Welcome Donny Osmond home

May 20, 2014
Cedar Valley Home and Garden Magazine

To celebrate his 50th anniversary in show business, Donny Osmond decided to go home — to your home, actually, with a line of decorative accessories and furniture.

He and his wife, Debbie, have launched the Donny Osmond Home Collection. The collection boasts more than 500 products in multiple categories, including case goods, upholstery, bedding, preserved botanicals, wall art, lighting, rugs, and even home fragrance and doorknobs.

“It’s something we have been talking about for many years,” says the performer. The couple, who are parents to five grown children and have six grandchildren, wanted something they could do together well into their golden years.

The philosophy behind the line is family centric, comfortable and transitional. The tagline for the collection is “Making Home and Family Number One” — something the Osmonds have tried to do in their own lives.

The Osmonds’ personal taste leans toward casual and contemporary, which is reflected in many of their products.

The couple enlisted the help of 12 manufacturers, including A & B Home for the occasional furniture and decorative items, Anji Mountain for the natural fiber area rugs, KAS for area rugs, Bougainvillea for the preserved botanicals, Ellison First Asia for the bedding, and Lamp Works for the lighting. They have even introduced a line of stylish fans.

With that in mind, the Osmonds have kept the collection at a moderate price point.

“I would say it will be reasonable, and most families can afford it,” she says.

Many of the products can be purchased on Amazon now, and the website http://www.donnyosmond.com has a full database of retailers from national chains to smaller shops by ZIP codes.

Making Memorial Day Memories

I love when the red, white and blue season begins; star-spangled banners, patriotic pride and gratitude for the very best of us. These are the days worth celebrating.

This weekend, we’ll be hosting a backyard BBQ. Because the skies are spacious and America is beautiful, and a hot dog tastes so much better when stars and stripes are waving in the wind.

We’ll be plastering our deck in streamers of the red, white and blue variety, but for a little extra pizzazz, I’m thinking these beauties from Multiples and More will do the trick.  They suggest using florists wire, but an embroidery hoop (or anything that is sturdy and round) should work just as well. streamer

And because a party at our house means a bazillion kids running around, we’ll be needing something to keep their hands busy while my husband burns the burgers.  These adorable crowns from Spoonful will make for the perfect patriotic craft.  And let’s be honest, the photo op when all is said and assembled will be pretty close to priceless.  At the very least, highly instagrammable.

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To wash down the char, we’ll spend the afternoon sipping on Red and Blue Lemonade from Betty Crocker. This is one drink that is equal parts tasty and delicious. Keep it kid-friendly by omitting the limoncello.lemonade

For the grande finale, we’ll dig into a perfectly patriotic confection.  This Red, White and Blueberry Trifle from Food Network is light and fluffy and super simple to make.  It’s the sparkler at the end of sunshine-filled, belly-satisfied day.637113_red-white-blueberry-trifle_s4x3.jpg.rend.sni12col.landscape

**How will you be spending your Memorial Day?**

New York City Media Tour

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We are so thrilled for the Donny Osmond Home Media Tour starting this Thursday, May 8th. Donny will be making several exciting appearances. Make sure you tune in to the following programs:

MAY 8, 2014:

8:40 A.M: (MSNBC) Morning Joe

10:10 A.M: (NBC) Kathie Lee & Hoda

12:30 P.M: (NBC) NY Live- NBC

Look for additional show listings on Friday.