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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 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

Vintage Charm

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

Summertime Splendor

“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

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,

Spring Fever

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