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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

Holiday Decorating Touches From Martha Stewart Crafts

So much goes into hosting a holiday get-together – from the planning and preparation to all of that cooking – but it’s well worth it once everyone gathers together to enjoy the party. The food doesn’t have to be the only thing to take center stage at your soiree, though.

With these simple tips from the experts at Martha Stewart Crafts, your décor can be a feast for the eyes! Even if you are not super-crafty, these ideas are absolutely do-able, so don’t be intimidated. These are simple, personal touches that you can add to your table or home with minimal effort, but maximum impact. So let’s get crafty and creative!

Decorate bottles or jars with “Doily Lace Assorted Beverage Labels” to coordinate everything. You can apply to blank containers or right over existing labels.

Martha Steward Woodland Wine Labels

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Dress up beverage bottles with festive Martha Stewart Crafts “Woodland Wine Labels– and add glitter accents for some extra pizzazz! This is also a lovely idea for a personalized hostess gift that will stand out at all of this season’s soirees.

Martha Steward Doily Lace Coasters

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Highlight your glassware by placing them atop “Doily Lace Coasters” with a silver edge featuring a lacy, scalloped design.

Use place cards to make special days look even more special – visit MarthaStewartCrafts.com for different styles or for tips on how to make your own.

Martha Stewart Snowflake Mirror Clings

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Decorate windows and mirrors in the dining room with “Glittered Snowflake Mirror Clings” for fun winter touches. They stick to mirror and glass without adhesive and easily remove for use year after year.

Martha Stewart Holiday Twine

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Wrap napkins in something interesting like the red and white “Modern Festive Twine” by Martha Stewart Crafts.

These are just a few ideas – visit MarthaStewartCrafts.com for more (and to purchase any of the products mentioned above)!

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