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15 Delicious Appetizer Ideas for Thanksgiving
There is nothing quite like Thanksgiving. It is a holiday that delights the senses and like most holidays, home plays a central role in a day we share each year to celebrate and make memories with loved ones. Food may be the last thing on your mind after binging on Halloween candy for the past week, but we are heading into the holiday season so put down that chocolate bar down and prepare yourself for Turkey Day with these fifteen appetizer ideas.
Nut Glazed Brie
Sweet Potato Rounds
Goat Cheese Cranberry Kisses
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney
Apples on Horseback
Mushroom, Butternut Squash, and Gruyere Tart
Antipasto Sausage Skewers
Feta Fig Tartlets
Pumpkin Spice Dip
Sweet Potato Squares with Garlic Mayo
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Crostini
What is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? Oh and by the way if you or anyone you know is looking to buy that perfect holiday home send them my way. I’m never to busy for your referrals.
Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
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If you’re looking for more reasons to fall in love with fall at home, check out this round-up of our favorite Blue Matter highlights for this fabulous season
Fall at home is all about cozy nights around the dinner table, afternoons of playing in the fallen leaves, and mornings taking in the crisp autumn air. If you’re looking for more reasons to fall in love with fall at home, check out this round-up of our favorite Blue Matter highlights for this fabulous season.
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With vineyards dated back to 1872, the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA is home to 16 vineyards growing nearly 100 acres of grapes growing approximately 20 unique varietals.
The Lewis-Clark Valley Wine alliance is a great resource to learn about the history of wineries in the LC Valley. Click on the link to see what you will find when visiting the wineries of the Lewis-Clark Valley.. http://lewisclarkwine.com/
What an exciting time to be a resident of the valley! More tourism is great for our entire community, including our property values!
Information and photos found at http://lewisclarkwine.com/
If you are visiting or living in the LC Valley and you love Baseball come checkout one of the world series games. It starts this weekend!
The bracket for the 2017 Avista NAIA National Championship has been revealed!
The Master’s and Science & Arts kicks it off on Friday May 26 at 8:30 a.m
These Ideas from Hometalk Will Make You Hop With Joy
Easter is right around the corner, which means that we’re getting close to decoration crunch time. If you’d like a shortcut, you can get all your Easter decorating done in one weekend, or even one evening, with these 7 easy Easter decoration DIY’s from Hometalk bloggers.
Image: Jessica/Mad in Crafts
Turn plain glass ornaments into spectacularly colorful Easter decorations. Gather up these crafty materials, and have a vase full of stained glass eggs, perfect for your coffee table or tablscape, in just ten minutes. (See how they’re done here)
Image: Christina/The Frugal Homemaker
Whether your weather is turning to spring or stuck in winter, this gorgeous floral wreath will add fresh color to your home and make passers-by smile. Make sure to use craft store flowers, so that this front door decoration will last all season long. (Here’s how it’s made)
Image: Jessie Jane/Lilyshop
For a cute and quick decor upgrade, hang a string of dressed up bunnies cut from sheets of crafting moss. Indoors or outdoors, this Easter garland is a great way to spread some green and some charm all at once. (Learn how to do it here)
Image: Maryann/Domestically Speaking
Add some sweet and simple decoration to your Easter table, with a rustic burlap table runner laced with bright ribbon accents. Choose whatever color best fits your home’s decor, or go classic Easter, with a pastel palette. (Get a better look here)
Image: Heather and Vanessa/At the Picket Fence
Everyone knows that the best way to decorate for spring is to bring in plants and greenery, but you can take that a step further, with aged flower pots that turn your houseplants into works of art. Give your Easter home a vintage vibe, with this easy terra cotta aging DIY. (Crafting directions here)
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Add a drop of Easter charm to your kitchen with understated bunny-toting hand towels. These functional decorations are a cinch to craft, and they’re perfect for refreshing your kitchen space for spring. Not to mention, they’re super cozy. (See how she did it here)
Image: April/House by Hoff
Turn some extra Easter eggs and a strip of leftover ribbon into an easy centerpiece, perfect for displaying in a large white platter or on a cake stand. To add a little nesting, arrange your eggs on a bed of bits of moss and straw, bunched up burlap, or some festive confetti. (Here’s how to set it up)
For more quick and easy Easter decorating ideas, check out all of the awesome ideas, inspirations, and how-to’s on Hometalk!
Here is a great read that I came across! Your Home’s November Honey Do List.
Prep your home for the holidays and cooler weather with this list of home to dos that you’ll be especially thankful for.
