DIY Stocking Holder

DIY Stocking Holder

No fireplace mantel? No problem. One of the wish list items for my new house was a fireplace. I like to seasonally decorate the mantel, use it as a candle ledge, and feel the warmth of a roaring fire on a raining day. But most of all, I love to hang the Christmas stockings . . .

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How to Hack Ikea Magazine Boxes

How to Hack Ikea Magazine Boxes

Living in a small house, I have to find storage wherever I can.  There is one built in shelf in my hall that I use for storage. I have got all kinds of goodies hiding in those gray Ikea Kvarnvik boxes: wrapping paper, ribbon . . . 

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6 Houses We Missed Out On - Part 1

6 Houses We Missed Out On - Part 1

We found our house by a miracle--her name is Jodi. (Catch more about her at the end of part 2). It is a competitive world baby! When you are determined to live in a popular neighborhood and you aren't an investor that can drop cash, it takes not giving up and . . .

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Apple Cider Spritzer

Apple Cider Spritzer

It is apple season, but here in California it is still hot outside. There is no need to skip that fresh-pressed apple cider just because it's too warm for a steamy cup. Here is the recipe for my signature apple cider spritzer. 

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