Merry Christmas!

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My family and I made it to Texas, and we are definitely enjoying the warm weather!  Tonight we had Christmas with my mom’s side of the family and tomorrow is our marathon day with my dad’s LARGE family.  It feels good to be “home” after a few years away and sharing  the holiday with my […]

Gift Tag Alternative

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Today I am finishing up the last of my gifts.  We are leaving to visit family in Texas in a few days and everything needs to be ready by tomorrow.   We are driving, which means I can bring some extra things, but also means a LONG trip with the girls! Anyway, back to my gifts.   […]

What I Want for LESS!!

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Just a quick post tonight, to let you in on some GREAT deals I have found lately. Warning:  These are only great if you are into the same stuff I am…copying upscale stores for less! 😉 First up:  baskets!!!  I LOVE baskets!  They are everywhere in my house.  Today I found possibly one of the […]

Christmas Tour of Homes 2010

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I thought I would join the Nester in her Christmas Tour of Homes 2010.  So without further ado, … Welcome to my home! Entry Dining Room Living Room {for more photos click here & here} Kitchen 1/2 Bathroom Merry Christmas!! I’m also linked to: Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Saturday Nite Special […]

Holiday Entertaining Ideas: Day 4- Food


Sorry, I am a little behind.  Yesterday was pretty busy and I ran out of time, so here is yesterdays post and the last one of the series. The biggest part of any party is FOOD.   If you are not hiring a caterer, which most of us do not, food can be the most stressful […]

Holiday Entertaining Ideas: Day 3- Preparation


It’s important to plan ahead and get as much accomplished before the day of the party.  Take the stress out  by not having to do everything in a few hours. This includes re-arranging furniture, collecting dishes and making anything you can beforehand.  Here are a few things I like to do to, when preparing for […]

Holiday Entertaining Ideas: Day 2- Favors

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This was a spur of the moment series, so I hope you are all enjoying it.  It’s always nice to send your guests home with something small to remember the event, so today the focus is personalized gifts/favors. 1.  Cookies/ Baked Goods This is probably the easiest.  You could set-up a dessert table with take […]

Christmas Front Door


Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick, is having a Before & After Link-up Party and I thought I would join in.  It is SUPER DUPER cold here, we are talking single digits!  I have been dragging my feet on the outdoor decor, so this is nothing very special… This was my front door less than a […]

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas!

I had mentioned in another post, that I was really liking the white and cream theme this year.  So, that is what I went with for my living room.  There is only a few pops of color, mostly the red curtains I put up just for Christmas.  I kept trying to add color and I […]