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Merry Christmas

I hope you all have a wonderfully amazing Marry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve

As a kid, I loved Christmas Eve almost more than Christmas. It didn’t have Santa of course, a belief I pretended to hold on to for many years until my mom finally called me out on it, but I was angling for the maximum amount of presents. I wasn’t a stupid kid by any means…. READ MORE »

24 Times When It’s Better To Fake It!

Okay, okay… get your head out of the gutter. I’m not talking about THOSE WAYS to fake it! But there are many occasions when it’s quite possibly better to use the fake version of something instead of the real one. For example… an artificial Christmas tree vs. a real one? I’ve always been partial to… READ MORE »

Stepping back to move forward

  I admit I have a Type A personality (shocker). I looked for a few minutes to find a semi-flattering definition of a Type A personality only to find out they don’t much exist. A Type A personality is often defined by the following characteristics: …ambitious, rigidly organized, highly status-conscious, sensitive, impatient, take on more… READ MORE »

Grandma’s Date Balls

We all have things that are must haves during the holidays. Whether because it’s tradition or reminds of something or someone, it’s important. For me, one of those things at Christmas time is a yummy recipe my grandmother used to make called Date Balls. I know what you might be thinking… it doesn’t sound all… READ MORE »

Buy A Pair of New Shoes & Support TOMS One-For-One Giving Program

In case you’re not aware, TOMS is a shoe company that was founded by Blake Mycoskie in 2011. In 2006, he visited children in a small village in Argentina and saw that the children didn’t have sufficient shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS  — a company that will match every pair… READ MORE »

Mistletoe & Murder – a cozy mystery

Presley heads home to celebrate Christmas with her family expecting it to be a relaxing holiday until her old boyfriend, Brian, unexpectedly shows up at her parents’ house on Christmas Eve. He is desperate for her help finding out who has been stealing from his business and Presley is happy to help. However, things turn… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

Here are just a few of my fav posts from this past week. Now off to finish my Christmas shopping! Minimalist Baker – 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars…I love me some peanut butter. The Nectar Collective – What Are Your Blogging Goals For 2015…I’m working on my goals. Are you? Gimme Some Over – Vegetable… READ MORE »

Be Festive In Red This Holiday Season

We recently posted about wearing red during the holidays. Not everyone feels like they can pull off the bold color, but during the holiday season, I think it looks great on everyone! So, try something different and be festive in red! Check out some of our favorite red style picks for this holiday season:  Little Red… READ MORE »

What I Did This Weekend

I had THE BEST time last weekend with my soon to be hubs. My friend Michele, who I’ve been friends with since 2nd grade (and that is a long, long time for me) got married. Not only was the wedding absolutely gorgeous, she had this amazing winter wonderland type theme all in silver and white…. READ MORE »

Holiday Style

I’m not a huge wearer of red. I like the color; I just don’t think it looks all that great on me. But this time of year I can’t help myself but want all things red and sparkly. I have seen so many more people out and about in red. It’s festive and fun! How… READ MORE »