'Holidays'

Italian Chocolate Easter Displays

March 30, 2018

By Tab Byrum

With this weekend being Easter this is the perfect time for me to share with you photos of the amazing Easter displays in chocolate and candy stores we saw on our recent trip to Italy. The displays are gorgeous and involve not only amazing pieces done in chocolate but also gorgeous papers and ribbons. We saw beautiful displays in all the cities we visited with perhaps the most beautiful being in Florence. Join me today for a look at how candy and chocolate are used to celebrate Spring’s big holiday in Italy, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter to all. Enjoy!!!

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Williams Sonoma Easter Baking

February 26, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the next holiday and Easter will be here before we know it. I love to bake but don’t do much of it anymore with the main reasons being time and I’ll eat it, but that doesn’t stop me from looking at all the beautiful baking accessories and tools available to create beautiful cakes and make holidays more fun. Williams Sonoma has some amazing Nordicware pans to create beautiful Bunny cakes as well Carrot Cakes and of course pancake molds for the perfect Easter morning breakfast. Join me today for a look at what’s available and think about baking something extra special for your family’s Easter celebration this year. Enjoy!!!

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Valentine Goodies From Williams-Sonoma

January 29, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s still a couple of weeks until Valentine’s Day so you have time to order special goodies for your sweetheart and Williams-Sonoma has some gorgeous and delicious things to choose from this year. Whether you need a special dessert for a home-cooked Valentine’s dinner or just something to say I Love You or maybe I Like You…A Lot, Williams-Sonoma has some great choices. Visit their website here to see all the choices, I hope you like what I’ve collected here for you today. Enjoy!!!

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Valentine Pillows & Mats From Pier 1

January 25, 2018

By Tab Byrum

Another easy way to add some holiday cheer to your home for the holidays like Valentine’s Day is Front Door Mats and Pillows. A fun Welcome Mat lets everyone know you’re into holidays, no matter what time of the year, and there are lots of fun ones out there. Pillows are an easy way to holiday color to your interior without breaking the bank and just a couple is all it takes to make a happy statement. Today we are going to zero in on all the fun Valentine’s Day Welcome Mats and Pillows available from one of my favorite stores to check out holiday decor, Pier 1. Pier 1 has a great selection of items in bright colors and with fun themes, many of them animal themes with cute Elephants, Bees, and even Hedgehogs. Let’s take a peek at the fun ways to say Hello and Welcome this Valentines season, Enjoy!!!

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Kitchen Valentines from Crate & Barrel

January 23, 2018

By Tab Byrum

The kitchen is a room that’s pretty easy to decorate for the holidays, whether it’s jars on the island with holiday candies, a holiday trivet on the stovetop, or holiday dishtowels. Crate & Barrel always has fun stuff for all the holidays and this year they have some great stuff for the kitchen. Join me today as we check out the hearts from Crate & Barrel for your kitchen, Enjoy!!!

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Valentine Peek From Pottery Barn Kids

January 16, 2018

By Tab Byrum

It’s hard to believe that in a month it will be Valentine’s Day, with that in mind I thought we would start taking a look at what some of our favorite vendors are offering online in the way of Valentine decor and goodies. Today we are going to start with Valentines from Pottery Barn Kids, I’m sure it’s because I’m a kid at heart but I always love the stuff their designers come up with. Their merchandise is always colorful, fun and usually has a retro feel to it. This year the Valentine products are all a great red and pink color, everything you need to throw a fun Valentine party for kids and adults, alike. Enjoy!!!

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12 Favorite Christmas Songs – Old & New

December 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

 

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the music, I’ve always loved the traditional Christmas carols and I also love lots of songs that come from Christmas TV shows and movies. I thought today I would share 10 of my favorite songs with you and some of them have videos that go along with them. My list is varied from Charlie Brown to George Michael and Bing Crosby, a little something for everyone. Enjoy!!!

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Tabulous Christmas Flashback: EASY Peanut Clusters

December 18, 2017

By Tab Byrum

A couple of years ago I shared this recipe for ultra easy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Clusters and I’ve had so many people tell me how much they enjoy it that I thought I would share it again. It’s super simple to make, everything goes in the Crock Pot and you walk away and leave it for three hours. When you come back it’s ready to scoop out into gorgeous and delicious heaps of chocolate goodness. Promis me you’ll make some this week and have at least one homemade treat for your family and friends. Enjoy!!! (remember to click on anything in orange to visit the original post)

To see the original post and recipe click here. Christmas Crack Peanut Clusters are only 5 ingredients and a Crock Pot. DO IT!!!!!

Food & Gifts From Vermont Country Store

December 14, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday I focused on Christmas Candy from Vermont Country Store and today I want to look at some of the other edible treats available from VCS. There are all kinds of fun, delicious, and unusual things available on the VCS website that would be great gifts in addition to just being delicious. Really good food items are always a great gift, whether it’s for someone on your list or for yourself, or maybe you want something new and unusual to serve on Christmas morning. Whether it’s Vermont Maple Syrup for pancakes or wonderful breads from Germany they’re available here. Join me today for a culinary tour and order soon if you’re going to do it, there are only 10 days left until Christmas. Enjoy!!!

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Christmas Candy From Vermont Country Store

December 13, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Candy plays a HUGE role in my family at Christmas, my mom has always been the candy maker and I shared her easy to make and delicious to eat recipe for Chocolate Peanut Clusters here a couple of years ago. When I was growing up I worked in the grocery store in my hometown from the time I was 14 until I graduated from college and at Christmas, we all looked forward to the candy. Christmas candy of all shapes, sizes, and flavors was ordered in bulk and it was our job to unpack it, weight it, price it and display. Hours were spent filling clear bags full of chocolate drops, gumdrops, candy canes, orange slices and so much more. We set up a big table at the front of the store and filled it with bags of candy, I can smell the chocolate and orange slices now sitting here while I’m typing. Today I want to share the candy choices you can order online and have shipped to you at Vermont Country Store, they have a lot of the old favorites as well as some I’ve never heard of but would love to try. All of these would make great gifts for hard to buy for family and friends, great stocking stuffers or just look and taste great sitting out in dishes in your home during the holidays. It’s still 12 days until Christmas but order soon. Enjoy!!! (remember to click on anything in Orange to visit that items webpage)

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