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Thanksgiving picnicking, the grand finale

Despite the dishwasher situation, we had to bring out the real deal for Thanksgiving itself. Everyone got their one and only porcelain plate for the week, and we even upgraded to the fancy faux silver plastic “silverware.” Wine in a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving picnicking, parts 2 and 3

Continuing the Thanksgiving week picnicking…A collection of long ago purchased light blue papers got combined with plaids and pine trees. Topping the tree was a heavy sprinkling of kosher salt to add that snowy wonder. And another evening layers of charges … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving picnicking, part 1

When your dishwasher breaks the day before you have a house full of visitors, you say “shoot.” When it also happens to be a few days before Thanksgiving, you say “sh**.” Then you move on and realize it’s just going … Continue reading

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Lobster.

Lobster bake. What more is there to say? An end-of-summer work team dinner got kicked up a notch when we decided to make it a lobster bake. It’s pretty fun to get to take over your backyard with 40′ of lobster-primed … Continue reading

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Moving around

Well, it’s been awhile. I’ll blame it on a move. We may have only gone a few miles down the road, but that was enough to make the summer all about packing, unpacking, and setting up. Designing and decorating a whole … Continue reading

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Be Mine

Who doesn’t love sweet smiles for Valentine’s Day? I love making cards each year for all the girls’ friends, and the best part, of course, is finding the right picture. Our photo shoot this year was a mix of disaster … Continue reading

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Dinner and a movie

What to do when you’re out of ideas for a dinner party and hosting one 24 hours after returning from vacation? Call for backup. So, when it was our turn for supper club, I turned to Tinyprints for inspiration and … Continue reading

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