Random Acts of Kindness: May Baskets!

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May Tablescape with a Touch of Victorian Elegance!

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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. ~Jean Giraudoux

May, oh May! Love and passion most definitely ring through our midst. Flowers bloom everywhere while birds serenade us with their joyful mating songs! This is the time to celebrate love and to honor our passions for life, creativity, and all that bring us joy! What better way to focus our energies and encourage loved ones to follow their bliss than to get together for a joyous May Fair?!

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An extension of love: More May Day Family Bonding

Holiday and Hearth: Spring Cards

  May Day frequently conjures images of romantic love. Nonetheless, the special love between family members, though a different kind of bond, is also amazing, and spring is the perfect time to celebrate it! 

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The 5-Minute Spring Challenge:

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Spring Magic Is Everywhere!   It is springtime, and though everyone is crazy busy, even a quick stroll around your home can be an enchanting experience! I grabbed my camera and stepped outside for five minutes – just five!! … and this is what I saw:

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May Dining Table Décor: A Floral Extravaganza!

May Day Place Setting

Celebrating seasons is about more than the look of the dining table. With that said, however, carefully thought out table designs can affect the moods of guests and help them to access emotions related to the season. In addition, table settings can help to show the care and effort that went into the holiday’s preparation, […]

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Spring Photo Essay: My Backyard

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  Even between holidays, there is just so much beauty in this season that sometimes it seems difficult not to become overwhelmed by its loveliness. Arboretums, flower shows, greenhouses, and public gardens are amazing, but true natural beauty sometimes sits right before our eyes unnoticed.

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Family Bonding in May

Forget me nots

  Spring is truly in the air! Flowers bursting with color and fragrance abound, and understandably attuning to their energy is a celebration of growth, fertility,  life, and love. This natural excitement is contagious and provides us an amazing opportunity to share the jubilance of the season with loved ones.

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May Day Party Crackers!

May Day Party Crackers

Party Guests of all ages really enjoy sitting down to holiday crackers at the table, and when they are homemade, they are so much more personal and fun! For May Day: florals, pinks, new greens… they all work!

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May Day: wreaths, baskets, maypoles, & fun!

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Whether celebrating the beginning of the season or a special moment within, like May Day! The chances to come together abound!! See specific suggestions in this website under “SPRING”

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Spring Egg Decorating!

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Spring egg decorating is such a fun and honored tradition. Eggs symbolize new hatchlings and the fertility of the coming season. They have long been venerated as symbols of spring, and decorating them just adds to the magic. I love repeating the same loved procedure each year but I also think branching out can be fun.

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