Remember that vacation? Here’s an easy, fun, stylish way

Last week I took a blog break while on spring break. All of that anticipation for a fun time away… then you’re back into the normal swing of things. That vacay feel has completely vacated. And the memories? Within a few weeks, I’ll find myself asking, “Where did we go again for spring break?” Here is a fun, easy, inexpensive and stylish {great combo!} idea to help...
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Organize your on-the-go-spa: Here’s mine

One of my all-time favorite things: beauty products. I’ve always had a lot of love for, but now that I’m a mom, I’m not able to spend as much time {or $} on these luxuries. However, I’m not about to let my favorite indulgence take a backseat. I keep them up front with me – literally. Here’s what’s in my {to-go} bag of tricks {TREATS} that I keep right at...
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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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Make your Christmas tree magical with this tradition

Several years ago, my mom started a tradition with our family that has filled our Christmas tree with memories that literally s*p*a*r*k*l*e… While we know what’s inside the beautifully wrapped gifts that adorn the table, we can’t wait to see exactly what ornament Mom selected for us this time. Each represents something special from our past year:  baby’s first Christmas,...
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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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An entertaining idea from my parents

My parents have a bigger social life in their small town than I do in my much bigger one. Last week while visiting them in Clinton, South Carolina, my dad filled me in on a local entertaining trend: the BLT party! Tomato season is in full swing so they are using their produce surplus as a reason to entertain – like they needed another excuse! Tomato tips To easily peel tomatoes, dip...
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