What are you doing to celebrate Father’s Day?   Here is a tablescape that I set and is included in my book, Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style. Our table was set up in the library next to a window with a fun view.  I used a folding table and rental chairs to make the…

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Nothing makes me happier than finding an email with a challenging question! I love love love when you send me question’s about your situations and dilemas.  Here are some of the questions that I got last week.  I hope they help! Sarah from Dallas wrote:  I am already finished with my gift shopping. When can…

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I have a hard time getting rid of Christmas Cards. I absolutely love getting them in the mail and I really cherish them. I have boxes full of old cards and Justin started giving me a hard time for keeping them. They really are taking up quite a bit of space! I came up with…

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I just arrived home from our Thanksgiving trip to find something wonderful in my mailbox.  A friend had already delivered a Christmas gift to us!  I am so touched by their thoughtfulness and also the useful gift.  They left a package of precious personalized Holiday gift tags wrapped in cellophane and co-ordinating ribbon from 3…

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If you are looking for a clever new take on gift wrapping this holiday season, I have a few ideas for you! When we are spending, on average, 60% less on gifts this year, it is important that they are wrapped beautifully! Make it personal by adding your logo, monogram, or even photo on to…

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December is my favorite month of the year but it is also my busiest! I have few tips to help you manage your way thru the Holidays without a lot of stress! Wrap a few gifts every day. Go ahead and label them but don’t put the bows and ribbons on yet. This way you…

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Big Thanks to Lindsay Higgins who wrote to me with a great green gift suggestion.  She told me that she recently received an invitation to a baby shower with a little note suggesting that the guests bring a children’s book in lieu of a card.  I love the idea of building a little library for…

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I just came home from a baby shower that gave a little bit of “green” to the gifts.  The invitation stated:  -for a greener event, please bring your gift unwrapped-!  How great!  Even though I love wrapping gifts this did save me a few minutes of rushing around before the event and I love the…

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Thanksgiving is over and it is time to set up the Christmas Tree. If you are looking for something new this year I have a fun and feminine new suggestion for you! If my husband would let me, I would have a pink tree like this Cotton Candy Pink Flocked Tree.  It is currently on…

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