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Author: Alison Grieveson

Correcting Santa’s Mistake

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

Christmas 2012 In Pictures

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

All the Trimmings

’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

The Advent Calendar is Done! (mostly)

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

The Advent of the Advent Calendar

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

The Meal That Keeps on Giving

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

Thanksgiving Fun

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

Gobble It Up!

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

Perfect Pumpkin

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

Obsession: Black Window Panes

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