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Memorial Day is Almost Here! Is Your BBQ Ready?

23 May

Whether you’re a steak lover or vegetarian, we all have one thing in common on Memorial Day: we love spending time outside around the BBQ!

But it’s been a long winter and a pretty cool start to spring. So if you’re like me, parties by the grill have been few and far between in the last few months.

But that’s no excuse for not being prepared, especially when you have me to direct you to the ideal retailers who can get anyone ready for not just Memorial Day weekend, but the summer ahead- no matter if it’s a condo balcony or a massive backyard patio.

I love C&B for the time-saving accessories and helpful aides that make it easy to entertain.

And right now, you can get FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $1500 or more!

Some of my favorites include…

For your outdoor entertaining, make your way to West Elm.  Here are a few of the pieces that caught my eye when I was in there recently:

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From the novice to the Iron Chefs among us, Sur La Table is the, I repeat, THE destination for your culinary needs.  Here are some of my favorite finds:

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Well… after those examples, you don’t really have any excuse for not hosting a fantastic Memorial Day (or any day) party outside!

Need any other help? Let me know and stay tuned for more summer updates!


Holiday Hosting Tips From Crate & Barrel!

20 Nov

I’m a huge fan of multi-tasking —  and I’m not talking about making dinner while texting or playing Angry Birds!

I’m talking about kitchen items that can pull double and even triple duty!  THAT is my idea of multi-tasking. And with Thanksgiving just two days away, I bet you wish there was a way to shave some time off in the kitchen.


When I popped into Crate & Barrel (ZONE A) to look for some ideas for Thanksgiving decor and hostess gifts to show to ya’ll, I noticed this pumpkin right away.  At first glance, the Staub Pumpkin Covered Casserole may look like a fun, seasonal serving dish that can take you through fall. BUT IT’S MUCH MORE!  This cast iron pot can go from oven to table, saving you on washing yet another dish!  Plus, it’s even freezer and dishwasher friendly. The brass vine serves as the handle. So this one dish cooks, serves, stores and cleans! Cinderella, eat your heart out!

Staub Pumpkin Covered Casserole

Let’s say you’re dashing out to grab a last minute store bought pie (that would be me!). You can add a homemade touch with these Mini Pie Cutters. A store associate gave me a great tip to share here. Buy a pre-made pie crust.  Use the cutters to cut out a few pieces. Bake them for just a few minutes, and then use the shapes to decorate the top of your pie and make it look like it came out of your own kitchen!  I’ll definitely have to try this out!

Mini Pie Cutters
If you’re looking for a way to add some seasonal spirit to your home or for a hostess gift, check out the Pumpkin Platter. If you’re bringing appetizers or cookies to someone’s home for Thanksgiving, it would make for a memorable presentation to arrange them on this platter and let your hosts know that it’s a gift!  This Earthenware platter can even go in the microwave and it’s also dishwasher safe.
Pumpkin Platter

I just can’t get enough of the colors in the Autumn Squash Dishtowels! You can create an instant seasonal touch by draping a pair of these over your oven handle. Or, you can use one to wrap up a small host gift, instead of traditional wrapping paper or a gift bag. They also do a good job serving double-duty as a potholder.

Autumn Squash Dishtowels

Here’s a another fun gift idea. Set up your hosts for an easy post Thanksgiving meal with the After the Feast Soup Mix.  All you need to do is add some leftover turkey, broth, water and presto — you have an easy lunch.

After the Feast Soup Mix

GURU Tip:  Some of the Thanksgiving items at Crate & Barrel are on sale. So, it’s the perfect time to stock up for the entire holiday season and beyond!

Let me know what you find!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Outdoor Living On Sale at Crate & Barrel!

16 Apr

The perfect spring weather has everyone excited to spend time outside!

Crate & Barrel has an enormous selection of outdoor living furniture to rev up your spring and summer seasons- much of it on sale!  North Carolina is home to beautiful weather and nothing says relaxation like a beautiful outdoor space.  If you’ve been looking to improve your deck, patio or backyard area, KEEP READING!

The folks at Crate & Barrel can help you create a perfect space, whether for hosting parties, cooking out with the family, or just lounging in the sun – there is something for everyone to bring a little piece  of vacation heaven right through your back door!  And how about saving a little money while you’re at it, Crate & Barrel Outdoor Living is on sale right now!

I’m a bright and bold colors kinda gal – you put a fun print in front of my face and I want to make it my own.  The Alfresco Natural Furniture Set is no exception! It’s bright and fun patterns make me smile from ear to ear.

Other fun colors

But maybe bright colors aren’t your thing.  No worries! Crate & Barrel has a beautiful set of neutral furniture called The Dune Lounge Set,  to keep your outdoor space clean, sleek and simple.

The Summerlin Outdoor Furniture Collection is timeless!  I could totally see myself lounging here with an iced tea and a few good friends, chatting it up on a warm day.

Other collections include the Mendocino, Surf,  Catalina,  Reef, Arbor, Regatta, Sanibel, Ventura, and Valencia.

Let Crate & Barrel help you spruce up your outdoor living area with their exclusive collections of versatile and functional pieces from modern to minimal  with charm and style.
Hurry in while the sale is going on!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211 

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