Last Minute “Small Effort-Big Wow” Holiday Entertaining Ideas!

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We just entered the final 48 hour Christmas countdown in my time zone!  Yes, people, there’s just 48 hours left before Santa enters our airspace. … Keep on reading --->

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How to Make Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree Decorations: A Tutorial!

Thanks so much for all the awesome feedback my Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree.  (If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to check out the post My Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree first).… Keep on reading --->

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Pretty Little Ballerina ChristmasTree

This little ballerina (dance) Christmas tree in my daughter’s room is the fourth tree I’ve decorated over the past week or two! (Catch our red and turquoise Christmas tree here, our mini kitchen tree here and our Dr.Keep on reading --->

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Messiah at the Mall {A flash mob performance of Handel’s Messiah!}

Shoppers at the mall in the city where I live got more than they bargained for last Sunday — a philharmonic flash mob! Members of the Philharmonic Choir surprised shoppers with a sudden performance of the famous oratorio from Handel’s “Messiah.” I just love how all the of mall’s typical Christmas buzz just stops in it’s tracks for the 5 minute breath-taking performance.… Keep on reading --->

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My Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree!

DIY Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree DecorationsIt seems like I’ve been talking on and on around here lately about my Dr. Seuss Christmas tree decorations…so much so, that I think it deserves to be capitalized: so, from here on in, it shall be The Dr.Keep on reading --->

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Our Red & Turquoise “Joyeux Noel” Tree: A Closer Look

I showed you our red and turquoise Christmas tree in my Christmas house tour the other day. (To take that tour, here’s the link: Our Holiday Open House)

But since I’m joining in on a few Christmas tree parties in Blogland today, I thought I’d give you a closer look!… Keep on reading --->

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Front Door Decor: My 2011 Christmas wreath & using what you have!

I included a picture of this year’s Christmas wreath in yesterday’s big honkin’ house tour post.

But, most of us like things a bit more bite-sized, so I thought I’d talk a little about it here.… Keep on reading --->

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Red & Turquoise Christmas Decor: My 2011 House Tour!

Welcome to my 2011 holiday house tour, featured on Hooked on Houses’, “20 Very Merry Room Tours Decked Out for Christmas“!

Red and Turquoise Christmas Decor


So…is your home all ready for Christmas yet?… Keep on reading --->

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Betsey Johnson’s “Eloise” Christmas Tree (at The Plaza, NYC)

My post title makes me sound so fancy, doesn’t it?!?  I should mention Betsey Johnson and The Plaza every day!

Well, unfortunately, I’m not hanging out with Betsey or living at The Plaza; but I did get a chance to see her signature Eloise Tree last weekend in The Lobby of the famed hotel. … Keep on reading --->

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Magical NYC at Christmas-time (Pics!)

NYC at Christmas; there’s nothing quite like it!

I’ve been to New York City a couple of times, and once before at this time of year, but this time was a little more special. … Keep on reading --->

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