coastal living

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What’s Red & White and
A Sunny Delight?

Happy Valentine’s Day Dear One’s!  Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share some L.O.V.E.ly red beach inspiration. So the question was “what’s red & white and a sunny delight?” and the answer, obviously, are these beautifully coastal rooms all decked out in red and white. How gloriously h.a.p.p.y. this makes me! Let’s start with this [...]

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Does Your Entry Door Say
“Welcome to the Beach”?

Today I thought I’d share with you a very budget friendly way for your beach home to make a great first impression… a way to welcome your guests before they even step into your home… Painted Entry Doors Painted doors really announce an entry; they offer a dose of color, style and a way to show your [...]

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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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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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