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Return Of The Elf

Tis’ the season of Chip.  He’s our family’s Elf and he does anything but stay on a shelf.  It’s nice to have him around so that I can mention, ‘Chip is watching…’ in any unfavorable situation, and somehow smiles and proper behavior roll-out instantaneously.  And although I rather enjoy Chip when he’s here visiting (mainly […]

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Festive Mocktails for the Holidays (or any days)

Whether you’re pregnant, counting calories or, like me, a year-round mocktail connoisseur, I’m here with good news: Mocktails can be good y’all! Here are a few of my favorites: Tart Cherry Tini 1 ounce tart cherry juice (my favorite brand is R.W. Knudsen Family Just Tart Cherry and I get it at HEB) ½ ounce […]

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Has the Art of Hosting Truly Been Lost?

Today it seems everyone is in a rush. Rush to get to work, rush to get home from work, rush to cook dinner, rush get the kids to bed, rush through the kid’s birthday parties, rush to get through the holidays. Phew, I am exhausted thinking of it all. With two little girls under the […]

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