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New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and preparations are a must. Instead of worrying about how much money or how fancy and expensive this celebration almost always is, today I’m giving it a twist. As … Continue reading




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I’m not a big baker, so when I find some quick, easy and yummy recipes to make and give, I’m all in. Today, I’m sharing three easy treats that I make during the holidays (and yes, … Continue reading




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One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is entertain friends and family at my home. Whether it’s for dinner or seasonal cocktails, there are so many fun and simple ways to entertain … Continue reading




JennyCookies.com Gingerbread Party

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If you’re thinking of throwing an impromptu holiday party for friends but you can’t think of a theme, this might just be the ticket. Plan a sweet treat party exchange! We’ve all done cookie exchange parties and … Continue reading




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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

The season of giving is close at hand and inexpensive, personalized gifts are sometimes hard to find. So, gather a few things together in a gift basket, box, jar or any creative container that you’ll … 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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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 Ivy Deleon

Autumn is perfect time to catch up with friends. Why not gather friends and get outside to enjoy the season? That’s exactly what I did last weekend — an early brunch and apple picking with … Continue reading




Pumpkin - It's Not Just for Pie

Photo by Deb Wolf

So you’re not ready for cold weather, but be honest, you love pumpkin season. I’m a huge fan of pumpkin pie. But why stop there? Pumpkin is readily available, inexpensive and it’s so good for you. … Continue reading




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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 … Continue reading




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Photo by French Country Cottage

The other day while shopping at HomeGoods, I was feeling a little bit copper. Copper is one of those gorgeous metals that just oozes charm. It is not gold, not silver, not too anything. It … Continue reading