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Chic Halloween Decor


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chic Halloween Decor - is there even such a thing? Every year, my kids get more and more amped-up about Halloween. I imagine the heightened excitement will continue for several more years before dropping off dramatically. It’s fun to see them get so excited about costumes, and making a ‘spooky’ porch. Decorations are even trickling ...

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Valentine, You Make Life S'more Fun

Any Excuse for S’more S’mores


Thursday, February 4, 2016

I love s’mores.   S'mores are best served on vacation – on a cool California night over an open fire pit, or as an après ski snack served with champagne. But they taste pretty good at home, too. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought they would make a fun Valentine’s treat. With homemade graham crackers and ...

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DIY Valentine Ideas

Cute and Clever DIY Valentines


Monday, January 25, 2016

I’m so glad the world is full of people who are more creative than me! I have a great eye for catching clever and charming ideas, but coming up with them….not so much.   That’s where Pinterest comes in quite handy. Pinterest can be overwhelming and a total time suck, I know. But there are some really ...

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Tenderloin, Artichoke Dip, Meatballs

Oh What Fun! Celebrating Christmas with Friends.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Whenever we are in town for Christmas, I love hosting a Merry Christmas Eve Eve party. It’s close enough to Christmas that most people are off work and already in the holiday spirit. But it doesn’t interfere with family Christmas Eve traditions. (Although my parents often hosts people at our house after Christmas Eve service…maybe something ...

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Gift Guide for Your Favorite Gal


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas is a week away! And if you’re like me, you’re probably still searching for a few last minute perfect gifts. Half the fun of Christmas shopping is searching through all the gift guides, sales and special editions. So if you need any more inspiration, here are a few ideas for the ladies on your list. ...

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Tree Trimming Treat


Monday, December 7, 2015

Hot chocolate is the the first thing my boys ask for when temperatures start to fall. Marshmallows are the most requested topping, but whipped cream is a close second.   My mom ALWAYS makes home made whipped cream and I'm happy to carry on that tradition. It's simple to make, and tastes so much better than anything ...

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