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How to Make the Ultimate Fourth of July Popsicle

What better way to beat the heat this July than with patriotic popsicles? If you want to really knock the socks off your neighbors though, you can’t settle for store bought. But of course, that’s why you’re here. Don’t let the title mislead you – today I’m bringing you not one, but twelve popsicle recipes. …

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How to Grow Shishito Peppers Venn Crawford

This year, Dwight and Carolyn have embarked on a new adventure – vegetable gardening. Far from any farmland, the dynamic duo has set up shop on their two balconies, where they’re growing shishito peppers and tomatoes. What are Shishito Peppers? Shishito peppers are a mild Asian variety of pepper. When sautéed, they make for a …

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How to Plan an Event (Part 2) Venn Crawford

On Tuesday, we covered the basics of event planning, including choosing the venue, arranging for catering, and hiring a decorator. Today, I’d like to look at what needs to be done as the event approaches.   Two Months Before Event At this point, you should send out your invitations and request guests RSVP (you’ll need …

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How to Plan an Event (Part 1) Venn Crawford

For the past several weeks, our firm has been attending event after event – Big Hair Ball, Operation Smile, JDRF, and coming up, the PTI Run on the Runway. We even had a baby shower in February. Today I’d like to take some time to talk about what all goes into planning an event.   …

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DIY Valentine’s Day: Gifts Made with Love Venn Crawford

Valentine’s day is approaching, and pink and red coat nearly every store. Shelves are overflowing with heart-holding bears, roses, and assorted chocolates with dubious fillings. Everything is marketed to say “love,” but is a prewritten card truly the best way to express that? I’m a firm believer that the most meaningful gifts are the ones …

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7 DIY Decor Ideas to Bring Spring Home Early Venn Crawford

The beginning of this week felt more like March than January. The snow outside melted in the sunlight, running down the sidewalks in little rivulets, the last bits of it hiding in the shade of trees. It’s below freezing again today, but that little taste of spring has me pining for spring blooms. We still …

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