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Christmas door decor: Rustic star filled with berries

OK, so I don’t have my “How to decorate a Christmas mantel” mini-tutorial ready to post yet as I promised the other day.  But look for it over the weekend as it’s just about complete.… Keep on reading --->

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My rustic, red and turquoise Christmas mantel (Lots of pics)

I was gonna hold off on posting my Christmas mantel until early December, but then I figured, what the hey.  If I’m in the Christmas spirit, I might as well share it, right?… Keep on reading --->

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Simple rustic Christmas wreath (in turquoise and red)

This year, I’m simplifying my Christmas decor. 

Last year, my home was totally blinged out in sparkly silver and tiffany blue. This year, though, I’ve decided to keep things a little more rustic. … Keep on reading --->

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Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Christmas Ornament

Dr. Seuss-Inspired Christmas Tree: Handmade Decorations

I’ve been hanging with the Grinch this weekend.

I mentioned a few weeks back that I’m planning a Dr Seuss themed tree for my kids’ tree in the TV room / playroom . … Keep on reading --->

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My absolutely non-life-altering move from Blogger to WordPress.org

Today is officially my one year blogging birthday.

To mark the occasion, I’ve been sharing a little of my First Year Blogging Story throughout the week. [You might want to catch the posts 'Cheers to the Passion Bloggers: Why I blog and my struggle with passion vs expertise' and 'How NOT to Choose a Blog Name: Blog Naming Pitfalls to Avoid'.Keep on reading --->

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A Traditional or Glam Christmas? Decisions, decisions! {Inspiration pics in traditional colors!}

The past few Christmases, I’ve gone the glam Christmas decor route.

That meant lots of silver and sparkle, with a blinged out tree and mantel.

In fact, last year, for the first time, my Christmas mantel had no greenery at all. … Keep on reading --->

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Why I blog - passion vs expertise

Cheers to the ‘Passion Bloggers’. {Why I blog, and my struggle with passion vs expertise}

Let me tell you a little secret about blogging:

 

You don’t have to be an ‘Expert’

on a topic to blog about it.

 

In fact, it seems to me that most Bloggers aren’t ‘Experts’, by definition. … Keep on reading --->

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How (NOT) to choose a blog name. {Blog naming pitfalls to avoid}

Once upon a time, there was a naive newbie blogger who broke all her own rules and chose the completely wrong blog name.  This is her story.

By nature and by profession, I’m a planner with a capital ‘P’.… Keep on reading --->

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One Year Blogging Birthday: join me next week!

Next week marks my one year blogging birthday.

Last November,  my twins were barely one-year old, my daughter was in grade one, and my husband was on his annual 20-day Asian business trip.… Keep on reading --->

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November decor: a blast or a bore? {November decorating ideas}

For a fanatical seasonal decorator like me, November is a bore.

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October, which means that November is like a black hole between October’s spook and December’s sparkle. … Keep on reading --->

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