YEAR OF THE (CHIC) DOG

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Today is the Chinese New Year and according to the Chinese zodiac, each year in a 12-year cycle is represented by a different animal. This year happens to be the Year of the Dog. Do you own dogs or have any pets? I really do love dogs and hope that someday when the time is […]

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

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Happy Valentines Day! Mr. B and I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day and this year is no exception. But I will admit that I am using the day as an excuse to wear the red lipstick! A perfect pout is always in order for Valentine’s Day…and every day. I wish you the best for […]

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INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART

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I like to joke that there is a “holiday” for everything. I am not sure how it came to be but today is considered “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day”. I have a great respect for the arts after years of studying art and architecture throughout high school and college. I love visiting museums, […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY 2018

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Happy New Year! Happy 2018!  I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to sometimes over think things. It’s a characteristic of mine that I’ve learned to accept as both a blessing and a curse. I had been going back and forth about “just the right” post to share with you today until I […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Greetings from San Diego! Mr. B and I will be enjoying a nice dinner for two tonight and joining my entire family tomorrow for Christmas […]

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CHRISTMAS IN NAPLES, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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Many people outside of the Southern California region aren’t familiar with the neighborhood in Long Beach, California known as “Naples”.  In 1903, a man by the name of Arthur Parson had the vision to build an island like community with a series of canals, streets named after Italian cities, and a series of high arching […]

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DESIGNER BETH ERVIN DECORATES HER ATLANTA HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Designer Beth Ervin is a woman after my own heart. Her sense of style tends to gravitate toward the traditional but it’s not stuffy or stiff. It’s a balanced look of casual elegance and it seems to work well even in her own Atlanta home located in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood. Beth Ervin’s work has […]

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30 DAYS OF COOKIES

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It’s the season of festivity and food. I don’t cook but I have been known to bake on rare occasion. Very rare occasion. Even though I don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen I am always on the lookout for recipes, particularly for cookies and dessert, “just in case” I ever need to […]

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CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE PERSONAL

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Each year I enjoy sending out Christmas cards to friends and family. It’s my way of keeping snail mail alive. I enjoy selecting our cards and every year I spend a lot of time picking out “just the right one”. I always make sure to pair my cards up with matching stamps. This year I […]

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HOLIDAY DECOR: TABLETOP CHRISTMAS TREES

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After talking with many people about their holiday decorations, I would venture to say it’s about 50/50 when it comes to whether or not the tree is already up. Is your tree up already? Adding a smaller tree to adorn a tabletop is a perfect solution for those short on space, don’t want to bother […]

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