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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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Christmas-time in NYC!

I’m signing off for a few days for a little trip to somewhere called, oh, NYC…with my little starlet  and some other moms and daughters for some pre-Christmas fun like American Girl, The Rockettes, Broadway…and of course, some shopping!… Keep on reading --->

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How to Decorate a Christmas Mantel / Mantle (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

One question I get asked a lot this time of year is how I decorated my Christmas mantel.  When I tell them that it’s actually really easy, it seems they don’t always believe me!… Keep on reading --->

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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

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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