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Extreme Decorating: Turning Your Children’s Lunch Into an Art Form

(Note: “Extreme Decorating” is an ongoing series in which WallCandy Dad goes beyond removable wall stickers and explores unusual and over-the-top decorating ideas tried in homes, restaurants, hotels, businesses, tourist destinations and public spaces. We all get decoration inspiration from different places, as it is a reflection of our tastes and personalities). When I was a kid, I used be …

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3 Ideas for Apple-Inspired Wall Decals

WallCandy Arts loves apple season. Our kids are crazy about apple slices, apple cider, apple-based desserts, and afternoon trips to the orchard (here in New York, you can’t throw an apple between Buffalo and Staten Island without hitting an orchard). We’re happy with the apple love around our houses because, no matter which variety we choose, apples are a golden …

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What's More American than the Fourth of July? Why, Apple Pie!

If you’re like me and grew up in a state where fireworks were once not only legal, but distributed freely by the local Chamber of Commerce, you’ve probably got a few unique Independence Day memories to call your own. The props in my own favorite Fourth of July anecdote include a large trampoline, truckloads of sparklers and punks (both the …

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Homemade Ice Cream Recipes for Planning Summer Dessert Socials

When I was a kid just old enough to navigate the dry goods in our pantry, my favorite game to play was Pretend Restaurant. My patrons (sisters) ordered spaghetti and steak, so I served them cereal and marshmallows. My middle sister, who is now a chef, liked to feign outrage, become unruly, and refuse to leave without taking an irritating …

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