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    Start a Bookclub

      One of my favorite things to do after a long day is to cuddle up in my favorite chair with a good book. To me, reading is an easy and inexpensive way to escape the daily grind and relax. When I read a good book, all I want to do is share my excitement […]

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    5 Essentials for Ringing in the New Year

        New Year’s Eve is only a day away and you are trying to narrow your list on how to make the most of your night.  Whether you are hosting a small get-together at your place or hitting up the biggest bash in town, there are five essentials, I keep in mind, to plan […]

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    Keeping Christmas Fun and Stress Free

    As a working mother of two children, (ages 8 and 5) I never thought I would relinquish certain Christmas traditions from my 20’s and early 30’s.  Instead of my perfectly decorated tree with white lights along with my perfectly arranged glass ornaments and ribbons, I now let my “little people” do the decorating. My husband still […]

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    Gift Cards at the Holidays

    Gift cards are the subject of great debate during the Holidays.  While they seem to be growing in popularity more and more each year, some people still aren’t on board for buying them. Here are a few arguments for each side. Pros for giving gift cards at the holidays: 1. They hold their value (for the […]

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    Black Friday

    Black Friday.  How can I really describe it?  It’s nuts.  It’s definitely not for the weary or fainthearted.  I had the genius idea to venture out at o’dark thirty to hit up Target for an external hard drive and DVD.  Yes, you heard me right just two things… one very big mistake.   I dragged myself […]

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    Wednesday Wedding Chatter: Just a Few of my Wedding Planning Experiences

    The first sign of appeared when trying to lock down a reception location. We had a specific date in mind and eleven months to get there, but you’d be surprised, even with that much time, how difficult it was to find availability. I probably tried 5 or 6 places before finding one that wasn’t booked. […]

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    Wednesday Wedding Chatter: Bride and Groom Faux Pas

    As promised, I’m back today to talk about weddings.  We left off last week with faux pas of wedding guests so it seems only appropriate that this week we talk about faux pas of the bride and groom.  You’ve seen them and I’ve seen them, so let’s give future couples a little advice. Thank You […]

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    Wednesday Wedding Chatter with Amanda

    Well folks, I’m back to talk a little bit more about weddings.  As a matter of fact, I’ll be talking about weddings every Wednesday until December.   So make sure to keep checking back here for tips & confessions… and enjoy the chatter! Let’s start off with wedding guest faux pas.  Don’t feel bad; I’ve done […]

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    Cut Your Wedding Party Some Slack

    We all (and by we, I am referring to most women) have an idea of what we want for our perfect day- from the season, to the venue, to the color scheme, even the people who will be in it.  So how do you make your wedding party fit into these plans without breaking the […]

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    Peak Wedding Season- Tis the Season to Give and Give Some More

    Here are some tips for spreading the joy… and your money to make it through. We’re knee deep in wedding season and the end seems far. I want to start off by clarifying that I am a huge fan of weddings- in fact, I would dare to say that I love them. I love seeing […]

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