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The Secret to Thoughtful Gift Giving

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Not allowing a single peep of Christmas until the Thanksgiving leftovers are packed and distributed among the family is a common preference. And I understand this opinion—I really do. It seems strange to be thinking about a time full of crackling fires and mugs of hot chocolate overflowing with billowy marshmallows when it’s sweltering hot outside. But stay with me …

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Seeing Beauty

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“The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.” I thought about this quote, as I have read it many times, and it resonates with me now more than ever. We are drawn to those who find beauty in all things because such a practice is not always common. And I call it a practice …

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A Favorite Destination: Williamsburg, Virginia

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Many of you know that I am totally consumed with Williamsburg, Virginia, and the historical events that occurred there during the 1700s. When I walk down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and see the character reenactments, knowing this is far better than it was then, I wonder just how they survived during those times. I love the glamorized version in …

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Fourth of July Tablescape How-To

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I always look forward to celebrating the Fourth of July! Don’t get me wrong, I adore the frenzied holiday season that comes later in the year, but partying in a laid-back summer fashion is nice change of pace. My favorite way to make this holiday a casual affair is by mixing and matching china patterns. I also love adding greenery …

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Our Annual Summer Sale is Here!

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Hello, friends! One of the things I treasure most about our various brands is that they motivate our team and our readers to enrich the way they love and serve those around them. Whether through baking a cake, creating a handmade project, or finding inspiration for your home, that is what it’s all about! So, naturally, we can’t help but …

Birthday cake with rainbow sprinkles.

Let’s Party!

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I love a good birthday celebration. My mom always made birthdays special. She is a good “birthdayer”! We got to pick out our favorite dish for supper and our cake!  This past weekend we celebrated our grandson’s 10th birthday. I watched this special young man play baseball and have fun with friends. All grandmothers think this way, but he grows …