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Holiday Entertaining with Brylane Home {Review}

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Raise your hands if you’re hosting a party, expecting company, or entertaining family or friends this month!  Isn’t hosting fun!?  I’ve always loved throwing parties and trying to impress my guests with the attention to detail and decor.  Holidays are no exception and I can’t wait to invite people over to use our new 66-Pc. Gold-Plated Flatware Set from Brylane Home!brylanehomeOh how these gleam!  They actually arrived on our anniversary, which was absolutely perfect, because according to the anniversary gift guide, “silverware” is the gift to exchange on your 5th Anniversary!  It couldn’t have been more perfect!  We ooh-ed and ahh-ed over every piece together as we took them out of the packaging and placed them in the box.  It was a good morning 🙂

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This set is adequate for as many as 12 guests, as there are twelve dinner knives, twelve dinner forks,  twelve salad/dessert forks, twelve teaspoons, and a 5-pc. hostess set.  We’ve already had the chance to use the whole set for our Thanksgiving meal last weekend!

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Having a full 12-guest set was just perfect for our Thanksgiving crowd.  I love how uniform everything looked and how the gold looked next to the Fall colors and flowers.  My family loved the fine silverware!  We agreed that this is a stunning set for $99.  Clearly, they are not pure gold, but who can tell the difference?

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I once taught a lesson to my junior high students about hospitality and offered cake slices on different kinds of plates and with different silverware, and then asked which one they would prefer.  With similar pieces of cake, of course, you’d like to eat it on fine china with a gleaming silver fork instead of with a plastic spork on a paper towel!  People notice and care about what they eat with!

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Imagine eating with a piece of gold in your fingers.  These look like works of art, and the color is just brilliant.  Someone could have told me that these were solid gold, and I’d believe them.

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These arrive in a wooden storage box that is just as high class as the flatware.  It feels like solid wood and it is lined in plush material with slots that keep the flatware separated and stationary during storage.

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This flatware set is only one of many beautiful dinnerware and entertaining products and decor that are perfect for the holidays.  Look at these gorgeous placemats, Christmas trees, and even a Christmas comforter set!

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Our family has been able to review several items from Brylane Home, and we are more and more impressed with each one.  Everything has arrived quickly, well-packaged, and built-to-last.  Brylane Home will be the first site I recommend to anyone furnishing a new home.

Visit Brylane Home and stock up on holiday decor in time for Christmas!

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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Halloween Decorating Obsessiveness

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Can you tell that I have a 4 year-old obsessed with perfect order in all things???

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Happy October!

Scents of the Season

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My favorite fall scent…

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What about you???

Happy October!

Jack-O-Lantern Bah Humbug!

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I hate carving pumpkins!

 

A few days ago I announced it to the world. (And no one hurt me or anything!)

Tara asked me to share my ideas for NO-Carve (or low carve) Jack-O-Lanterns.
With the help of Google and Pinterest— here are my favorite ideas…

 

  1. From TaterTots&Jello a DIY tutorial to make your own fabric crafty pumpkins.
  2. From Lowes — Mumpkins! They use real mum flowers poked into the pumpkin, but I vote for fake flowers and a glue gun??
  3. From Etsy Seller SeaPinks — A stuffed polka dot pumpkin. But what if you painted a pumpkin a dark color like this green (or black) and then gave it a ‘glow in the dark’ polka dot topping?

I have a bunch of other fun pumpkin decorating (without the carving knife) ideas…back at my little blog: GoodNCrazy.com! Come join me!

 

It’s finally here!

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October.  It’s finally that time of the year that I LOVE!  There’s just something about the crispness of the air and the fall colors.  Oh and the fall smells…  Like apple cider and pumpkin.  Yum, yum, yum!  Since it is October 1st that means there’s also some newbies on the sidebar.  Beginning of the month you know.  So check out some of our sponsors to see what they are up to.  You won’t be disappointed!

HAPPY OCTOBER!

Stay tuned to the Dandy for some more October fun…

The bookcases at our house get in on the fun of Halloween decor.  How do you decorate around your house?

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