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    Thanksgiving Cake Pops! -Guest Blogger

    I am super excited about today’s blog! My friend Jenn made adorable Thanksgiving cake pops, and documented her every step! I wish I could channel half of the Julia Child that she seems to have channeled! Check out more of Jenn’s culinary awesomeness at Jenn Cooks And Cakes!   The Holiday’s just seem to lend […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    Decorating Your Front Door for Fall

    Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The trees are changing color and the air is beginning to cool. It’s a wonderful experience. Many people want to bring these great colors into their apartments and homes, but are not sure how. Here is an idea to get you in the mood […]

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  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING

    The Cookie Exchange

    Ah the holiday season- time for festive sweaters, decorating the office, and a delicious parade of food. All of this merriment leads to one thing: the infamous cookie exchange! Time to polish off your baking skills, dust off great grandma’s secret family recipe- you know the one 5 people died trying to get, and show […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Christmas Trees- Out with the Green and in with the Pink, White, Blue, & Black

    It may (or may not) sound crazy but Christmas trees aren’t limited to the traditional dark green anymore.  While there hasn’t been a tree farmer yet that can grow vibrantly colored trees, the artificial tree industry certainly has begun supplying them.  If you walk through a retail store this time of year you are sure […]

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    Habari gani? (“What’s New?”) The celebration of Kwanzaa!

    The fun doesn’t end after Christmas, for some, it’s only just begun! Celebrated Dec. 26-Jan.1, Kwanzaa is the unique African American celebration that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Kwanzaa, which means, “first fruits of the harvest” in the African language Kiswahili, was founded in 1966 and is […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    White Christmas

     Why not this year break away from tradition, and try a more modern look? White Christmas decorations will have your apartments looking not only fun, modern and funky, but also fresh and wintery. During this holiday season, what does white remind you of? SNOW, of course! So these tips are inspired by snow and ice. […]

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    A Puppy’s Plea

     Dear Mom, Through our many years together I have come to the understanding that Halloween is a holiday that humans like to celebrate. However, I have a few bones to pick with you regarding my treatment during your festive celebrations. First off, you enjoying baking fabulous treats for you and your guests and yet you […]

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  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING

    Chow Time at Super Bowl XLIII

    The count down is on! Super Bowl XLIII is five days away and the game is shaping up to be a good one. Everyone is looking forward to the traditional festivities for their Super Bowl party, such as the manly (or womanly) bonding, yummy food, friends, etc. However, according to Extra, the average person eats about 1,200 […]

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  • DIY

    Kid Friendly Craft-Advent Calendar

    A time honored tradition in my home was an advent calendar used to count down the days until Christmas. The specific one in my house had 25 boxes with little gift ornaments. Each day my brother and I would open up the little box with a surprise ornament in it and hang it on the […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    Easy and Quick Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    With all the festivities surrounding the planning of your Thanksgiving feast, it’s no wonder you have forgotten one very important detail-the centerpiece! No worries, I’ve complied five easy and quick ways to make your centerpiece perfect for your family gathering.  The best part….most of them can be found at your local grocery store or right […]

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