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    Random Thoughts


    What an unusual December this has been. How is everyone doing? I just wanted to check in. I feel a bit disconnected and would love to hear what’s on your

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    Living With Kids: Abby Burba


    I am so excited for you all to meet Abby today. She is a interior designer raising her two adorable daughters in lovely North Carolina. And her home is really

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    The Best Christmas Present You Will Ever Buy Your Family


    This post is sponsored by Storyworth. This past weekend marked the tenth anniversary for this blog. There are so many things I’ve gained from blogging from connections made with readers and

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    We Can’t Fix Everything, But We Can Fix This. LET’S GIVE THESE BABIES A HOME TODAY!!!


    Please click the Give Now button to donate. These miracles happen because of $10 & $25 donations from thousands of people. Every penny we receive from your tax-deductible donations will go directly

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    8 Favorite Christmas Crafts & How-Tos


    Right about this time every December, I start feeling crafty. My tree is up, my decorations are set, most of my shopping for the kids is done — and I

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    4 Seek & Find Picture Books Your Kids Will Love


    Do you remember the first time you picked up Where’s Waldo as a kid? I had never seen anything like it. It felt like part book/part game. It felt like

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    North Pole Party


    It was a whirlwind weekend here, with holiday festivities that left our house a wee bit glitter-dusted, but the result was holiday magic. (sidenote: I will never bake another cookie

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    A Few Things


    Hello, Friends. How are you? What a crazy week it’s been! We started the week with guests here to see Scrooge (which wrapped last Saturday night). Then I spent a

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    A Few Things


    Hello, Friends. How are you? What a crazy week it’s been! We started the week with guests here to see Scrooge (which wrapped last Saturday night). Then I spent a

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    A Few Things


    Hello, Friends. How are you? What a crazy week it’s been! We started the week with guests here to see Scrooge (which wrapped last Saturday night). Then I spent a

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Random Thoughts


What an unusual December this has been. How is everyone doing? I just wanted to check in. I feel a bit disconnected and would love to hear what’s on your mind this week. Here’s some of the random stuff I’m thinking of: – Hanukkah. It started yesterday. Do you celebrate? Or do your relatives or friends celebrate? If you’re curious

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The One Thing You’ll Never Be Able To Copy From Meghan Markle (At Least, Officially)


If you’ve been obsessing over every detail of the recent royal engagement, the story behind Meghan Markle’s ring surely made you melt. According to their first joint interview with BBC, Prince Harry helped design using stones from Princess Diana’s collection. If you were hoping for a replica from the source, however, you won’t be getting your wish. The ring is

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​How to Care for Poinsettia Plants


Contrary to popular practice, poinsettia don’t have to be holiday decor “throw-away” plants. Instead, with a bit of attention, you can not only keep your poinsettias looking good for longer, but can even help them re-bloom in time for next year’s festivities (or re-gifting; joking). Whatever you do with your poinsettias, understanding what makes them thrive can keep them beautiful

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Confused About Net Neutrality? This 3-Minute Video Explains It All


Here you are, reading a site on the internet. Therefore, net neutrality is something you should be aware of. This amazing video explains what it means—and what will happen if it’s overturned—in just three minutes. Net neutrality might not have the most exciting branding, but it’s pretty integral to how we use the internet. Basically, net neutrality means that all

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An Industrial Maximalist Italian Apartment — House Tour


Name: Kirsten Schofield and Eric Ng Location: Vicenza, Italy Size: 3,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Some apartments have good bones, and some apartments feature inhabitants who know good design. Amazingly, Kirsten and Eric’s apartment in downtown Vicenza features both! With thoughtfully chosen items from estate sales and antique stores around Europe and the U.S., this couple

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Last-Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas For the Truly Uninspired & Lazy


By the time Thanksgiving dinner is over, I’m already spent. Which makes the quick pivot into Christmas a particularly tiresome prospect —especially because that holiday is, in turn, followed closely by New Year’s Eve and our huge annual party. Being wedged in between those two other major holidays means that poor Christmas gets a little neglected in our household —

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