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How to Survive The Holidays

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

The lovely people at Deep South Magazine have allowed me to write a holiday etiquette column for them.

Do you need a few tips? Maybe a little giggle?

Holiday Shopping at Ross

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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The lovely people at Ross Dress For Less recently sent me a $25 gift certificate and let me have at it.

And so I did.

What did I get?

Cypress Street Pint and Plate

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Every year, Holly, Eric and I have our annual Christmas dinner. In the past we have dined at Dolce, Farm Burger and some other a’sundry spots.

Where did we go this year?

The Perfect Holiday Flowers-Guest Post!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

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We have a guest today. I am so happy to welcome Patricia Hall, designer of lovely floral arrangements. Need some inspiration for your holiday table? Let Patricia give you some ideas.

Come on in!

It’s What You’ve Been Waiting For!

Monday, December 19th, 2011

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I know you’ve been good!

Cocktails & A Christmas Story

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

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Decorate the tree…check. Buy presents…check. Watch little Ralphie beg for a Red Ryder BB gun in A Christmas Story…check! Once you have taken care of everyone else for the holiday season, treat yourself to a classic film and some festive cocktails. Paying homage to this film are some tasty libations that will be perfect for that lazy snowy afternoon in front of the TV. And in case you didn’t know, TBS will be playing the movie continually from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.

Fragile! It must be Italian!

The Pics Keep On Coming!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

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No more musings. The photos say it all.

Come on in and join the party!

Oh Hooray! Some Swell Party Photos!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Now that I have dished almost all the behind-the-scenes gossip about our holiday party, I am ready to dish a bit more.

Some tidbits inside…and then party pictures!

Post Party Musings, Part II

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

These ramblings about the other side of the party are about as candid as you will ever see me get here. I am laying it all out for you. And sometimes, it ain’t pretty.

What else could possibly happen?

Post Party Musings, Part I

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Saturday night was our annual Black Tie Soiree and we are still recuperating.

Eric and I took special pains to ensure that everything was in working order, but you can’t help when things sometimes go awry.

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