How I organize my holiday decor + extra bonus it brings

My parents make holidays extra special and I hope to pass this “holiday special-ness” along to my family as well. Our anticipation would begin with the arrival of the holiday decor. While they don’t go overboard, Mom and Dad typically have some kind of seasonal something going on: from the table and mantel inside to the window boxes outside. While I’m just starting my...
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Wrapping up Christmas in our home + thinking ahead to 2012

As the holidays wind down, I wanted to share a few things we love to do in our home that bring a bit of joy now – and to holidays to come… Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree … we will miss you! To keep a little bit of that special part of Christmas, I’ll cut a tiny bit of a branch, put in bud vases and place in bedrooms. {My boys think this is neat!} Holiday decor: Do...
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5 Fabulously Festive Finds: Take a quick break & enjoy!

Wanted to share a few neat {holiday} finds… Starting with this beautifully wrapped gift {above}. Check out THIS VIDEO {I am just mesmerized watching a gift being wrapped – at least when it’s by someone like Eddie. Watching my kids or husband, not so much : ) Santa is back again this year via your computer with a special message for each child! This was just the coolest thing we...
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My new OBSESSION + Easy Thanksgiving Ideas

I held out as long as I could. This weekend, I took the plunge and now – I’m officially obsessed. My in-the-know friend Barbara told me it’s something I had to check out. This was like six months ago.  Since then, I’ve heard about it here and there, and finally my {also in-the-know} sister insisted I sign up. My new obsession?  PINTEREST. If you are already a...
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Three things you can do today to get organized for the holidays

Because I help others organize their homes and lives, most must think I have: not only my gifts purchased but wrapping wrapped up; Christmas cards addressed, stamped and ready to be mailed the day before Thanksgiving so they arrive in boxes the day after Thanksgiving; and my home decked out for the holidays by the time Thanksgiving dinner is cleared from the table. The truth? As I write...
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My favorite {BLOG} things

I love literally listing my favorites…including: music {I can break that down into “kicking back on a Friday night” + “intensely good workout” + “need a lift” {to say it nicely} books magazine finds beauty products {my obsession!} organizing products the list goes on… Knowing what you love {and what you don’t} is a big step in designing a...
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