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4 Simple Stress Busting Tips for Celebrating Christmas

| December 9, 2014 | 11 Comments
4 Simple Stress Busting Tips for Celebrating Christmas

While Christmas is hailed as “the most wonderful time of the year,” for many it is also the most stressful time of the year.  There are gifts to buy and wrap, parties to plan, homes and offices to decorate, lights to string, baking to finish and guests to prepare for.  In short, there is a […]

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10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations

| December 5, 2014 | 11 Comments
10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations

Want to up the ante on your holiday decor? Check out these 10 DIY Glittery Holiday Decorations! Earlier this week, I popped open the first of our holiday decorations boxes. The reds, greens, whites and glitter of the holidays were inside. Out came the mistletoe and Santa. Up went the Happy Holidays sign and glittery […]

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10 DIY Non-Scary Costumes for Girls

| October 12, 2014 | 4 Comments
10 DIY Non-Scary Costumes for Girls

Looking for the perfect Halloween costume for your little girl? These 10 non-scary costumes for girls will make the night of fright a delight! When the kids and I went looking for Halloween accessories and a costume for my nine-year-old son, there were so many options for the ready-to-scare set. From bloody zombies to the […]

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Inexpensive Holiday Decorating: Thrift Store Finds

| November 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Inexpensive Holiday Decorating: Thrift Store Finds

Weeks ago, I was ready to start decorating for Christmas. However, friends and family convinced me to hold off until … today. Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to dig into holiday decorating. And this year, I scored some fun new items to add to our holiday decor. The adorable mouse above? It […]

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Last-Minute Centerpiece Idea: Candles on a Platter

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Last-Minute Centerpiece Idea: Candles on a Platter

It seems to happen every year: I manage to plan every element of our Thanksgiving dinner — but I forget about the centerpiece. In the past, I have clipped evergreen branches to create a quick centerpiece and filled bowls with glittery pine cones. But this year, I’ve found a super simple centerpiece that I love: […]

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Easy Turkey Wreath Tutorial

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Easy Turkey Wreath Tutorial

When it comes to craft, I like mine super easy. And it helps if they are cute too. That was my aim when creating this Easy Turkey Wreath Tutorial. A few weeks ago, I spied the cutest turkey wreath on Google+. Occasionally Crafty had made and posted about it — and it’s beautiful. She used […]

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Shutterfly Winner

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Shutterfly Winner

Stationery card View the entire collection of cards. Congratulations to the winner of the Shutterfly Giveaway, Meg! I’ve emailed you with the information about your prize. Enjoy! And thanks to everyone who entered. PS: Yes, that’s my actual Christmas card for this year. I totally picked the design from those that I saw at Cate’s. […]

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A Good End to the Week

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
A Good End to the Week

When the kids stepped off the bus on Friday, I was waiting at the end of our driveway in the car. It wasn’t crazy cold or raining — two things that typically lead me to wait in the shelter of the car. Instead, I wanted to be ready to roll when they arrived. I couldn’t […]

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Food Blogger’s Annual Thanksgiving Celebration, Holiday Photos and A Shutterfly Giveaway

| November 25, 2012 | 12 Comments
Food Blogger’s Annual Thanksgiving Celebration, Holiday Photos and A Shutterfly Giveaway

Early yesterday morning, I awoke to a car pulling into the driveway and the front door opening. My husband Shawn rushed into the house, dropping my keys on my nightstand. He’d accidentally taken them with him to work, and returned because I needed them. After all, it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and this year’s […]

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The Holidays in New York, 2012

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Holidays in New York, 2012

New York during the holidays is magical. And crazy. The crisp air, accented with the sweet scent of glazed roasted nuts and the yeasty goodness of hot pretzels, greets the busiest of street corners. Buildings are decked out in finery — ribbons, bows and magnificent window displays. People line up to see them. Then there’s […]

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