A Christmas Tree Forest In My Home For 2014

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The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree is nearly impossible.  Impossible because when you have a big family, and they all have an opinion, there is rarely common ground and always vibrant “discussions.”  Who knew there could be so much friendly debate over a Christmas tree. “Do we go to the farm or up in the woods?” … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some

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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [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...]

I’m Making A Mental Move For Summer

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TGIF! I hope you all have started your summer vacation off on the right foot.   I decided to take a little break as you may have noticed. But I’ve been busy: I have been working at the store and getting the new inventory stocked… Watching a lot of baseball… Working on projects… Planning our … [Read more...]

My New Pedestal Dining Table And Our Oregon Coast

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Time gets away from us sometimes and things can become a blur.  This time of year is packed with events and obligations and we find ourselves counting the days when summer is really here.  And things can get neglected in the process.  I have had a list of to-do’s for my home for quite some time but have been unable to … [Read more...]