Choosing Holiday Decor That Fits Your Style

Hopefully you survived Black Friday – in terms of running to the mall and trying your best to be the first to grab whatever it is that is on sale. You know, the stack of hand towels at a bargain price, or the gadget giveaways with the new smart phone or simply a two-for-one deal. […]

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Holiday Party Gift Ideas For the Office and Otherwise

Company parties have been penciled in, and even those planned by family and friends. Which means there is either a gag gift involved, or secret Santa and then there are the ones that you give just because. For this and that, here’s a list of 25 affordable gifts that look expensive. Here are my favorites: […]

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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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