A Little Spring Fun: Steamed Mussels and Clams Recipe

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: Steamed Mussels and Clams Recipe
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last three days I showed you how to start the evening off right with a fabulous little cocktail hour.  On lovely nights outside like this, I like to serve an easy main course that's more of a continuation of appetizers - Steamed Clams and Mussels are perfect.  

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make Kissing Coasters
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

The last two days I showed you a fabulous...

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A Little Spring Fun: Make Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Pizza!

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: Make Fig Jam and Goat Cheese Pizza!
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’m showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends.   

Yesterday, I fixed a charming little cocktail and today, an appetizer to go with it: Goat & Fig Pizza.  A homemade pizza makes a really fast and easy appetizer.  I love making little pizzas with a homemade crust and seasonal ingredients from the garden or the farmers market.  

This super simple appetizer is really delicious and can take as little as ten minutes.  Which means you have no excuse not to entertain!  Have fun, have a party!   

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a Violet Fizz

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a Violet Fizz
Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

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Roundup: 12 Easter Treats to Bake

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 12 Easter Treats to Bake

If you thought Christmas was the highlight of the baking year, just look at these Easter treats! Colorful and full of life, I can't think of a better way to usher in the season. 

Pops...is there anything cuter? Certainly not if we're talking about Bakerella's sweet creations. Start

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Make It: Crystal Egg Geodes

by DIY Maven

Make It: Crystal Egg Geodes

Skip the traditional Easter eggs this year and make crystal egg geodes. (Yeah, baby.)  Equal parts craft project and science experiment, they'll have everyone oohing and ahhing over your basket, that's certain. Save for the alum powder (buy here!), the materials are probably already things you have on hand. Check out the entire tutorial over at--where else--Martha's digs.

Looking to make more traditional Easter Eggs for the kids...

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How to: Make a Super Simple Spring Planter

by Craftmel

How to: Make a Super Simple Spring Planter

With spring already in full swing here in Arizona (can we even call it spring when it is in the 90s?), and it has been refreshing to see green leaves pop up on the trees outside our place.  It seems that with talk of Easter, spring, and all the new life happening outside, we ought to channel some of that springtime green inside with a simple and modern planter.  

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