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Apr 18

Holocaust Remembrance – Dachau

April 28th is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and today I’m going to share some pictures from my trip to Dachau when I was vacationing in Germany almost 10 years ago.  These pictures do NOT contain graphic images, nor am I going to write about the Holocaust in any kind of detail.  I do have some younger readers and followers and this is one of those topics I feel is best left to the parents.  That being said, each picture will contain a word or two and nothing more.

 

I’m not Jewish, but have Jewish friends I am very close to.  I’m having a hard time writing this post for obvious reasons and with that, I’m going to share some of the pictures.

 

Entrance

Entrance to Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Map of Concentration Camps in WWII

Map of Concentration Camps WWII - by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Where daily roll call took place

 

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Beds

Beds at Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 Memorial Structure to depict the suffering

Sculpture at Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Never again.

 

Never Again - Dachau by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Love, hugs, and never again.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 17

Vintage Flowers


What did I wear to the opening day at the AHS Garden Show…. why vintage flowers of course!

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This dress is vintage Oleg Cassini circa 1970.  On a taller person, it’s a cute 70′s profile to hit above the knees, but for me, it’s a more um… modest length to hit perfectly at the knees.  How adorable is this dress for a beautiful spring day at the garden show?

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I channeled my inner SJP and wore it with a long double strand of pearls, knee high boots, and a top knot in my hair.  I love vintage clothes, but I didn’t want to look like I walked out of 1970 (although technically I kinda did LOL!), so I paired the vintage dress with modern accessories.

 

Vintage Oleg Cassini dress by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Oleg Designs for Jackie Kennedy

 

While he is not one of my favorite designers, Oleg Cassini definitely made his name in fashion.  Did you know that he designed for First Lady Jackie Kennedy?  Want to learn more?

 

 Article:  Vintage Style: Jackie Kennedy’s Oleg Cassini Peach Bow Dress

 

Jackie Kennedy in Oleg Cassini

 

Can you believe the same person designed both of these dresses?

 

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What about you?  Which Oleg Cassini dress is your style?  Are you more conservative or do you walk on the funkalicious side?  Or both?

 

Love, hugs, and a classic will never go out of style.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 16

Best Roasted Red Potatoes


This is hands down the best roasted red potatoes recipe ever.  Seriously.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Delicious AND easy to make.  Red potatoes are a good source of Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin C.  I personally like red potatoes much better than standard potatoes.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Quarter the potatoes, then mix with Emeril’s Essence and some olive oil.  And then bake until they reach your desired crispiness.

 

Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Recipe

 

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Best Red Potatoes Recipe Ever by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 Goes With…

 

These red potatoes go perfect with Sunday Steve’s Bachelor Chicken.  Have you tried that yet?

 

Sunday Steve's Bachelor Chicken by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

What are you waiting for?  Grab your Flirty Apron and let’s get cooking!

Love, hugs, and five potato, six potato, seven potato MORE!

 

Holly

 

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Apr 15

Who is Your Favorite Person?

 

Who is your favorite person?

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Did you know that Blurb might give you $2,500 to read about your favorite person? All you have to do is make a book about a loved one filled with all sorts of kind words, creativity and insight, and if selected, you could win the grand prize! For every book you make (there are seven different categories, so seven different chances to win) you will receive a 30% discount on the printed product. Go to Blurb to check out the details of the contest to see what the categories are and when the entries are due. The 30% discount on My Favorite books will be applied at checkout when you use the promo code: MYFAVORITE. (And, even if you don’t enter, you can still get 30% off on all My Favorite books or save 15% on all printed orders through April 30th!)

Not sure what to write about? Take a look at what some of the people at Blurb say about their favorite people.

Who is YOUR favorite person?

 

Love, hugs, and how could I narrow it down to one?

 

Holly

 

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Apr 15

Daffodil Days


Daffodil Days was always one of the American Cancer Society’s signature events.  They no longer officially sponsor it, but organizations all over the world still use Daffodil Days to raise money and awareness for cancer.  Today, it’s a simple tablescape centerpiece hand picked from my garden.  Take a few minutes and enjoy how beautiful they are.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Daffodils are the poster child for spring.  After the dead of winter, daffodils are one of the first flowers to bloom.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

They don’t just bloom… their bright yellow color screams “SPRING” at the top of their lungs.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

What a beautiful symbol of cancer recovery… and how you start to bloom and grow again.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The past few months have been tough for four friends and loved ones.  Please keep my dearest “warrior brother and sisters” in your prayers as they are struggling through some rough cancer treatment – Garnet, Denise, Cookie, and Mindie.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Please add these dear friends to your prayer list.  They will feel the silent love.  And bloom in the midst of their trials.

