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A Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles

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I love sharing delightful travel experiences with readers, and that’s why I’m thrilled to tell you about our Southern Hospitality Getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Lake Charles area is a fun place to visit with a full calendar of over 75 festivals celebrating local heritage, each year. Lake Charles is also home to the second largest Mardi Gras celebration …

New Orleans Plantation Country Giveaway

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The historic homes of New Orleans Plantation Country are some of the most beautiful and traditional representations of southern architecture and decor. I so enjoy traveling and experiencing these grand homes. Each plantation shares unique stories of the families who lived there, and even some thrilling tales of those who haven’t quite moved on. Fall is an especially magical time …

American Girl by Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

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When my granddaughter was born, I immediately started collecting American Girl dolls for her. The first was Felicity, a doll that was being retired. Felicity’s story is based in Williamsburg and the her books teach a lot of American history. Then others followed! I adore American Girl as a company and brand. American Girl dolls are household items for families …

Community Coffee giveaway

A Community Coffee Giveaway for the New Year

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I love a good cup of coffee in the morning. It’s the perfect pick-me-up to start the day. Neal and I are especially fond of Community Coffee. I’ve written before about the first time I sampled their signature brew when we were visiting my daughter-in-law, Katie’s, parents in Louisiana before she and Eric were married. You have to love a …

Ross-Simons jewelry giveaway

December Begins with a Ross-Simons Jewelry Giveaway

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December is upon us, and that means Christmas is only weeks away. I love finding gifts for loved ones. Of course, a good Christmas list comes in handy. But my favorite presents to give are those special items that I’ve spotted while traveling or running an errand. I’m not expecting it, but I suddenly find the perfect thing for a …

Holiday Competition with a Pride and Prejudice game giveaway

Some Friendly Holiday Competition and a Game Giveaway

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You may not be surprised to hear that I enjoy a good competition. Here at our offices we relish a few friendly contests each year. Among the most popular is our annual Halloween costume competition, where I always play to win. Of course, we have a few extra-creative editors who steal the show, but we all enjoy a good laugh as …

Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

A Giveaway to Introduce the Victoria Collection of Holiday Cards

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Sometimes it seems that preparations for the holiday season couldn’t start early enough. Whether it’s Christmas in July sales or store window displays in mid-October featuring Santa Claus, reminders that the holidays are on their way abound. While there are still plenty of shopping days before Christmas, one thing that can easily get away from us is sending Christmas cards. …

Picture of journal and pen giveaway from Figments Studio

Take the Time to Write with a Giveaway from Figments Studio

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My love for writing comes as no surprise to you. From the special joy of writing with a classic cartridge pen to my thoughts on sending a meaningful thank you note, I have shared with you more than once how much writing means to me. It appears that several of you share my sentiments. When I recently posted about how …