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State cheese plates

Serving a good plate of cheese is one of the ways I love to welcome guests. It’s easy (just buy the ingredients from the store). Cheese, crackers and fruit – you can’t go wrong there! We made a recent spread extra special by adding in a couple of our favorite states in the form of […]

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The coolest cooler in town

It’s official… I’m on an ice cream – cool sweets – so excited it is finally summer – kick this week. The weather is warm and our cooler is open for the season. To update our current (not so awesome) cooler, which is that basic white-on-white-everyone’s-got-one type of cooler, I decided to paint it and […]

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Father’s Day gift idea: kid drawn artwork on cups

This post is sponsored by T.J.Maxx. With Father’s Day coming up I have been thinking hard about a creative way to give Matt his yearly dose of children’s artwork. He is such a great dad and adores getting art pieces from the kids (like printed face wrapping paper). Every year we try to do a little something special […]

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10 great types of cactus to gift

Let’s talk about how awesome it is to gift different types of cactus… Instead of gifting the traditional flowers for Mother’s Day, for teacher appreciation week (it’s this week in case you forgot!), for wedding gifts, housewarming or graduation gifts – give a cactus. I love gifting cactuses because they are really really hard to […]

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