 

Daffodils Days Centerpiece by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

A little bonus… here are some of the spring daffodils and bluebells from our garden.  The row of all white daffodils are in my next door neighbor’s yard.

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Daffodils by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Want more inspiration from the garden?  Have you read my article, “What are you Growing?”

 

Love, hugs, and bloom where you are planted.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 14

What Are You Growing?


For today’s post, I’m going to send you over to my friends at the Breast Cancer Yoga Blog to read my article on “What Are You Growing?”  This article is for anyone, not just breast cancer survivors.  It’s a bit of self-reflection you might say.  Come join me!

 

April Showers Porch Vignette by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Why are you still here?  Click on THIS LINK and enjoy a little of my daily inspiration.

 

Love, hugs, and see you over there!

 

Holly

 

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Apr 13

AHS Spring Garden Show


Some folks get excited for the opening day of baseball season… I was excited for the opening day of the American Horticulture Society (AHS) Spring Garden Show.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The River Farm Gardens on George Washington’s estate are beautiful, and the perfect location for a garden show, overlooking the Potomac River.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Local vendors were out selling their prize plants, flowers, and other various garden sundries.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I didn’t purchase anything, but took plenty of pictures and copious notes for ideas for our garden, especially the front flower garden.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

We are still going through a major garden transformation at the Homestead, and this year’s focus is the front flower garden.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

There were so many different kinds of flowers and plants, I was excited to see all of the new varieties.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Right now I have the flower garden plan on paper.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be planting and planting and planting…..

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

… and weeding and weeding and weeding.  :-)

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The front flower garden is the first thing you see when walking up to the front door, how on earth am I going to decide on what flowers to plant?  It was a perfect day to walk around the Garden Show and get a bunch of ideas.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I love the blank slate of a flower garden to start new.  To plant new.  To make the space beautiful with beautiful flowers.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Inside was the judging of the flower show.  All of these daffodils look the same to me, but obviously some of them are more prized than others.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

The fragrance in this room was amazing.  It smelled like spring.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

On the way out, some alpaca’s were there to wish us well.

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Hey there good lookin’!

 

American Horticulture Spring Garden Show by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Want to see the actual River Farm Gardens?

 

River Farm Garden Tour by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Hope you enjoyed the garden show!

 

Love, hugs, and flower power!

 

Holly

 

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Apr 11

Sunday Steve’s Bachelor Chicken


Sunday Steve is our dear bachelor friend who comes over for dinner every Sunday night, and today, instead of sharing one of my family recipes, I will be sharing Sunday Steve’s Bachelor Chicken recipe with you.

 

This is one of those super simple recipes (notice how I didn’t say it’s so simple that even a bachelor could make it!) but the versatility is endless.  It’s chicken with Emeril’s Essence seasoning with some olive oil and you can make it on the grill, on a George Foreman or Cuisinart, or skillet.  You can make it for one person or for 20 people.  You can serve it with any kind of veggie, rice, quinoa, couscous, or potatoes.

 

Sunday Steve's Bachelor Chicken by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

In fact, be sure to subscribe to my blog for future posts of other wonderful creations I’ve made to go along with the chicken.

 

Sunday Steve's Bachelor Chicken by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

I made an extra piece of chicken and cut it up over a salad for lunch the next day.  You can  even add it to homemade pizza.

 

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The possibilities are endless!  Click on the recipe card to open a new window for a printable version.

 

Sunday Steve's Bachelor Chicken by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Oh and single girls living in the DC Metro area… yes, Sunday Steve is still available.

 

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He owns his own house, has a good job, and has our stamp of approval.  Just sayin’.  :-)

 

Love, hugs, and providing you with both the recipe AND the chef.

 

Holly

 

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Apr 10

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale


It’s that time of year, when we clean and purge and I’m sure you are wondering how to have a successful yard sale.  Here are 10 tips to remember.

 

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

1.  Make it multi-family if you can.  Multi-family yard sales will typically draw bigger crowds.  If you can get your street or community involved, more participants usually mean more traffic.

