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Exciting news! A 3P Reader reached out to us for professional wedding planning made easy…and WE said YES! Stay tuned as Practically Perfect Planner walks you through getting Jessica walked down the aisle!  We met our reader (and new friend) Janet at the RefresHER conference, who did an incredible job organizing the conference and subscribed to 3P. And later reached out to us for a little “3P Guidance” for her daughter Jessica’s upcoming wedding. To kick...

Aug 29 2014
Comments Off on Our 3P Go-To-Salad Guide is HERE! Kick Off Labor Day Weekend with Go-To Salad Pairings!

Thanks to our 3P readers…our Go-To-Salad Guide is finally here! We have really enjoyed gathering all of the fresh goodness for this virtual cookbook, and we couldn’t have done it without all of you. All in all we’ve totaled 30 scrumptious salad suggestions with real tried and true recipes for each. Labor Day Weekend menu planning can be a cinch if like us…you try out a “bunch” of these new ideas. Share with your friends and family, and keep...

Labor Day weekend is another great opportunity to wine & dine outside!  This summer we’ve definitely thrown more than one outdoor bash, and without breaking the bank buying new pieces for every table. How do we do it? Find ways to refresh your favorite pieces, such as placemats and sand pails, fresh greens from the garden and even sea shells! Everything you have can be repurposed into a creative tablescape. Carving out a few extra minutes can make a memory that will...

Are you an expert Griller? I haven’t quite mastered the art of grilling meat yet, that’s the Man Cave’s Department! However, mastering the art of grilling veggies is our topic for today. We can’t wait to share our grilled raddichio…(yes, you can grill salad lettuce), zucchini, and even lemons! I love to grill lemons because they add a special tangy flavor to any vegetable. Did you know that they pull double duty and can be used to clean as well as...

Jun 25 2014
Comments Off on The First Days of Summer Part 3: Scrumptious Seafood Recipes for Your 4th of July Soirée!

Phew, it’s HOT out there! We’ve been serving up dishes to please everyone on these warm summer nights, and getting excited for the 4th of July! Everything from seafood to salad…we kept it fresh and cool. Well, except my sister’s boyfriend Mike’s (Now Famous) Crab Stuffed Mushrooms…they were fresh baked and DELICIOUS! Mike is an awesome cook, and he treated our whole clan to these seafood stuffed snacks…we just couldn’t get enough!...

Jun 23 2014
Comments Off on The First Days of Summer Part 2: Must-Have Cool Recipes for 4th of July!

We had the BEST dinner with the family the other night, and we really enjoyed a cool dinner on the patio. The key to keeping everyone comfy, but the food yummy…was serving dishes that were pretty “chill”. These are great dishes for a 4th of July celebration outdoors! We started off with my soon-to-be-sister in law’s Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella stacks. These cute little treats were delicious, and they fit right in with our red and white color scheme. They...

Jun 21 2014
Comments Off on The 1st Days of Summer, Part 1: A 4th of July Tablescape, As American As Apple Pie!

My Mom does a lot around here, and in order to “pay it forward” a bit, my siblings and I had a night while Mom was off getting a massage, that we set the table and made a nice summer dinner on a really hot afternoon. We’ll feature some of our “cool down” dinner recipes later this week, but for now…let’s set our table for this great 4th of July feast! When planning an All-American tablescape for our outdoor Summer dinner, I was inspired...

Apr 22 2014
Comments Off on Get Started on Your Garden For Earth Day!

We love to garden here at Practically Perfect Planner, and what better day to get started on your own garden than Earth Day! Starting a garden may seem like a slightly overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be. You can begin your own herb garden with a few seeds of your choice, a recycled egg carton, and yes…a little dirt won’t hurt! There’s nothing like being able to just clip a handful of fresh herbs right at home. Part of what happens in the...

I know you all saw how saw quickly we were able to pull together our Fall Décor, and we had so much fun with it we honestly didn’t want to change everything for Christmas! But, we love the holidays and part of our traditions during the week or so after Thanksgiving, is to commence “the changing of the gourds”. But before we go into the fun we had decorating the house…my mom created something really “out there” the other afternoon, and we’re so excited to share it...