Five Gift Ideas for the Hostess

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Louis Bouillot Brut, Cupcake Sparkling Rose, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Catena Cabernet Sauvignon; Total Wine

It’s Holiday season, and you’ll likely be attending a Hanukkah Party, Christmas Party, or New Year’s Even Party. So, what gift do you give to the hostess? The easiest thing is to ask her if there is something you can bring to the party, whether a beverage, appetizer, or dessert item. If she insists that there is nothing you need to bring, … Read More

Holiday Contest with Wanderlüks

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Hand-loomed Turkish towels from Wanderluks

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in a few short days! I was chatting with my girlfriend the other night about our upcoming Thanksgiving plans. We ended up exchanging funny stories about our quirky in-laws during past Thanksgivings, and we had each other laughing so hard. I mean, who doesn’t have a crazy story to tell about their relatives or … Read More

How To Survive Twin Toddlers or Any Two Toddlers

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Our boy/girl twins just turned two-years-old, and the fated “terrible two’s” have descended onto our home like a category 5 hurricane, with its howling screams and life-sucking force, angrily throwing objects in protest, spitting out food in displeasure, and destroying our walls and furniture just for the fun of it. Times two, of course. If you have twin toddlers, or … Read More

Seven Life Lessons I’ve Learned at 40

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Abercrombie off-the-shoulder top, at Resort World Bimini, Bahamas

Well, I just turned the big 4-0 last week! Yikes! This midlife milestone has me reflecting back on my life so far and some of the mistakes I’ve personally made and the lessons I’ve learned up to this point. I thought I would share a few of them with you. 1. Grey Hair Is a Blessing – There are so … Read More

Mad Hatter Tea Party in a Whimsical Wonderland

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Dessert Table

Two months ago, we threw a whimsical Wonderland-themed party for the twins’ first birthday. I only recently finished putting the photo album together for printing.  It brought back fond memories of such a special celebration for us. My friends had asked me how I made some of the decorations for the party, so I thought I would share these ideas with you. For the … Read More