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Fearless Friday, Hand Painted Angel Tags

Angels are so pretty for the holidays     And this simple angel design is one of my favorites     Pink dot cheeks are optional   😊     This fun little craft will add some love to your holiday gifts             Step 1     Paint a large dot … Continue reading

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Holidays, Welcome to the North Pole!

Welcome to the North Pole!  💈     Today is the 4th day of Celebrate & Decorate’s Holiday Home Tour featuring all different styles of holiday homes and decorations from very creative bloggers     Isn’t it great fun to get a peek of how other people “celebrate and decorate”  😉     We host … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Slow Cooker French Onion Ravioli Soup

Just a quick recipe today as the elves are busy getting ready for the Holiday Home Tour tomorrow   I saw these ravioli at Target the other day and got an idea     A wonderful,  fa la la,  fabulous  idea!   Slow Cooker     French Onion     Soup     with ravioli! … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Puff Pastry Timbale

This is easy enough for a weeknight supper, yet elegant enough for company…     Start by sauteing onions     Then add mushrooms     Add peas and carrots and seasonings when mushrooms are done     Then stir in mushroom soup and sherry     Bake shells until almost done     Fill … Continue reading

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Home Decor, Frosty’s Day at the Spa

We have a little Christmas fun every year with Frosty frolicking in “the Loo”     Sometimes he takes a Bubble Bath     And sometimes he takes A Shower     So, you can be sure the powder room is the first place the kiddos look when they arrive!     They make a … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Hark the Herald Angels Sing!

Welcome to day 5 of the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop! What a fabulous week of stunning tables!   I am celebrating the holiday season with singing angels this year     What better way to bring on the holiday cheer!     Come on in and join the chorus,     It will be so … Continue reading

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The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

Happy December! Since Thanksgiving fell early this year, it feels like we have a whole extra week to prepare for Christmas and the holidays, plenty of time for lots of cooking   😆   😂   😆  I know, right? What is plenty of time anyway, and please tell me where to get some… This month I’m starting … Continue reading

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Holidays, Getting Ready!

Psst…did you know tomorrow is December 1… Wasn’t it just Halloween??     This is the time of year where you just have to B E L I E V E  you’re going to get everything done!     Have you been decking your halls?     The “South Pole” is done     And … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Anything Goes Galette

If you find your refrigerator has a little of this, and a little of that, but not enough of anything to stand alone, a galette is a great way to stretch things into a whole additional meal     I had a little corn, some fresh spinach and frozen artichoke hearts     Anything goes … Continue reading

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Home Decor, Dear Santa, Please Bring a sofa!

I was doing a little holiday decorating the other day,   Fa la la-ing around…   Making a Holiday Bottle Tree     Poofing the pillows   And feeling very jolly  🎅🏻   Until I stumbled upon this…     A hole in the sofa  😱     Isn’t that always the case, just when … Continue reading

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