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The Smell of Christmas
Growing up, my mother baked at Christmastime. Not that she didn’t bake throughout the rest of the year, but Christmas was a frenzy of flour
Christmas in the City
For a long time, I’ve dreamed of visiting New York City in early December. I’ve never been there, but I long to ice skate at
Getting Geared Up for the Holidays!
Yes, it’s been a while since my last post. I have no excuse except for the old cliche that I’ve been soooo busy! Halloween and
Take a seat!
The decision whether or not to have assigned seating at your wedding reception will surely provide you with a few opportunities for some pondering. What
Fall Hayrides – A Rambling Ride Through the Colors
What better way to revel in fall’s wondrous display of colors and brisk weather than to wend your way through the woods perched atop a
Fall Comes Calling
Perhaps it has something to do with my hair color, but every year when fall settles upon us, my soul is happy and I find
Baby Shower Thoughts
This past weekend, my good friend Angie and I hosted a baby shower for my oldest friend Anne. She and her husband are expecting their
Inevitably, we women find ourselves sifting through our mothers’ and grandmothers’ closets for a bit of fashion inspiration from time to time. Whether it’s rediscovering
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside” ~Maud Hart Lovelace I love this
Destination Weddings: It’s all about Location, Location, Location!
Pinned on the wall above my computer is a calendar with colorful and bewitching photos of castles, beaches, lavender fields, cobblestone streets, and a host
Peacock Plumes and Beautiful Blues
My daughter’s eighth birthday is coming up, and she has only one theme request: a peacock party. This doesn’t surprise me. Peacocks and peacock colors
Save the Dates
Memorial Day hasn’t yet arrived, but our summer calendar is filling up faster than dirty dishes find their way into my sink. Between birthdays, graduations,
This year has been a doozy! I can’t remember the last time March was that beautiful.Weather-wise, we’ve run the gamut from putting our air conditioners
Thoughts on Anniversaries
Weddings are festive occasions that celebrate a new union of two people who are in love and eager to begin a new life together. But
St. Patrick’s Day Family Festivities
At the tender age of 21, along with my future husband Ryan and best friend, I had the opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in
St. Patrick’s Day – Fun for Everyone!
My parents insist that I have no Irish blood in me, despite my red hair, freckles, deep and enduring love for Irish music, and having