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Jelly With Spoon

Home Basics: Easy-to-Make Strawberry Jam

It’s that time of year—your kitchen garden and farmer’s markets are winding down for the season. Whether you’re new to canning or an old hand at preserving your…

Food on tables

Entertaining Ideas: Rustic Party Food

It’s your turn to host the book club, and you want to be sure this fall gathering makes everyone’s top 10 list. Think beyond the living room and…

Barn party

Entertaining Ideas: Throw a Fall Outdoor Party

Conjure up an outdoor party that gives your fall get-together a breath of fresh air. Enchanting and informal, this  set-up makes the most of an underused space. Containers of plants and floral textiles bring the…

Canning Peaches

Easy DIY Ideas: The Mighty Mason Jar

You just can’t beat the all-around usefulness and charm of the simple and humble Mason jar. Developed for home canning and pickling, they’re easy-to-find, affordable (expect to pay $2-3 for…

Pallet bar set up for a party

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Pallet Bar

Shipping pallets serve as free framing materials for an eye-catching watering hole. See how simple and affordable it is to create a party-worthy outdoor pallet bar.   The…

Wicker bar in front of a brick wall and botanical wall mural

DIY Garden Ideas: Create an Outdoor Bar

Vintage-inspired bars make an outdoor happy hour even happier. You can create a backyard libation station from old furnishings or architectural salvage. Here are a few easy ideas….

Chili party with a pitcher of delicious looking sangria

Easy Entertaining Ideas: Late Summer Sangria

At the end of summer and in early fall, a full-bodied sangria is a guaranteed palette-pleaser. Flavored with five luscious fruits, this recipe is like having a dessert…

four adults watching a movie outdoors

Entertaining Ideas: Host a Backyard Film Festival

Warm summer evenings tempt us outside for barbecues and banquets, but why stop there? Bring back the pleasure of a night at the drive-in theater with a backyard…

Colorful dining room

Easy Room Makeover: A Color Happy Dining Room Do-Over

Taking time to bring in color builds superior designs. In the third step of our three-step plan you’ll be bravely adding in color like a seasoned design pro….

Dining table accents

Easy Room Makeover: Three Steps to a Dazzling Dining Room

Color courage is just steps away. Check out our ideas for taking one dining room from calmingly cool to warmly welcoming to vibrantly vivacious in three simple phases….

Easter bunny jars filled with candy

Entertaining Ideas: Easy Easter Decor & Sweets

Are you in need of inspiration for your Easter decorating and dining? We were, too, so we searched among our favorite blogs and websites to get ideas for…