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Easy Entertaining

Brenda and Mike Kilgore's Orrick, Missouri, home was made for entertaining. "I do family dinners every Sunday for my four kids and grandkids," says Brenda, who espouses the benefits of tough and durable furnishings. "I don't want anybody to ever worry. I want a place my kids can put their feet up, be at home, and not worry about what my grandkids are going to do." She shares a few simple strategies for creating an inviting and open space for entertaining friends and family:

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Easter Tree

Create a tree trimmed with polka-dotted bunny and carrot cones full of yummy treats.

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Country Sampler's 23rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Hunt through the idea-filled pages of Country Sampler's March 2019 Country Marketplace section, find the 12 Golden Eggs and enter for your chance to WIN!

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Decorating Secret
Tidy Tin

Tidy Tin

Dry brush a new or vintage bait bucket with craft paint and decoupage on a printed label to make a safe and attractive catchall to use when emptying your dryer's lint trap.


What decorating projects do you have planned for spring?

Painting walls
Creating fresh springtime displays
Updating window treatments
Redecorating a room