Scrumptious Easter Sweets and Treats

These are just a few of our “Favorite Things”. Check out our Pinterest board for additional sweet ideas and recipes for all these yummy goodies highlighted below.

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Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal and creativity!

The first day of Spring is TODAY, March 20th . YAY!
Time for rebirth, renewal and beautiful garden potting ideas.

There’s no need to spend a lot of money at your big box stores on planters and flower pots this year. Get creative and scour through your local thrift shops or yard sales. You’ll find all your garden treasures there and probably more!

Window Shutter

Window Shutter

Water Pitcher and Tea Cup

Water Pitcher and Tea Cup

Old Fashioned Tub

Old Fashioned Tub

Every Day Trash Cans

Every Day Trash Cans

Tool Box

Tool Box

Teapot

Teapot

Teacups

Teacups

Decorative Stump

Decorative Stump

Old Sewing Table

Old Sewing Table

Terracotta Design

Terracotta Design

Old Fashioned Picnic Basket

Old Fashioned Picnic Basket

Lovely Log

Lovely Log

Soup Ladel

Soup Ladle

Kettle

Kettle

Japanese Flower Garden

Japanese Flower Garden<br />

Dresser

Dresser

Crocs

Crocs

Kitchen Collander

Kitchen Colander

Junked Car

Junked Car

Rubber Gardening Boot

Rubber Gardening Boot

Boston Loves St. Patrick’s Day!

If you’re not in Ireland this year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then try to make it to Boston. There’s no other place in the states that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day like Boston! Here are a few local Irish Pubs in and around Boston that we love.
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THE BAILEY RESTAURANT AND PUB 278 Ocean Street – Marshfield, MA  781-834-7800 https://sites.google.com/site/baileypub1/ The Bailey gets its life from the Music! Bill Bailey, the proprietor, host a very popular Irish Music Show every Saturday Called The Bailey Ceili. It is based in Boston on 950 AM from 4 to 7 PM, but he streams around the world with his re-energized Irisih music!  Every Saturday Night at The Bailey it's live Irish Music, the best bands found any where in New England! Sunday, it's an Irish Session, that welcomes young and old to join in song, dance poetry, or recitation all musicians are welcome! Thursday it's The Blues!

THE BAILEY RESTAURANT AND PUB
278 Ocean Street – Marshfield, MA 781-834-7800
https://sites.google.com/site/baileypub1/
The Bailey gets its life from the Music! Bill Bailey, the proprietor, host a very popular Irish Music Show every Saturday Called The Bailey Ceili. It is based in Boston on 950 AM from 4 to 7 PM, but he streams around the world with his re-energized Irisih music!
Every Saturday Night at The Bailey it’s live Irish Music, the best bands found any where in New England! Sunday, it’s an Irish Session, that welcomes young and old to join in song, dance poetry, or recitation all musicians are welcome!
Thursday it’s The Blues!

THE SNUG 116 North Street – Hingham, MA  781-749-9774 http://www.snugpub.com/ The Snug is a pub/restaurant in Hingham that holds a traditional Irish seisiun every Monday evening. The musicians are, from left, Dan McDonald of Marshfield, fiddle; Bob Littera of Harvard, tenor banjo; Kevin Weston of Lakeville, guitar; Donpaul Nogueira of Weymouth, Irish flute; and Mary Nuhibian of Norfolk, the tin whistle.

THE SNUG
116 North Street – Hingham, MA 781-749-9774
http://www.snugpub.com/
The Snug is a pub/restaurant in Hingham that holds a traditional Irish seisiun every Monday evening. The musicians are, from left, Dan McDonald of Marshfield, fiddle; Bob Littera of Harvard, tenor banjo; Kevin Weston of Lakeville, guitar; Donpaul Nogueira of Weymouth, Irish flute; and Mary Nuhibian of Norfolk, the tin whistle.

