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    Holiday Entertaining in a Small Space

    With the upcoming holidays, chances are you will be fitting more guests than usual into your humble abode. I’ve pulled together some tips for entertaining in small spaces, so your get-together can go off without a hitch. 1. Work with what you have. Decide what space you will be using and how many rooms you […]

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    Basics for Hosting Your First Tailgate

    This is your first time throwing a tailgating party – where do you start? What do you need? Don’t fret!  We have a list of the basic necessities that every tailgate party needs to be absolutely amazing; and that will keep your guests coming back year after year! These are seven essentials to a fabulous […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    Fun Kitchen Gadgets

      There are lots of kitchen tools that all of us need: forks, knives, mixing spoons, spatulas… the list goes on. But what about these unique devices? Check these kitchen tools out and make sure they are in your home.     Spaghetti Measure       Mickey Mouse Bottle Opener       Two […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Quick Cleaning Tips

    “The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I’ve ever seen that I didn’t have to clean.” So, even decades ago, Erma Bombeck still seems correct in her statement. However, cleanliness for home and apartment dwellers is a healthy habit to practice daily, even if all you want to do is kick back at the end […]

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    Less is More

        When it comes to New Year’s Eve, everyone is inclined to think big. That’s great, but when it comes to food, thinking small is a better bet. A New Year’s Eve menu full of appetizers or entrée items served bite-sized is the way to go because it gives guests the ability to chow […]

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  • DIY

    How to Make Farmhouse Benches

    Brought to you by our friend Tommy Sibiga from TommyandEllie.com! Do you know how much dining room chairs cost? Take that number and then multiply it by 12. What do you get? A very large number. A number that’s well beyond our means. When I first started considering to build a dining room table, I […]

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  • DIY

    Create Your Own Invitations!

    In this day and age everyone is looking for a way to stand out; or at least that was the case for me when I was planning my daughter’s first birthday party. Sure there were tons of cute, and reasonably priced premade invitations, but I wanted something unique, that would immediately grab my audience’s attention. […]

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    Wednesday Wedding Chatter: Just Got Engaged! Now What?

      You just got engaged and now that friends and family have been notified, the questions begin.  Almost always after you share your news, you’re going to be asked about the date and what things you’ve already decided.  If you’re a planner like me, you may already have answers, but if you’re not then you […]

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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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