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...]

Radiant Orchid….That’s Some Color!

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Good morning! This post is for all of you who have been affected by insanely cold and snowy weather – which is pretty much everybody, right? I am here to visually cheer you up. No more SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. Well, not for today anyway. Today it is all about Radiant Orchid, the Pantone Color of The … [Read more...]

DIY: Family Gift Exchange 2013

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Happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Ours was busy – John, Cassidy and I spent all day yesterday painting down at the store.  I am going to love having fresh surroundings for my spring inventory. Although our nights have been cold, our days have been sunny which has made it easy to think spring with regard to retail. Back … [Read more...]

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

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Good morning everybody!  Welcome to 2014! So a new year begins which for almost everyone, means some type of “new” start.  Whether it be personal or professional goals, the lists are made and the planning begins. As we all know, it can be difficult to maintain the momentum of change as the year goes on.  Sometimes we … [Read more...]

A Needed Break & Good Tidings To All

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve as my children would say. It has been quite the month so far.  The working Spirits that oversee my blogging have been trying to send me a message.  Computer problems. Winter weather. 6 day illness. It is time for a little break. My plans for December never came to fruition and … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree(s) Oh Christmas Tree(s) With Squirrels, Snowshoes and Wooden Skis

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Good morning! Is there anything better than a Christmas tree?  Growing up, we would ALWAYS go up into the woods and cut our own.  We would NEVER buy a tree.  I remember wanting to go into town and buy a tree so badly – to have the “perfect” tree instead of those uneven, untrimmed trees that came “from the wild.”  … [Read more...]

DIY: Sparkle Glass Christmas Tags

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Happy Monday all! Today I have an easy DIY for you that you can whip out in an afternoon – and add some handmade beauty to all the gifts you wrap. Remember thefrosted pumpkins I did a while back?  This project uses the same glitter glass.  (Again, if your local craft store does not have it, you can find it … [Read more...]

My Tree-Lined Christmas Mantel 2013

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Time is a-ticking! It is December 11th and I already feel like it is too late to share my mantel with you - but it is a tradition, right? At least it has been for the three years I’ve been blogging. This year, I went a little neutral, a little rustic and a little glam. And a little repetitive. Trees. Trees. … [Read more...]

Where Have I Been? Our First Winter Storm Of The Season

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Good morning!!  Well, it has been about a week since you heard from me last.  I have had the WORST luck with computers.  I won’t send you into an abyss of technical boredom with the details – but the good news is that it is over (knocking on wood right now.) So, how has your week been?  I’m sure many of you have been affected … [Read more...]

The Cabin, The Sled & The Squirrel Christmas Display

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Good morning! Yesterday I showed you some pictures from our local Festival of Trees that we attended over the weekend.  The trees were auctioned off at a private party but there were plenty of wreaths, stockings, gift baskets and more that were for silent auction to the public  - or simply ready to buy.  As the proceeds … [Read more...]