Autumn Decor and Halloween

  I realized just yesterday while walking to my car from an appointment and the drive home, that folks have already begun to decorate their homes for Fall/Halloween.  I use / because some of decor has nothing to do with the actual not-so-holiday day. But rather an expression of their joy to welcome the beautiful […]

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Take Note – How To Survive The Winter

I do live in San Francisco, and some days in the winter it dips below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I know this all sounds funny for those of you struggling with worst weather conditions. But any cold or dreary weather does take its toll on anyone anywhere. So…this article caught my eye the other day and […]

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Long Weekends and Such…

It’s the first of July already? I can’t believe we’ve completed the first half of the year – what I consider is the planning stages for the rest of the year.  Since Jan-Jun most of us are busy getting through winter, kids in school, college prep, proms, or wedding planning for those with adult children, […]

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Travel: Christmas Markets and Other Holiday Destinations

I’ve been to  Europe in every season, except Christmas – something I am planning to do in 2016 for sure. Until then I want to share with you the reasons why the Holiday trip abroad requires much planning. There is simply too much to see and do:

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DIY Holiday Gift Projects, Friends and Champagne

I will admit I spend a good amount of time on Pinterest, collecting on my boards dozens of ideas, photographs, quotes and puppy photos – just to name a few of my favorite things. 🙂 Recently, while I was searching for ideas for our company  Holiday Festivities week at work, I stumbled upon some great […]

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Holiday Decor: Homemade

This year I’ve gone a little rustic in decoration, keeping it uniform with the gift wrapping. And with that concept I managed to find some ideas here for the decoration, and here for the gift tags:

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Halloween Makeup – A Sure Trick or Is it a treat?

Naturally, being in charge of all company parties at my day job, I had to include a Halloween costume contest and lunch for the 200 plus wonderful techy individuals I work with every day. We have three prizes to give away this year for the “most creative” costume, and although I seldom dress up, I […]

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five favorites this week

{Trending all white with pops of color decor from here} {pickled veggies not just for the holidays from here} {Thoughtful DIY cool gifts from here} {party wear from here} {a great stocking stuff from here or here or from here}

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holiday simple decorations – no instructions needed

I am one of those people. The one who doesn’t like to read instructions on anything, especially artsy stuff. So, I normally search online for ideas, suggestions, and from it create my own crafts, or DIYs or whatever. So for Christmas, I always refer to the Scandinavian countries/bloggers mostly for traditional or warm and fuzzy […]

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