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National Girl Scout Day

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March 12th is National Girl Scout Day! Founded over 100 years ago by Juliette Low. Her idea was to create an organization to help young women to get outdoors and be more independent, self-reliant and resourceful so they could become better citizens in the future.  Take the time this week to teach a special little girl you know something important and useful, that will help her to have more confidence in herself and her skills and abilities.  (Featured Product: Green Valance)

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The Taste of Spring...Have a Berry Nice Day!

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(Photo: pink tablecloth and red valance)   It's National Strawberry Day on March 27th.  This beautiful delicate and delicious fruit has it's own special day. The groundhog may have seen "more winter", ugh, but strawberries will soon be coming out of the ground. So you can whip up some strawberry pie or shortcake.  Have a "berry nice day". 

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How To Create A Beautiful Wedding On A Budget

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  Photo courtesy of: Latonya Bankston of @ColorfulSolutionsWeddingDesignsandEvents Weddings can leave a huge hole in your wallet. Venues, caterers and floral costs add up quickly. Not to mention the dress and the honeymoon.  The average cost for a wedding in 2016 in the United States was $26,645 with most couples spending less than $10,000.  That is the down payment on a house in most areas! Here are a few tips in keeping the costs down without looking cheap! 1. Instead of an expensive catering hall, have your reception at your church following your vows.  Or weather permitting, try a local...

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A Time to Give Thanks

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A Time to Give Thanks

 It's the fall season and such a beautiful time of the year.  And, once again it's the time of year that we give thanks.   Last Thanksgiving my best friend Linda Koopersmith, The Beverly Hills Organizer (and closet designer/organizer to the stars!), wanted to add a little fun to her holiday table.  I sent her our fall leaves table covers.  She combined the plastic tablecloth with fine tableware and produced a beautiful table (photo above).  I always stress that just because it's plastic it doesn't have to look cheap.  Linda proved that to be true.  Tableskirts and More has many...

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Top 10 Tips for Making Cleanup Easy After Kids’ Parties

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There are great expectations when it comes to kids’ birthday parties these days: themes (“Frozen,” anyone?), elaborate cakes, and activities like karaoke. Gone are the days of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Most parents don’t wince at party planning—initially. But by the time of the party, they’re often too stressed or tired to enjoy the festivities. There are plenty of ways to make these events simpler and more enjoyable for everyone, including mom and dad. One of the most challenging issues is cleanup. It must be done, but once the party’s over, you just want to put your feet...

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