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    Grandmas Christmas Cookies

    Merry Christmas Eve! Are you ready for Santa to come tonight? Have you made the cookies and reindeer food? Well if you haven’t then it is a good thing I am sharing my favorite cookie recipe with you! When I was a little girl, my mom and I would always make the Pillsbury sugar cookies that come in a tube that you slice for Santa – but when I got a little older, my younger sisters and I decided to kick it up a notch.…

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    Glorious Gift Wrapping

    Gift wrapping is one of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday season. It all started when I was in 5th grade and my mom woke me up one night while all my siblings were sleeping and asked if I wanted to help her wrap presents. I walked out to the living room and there was a bike for my little brother by the tree. I asked, “Mom, are you wrapping a bicycle?” Mom looked at me with a smirk and replied “ No Honey,…

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    DIY Christmas Ornaments

    With Christmas only two weeks away, you most likely have your tree up and decorated by now. But maybe you, just like me, sit in your living room staring at your tree thinking, “Gee, I wish I had more handmade ornaments on my tree”. Maybe you’re even thinking that your family could make ornaments as a project together. Well guess what, I have the perfect rustic DIY ornament for you and your family! And it doesn’t take too long. All you will need for this…

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure everyone has been having a wonderful, stress free week. Just kidding! Thanksgiving always marks the beginning of the most stressful time of year for me. Driving to different family parties, making food for huge groups and having to make small talk with so many people stress me out and I am sure I’m not alone. I can’t help you with handling all of the stress, but I can try to help make some of those conversations with your family a little…

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    Thanksgiving Table Scapes

    As I was researching Thanksgiving tablescapes this week, I realized that some people have entirely too much time on their hands. Pinterest is full of crazy, extravagant crafts that would take days if not weeks to prepare for and let’s face it; no one has time for that – not even me. So for today’s column, I am going to give you some quick and easy decorating ideas that you can do with things you already have lying around your house. The key to any…