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A 31st Birthday Wish List

Whew! April has been a crazy month! My pop-up business opened in March and continued through mid-April, and then I went to the beach for a week. It was a wonderful month, and I was certainly glad for the rest at the end. My birthday is in exactly one month, so I thought it might […]

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Favorite Things Christmas Brunch

Merry week of Christmas! I hosted a Christmas favorite things brunch (ladies only!) over the weekend, and I wanted to share it with you before the holiday passes us by. Menu: Chicken Strips with Overnight Yeasted Waffles and Syrup Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Cocktail Sourdough Bread Ranch Dip with Veggies Chocolates […]

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All I Want for Christmas 2014

I’ve bought and wrapped the gifts for our family and friends, so now it’s time to share my Christmas wish list! Below are a few of the items I’m hoping St. Nick brings my way. 1. A Heated Blanket A heated blanket with duel-tem controls would be so nice for those extra chilly nights. I’ll […]

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5 Tips for a Simpler Holiday Season

Sometimes it seems like the holiday season is one endless to-do list. While I love to-do lists as much as the next gal, sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and enjoy the moment rather than worrying about what the next 15 moments should look like. Today, I’m sharing with you five steps I’m taking […]

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Thank You Cookie Tin & Freezer-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When a family friend of ours recently offered to install a new window for us for free, I knew I wanted to make something special for him to say thank you. I decided to put together a tin of frozen chocolate chip cookie dough with a surprise inside for him to take home. If you’re […]

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Christmas in July 2013

Every year in July, I take a day to sort through all the Christmas gifts I’ve already bought (hello after Christmas sales!) and get a game plan together for the gifts I have left to purchase. I thought it might be fun t0 blog about my process this year in case someone else out there […]

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Baby Shower Entertainment for a 5 Year Old (I Hope)

Since the baby shower I’ve been planning for the past month is coed and for both the mom’s and dad’s families, my 5-year-old nephew will also be in attendance. If the weather is nice, he’ll hopefully be able to play outside quite a bit. The shower is a drop-in shower from 2—5 p.m., which I’m […]

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A Wish List

I have a wish list board on Pinterest. Who doesn’t? So, today, I thought I’d share five things from my wish list that I’m currently coveting, and I also may be writing a letter to a certain jolly fellow who lives at the North Pole. Just kidding… I think. Harry Potter Coffee Mug This mug […]

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Yard Sale Finds

Lately my BFF has introduced me to the word of shopping at yard sales. I’m no stranger to hosting yard sales, so it’s been very interesting to see things from another perspective. My family and I always have at least one yard sale every year, so I came to the game knowing a few tricks […]

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Working With What You’ve Got

We celebrated our nephew’s fourth birthday this past weekend. (Seriously, where does the time go?) With a little ingenuity, I made sure his gifts from us were the best dressed at the party. I’m all for reducing clutter, but when I see something that could be repurposed, I tend to hold on to it slightly […]

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