A Few of My Favorite Things

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It was time. The children had finally reached an age where I was certain that they were ready to sit down and watch one of the greatest movies of all-time. The fake logs glowed in the fireplace, the lights twinkled on the Christmas tree and the smell of popcorn floated in the air. And as Julie Andrews spun around in circles on the top of a hill, … [Read more...]

How to Add Decorator Touches to Your Home

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Whenever we travel with our kiddos my daughter does something that is both hilarious and slightly terrifying at the same time. Upon arrival at our destination, she immediately unpacks. As in, clothes in drawers, book on nightstand, stuffed animal on bed, toys carefully arranged in a corner or on a dresser and toiletry bag in the … [Read more...]

Ghosts of Christmas Cards Past

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It's begun. They annual knocking of my head on the rafters in the attic as I start to pull out the Christmas decorations. I feel a certain kinship with Clark W. Griswold from 'Christmas Vacation'! But, just like Clark, I've realized that there is something so sentimental about finding yourself in a cold attic, dimly lit by one solitary … [Read more...]

French Country Christmas Mantel

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Last week on my regular Monday morning Walmart run, I veered off of my usual course (does everyone else make their grocery list according to the store layout or did I just admit how very OCD I am?) and headed over to the Christmas section where I was promptly introduced to the newest Walmart greeter. … [Read more...]

Free Thanksgiving Printable …

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  Happy November!! Can you believe we're weeks away from Christmas? Have any of you started to do any shopping? Me? Nope! Nada. Nothing. I have to commend those of you who have already gotten a head start -- you are my heroes {wink}. Well, today I have a fabulous printable for you! A festive one that has a great reminder to Live … [Read more...]

A Fall Back Giveaway!

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Don't you think that getting up in the morning when it is pitch black outside just feels all wrong? It seems like some sort of cruel punishment to force our bodies out of the warmth of our beds while the street lights are still turned on. And yet, there is something about that moment when I've quietly made my way downstairs, focused entirely on … [Read more...]

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Not So Scary Halloween Giveaway

You'll notice that around here we don't do a lot of spooky, creepy Halloween stuff. It's not that we are totally opposed to it. It's just that we're big chickens.   … [Read more...]

Mini Rock Pumpkin Family

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Our oldest daughter celebrates her 15th birthday very close to Halloween. In fact, we brought her home from the hospital on Halloween with little pumpkin booties! Every year, we have a birthday party for her usually involving some Halloween fun. She loves to "dress up" and swears she will never stop "trick or treating", and I think I believe … [Read more...]

Creatively Christmas and Dreams Coming True

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Remember last week when we talked about dreams? About how important it is to pursue them and to not let the doubt, fear and insecurity get in your way? Well, today we are so thrilled to be sharing with you about an amazing dream that came true from one of our dearest friends. … [Read more...]

A Farmhouse Cottage Home Tour

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It seems like FOREVER since we've had an At the Picket Fence Parade of Homes Tour! And we are so thrilled to be continuing this series today with the amazingly talented Jennifer from Town and Country Living. Her home is a wonderful blend of farmhouse meets cottage meets just downright gorgeous and we know you will love taking the tour. So grab … [Read more...]