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A couple of years ago for Father’s Day I got Chris something I knew he’d never get himself. I got him a barbecue cookbook, and inside were tickets to Barbecue University, a 3-day class at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. Suffice to say he had the best time. But he wouldn’t have done it without […]

What can I say, some years you got all the gifts wrapped and nestled under the tree by December 1st and some years, it’s 10 days before Christmas and you haven’t even finished shopping for your immediate family yet (guilty and also, eek!). For those of you who fall in the latter category, let’s knock […]

Over the weekend, I went through my gift list for the girls, family, friends, and neighbors… (the list keeps going), and I made a new list of all the things I still need to get! Shipping times can be risky this late in the game, but I found a bunch of things that are likely […]

You want to know what I love about Valentine’s Day? It’s in February. And a couple months after the holidays, when it’s still so cold out–I really appreciate something to look forward to and celebrate. I used to think that it needed to be a day of grand gestures, and bouquets of flowers, but Chris […]

1. British Designers At Home $38 This book had me with those checkerboard floors :) The British have a charm and a heritage in their design that I aspire to be. Every thing looks so lived in. Every garden looks secret and magical. I want to live on every page. 2. Vanity Fair 100 Years: […]

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