This month, we’re especially thankful for home. Home is where the family comes together, where we’re protected from the elements, and where love abounds. Your home’s November Honey-Do list will make sure your home is ready for the holidays, prepared for colder weather and loved inside and out.
1. Winterize your home – For most of the country, November is the time when we can no longer deny that the colder weather has settled in. Now is the time to winterize summer tools and appliances like air conditioner units, grills and lawn mowers. Bring garden hoses indoors and check your windows and doors for drafts.
2. Make a Turkey Game Plan – No coach would head to a big game without a game plan up his sleeve. Likewise, no chef should hit the kitchen without thinking through the menu and timeline first. Determine what menu items you can make ahead, decide what responsibilities you can delegate, and take an inventory of your pantry and china cabinet. Oh, and now’s the time to clean that oven, too.
3. Polish the Silver and Dust off the China – Thanksgiving is a special meal, which deserves the best of your entertaining arsenal. Because we don’t often use our special dishes year round, it’s smart to give them a good deep clean and polish before setting the table on Turkey Day.
4. Give your living room a refresh – With the holidays ahead, your living room is sure to get plenty of use. Give the space a refresh by changing out the window treatments for a new look.
5. Use some pest control – Rodents and other pests are opportunistic and seek warmer environments when the temperatures drop. Be sure that they don’t call your house their home by implementing these 5 surefire tricks to pest control.
6. Clear out the gutters – Avoid drainage problems and damage to your home’s foundation by clearing out the gutters before snow and ice wreaks havoc. Here is an easy how-to guide to cleaning rain gutters on your home.
7. Be ready for snow – Before the first winter storm, it’s a good idea to make sure your snow shovels and/or snow blower are in proper working order. Ready to invest in a snow blower after the brutal winter last year? Here is a buying guide from Home Depot that will help you make an educated purchase.
8. Start tackling the December to do list – The holiday to do list is notoriously the longest of the year. Get a head start by ordering your holiday cards, updating your address book, and making a gift wish list for each of your family members NOW. You can even start stringing twinkle lights on your shrubbery before the deep chill sets in. After all, the most important part of the holidays is taking the time to enjoy our family and friends.
Next month we’ll cover everything you’ll need to know to make your home holiday ready. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!
Victoria Keichinger Nov 1, 2016
Lewiston’s Hot August Nights
The Friday Night Car Cruise and the Saturday Show & Shine will take place August 25-27, 2016, in conjuncture with the Lewiston’s Hot August Nights concert series at Boomer’s Garden.
Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors that make this event possible. We are excited to have you join us for Lewiston’s Hot August Nights this year. Just one of the many things Lewiston has to offer.
This is a great web page if your looking for things to do or see in the LC Valley or just interested in what our valley has to offer.
There’s so much to do and see just a short distance from Lewiston and Clarkston that you might want to add a few days to your itinerary. Travel 30 miles north and you’ll get more art, culture and outdoor recreation in Moscow and Pullman. Take a drive east along the beautiful Clearwater River for many Lewis and Clark sites and more outdoor recreation. Head south to the artsy town of Joseph (into northern Oregon) or catch the friendly towns of the Camas Prairie and the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 (on the Idaho side). Just a little farther south (2 hour drive) is Riggins, home to the Salmon River of No Return/Whitewater Capital and Seven Devils mountain range. Drive west 2 hours to the heart of Walla Walla wine country and stop at the small historic towns of Pomeroy, Dayton and Waitsburg.
Outdoor Adventure in Hells Canyon
The Lewis-Clark Valley is the gateway to Hells Canyon, world famous as North America’s deepest river gorge. Hells Canyon is a remnant of the last
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Kid Friendly Attractions
The Palouse Discovery Science Center in Pullman promotes science, math, and technology literacy through the use of educational programs, exhibits,
Nez Perce Tribe
According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “the people,” were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. There is evidence dating back more
Lewis & Clark Trail
Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were charged with finding the Northwest Passage to the Pacific
A short drive from the Lewis Clark Valley lies Colter’s Creek Winery, the newest hot spot in Juliaetta. Their beautiful tasting room offers.
For more information on fun events, tours and lodging please visit visitlcvalley.com
BUNDLE UP and COME TO 325 MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN LEWISTON for our OPEN HOUSE with hot cocoa & apple cider Friday, December 4th from 4:00-8:00!
Enjoy the magica…l downtown Christmas Carolers as well as walking through Main Street to see all of Main Streets Vintage Holiday windows!
Don’t Forget to PICK UP YOUR BALLOTS AND MAPS at 301 Main Street to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINDOW DISPLAY!! VOTE & RETURN your ballots to 301 Main Street by 8:00 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you all here!
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