the beauty of a sunrise

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 …

Garden in Williamsburg, VA

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 …

Fourth of July tablescape

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 …

Friends & Family Sale graphic

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 …

Father's Day

Father’s Day is almost here!

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Father’s Day has always been a wonderful time in our household. When I look back on my childhood, I know my Dad probably had the biggest collection of macaroni crafted pencil holders and boxes of any man on the planet. I can’t remember if it was school or church where we discovered our macaroni art talent, but all three of …

You Are Valuable

You are valuable!

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I am moved by the events of last week—the tragic suicide deaths of people that appeared to have everything! It proves that suffering does not discriminate based on income level. Kate Spade was a lady that I admired for years. As she began her business and expanded it, she set trends for women around the world. Her look was simple …