10 Thanksgiving Day Activity Ideas For The Family!

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Each year, as we start our planning for Thanksgiving, we find ourselves thinking of ideas to keep everyone comfortable, happy, busy, well-fed and entertained.  We need Thanksgiving Day activity ideas to put into action.  After all… Most homes will have little feet running around in multiples here in a few weeks.  Sneaking … [Read more...]

Preparing The Cornucopia

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If we had to choose one tradition that is indicative of the Thanksgiving holiday, I believe it would be the cornucopia.  Also known as a Horn Of Plenty, it is a symbol of abundance.  Although it dates back to times before the American Thanksgiving, it is our way of showing that the harvest was bountiful and we will not go … [Read more...]

DIY: Wine Cork Place Card Holders

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Here we go!  The start of the holiday season and the start of  The Holidays at Turnstyle Vogue.  To kick it off, let's combine entertaining and DIY and create something for your Thanksgiving table such as Wine Cork Place Card Holders! Thanksgiving is a busy day.  The hustle and bustle in the kitchen.  A line of cooks … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween … And An Announcement

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Happy Halloween!  Although this is primarily a day for the little ghouls and goblins, children, no matter their age, never really grow up.  Do they? Mine don’t.  Instead, they call mom and ask if they can come over and carve pumpkins. Perhaps I’ll feed them as well. And they always bring friends. But that is … [Read more...]

Where Were You?

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We have all been asked, many times. “Do you remember where you were?” 13 years ago today. The haunting images. The despair. The gut-wrenching mourning. The anger… …and the allegiance.  Ronald Martinez, Getty Images I can remember every detail… Very pregnant with Joey.  Getting ready for work.  … [Read more...]

In The Store: Fall Preview 2014

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I’ve been at the store all week getting it ready for the new retail season.  Can you believe August is almost over?  Craaaazzzzy.  Gone are the summer accents of citrus hues, beach inspired treasures and outdoor activities. While I can feel the change in the air, it seems odd to walk into my store and smell the fall … [Read more...]

You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

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This post is for all of you who are raising boys. First, take a look at this…   That was Joey and his buddy racing against each other at a baseball game the other night. And this is what immediately followed as a result of that race…   In reference to Dr. Seuss... Thing One: A separated … [Read more...]

The Outback

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Last weekend, we traveled the road that leads to nowhere to get two weeks from everywhere (as they say.)  We did our annual gathering in the Oregon Outback, on the other side of the mountains.  I was planning on sharing it all earlier this week but I was still on vacation so to speak. The “family camping compound” … [Read more...]

10 Last Minute 4th Of July Entertaining Ideas

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It happened, didn’t it?  The day before your 4th of July festivities got here and you still aren’t ready.  I’m not sure how you all deal with that.  I wouldn’t have a clue as it has never happened to me. Never. - yeah, that would be a gazillion bolts of electricity from the lightning that just struck. I’m pretty … [Read more...]

DIY: 2 Simple Summer Presentations With 2 Basic Paper Plates

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Oh my gosh, I am finally starting to take advantage of the slow-pace-of-summer and have to say, I have welcomed it with open arms.  I’ve let myself sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 on some days and haven’t rushed myself to get out the door.  I have spent a few days here and there with Joey, out and about, doing a lot of nothing.  But it … [Read more...]