Lovely Christmas Traditions


Today I am sharing wonderful Christmas traditions that might give you ideas for your own family. And, to add a little something fun, I’ve been taking pictures as I’ve visited friends’ houses this Christmas season and am sharing the beautiful and unique ways they decorate their homes for Christmas.

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“The Lush List’s” Easy Holiday Menu for a Crowd

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During the holiday season, inviting people into your home is a gracious thing to do for friends, neighbors, church groups, and maybe even those who are new to town. While many of us like the idea of casual entertaining, oftentimes we don’t do it because the thought of feeding a large group is overwhelming! So today I invited the lovely Alicia Wood from The Lush List: A Vigorously Growing List of Good Stuff to show us how to make a delicious, crowd-pleasing menu that can be prepped ahead of time.

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HOT Deals on Nespresso Machines and KitchenAid Mixers!

PicMonkey CollageI found two great deals on two hot items this Christmas. Nespresso machines are the PERFECT gift for coffee and espresso lovers. The taste really is amazing! And I’ve found one of the lowest deals ever on the Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixers. Plus a turkey deep fryer that is over 50% off with free shipping – a great present for dad this holiday season! Read More

Creating a Lovely and Gracious Home


There are two extremes of home-keeping nowadays: the perfect “Pinterest” home, that often seems impossible to live up to, and the “mommy blogger” home, where it’s totally acceptable to leave your home in complete disarray all the time. I like to think there is an in-between. A place where lovely home-making serves an important purpose and one that’s not just for ourselves.

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