Every Good Holiday Party Starts With A Cheese Board

I have to admit that when it comes to hosting holiday parties, I can be totally overwhelmed by pulling it all together. While I love to entertain, I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen. It’s one of those crazy conundrums. I want my food to be beautiful, but I don’t want to spend hours…

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Creative Gift Ideas From Uncommon Goods

Christmas Gift Guide

Thanks Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I’m always looking for gifts for various difficult-to-shop-for people in my life. Either I’ve bought so many gifts for them that there is nothing left to get, or they have everything they could ever want, and there is nothing left to buy. When…

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Christmas Link-up: 12 Days of Blogmas Grand Finale

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been partnering with a group of fabulous bloggers to share Christmas ideas, crafts, and recipes.  Today is the last of our 12 days, and we’re opening up one grand finale link-up for everyone to share their great Christmas inspirations!   Gifts I’ve Received in Participating:   Finding new…

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The Verdant Beauty of a Christmas Tree

Verdant Beauty

Christmas music warms my heart like no other. The lyrics are packed with rich truths that lend themselves to unique opportunities for contemplation year after year. Even songs that are so familiar, ones that you think couldn’t possibly offer new insights, can surprise you with new and exciting truth.  My kids and I stumbled across…

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Christmas Sweets & Treats that are Super Easy

Christmas sweets

I love Christmas sweets and treats, but I don’t love recipes that require complicated precision in order to create them.  I’m just not very successful with that kind of baking.  When Christmas time rolls around, I love cooking with my kids and not worrying about getting things perfect.  It’s part of giving the gift of my…

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