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The Watercolor Garden

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A popular topic request among many of you was women artists. We have a lovely column in Victoria magazine called Artist-in-Residence. It highlights women who have used their talents to create beautiful things and share them with others! Today I am sharing an excerpt from Victoria by Cynthia Reeser Constantino about fashionista and design maven Carolyne Roehm. I hope you …

“Do something you love…”

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I absolutely love when people use their creative talents to elevate something so simple. Many of you requested more posts about female artists, so this is a story from Victoria magazine that I am thrilled to share with you today! Donna Stevens’s dazzling range of ribbons has been bringing touches of glamour to home décor since 2008, when, along with …

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“To: Mom, From: Santa” My Boys Couldn’t Believe It!

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As I child, I refused to believe there was no Santa! I am the oldest of three children, so I was the first to go to school and hear all the opinions on this subject. One weirdo kid proceeded to tell me that it was not true and that my parents were fibbing. But they would never—right? Either way, it …

Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show

Have You Had an Elvis Moment?

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We were sitting in a meeting the other day, and one of our young digital marketing coordinators had been to Las Vegas for a family wedding. I asked her if she saw any “Elvis Presleys.” The whole room laughed, and to our surprise, she said she didn’t see a single one! My sister, Janice, the eternal Elvis fan, chimed in and …

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Behind the Scenes! Brian on the Hallmark Channel

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This past week I had the pleasure of watching the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, where my son Brian Hart Hoffman did a guest appearance on the show. He demonstrated a recipe from The Bread Collection cookbook that has just been released. As you know, Brian is the editor-in-chief of Bake from Scratch and continues to be featured on shows …