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Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Coastal Home with an Easy Tool You’ll Love!

Nothing sets the tone and mood of a room more than color and one of the questions I’m asked most often is “how do you decide on a cohesive color scheme for a coastal home”. I’m happy to tell you it’s easier than you might think and I’m going to share with you a powerful [...]

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Velvet & Linen: A coastal home that will have you at ‘hello’

How charming is the front entryway in the image above?  Cute, right?  Well, it belongs to none other than the fantabulous {{yes, that’s a word, silly}} Brooke Giannetti of the award winning design blog, Velvet & Linen! Wouldn’t you just love to have that charming dutch door?  Everything about this house says it’s from a [...]

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Chic Coastal Style in Stunning Blue & White + View

I love, love, love this gorgeous living room designed by Miami designer, Cindy Ray, but I’ve got to admit — the all white furniture wouldn’t be at all practical with the eight little feet (2 adorable dachshunds) that “own” my home. What I do love that I could do —  is the recessed, wood paneled ceiling. [...]

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Crab, Mango & Cashew Dip

Three of my favorite flavors in the world are fresh crab, fresh mango, and salty cashews!  Put them all together and you have one amazingly unexpected dip!  This dip is a definite step away from the ordinary and you’ll be glad you took the trip.   YIELD: Makes 3 cups COOK TIME:3 Minutes PREP TIME:10 Minutes [...]

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Hot Crab & Shrimp Dip

Yummy smoked cheese goodness adds sexiness to the shellfish flavor and is guaranteed to make you say “baby, baby, let’s get cozy!”   Bonus:   This dip feeds a lot, so it’s easy on your wallet.   YIELD: Makes 3 cups COURSE: Appetizers, Dips/Spreads Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder [...]

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