Holidays

7 Top Organizing Tips for Christmas Decorations

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Organizing tips

Organize and Pack Like A Pro

Now that the holiday rush is slowing down, do you find yourself thinking about organizing?  I always do!  Each year I would vow to find a way to organize my Christmas decorations so it would be easier to use them the following year.  And every year I failed…until a couple of years ago when I got some great organizing advice. Continue Reading

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec 25, 2013

Merry Christmas snow

 

 

Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Inspired Home And Garden.

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Last Minute Easy Holiday Bedroom Makeover

Posted on Dec 22, 2013

Last minute bedroom holiday makeover

Need a last minute festive  bedroom makeover for a guest room or any bedroom in your house for under $40?  This easy makeover has a big impact that works not only for Christmas, but for any holiday or season. Simply select a set of festive sheets to compliment the occasion or season and redress your bed!  Yep, it’s a super easy, affordable, quick bedroom makeover and you can keep the linens year after year. Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Among Christmas Tree Shops: Rogers Gardens

Posted on Dec 20, 2013

Rogers Gardens Christmas tree shops cover

 

Rogers Gardens, located in Corona Del Mar, California, is THE Christmas tree shop to visit.  Of all the amazing Christmas tree shops in the United States, Rodgers is at number one.  Why?  Because they have unparalleled artists, decorators and quality in absolutely everything they do.

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Holiday Disaster: How to Clean Up Pie

Posted on Dec 18, 2013

 

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The Great Thanksgiving Eve Pie Catastrophe

If you saw my last post you saw a beautiful, perfect crumble topped apple pie.  It was delicious, by the way.  Remarkable, really. In fact, it’s praises were sung by all at Thanksgiving and not one bit was left.  But, If you looked closely you might have noticed a discrepancy. Continue Reading

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The Best Apple Pie Recipe!

Posted on Dec 16, 2013

Apple pie with crumb topping recipe

 

Apple pie should always be homemade and have a crumb topping.  That’s how I have felt ever since I tried this apple pie recipe.  It’s came from a very old Betty Crocker cookbook published decades ago.  You know the kind of recipe, with browned, tattered edges, spills and water marks all over the page.  That’s when you know it’s a good one! Continue Reading

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The Best Pie Crust Recipe

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

Best Pie Crust Recipe

A great pie crust depends on texture and taste. The key to great texture, a flaky, light crust, is using shortening.  The key to great, rich taste is butter.  Most folks use one or the other.   Continue Reading

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Christmas Tree Shops For Decorating Ideas

Posted on Dec 9, 2013

Christmas tree shops white lantern

 

Going to Christmas Tree Shops is one of my favorite things in the whole world.  I love to decorate for Christmas because I don’t have to live with it forever and I can change it year to year. There are two exceptional Christmas Tree Shops in Orange County, California: Rogers Gardens and Shinoda. Continue Reading

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Place Mats to Pillows, Pottery Barn Style for Less.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013

Pottery Barn pillows on bed

 

Pottery Barn is consistently one of my top home decorating inspirations because they do a magnificent job with styling, color combinations and fabric patterns.  I’m in there all the time enjoying the eye candy and gathering ideas. Continue Reading

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Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Brulee Topping

Posted on Dec 4, 2013

cooked sweet potato casserole

 

I love sweet potatoes- well, more accurately yams *.  Love. Love Love.  So when I had this sweet potato casserole at a fancy-shmancy restaurant in Las Vegas I took notes.  It was the most incredible sweet potato dish I’d ever eaten, miles better than traditional candied yams. Reluctantly, I shared my new found Food Network Recipe worthy nom nom with The Mister and we agreed we had to- HAD TO   Continue Reading

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