 31!  So hurry!


Fresh Idea

We are getting closer to our "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree..." wedding shower.  I've shown you our ideas for the centerpieces.  Since then, I've found so many great ideas for using green apples in your wedding or shower decor on the web.  Below is another beautiful way to show off your apples.  We are serving Green Apple Martinis and this is perfect!

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Isn't this lovely?  You could even use this as the centerpiece.  This would be great for a Spring or Summer party too, it doesn't have to be just for showers.  Get creative, try serving lemonade or limeade this way!  How refreshing...

(photo from countryliving.com)