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April 28, 2019

For this Happy Hour, how about bringing back May Day?  I love the idea of May 1st being a day of celebration.  In the 1950's, my Mom would make little flower bouquets that my brother and I would deliver to our Portland neighbors.  We'd hang the flowers on the door, knock as loud as we could and then run fast. "Happy May Day" was meant to be a surprise.  This year, why not bring back this sweet tradition?...

April 15, 2019

Have you noticed?  White vases are suddenly everywhere.  Springtime fresh, white vases bring a modern, crisp look to any room.  And, they're easy to find - you'll see in dollar stores and IKEA.  You can even make them yourself but more of that in a minute.  First, let's look at how great they can look in any room.

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A collection of white vases.

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March 17, 2019

If you're like me, you can hardly wait for Spring to arrive this week.  Coupled with St. Patrick's Day today and Easter not far away, there's a change in the air.  Nothing can be as welcoming or celebratory as a wreath on your front door.  How about creating a quick wreath to celebrate the coming season?  If you have a wreath base (wire, grapevine, foam), you can easily create a springtime wreath in just...

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