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Keepsake Christmas Ornaments

Keepsake Christmas Ornaments

Does it seem as if Christmas has lost its magic? I remember hearing my parents speak about how commercialized the season has become. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of making and filling a list so you can see the names checked off. Sometimes I just need to slow down and enjoy the...

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Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover

Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover

There is something about other people's trash that I find strangely irresistible. I don't mean just regular trash; I am referring to the stuff that people illicitly dump at a public dumpster when they are quickly moving out of an apartment, junk left on the side of the road, furniture left in...

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DIY Fall Pumpkin Decor

DIY Fall Pumpkin Decor

When you put out your pumpkins this season did you question if it was OK to start decorating for Fall? Did it even cross your mind? Did you start in September or October? Well, this year I actually pondered the question because my daughter, a college senior, told me it was too early for...

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Styling for Confidence

Styling for Confidence

Do you know how some people have a special outfit that gives them confidence for important meetings? Maybe it’s a power pose or a mantra that pumps up your confidence levels. Me? I need to hear myself move. Boots that click against the concrete floor when I walk, and jewelry that clinks and...

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Hand Painted Sunflower Hats

Hand Painted Sunflower Hats

Do you ever have a day so busy that the thought of adding even one more task, like doing your hair, might send you into a tailspin? That’s why I consider hats a real lifesaver because they help me leave the house looking sorta put together! A colorful hat and an eye-catching pair of earrings...

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Christmas In July

Christmas In July

Our curators have been working hard to share their best holiday spirit to deck the halls with a creative flair for Christmas in July! While the temperatures soar outside, the holiday magic comes alive indoors with a burst of colors and imagination. From handcrafted breadboards that evoke...

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Surviving Cancer During Pregnancy

Surviving Cancer During Pregnancy

Angie Nordstrum shares her story of surviving cancer during pregnancy and how laughter was an unexpected saving grace during a difficult time. You Are Stronger Than You Know “That's funny,” my doctor said. “When you laugh your thyroid bulges.” I had no idea what she was talking about. “What is...

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Benefits of Having a Hygge Home

Benefits of Having a Hygge Home

Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish concept that is all about creating a warm, cozy, and welcoming atmosphere in your home. Amy Sadler shared with us her journey in learning a hygge lifestyle. Have you heard of Hygge yet? It's a total vibe and I am chasing it like a wild horse running down...

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