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How to Build a Hanging Floral Installation

I have always loved hanging floral installations. Ever since these magical suspended arrangements started popping up on Instagram and Pinterest feeds, I fell in love. These beautiful asymmetric organic structures are exotic and unique. And every time I would look at one, I would debate whether or not I should make it myself (it always felt like a daunting task!). Anyways, fast-forward a couple years (yup, it took that long, I like to simmer my ideas in my mind!) and I took the plunge to make one. I did this one to match my woodland floral tablescape (you can read about this tablescape here). So to start building this structure, I had to get rid of the existing light fixture hanging...

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Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

If you love easy cakes that taste phenomenal and can be prepared in minutes, I present to you this cranberry-orange cheesecake! I've baked this a few times over the last little while....and it's been a huge hit! I highly recommend you try this out.I adapted this recipe from Betty Crocker. And yes, it uses a pre-packaged cake mix for the base...but hey... it's a quick, but delicious, fix!Ingredients Cake base1 box golden/yellow cake mix½ cup melted butter1 eggZest of one orangeFilling1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)1.5 cup powder sugar½ cup melted butter3 eggs2 cups frozen thawed cranberries (or fresh)Zest of one orangeMethod Heat oven to 350F and prepare a 9-inch springform pan.In a separate bowl, stir together cake base ingredients until combined...

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Woodland Floral Tablescape

I love the cooler seasons- both fall and winter. I love the colors (and the lack thereof), the cozy sweaters and warm coats, the hot cider and cocoa, and of course, the memories around the dinner table. So when I decided to create a fall/winter tablescape, I wanted it to reflect the beauty of these seasons. To start off, I decided to work with a non-traditional color palette, choosing berry toned hues. I used deep purples, muted pinks and soft browns paired with bright golds to give life to this theme.     I started this tablescape by putting together the floral centerpiece. I used berry twigs and roses along with a few floral branches to give this an asymmetric...

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