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Send your trick-or-treaters off with these adorable DIY Mummy Treat Buckets. This easy Halloween project can be made with just a few simple supplies!

Mummy Treat Buckets

Send your trick-or-treaters off with these adorable DIY Mummy Treat Buckets. This easy Halloween project can be made with just a few simple supplies!

How to make your own Mummy Treat Buckets for Halloween trick-or-treating.

Making your own treat buckets for Halloween doesn’t have to be complicated! This cute and simple project can be completed in an afternoon. Your little ghouls and goblins can help, too!

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Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial to make your own fabric garland. Use red, white and blue fabrics to add a patriotic touch to your summer decor!

How To Make a Patriotic Fabric Garland

Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial to make your own fabric garland. Use red, white and blue fabrics to add a patriotic touch to your summer decor!

This article was originally published in the June 2016 issue of VRAI Magazine. 

Add a splash of red, white and blue to your summer decor with this simple do-it-yourself fabric garland.

I sometimes feel like the summer holidays get left out of the usual holiday decorating bustle. This year I am looking for simple ways to include patriotic touches into my usual decorating, and this easy fabric garland definitely fits the bill!

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Learn how easy it is to make these festive paper straw flags

How To Create Your Own Festive Party Accessories

DIY Cocktail Party Accessories

This article was originally published in the April 2016 Issue of VRAI Magazine. 

When I sit down to plan out a party, I start by checking off all the major boxes: food, drinks and of course, who’s coming. And then I turn my attentions to my favorite part—the decorations and the details. I believe that the best events lie in the details: those special party accessories that add an extra punch of fun to the moment.

One simple way to punch up a party is by adding a few extra details to the cocktail bar. While paper straws and cocktail stirrers may not be necessary party utensils, they definitely add an extra dose of happy to every glass. And there are easy ways to dress up store-bought paper straws or to make your own cocktail stirrers to add to the atmosphere of the occasion.

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Spring is in the air with these three freshly scented simmering pot recipes. Combine citrus with herbs to create a variety of simmering pots to scent your home for the season.

3 Simmering Pot Recipes for Spring

Spring is in the air with these three freshly scented simmering pot recipes. Combine citrus with herbs to create a variety of simmering pots to scent your home for the season.

This article was originally published in the March 2016 issue of VRAI Magazine. 

For this month’s “Spring is in the Air” theme, I took the “in the air” portion somewhat literally. When I think of the signs of Spring, I think of the scents – new grass, warm breezes and blossoming flowers. After having our home shut up for winter, I look forward to opening the windows, clearing out the stale air, and filling our rooms with light, fresh scents.

I frequently see simmering pot recipes shared around the winter holidays, combining clove, cinnamon and other heart-warming seasonal scents. But the idea of a simmering pot is one you can use and change up all year long, and this is what inspired me to put a Spring spin on a few simmering pot recipes.

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5 Creative Talents Who Inspire

This article was originally published in the February 2016 issue of VRAI Magazine.

One of the incredible benefits of social media is the ability to discover and follow so many creative talents. My Instagram feed is full of inspiring artists, decorators and DIYers, and I am constantly adding to my list. As I grow and explore more artistic outlets, I have come across 5 women in particular who never cease to amaze me with their creative talents and unique perspectives. When I need a quick break for a jolt of inspiration, these creatives are who I look to first.

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