Link love :: the hurray for family-owned shops! edition

Photo by Phil Gyford It goes without saying that the holidays make life a bit busier, and I’ve got a lot going on in real, non-internetted life.  I’m sure you all are busy as well!  And yes, this is my explanation as to why I’m a day late with my link post. Today’s link loves (read more…)

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Celebrate simply from your kitchen

Photo by Endless Beauty T’is the season to spend most of your time in the kitchen, right?  Perhaps if you’re hosting a grand holiday fête, or maybe you have three times as many house guests as family members.  But more than likely, no one is truly expecting you to pull off a magazine cover-worthy spread (read more…)

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A gift basket giveaway to take care of YOU

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Laine, the winner of the gift basket! Photo by Paulin’a Today’s giveaway is the final gift basket before Christmas.  And it’s all about taking care of yourself – great timing, since you’re probably a little wiped out from the holiday season.  All of these products help enhance the (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Is Santa real in your home?

I hesitate a bit posing today’s question, mostly because I’ll be on a plane all day today, leaving me unable to monitor comments. But I’m genuinely curious about the why behind the myriad of family philosophies out there. So please share yours in the comments for today’s question: Does Santa come to your home for (read more…)

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The top of your holiday to-do list: breathe.

How is the holiday season treating you so far?  Already wiped out?  Christmas can easily become such a stressful time of year – too many events and not enough blank boxes on the calendar, too many people on the gift-giving list and not enough in the wallet.  Too many expectations, real or perceived, and not (read more…)

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