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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PINE NEEDLE TASSELS

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We have many pine trees in our area, including several mature pines beyond our backyard wall. It’s easy to decorate with pinecones when there is an abundance of them and each Fall I try to find unique ways I can incorporate them into our seasonal decor. However, it wasn’t until recently when I came across […]

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DECORATING WITH CHRISTMAS WREATHS

How’s your holiday decorating coming along? For me, yesterday was all about decking the halls. I went to my local nursery and picked out a tree, brought it home, and decorated it.  We even finished putting up Christmas lights on the small tree by the front entrance to our seaside ranch house. Needless to say, […]

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Christmas Decor: Staying Neutral for the Holidays

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In just a matter of days, we’ll be in full holiday mode. It’s my favorite time of the year and I look forward to the hustle and bustle of the season, the energy in the air and all the beautiful decorations that pop up for the holidays. Mr. B and I won’t be hosting Christmas this […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016

Merry Christmas! What are your plans for this holiday weekend? Mr. B and I will be hosting a casual dinner at our seaside ranch home and will be welcoming a couple of overnight guests. I love opening our home and sharing it with friends and family. I also look forward to playing “Christmas Bingo”, which has […]

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