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Alison Grieveson

Correcting Santa’s Mistake

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Soooo…as it turns out, Santa did not get my daughter what she really wanted. Remember last week I mentioned that most of her gifts were from her birthday party? I had also gotten her a bunch of clothes so in order not to have too many gifts, I didn’t get my daughter extra gifts or, what […] [Read More]

Christmas 2012 In Pictures

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Well, I have to be honest, this wasn’t one of my greenest Christmases to date. Gifts consisted of leftover gifts from her birthday for my daughter (she was given so many gifts that I kept some for Christmas) and now that I think about it, any toys my son got from Santa were also saved […] [Read More]

All the Trimmings

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’m not a bling kinda gal (duh) but I just realized that most of the ornaments on my christmas tree have a lot of glitter goin’ on…although they also have a vintage vibe happening so that balances it out a bit…right? Anywho, while I love my mod white tree, I also LOVE hand-made ornaments and generally […] [Read More]

The Advent Calendar is Done! (mostly)

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Last week I promised you that I would have the advent calendar project done and I am happy (and perhaps a wee bit surprised) to announce that I finished it…mostly. As you can see from the photo, some of the “trees” are missing their number necklaces. All in all, it was a fun project. Here’s […] [Read More]

The Advent of the Advent Calendar

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Growing up, one of my favorite traditions before Christmas was the advent calendar. We had a simple one that hung on the wall and each day my sisters and I would take turns opening up the little flap/door to see the picture underneath. The simple anticipation of counting down another day closer to Christmas was […] [Read More]

The Meal That Keeps on Giving

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There’s no shame in admitting I like leftovers. Could I truly call myself a recycler if I didn’t? Thanksgiving is one of those days that produces all kinds of delicious meals for days to follow. I wrote about this last year but have decided to make this post an annual occurence because one can never […] [Read More]

Thanksgiving Fun

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Yes, that is excitement in my “voice.” This is the holiday that isn’t about gifts and hoopla but rather about getting together with loved ones, enjoying a delicious meal and reflecting on all those things we are thankful for in our lives. I have looking for some fun little holiday-themed craft projects for the kiddos. […] [Read More]

Gobble It Up!

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner I have been thinking about one of my favorite meals of the year. I am a huge fan of sides…green beans, cauliflower, squash, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes and broccoli, to name a few, but of course it’s the turkey that is the star of the show. This year, consider buying […] [Read More]

Perfect Pumpkin

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As sad as I am that summer has bid us “Adieu,” I am happy to say “Bonjour” to one of fall’s bounties: pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, of course, but one must not forget about pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin (and seeds), pumpkin muffins, pumpkin mousse and my latest favorite (and healthy) snack, pumpkin yogurt! I made these pumpkin […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Obsession: Black Window Panes

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I love this look – black window panes on a white wall. As anyone who knows me will attest, I am a gal who likes color – especially in the home…but this look could convince me to go stark…at least in one room. It’s got a modern yet old-world look about it…I love juxtapositions like that […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living