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Sunday Crafternoons

January is kind of a bummer.  I long for the days when I used to look forward to my birthday month, but that star is fading.  FAST. Let’s consider the … Continue Reading →

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Volunteering is the New Book Club

I can’t remember when or how book clubs became trendy, but I think Oprah had a huge part in creating a mainstream market for this type of socializing.  It makes … Continue Reading →

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Breakfast Refresh

For most people, a new year usually starts out with lofty resolutions.  I will lose weight, find a partner, read every noteworthy book, change my entire life.  Hmm, good luck … Continue Reading →

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The Art of Gift Wrapping

  I don’t expect that you’ve finished your Christmas shopping.  In fact, I don’t even expect that you’ve started your Christmas shopping.  But in a gesture of motivation/inspiration, let me … Continue Reading →

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‘Tis the Season for Hot Toddies

I’m a West Coast lady by birth (Pasadena, CA to be exact.)  And while I’ve been living on the East Coast for over 10 years, I still marvel at the … Continue Reading →

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Always Get Invited Back: Thoughtful Hostess Gift Ideas

No matter what is going on in your world, the winter season provides the perfect opportunity to take stock, enjoy the present and regroup for what’s in store.  There’s so much love, … Continue Reading →

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Pantry Lookbook: Holiday spice

Even if you are not a Top Chef, chances are, the holidays will find you dabbling in the kitchen…or grazing there while someone else does all the work.  No judgment! … Continue Reading →

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Fall Detox Salads

It’s Monday, people, and I hear that means it’s time to get back to the weekday routine.  The horror!!!  I know it’s tempting to find comfort in a giant latte … Continue Reading →

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Halloween Party Food for Kids

  You know what’s great about being a kid on Halloween?  Just everything!!!  Costumes galore, terrorizing strangers for candy wherever you go, pretending not to be scared when you really … Continue Reading →

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National Guacamole Day

Okay, so I ran an informal poll and the results are in: pretty much everyone loves guacamole.  And since September 16th is Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day, the … Continue Reading →

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