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Halloween Chocolate Bark

Halloween Chocolate Bark

  LOVE easy, last minute HALLOWEEN entertaining inspiration and this chocolate bark is my current PARTY CRUSH.      It starts with melted milk chocolate chips, topped with whatever Halloween candy you have on hand.  I used chopped, Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins and pieces,  chopped roasted salted cashews, and M & M’s.      ...
Delicious Autumn Entertaining in 425 Magazine

Delicious Autumn Entertaining in 425 Magazine

  Cider and champagne sips with the crisp apple garnishes…     Roasted veggie spinach salad and fig & blackberry paste from our fig trees….     easy FRESH fall wreaths and entertaining decor … .just a sampling of my 425 Magazine September Invite, featuring FALL’S Bounty!   Find my recipes and Autumn inspo, online...
FUN Summer Picnic with a Twist in 425 Magazine!

FUN Summer Picnic with a Twist in 425 Magazine!

  July is National Picnic Month  y’all !   To celebrate, in the pages of 425 Magazine, I rolled out a super F U N summer picnic with a twist – it FLOATS!  Yep, we hit the waters of Lake Washington with a red & white gingham on gingham picnic, loaded with nostalgic charm, seasonal cherries,...
Dear Dad! Father's Day Inspo in 425 Magazine!

Dear Dad! Father’s Day Inspo in 425 Magazine!

  It’s daddy time! Treat DAD right this Father’s Day with my rather dapper entertaining tips in the pages of 425 Magazine and online NOW! In the current issue I share How To:   * Create a next level  lounge for dear old dad to kick back in! * Serve old-school craft cocktails with a bespoke...
Make it for Mom ~ Mother's Day 425 Magazine

Make it for Mom ~ Mother’s Day 425 Magazine

  Create a dreamy  tablescape for MOM this Mother’s Day! Include: fresh floral monograms, paper cones and sweet sentimental Dear Mom notecards, a French market basket spilling over with pretty peonies, fragrant white lilacs, tulips, anenome…and more! In my May invite for 425 Magazine  online now, we celebrate the amazing women who mother us!            ...
Laid-Back Lunch ~ 425 Magazine April!

Laid-Back Lunch ~ 425 Magazine April!

425 Magazine – Rodrigo De Medeiros Photography   Created this yummy, laid-back bistro style lunch for the April issue  of 425 Magazine!  Check out this gorgeous salad board! It’s a chunky farm table wood plank, heaped with roasted veggies, grilled potatoes, olives, capers, lentils and MORE! Grab the tongs and have your  guests help themselves!...
Decking the Halls for Holiday Entertaining on Home and Family TV on the Hallmark Channel!

Decking the Halls for Holiday Entertaining on Home and Family TV on the Hallmark Channel!

    Had such a festive and wonderful time creating these DIY wool felt floral garlands,  on my return visit to Home & Family Television on the Hallmark Channel !   The garlands set the perfect tone on a wreath at the front door for your holiday entertaining! They have a simple old world Scandinavian vibe...
Easy as Pie! Thanksgiving Entertaining in 425 Magazine!

Easy as Pie! Thanksgiving Entertaining in 425 Magazine!

All images 425 Magazine – Rodrigo DeMedeiros Photography   There’s always  room for PIE at Thanksgiving! This month, in 425 Magazine   I share some of my favorite Thanksgiving pie recipes from pecan to pumpkin!       I create some pie panache with my rolling  pie dessert bar, decked out with beautiful bits of fall flavor,...
Sublime Halloween Party Invite!

Sublime Halloween Party Invite!

  All Images Rodrigo De Medeiros – 425 Magazine    You’ve been summoned to a simply s u b l i m e  Halloween gathering, in the pages of 425 Magazine!  Pops of ‘poison pink’ candy apples, ghostly meringue and cherry topped cupcakes and blood red  cocktails all mingle in the October mist! And that’s just for...
Game ON! Game Day Party Ideas in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

Game ON! Game Day Party Ideas in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

All images from 425 Magazine with Rodrigo DeMedeiros photography   Are you ready to RUMBLE?! It’s football season!!! The pros are wrapping up pre-season games and the college schedule is underway! I’m a Seattle gal, and it’s Game Day for our Seahawks!  The Hawks are on the road tonight, to take on Oakland, and I’ve got...
Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

Happy Hour at Home in the Pages of 425 Magazine!

All images Rodrigo DeMedeiros – 425 Magazine    Early August…with scorching temps and blazing sunsets, is for me, the peak of summer!    There’s nothing better than a last minute happy hour  at home, hanging out in the garden with friends and family!  Who doesn’t love basking in the afterglow of an August sunset, squeezing...
Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

Summer Picnic Bliss ~ National Picnic Month!

    July  is National Picnic Month! It is that delicious  combo of dining alfresco and celebrating the heart of summer with family and friends! I mean, who doesn’t love a pretty picnic?! Especially if you can  pull it together in a pinch! I’ve plunked down some mouthwatering  Summer Picnic Bliss in the pages of 425...