November 2011

The Power of a Simple Gift

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I woke up a few Saturdays ago, early like I always do, to a long email from my nephew.  It was totally out of the blue and threw me for a serious loop considering he had never once emailed me before. This is what he wrote:  I don’t know how to start this letter in [...]

7 Secrets to Throwing a Fabulous Party on a Budget

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This weekend my youngest daughter will turn five.  While part of me is mourning the fact that my baby will be five, another part of me is sad that this year, for the first time, we will not be throwing a big party to celebrate her birthday.  You see, little Annie was born on Memorial [...]

Easy Handmade Hair Clips

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I took a tiny break from all the Thanksgiving-Black Friday craziness this week to do another fun & easy little craft project.  These  adorable hair clips look complicated, but I swear they're not!  I made 8 different clips in only about an hour. For the Roses: Step 1:   Cut a small circle out of [...]

DIY Faux Silk Pomander

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I love DiY but the past month or two has been a little hectic.  There has been very little time for creativity and I hate that!  For me, the process of creating something beautiful has a life and energy all its own.  No matter how dark my day,  I can't help but feel like I've [...]

7 Smart Holiday Shopping Tips

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It's that time of year, and unless you're one of those crazy annoying, er, I mean proactive people who manage to shop a little throughout the year and have all your holiday shopping done, you are probably starting to gear up for gift-giving season (or you're trying to avoid it like the plague and procrastinating [...]

LWSL Holiday Planning Guide {Free Printable}

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The holidays are right around the corner!  I don't know about you , but my feelings are mixed.  On the one hand, I truly love this time of year, but at the same time, I can't help feel a little stressed.  There are so many expectations!  So many things to do!  So many things to [...]