PLOUGH & STARS 912 Massachusetts Avenue – Boston, MA http://www.ploughandstars.com/about.htm The spiritual forefather of Greater Boston's thriving Irish pub business, the Plough has been going for some 30 years. In the daytime, it offers the best pub grub in town. At night, the tiny bar is transformed into a hotbed of clashing elbows and live music. Your chances of meeting a novelist just went up by 90%.

PLOUGH & STARS
912 Massachusetts Avenue – Boston, MA
http://www.ploughandstars.com/about.htm
The spiritual forefather of Greater Boston’s thriving Irish pub business, the Plough has been going for some 30 years. In the daytime, it offers the best pub grub in town. At night, the tiny bar is transformed into a hotbed of clashing elbows and live music. Your chances of meeting a novelist just went up by 90%.

.J. FOLEY’S 117 East Berkeley Street – Boston, MA   http://www.jjfoleyscafe.com/default.aspx Family-owned and operated since 1909, we're located at 117 East Berkley Street in Boston’s South End.  Here at J.J. Foley’s Cafe, we pride ourselves on offering delicious food, great drinks and the friendly service that has represented our long-standing family tradition since 1909.   When you walk into J.J. Foley’s you not only feel that you are in an authentic Irish pub, but you get a real sense of the history of post-modern Boston.  While either visiting our comfortable seated dining room, great for large parties or intimate dinners, or joining us in our classic pre - prohibition bar where you can enjoy a great pint while watching your favorite sporting event or playing a friendly game of darts, there is something for everyone to enjoy at J.J. Foley's Cafe!

.J. FOLEY’S
117 East Berkeley Street – Boston, MA
http://www.jjfoleyscafe.com/default.aspx
Family-owned and operated since 1909, we’re located at 117 East Berkley Street in Boston’s South End. Here at J.J. Foley’s Cafe, we pride ourselves on offering delicious food, great drinks and the friendly service that has represented our long-standing family tradition since 1909.
When you walk into J.J. Foley’s you not only feel that you are in an authentic Irish pub, but you get a real sense of the history of post-modern Boston. While either visiting our comfortable seated dining room, great for large parties or intimate dinners, or joining us in our classic pre – prohibition bar where you can enjoy a great pint while watching your favorite sporting event or playing a friendly game of darts, there is something for everyone to enjoy at J.J. Foley’s Cafe!

BRENDAN BEHAN PUB	 378 Centre Street – Jamaica Plain, MA   617-522-5386 http://www.brendanbehanpub.com/ A darts player as seen through the front window of the Brendan Behan, a pub in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Bartender John Casey, a native of Ireland, says of the pub, "It's probably about as similar to something back home as you'd get around Boston."

BRENDAN BEHAN PUB
378 Centre Street – Jamaica Plain, MA 617-522-5386
http://www.brendanbehanpub.com/
A darts player as seen through the front window of the Brendan Behan, a pub in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Bartender John Casey, a native of Ireland, says of the pub, “It’s probably about as similar to something back home as you’d get around Boston.”

THE BLACK ROSE 160 State Street – Boston, MA  617-742-2286 http://www.blackroseboston.com/ The Black Rose is a must stop on your travels through historic Faneuil Hall – Quincy Market. Guin ness poured by staff with an authentic brogue, award winning gastronomic offerings (clam chowder, fish n’chips, homemade stews, specialty corned beef) and live music 7 nights a week; the Black Rose has all the elements of a neighbourhood pub back in the homeland but in the heart of Boston, literally steps away from the greenway and waterfront.

THE BLACK ROSE
160 State Street – Boston, MA 617-742-2286
http://www.blackroseboston.com/
The Black Rose is a must stop on your travels through historic Faneuil Hall – Quincy Market. Guin ness poured by staff with an authentic brogue, award winning gastronomic offerings (clam chowder, fish n’chips, homemade stews, specialty corned beef) and live music 7 nights a week; the Black Rose has all the elements of a neighbourhood pub back in the homeland but in the heart of Boston, literally steps away from the greenway and waterfront.

LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB and RESTAURANT 273 Main Street – Falmouth, MA  508-548-0285 http://www.liammaguire.com/ Liam Maguire on stage on a recent Friday night at Liam Maguire's Restaurant & Pub in Falmouth Village on Cape Cod. Maguire, a close friend of Irish music legend Tommy Makem, settled here with his family and opened the pub in 1994 after decades as a touring musician.

LIAM MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB and RESTAURANT
273 Main Street – Falmouth, MA 508-548-0285
http://www.liammaguire.com/
Liam Maguire on stage on a recent Friday night at Liam Maguire’s Restaurant & Pub in Falmouth Village on Cape Cod. Maguire, a close friend of Irish music legend Tommy Makem, settled here with his family and opened the pub in 1994 after decades as a touring musician.

Wedding Day Makeup Looks and Other Helpful Hints

6 Months Before – Start a good skincare regimen, which might include monthly peels or facials. If you have issues–acne, bacne, rosacea, etc–consult with a pro to figure out the best treatment plan. If you’re exploring any kind of laser hair removal (on your face, etc), you need to start sessions around now.

3 Months Before – Do your wedding hair and makeup trials. Book your beauty team and set up appointments for your wedding party. Experiment with self-tanners or spray tans, if you want a faux glow. Get your brows professionally shaped; you’ll have time to grow them out in spots if needed. Start an at-home teeth-whitening routine.

1 Month Before – If you’re not using a makeup artist, experiment with and buy wedding makeup now, so you have time to do a few trial runs. Start regularly applying self-tanner to build up a good base of even color.

2 Weeks Before – Think about/choose what nail color you’ll wear; buy it in case the salon you’ll go to doesn’t have it in stock. Practice doing your own hair/makeup if you’re not using professionals.

The Week Before – Get a professional teeth whitening. This shouldn’t be done any closer in case you experience sensitivity. Do your last facial, peel etc.–but ONLY one you’ve been doing regularly and you know will not cause irritation. Get your brows professionally shaped again–you can do this as close as two days before, but avoid doing it the night before because there’s always potential for redness. Get any waxing done, to avoid irritation at the last minute.

The Day Before – Execute your pre-tested spray-tan plan. Don’t spray tan the morning of because most involve bronzer that can rub off on your dress. Get your mani-pedi; you’re not going to be patient enough to sit and let polish properly dry on your wedding morning.

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We have over 70 different bridal makeup looks to choose from:

Look Like a Princess or a Hollywood Beauty on Your Wedding Day with these Gorgeous Hairstyles

Pre-Wedding Maintenance Tips for your Lovely Locks:

6 Months Before – If you’re going to try a new hair color, now’s the time to do it–plenty of time to deal should there be a dye-saster.

3 Months Before – Do your wedding hair and makeup trials. Book your beauty team and set up appointments for your wedding party.

2 Weeks Before – Cut/trim your hair–this will allow time for it to “settle” while still looking fresh. Touch up your hair color.

The Week Before – Do a deep-conditioning treatment for softer, shinier hair, or do a salon gloss.

For additional inspiration, view over 94 different bridal hairstyles on our pinterest board:

The Artistry of Wedding Gowns

With 2.3 million couples getting married every year in the United States,(6,200 weddings a day), and the most popular months for weddings just around the corner; June 10.8%, August 10.2%, May 9.8%, July 9.7% and September 9.6%, we thought it would be an appropriate time to talk about all of the bridal planning and primping involved, beginning with the one and only, coveted wedding gown.

Whether you’re on cloud 9 because of your recent engagement and are starting the process of picking the wedding gown of your dreams, or your wedding gown is carefully packed away for memories sake, everyone, men and women alike, can appreciate the beauty, and elaborate artistry of a well-made wedding gown.

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

Inbal Dror 2015

Berta 2015

Berta 2015

Berta 2015

Berta 2015

Berta 2015

Berta 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

Galia Lahav 2015

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 2015

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 2015

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 2015

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 2015

We also have over 94 beautiful gowns to view on our pinterest board: