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Paperwhites- Forcing Bulbs

Paperwhites are one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love the fragrance they impart when you walk in the door. I love their light and simple appearance. I also love their long life even after they bloom. You can get them store bought or in a kit. You can...

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The Elf On The Shelf Appears Tomorrow

For all of you wonderful follower, just a reminder to review with your children that The Elf on the Shelf will be back in your homes tomorrow. Have a wonderful night!     For those of you who don’t already know about the Elf on the Shelf… Have you...

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Holiday Card Display

We all love getting holiday cards. It’s fun to see how friends, family, and their children grow, particularly those who we don’t get to see very often.  How to store and display those cards during the holiday season can often be tricky however. Often they lie on the mantle...

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Setting a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table

As you already know, I love the holidays. I love baking, decorating, and spending time with family.  It is an even a more precious time since our eldest went away to school this year. Setting the Thanksgiving table has always been one of the more difficulty tablescapes for me. It...

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Inspired Halloween Tablescape

I love Fall and the impending excitement of upcoming holidays that it brings. Halloween is one of my favorites. Along with decorating the outside of the house, I also like to set the table.  It is a great way to get in the spirit. I like to set the...

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Surprise Birthday Brunch

Every once in a while you get blown away. For my birthday we spent time at the lake with my family. While I was surfing, the girls giggled and laughed incessantly while they were commenting on my newly gained skills. They were videoing me.  I really wish that I...

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Stocking the Dorm Room Pantry

As you can tell, I’ve recently ‘lost’ a child to the big bad world of growing up and have been trying to find reasonable ways to make her life away from home comfortable. Sharing our journey also gives me a way to connect with her while giving her some...

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Stocking the Dorm Room Fridge

So often we send our children off to school, and secretly worry about the ‘Freshman 15’.  That is that by eating cafeteria food at school, our children will invariably gain 15 lbs their freshman year. Our orientation visit put that fear to rest. My husband, who for better or for...

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Making the Most of Limited Dorm Room Storage

So I thought moving into the dorm room was going to be a breeze. We had been given the layout of the room and furniture for the typical room. The assigned room was in a dorm we had seen before. There were no surprises, right? Wrong! The typical room...

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