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 …

Gracious Living in the New Year

Gracious Living in the New Year

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This post is part of the Southern Lady Magazine’s “Gracious Living in the New Year” web series.  When we were designing our new home for the remodel, Neal and I planned one large room to serve as the living room, dining room and piano room with the kitchen opening right into the family room. It’s one room for all. I …

The Story of Labor Day

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I have such fond memories of Labor Day weekends. It means a day off from work and school, and a Monday, no less. What’s not to love? I enjoy spending time with my family on Labor Day, taking advantage of the extra day of rest that this holiday provides. Recently I’ve been wondering exactly how this day came to be. …

DIY Halloween Treats

Easy and Fun DIY Halloween Treats

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With Halloween a few days away, it’s time for some special DIY Halloween treats. In the recent issue of Entertain, Decorate, Celebrate, we created a few special ways to gift your favorite goodies. These are the kinds of simple and fun DIY projects that you can enjoy with your children and grandchildren. All it requires is a quick trip to …