Girl’s Gift Swap-Part 1

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This Ladie’s Night was fantastic! Fourteen lovely ladies got together to do a little Chinese Christmas gift swap…you know the game where you draw numbers to see the order in which you pick a gift and the next person can steal someone’s gift or pick a new one. Everyone brought either an appetizer or bottle […]

Christmas Tabletop Details

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Today, I have several ways to add personality to your table setting. These ideas are easy, inexpensive, and do-able!I love this idea of using a clear plate and just sticking dots(from the office supply store or craft store) to the back of the plate to add color. Then continue the color by gluing thin ribbon […]

Crazy For Cranberries!

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Ahhhh, cranberries. One of the icons of the holiday season. Let’s take a look at some of the simple but elegant things you can do with these little gems.   I can definately see myself replicating the candle centerpiece idea. Tall glass vase, check. Floating candle, check. Large red flower, check. Fresh cranberries from the […]

A "Prehistoric" Birthday Party

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This gal has got it goin’ on! Brooke over at Jackaroo Love threw her husband a 40th birthday party with a “Prehistoric but not Extinct” theme. Inspired by yards and yards of faux fur, she really went for the details. Some of my personal favorites are the use of antlers throughout the space, the use […]

Streusal Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

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If you are from the South, you know about sweet potato casserole. Wheather it’s topped with streusel topping or marshmallows…it really is all about the topping. I chose to use both on this one and it is so delicious for holidays! Streusal Topped Sweet Potato Casserole 3 (29 oz) cans sweet potatoes, drained 1/3 cup […]

Creamy Mac n Cheese Recipe

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If you are looking for a tried and true recipe for mac n’ cheese then look no further than this one.  Creamy and cheesy and delicious, this recipe makes a large amount.  It’s perfect for holiday gatherings or big family meals! Classic Macaroni & Cheese 1 (8 oz) package elbow macaroni, cooked 2 Tbsp olive […]

Chicken Artichoke Cheese Spread

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This recipe for Chicken Artichoke Cheese spread is so delicious I had to share.  I made it and placed it in a fluted mold to give it a pretty shape for presentation.  It’s a great pot-luck appetizer to bring to a party! Chicken Artichoke Cheese Spread 3 cups cooked chicken, diced 2 blocks of cream cheese, […]