Tag Archives: Christmas

Lavender Honey-Scented Body Butter

Expensive to buy, but easy to make using ingredients found at any drug store, body butter is a perfect antidote for winter dry skin. Following a simple recipe with tools found in any kitchen, you can whip up a batch in less than an hour. Continue reading

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Boxwood -The Ultimate Green for Christmas

Boxwood greens are the ultimate Christmas decoration. From tabletop trees, to garlands, and wreaths, boxwood lends itself to creating a great looking long lasting decoration. Continue reading

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Decorating “The Palace in the Woods”, Hampton Mansion

Dating back to the eighteenth century, Hampton is a large estate built in the Georgian architectural style, situated in a park like setting in Towson, Maryland. The previous home of seven generations of the prominent Ridgely family, local Garden Clubs use fresh greens and flowers to decorate the mansion for Christmas. Continue reading

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Decorating the White House, 2015-Part 2

Decorating the White House for Christmas is a massive undertaking for lots of volunteers around the country. Find out what it takes to make the magic happen. Continue reading

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Old Christmas Tree Creates Bottle Tree

Taking down your Christmas tree? See how you can reuse it in creative environmentally friendly ways and have fun with it. Continue reading

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Amaryllis Centerpiece

Using a simple potted Amaryllis bulb with fresh greens, moss, branches, and pinecones, learn how to make a fabulous Christmas centerpiece that will last you through the holidays. Continue reading

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Decorating “The Palace in the Woods”, Hampton Mansion

Decorating at Hampton National Historic Site in Towson for the Yuletide celebration, with fresh greens and historic materials. Garden Clubs in Maryland create all the fresh arrangements on display for the open house for Christmas. Continue reading

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Decorating the White House for Christmas-Part 1

Now that the White House has been decorated for Christmas for 2012, I thought that I would repost my experiences decorating there in 2011. I looked at the pictures for this year and one caught my eye, the ‘Rainbow Tree’! … Continue reading

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Luscious Honey-Scented Body Butter

Make your own honey body butter in the kitchen with readily available ingredients and tools for a fraction of the cost of commercially bought cream. Continue reading

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