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Dinner Party Ideas

28 Feb

FuMin Dinner Party

Dinner parties don’t have to be fancy pull-your-hair-out affairs. They can be a convenient way to fit in time with family and friends between work trips, holidays, and extracurricular chauffeuring.

The trick is to make them easy and fun.

Here are my favorite 5 dinner party ideas. I’d love to hear yours, too!

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10 Uses for Postcards and Travel Brochures

21 Feb
Photo courtesy of Robin Stubbs, Flickr Creative Commons

Photo courtesy of Robin Stubbs, Flickr Creative Commons

What do you do with all those postcards and travel brochures amassed on trips?

  • Store them, only to ditch them on a future organizational rampage?
  • Add them to that scrapbooking basket gathering dust on the shelf?
  • Hope they’ll magically transform into something amazing?

Well, it’s time to save them.

Here are 10 easy ways to put those treasures to good use:

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Hostess Gift Ideas

19 Nov

If there were a spokeswomen for hostess gifts, I’d be a contender.

Cubicle Hoarding

No, not that Hostess. Although sadly, with the closure, I will never be able to jump in a Twinkie cubicle pit like this.

Anyone who’s ever hosted anything knows that, after putting so much thought and work into doing something for others, it’s heartwarming to have a little gesture of acknowledgment in return.

Whether you use one of these ideas or (even better) come up with something specific to your host, the key is: You don’t need to spend much. The saying holds true. It’s the thought that counts.

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Personalized Frame

28 Aug

My friend Amber gave me this idea. She made a personalized frame for my daughter last year for Christmas. Admit it: It’s freaking adorable.

A spot of honor with Bo, Peep, Toe, Grimm, Robot, Ryan’s childhood elephant, and Cristina Baby.

All you need is:

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6 Uses for Mismatched Socks

15 Aug

Pavlov’s amorphous sock toy.

No matter how careful we are or how organized, socks bide their time, plotting their great escape.

And don’t even get me started on the disappearing tactics of the itsy-bitsy toddler variety.

I’ve come to accept this as some sort of basic law of physics. As such, I’m no longer fighting it. I’m embracing it.

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