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Craft beer now more popular than Budweiser in the U.S.

Beer & Wine Celebration Food & Drinks

Craft beer now more popular than Budweiser in the U.S.

Craft beer fans rejoice (or, alternatively, traditionalists despair)! The past decade or so has seen an astronomical rise in the popularity of craft beer in America, and now the independently crafted beverages have reached a milestone in their slow creeping domination of the American market. According to the Washington Post, Americans now drink more craft beer than plain Budweiser, with the craft industry shipping 16.1 million barrels in 2013 compared to Budweiser's 16 million. Although this figure doesn't include Bud Light sales, it is still representative of a shift in taste that points to a generational divide. According to Anheuser-Busch's...

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Throw a garden-themed baby or bridal shower

Celebration Food & Drinks Gardening Ideas & Tips Wedding

Throw a garden-themed baby or bridal shower

Are you in charge of throwing a friend or family member a wedding or baby shower? If so, consider using a garden-theme for a fun and flower-filled affair. Here are some tips:  Arrange fruit: Set out this beautiful basket and fill it with fresh fruit for your guests to snack on. Invite them in style: Send mailed invitations that are in keeping with your garden theme. You might choose a floral stationery or tuck a silk daisy inside the envelope.  Make floral straws: We love Martha Stewart's idea of using pretty paper to turn your straws into awesome centerpieces. For the "stems,"...

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There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

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There’s a stainless steel gift for everyone this season

We know the feeling: You've been busy all month and now you're looking for last-minute holiday gifts, or maybe you're just feeling like treating all the special people in your life to a nice surprise. While flipping back and forth between online shopping tabs, you wish there was just one place you could go to for every present you need. Well, you're in luck: StainlessLUX carries a variety of stainless steel accessories so diverse that they can make great presents for many different types of people. Here's our stainless steel shopping guide: For the beer enthusiast: You know, that one person who...

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5 tips for making your own flower arrangements

Celebration Home Ideas & Tips Practical Gifts Seasonal

5 tips for making your own flower arrangements

There's nothing better than a bouquet of fresh flowers to brighten up your home, unless it's a bouquet of fresh flowers that you put together yourself. You don't have to be a professional florist to learn how to make your own beautiful arrangements. Here are some tips for beginners:  Build a foundation: Real Simple magazine recommends creating a "base" for your arrangement using foliage, such as ferns, leaves or baby's breath, that touches the lip of the base. Don't worry about making it perfectly even — a little asymmetry can be pleasing to the eye.  Don't stress: HGTV tells us...

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Five gifts for newlyweds

Celebration Gift Ideas Practical Gifts Stainless Steel Wedding

Five gifts for newlyweds

Summer is on the horizon, and that means wedding season is also fast-approaching. According to online wedding-authority The Knot, June was one of the two most popular months for weddings last year. But if you haven't already begun brainstorming wedding gift ideas, don't panic! Check out these elegant, timeless items that will help the happy couple start their new life together in style: Champagne bucket: Give them a bottle of bubbly in a tasteful, stainless steel champagne bucket. After the wedding festivities, it will make a handsome addition to their dining area or bar cart.  Flower vase: Deliver a bouquet...

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