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If you've ever attempted to clean out and reorganize your refrigerator, it can be a daunting task. Here are Joan's seven steps to making it a more manageable project. 1. Set up a coolers or cooler bags next to the ...Continue reading
Gift Baskets

Photo by Deb Wolf

Don’t you just love getting a gift that has a theme and is full of surprises? Me too! That’s why I love making gift baskets. I enjoy thinking of the recipient’s favorite things and then … Continue reading




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  I’m sure you have shopped at HomeGoods in search of one thing and then found something unrelated you cannot go home without. That’s what happened to me recently. Case in point: this acrylic table. At 37 inches wide, it’s a small table with … Continue reading




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Photo by French Country Cottage

Thanksgiving place settings can be elaborate and detailed with your best flatware and most elegant stemware, or it can take a more rustic approach with simple dishes and subtle touches. Some of my favorites are … Continue reading




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Photo by Gloribell Lebron

There is no better time than Christmas to express some gratitude to the people you care for the most. While a shirt or the latest iron won’t precisely express those sentiments, a well thought out … Continue reading




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Photo by Style MBA

HomeGoods is the perfect place to get all of your holiday gifting out of the way this season. When it comes to buying gifts for my hostess friends, HomeGoods has tons of great, affordable options … Continue reading




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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

Thanksgiving is the optimal time to set a tantilizing table. Let those creative juices flow and pull out all the stops, as well as the good china, crystal or whatever else you have. But, have … Continue reading




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Photo by Art de Fete

Happy holidays! The holiday season is here and invitations are arriving for festive gatherings. If you are like me, you already have your outfit planned. However, as exciting as it may be to see friends, … Continue reading




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Photo by Joan Kosmachuk

My favorite quick and easy way to dress up my home for the holidays is with decorative throw pillows. Just swapping out your everyday pillows for holiday-themed ones provides instant transformation just about anywhere in your … Continue reading




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Photo by Jessica Bruno

Making a hot apple cider station is easier than you think. It can be created on any tabletop and can be as big or small as you want. I tend to lean towards a smaller sized … Continue reading




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Photo by Gloribell Lebron

Organizing a closet is not always an easy or happy task. But organizing a small one is definitely a challenge. When we moved into our new house, there was a wall niche in an area that … Continue reading