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Personalized Galentines Place Settings

February 6, 2017

I love to entertain, and even more than that I love having a little DIY project that I can use to get me into the groove. This one is pretty simple, so it lets me balance all the to-do items easily when I’m expecting guests. I generally take a camera with me wherever I go as I never know what I’m going to see. One camera I love to take on the road or when I’m seeing friends is a…

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3 Ways To Get Your Drinks Holiday Ready

Christmas Day is almost here (can you believe it?)  Whenever my family gets together, we love to create a festive cocktail or two for each other to try. Okay, who am I kidding? Sometimes we enjoy more than two?!  I know I’m not alone…

December 23, 2016
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Guide to Gift Wrapping

I typically go all out when it comes to Christmas. I simply can’t help it, I love the holidays!  We are headed to the family lake house for Christmas, as we did two years ago.  Back then, I waited until I was at the…

December 21, 2016
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DIY – Christmas & NYE Crackers

There is nothing like a good DIY project to get you into the holiday mood.  If you have been following along on My Manicured Life for a while, you are well aware that my family is from England and that we like to recognize…

December 19, 2016
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Mudcloth Inspired Planters

Okay, so there are some little places that I shop that have no actual door fronts and lack store names.  Sounds sketchy, but I promise you it really isn’t.  One of these places is a little gem that I lovingly call “a plant garage sale.”…

June 22, 2016
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Turning Sarongs into Pillows

My sisters and I love to travel; they are always up for an adventure and ready for fun. When we are exploring we try to pick up a memento or two while on our journey that can later adorn a coffee table or add…

June 4, 2016
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Design Tips – Master a Gallery Wall

One of the reasons I started My Manicured Life was to answer all the design related questions that I am flooded with from friends, family members, neighbors, etc. One popular question is, how do I hang a gallery wall? Tonight I went live on Facebook to…

May 1, 2016
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DIY – Palm Leaf Easter Eggs

From clothing to wallpaper the palm motif has made a huge impact in the design world. With Spring here and faint memories of what Spring Break once was (I miss you younger years), tropical vacations have taken over my daydreams leading me to create…

March 23, 2016
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DIY – Botanical Easter Eggs

Easter pulls strong memories from childhood for me, not only of dyeing eggs but creating colors.  I loved the opportunity to be creative and to sit alongside my sisters; we made the biggest mess possible while my mother cringingly encouraged us as each egg…

March 22, 2016