 

2.  Signage.  Use only one color poster board for your neighborhood signs.  Pick something bright like yellow, pink, or orange.  Pick a medium size poster board to hang on lamp posts and signs.  The bigger poster board will actually bend and blow in the wind, and no one will be able to see the sign.  Make “YARD SALE” and the arrow as big as possible.  Write in the date, time, and address in smaller letters.  The folks who are driving through are more apt to follow arrows.  Here is a sample of how the sign should look.  On that same note, be sure to post as many signs around the neighborhood as you can with arrows going in the correct direction.

 

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

3.  Advertise!  Use your community newsletter, email chain, and free newspapers (online and print) to advertise.  This time of year, the yard sale section is typically in a lot more prominent location.

 

4.  Expect early birds and be ready early.  When we hosted our community yard sale last year, about 30 minutes before it was to start, we had folks in trucks drive through to start buying.  The “hard core” yard sellers will be out early.  Expect them, greet them, and sell to them.  Don’t fuss them for being early or you may miss out on a great $3.00 or $30.00 sale!

 

5.  Run an electric cord from your house to your yard if you are selling anything electronic or anything that needs to be plugged in.  People will want to see if it works.

 

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

6.  If you are selling a lot of clothes, hang them up on a garment rack so it will be easier for folks to see what you are offering.

 

10 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

7.  Arrange your items according to like items, or better yet, in boutique style.

 

8.  Several days before the yard sale, don’t forget to stop at the bank to get small change.  You will want dollar bills and lots of quarters, dimes, and nickels.  Trust me, it’s easy to forget this very important detail and you will panic at the last minute that you don’t have change.  Plan ahead!

 

9.  Keep the money box in a convenient but secure location.  As safe as our neighborhoods are, it’s easy to get distracted and the money box can be gone in a second.

 

10.  Play music, have the kids sell lemonade, and have fun with it.

 

Love, hugs, and one man’s trash…

 

Holly

 

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Apr 09

Serenity


After a waterfall sized leak, we remodeled the guest bathroom, and one of the easiest decorations that is on display is this serenity print in a mother of pearl frame.

 

Serenity framed print decor by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

This bathroom is the designated guest bathroom, but after this little display, and especially after lighting a few candles, I’m thinking a long hot serenity bath is calling my name.

 

Serenity framed print decor by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

the lighting and my camera were not cooperating with me (nor was Picmonkey!!!) but the new paint is Palladium Blue by Benjamin Moore.  I’m hoping to get better pictures of it to show you how absolutely beautiful the new color is.

 

Serenity framed print decor by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

Want to Recreate the Look?

 

Click on the image to open the printable in a new webpage.

 

Serenity framed print decor by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com

 

 

Mother of Pearl Frame

 

Mother-of-Pearl Frame, 5x7, White

 

If you need to fill a space, take any frame and make a printable and there you go.  Quick, easy, and pretty much free.

 

Be sure to sign up for my blog so you don’t miss the big reveal of the tiny bathroom coming up here in the next couple of weeks.

 

Love, hugs, and serenity is now.

 

Holly

 

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Tuesday - Inspire Me TuesdayPower of PaintReturn to LovelinessYou’re Gonna Love it TuesdayTuesday’s TableEmpty Your ArchiveShare Your StuffSalt Tree SocialShare it Link PartyTuesday TreasuresTuesday ConfessionalTake a Look TuesdayMaria Elenas DecorTurn it Up TuesdayTips and TricksHit Me With Your Best ShotTreasure Box Tuesday,               
 
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Thursday - Organized 31Between Naps on the PorchNo Minimalist HereFrom My Front Porch to YoursMade in a DayCrafty Thursday ObsessionsAll Things With PurposeA Delightsome LifeKrafty InspirationFabulously Frugal ThursdayThursday S.T.Y.L.E.,        
 
Friday - Dedicated HouseTablescaper Places I’ve BeenThe Life of the PartyKitchen Fun with My 3 SonsLink Party Palooza,  Craftionary Friday Link PartyPin JunkieCraft Frenzy FridayFriday’s FiveBest of the WeekendParty Junk, Inspire MeFrugalicious FridayPin Me Link PartyPractically FunctionalFollow Along FridayMeet the NeighborsFridays UnfoldedGet Him FedJunkin Joe,          
   
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