Home: The Well Appointed House

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These days I have home furnishings on the brain… My talented friend Melissa Hawks has run a super successful blog and retail site called The Well Appointed House for 15 years and recently decided to open a storefront for her brand that sells beautiful baubles and the perfect gifts. I want one of every item… read more

For the Boys: Turq Swimbriefs

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I love me a good pair of board shorts at the beach – but I do not love me board shorts that reveal the outline of a man’s package underneath. I’ve yet to buy a pair of Turq swimbriefs but I think I’ll order my husband a pair to try this summer. I figure they’re a… read more

Great Gift: The Blanket Lady

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  Now that I have your attention… When my son JT was just a few weeks old we received the sweetest gift from a dear friend. It arrived by mail and was a gorgeous personalized blanket from The Blanket Lady. If you are a friend and have had a baby recently chances are I sent… read more

Shopping for a Cause: Cabochon Jewelry

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  I love beautiful things – whether it be a stunning pair of semi-precious earrings or an open field with lush greens and old trees casting long shadows. This partnership mixes the two. The incredibly talented jewelry designer behind Cabochon Jewelry has generously decided to give 15% of all proceeds at her trunk show this… read more

PSA: Jump It

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I cannot believe it has taken me this long to discover this nifty gadget. If you have ever had your car battery die at an inopportune time you will understand why this contraption is so genius! It all started two weeks ago when our car battery died. It was 8 am and I had all… read more

Site: The Local Vault

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You all know I get very fired up about good local businesses. Today’s post is about a fabulous site I have been meaning to blog about for some time. (I fully blame the new baby for the delay!) Please help me to welcome The Local Vault. Do you ever look around your home and feel… read more

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Crepe Pan – For the cook who loves to make pancakes or crepes on Sunday morning… Sexy Underthings – What woman doesn’t want a little something special to make them feel sexy? Off Scot Free Card – A get-out-of-jail-free card for that moment when you need it most. Mon Amour Matchbox – Such a sweet… read more

Gift Guide: Games

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{Qwirkle, Zingo, Monopoly, Battleship, Connect Four, Brain Quest SMART Game, Simon, Don’t Tip The Waiter} This Christmas we are going big on board games. The focus is on getting our kids working on their numbers, letters, reading, and fine/gross motor skills while also having fun. Games like Connect Four are also good for learning patterns and strategy. Monopoly was on our list… read more

Gift Guide: Favorite Little Things for the Hostess

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{Leather Travel Bag Set, Vase, Hand Towels, To Do Lists, Dop Kit, Food Tags, Glasses, Keyhook, Bud Vases, Candles, Monkey Dish, Buzzed Napkins, Pebble Dish, Zebra Dish} Here are a handful of my favorite gifts from around the web. Many of which are very affordable and make for great hostess gifts when headed out to parties this holiday season. I think it’s safe… read more

Great Site: The Well Appointed House

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Tis the season! It’s hard to believe that the holidays are almost upon us. That means it’s time to think about gifting. There are so many fabulous sites out there that it’s a relief to know most of my shopping can be done from the cozy confines of my TV room while I snuggle a… read more