Bauble Stockings in Blue

I’ve been a fan of Bauble Stockings since I first learned about them a few years ago.  They are based on one of my favorite things, a family tradition!  Click here to read the lovely story behind this fantastic product from the company’s founder, Kate Stewart.  Whether it holds jewelry, concert tickets, a gift certificate,…

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A Christmas Dinner

Earlier this week, Justin and I had the honor of hosting his business forum and their spouses in our home for a Christmas Dinner.  Because we were twenty people, I had a chance to try a set up that I hadn’t attempted before!  We moved all of the furniture out of our living room and…

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Advent Calendar Time

My family loves the countdown to Christmas,  We returned from our Thanksgiving trip to see family in California today, just in time for the children to dive right into day 1!  Our son uses the tree advent and our daughter uses the nativity scene.  Filling them up is getting trickier as they get older.  Of…

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A Gingerbread Gathering

Our son, JR, has an annual get together at start of every December with his God-Mother to decorate Gingerbread Houses.  Our daughter, Millie, didn’t have any tradition around this fun holiday activity so I decided it was time she start her own.  We asked cousins and a few friends to join us after dismissal on…

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Boys Gift Guide

Shopping for my nine year old son has gotten so so hard this year!  He asked Santa for money to buy baseball cards so I’m going to have to get creative and find some things that he doesn’t even know he wants! This Fatboy Lamzac  is the coolest and perfect for camping or hanging out!  It can…

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Dog Treat Wreath

Are you heading to a home with a dog for the holidays?  Don’t leave them out!  You are sure to get ooohs and aaahs when you show up with this wreath on your arm – the perfect holiday hostess gift for any dog lover! This simple creation starts with a circular piece of cardboard the size…

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Friday Favorites – Christmas is Coming

Love this idea from Maison de Pax – use a curtain rod to hang your stockings from your mantle! Trying to be the best guest?  Check out my tips in this magazine. This is on my Christmas List!  – And so is this. Fingers Crossed! Such a gorgeous Hostess Gift! Perfect party dress! If you have…

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It’s Spode Sale Time Again!

Last year about this time, I posted about a major sale on Spode!  Much of it is 75% off!  I didn’t want you to miss the sale this year so I’m making sure that you are among the first to know that it is back! Click here to get your hands on these Christmas treasures!…

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Please Join Me!

Alright, yes, I do know that it is going to be in the 90s today but, in spite of the temps, I’m still so excited about the holidays!  I love them all but Christmas is by far my favorite! I hope you will join me on October 10th at Dillard’s Northpark for a presentation of…

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