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Christina Paul
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Decorating for Halloween: Black & White Magic
    It seems some things one never outgrows. For me, the enchantment and magic of Halloween is something I still admittedly look forward to with child-like, (if not immature) anticipation.   Although I can't abide horror movies and shy away from ghoulish an...
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Bastille Day: Vive Les Cream Puffs
It seems summer is the perfect season for celebrations. While our own nation proudly boasts many festive patriotic holidays, why not also join our longtime french friends across the pond in a toast to their independence this July 14th with your own fete for...
Bastille Day: Vive Les Cream Puffs
Bastille Day: Vive Les Cream Puffs
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Tea with George Washington: a 235 year old carrot cake recipe
As someone with a serious sweet tooth, come The fourth of July, while others may be scouting out firework displays, picnic sites or new gas grills, I find myself considering what sort of delicious cake would be worthy of celebrating our country's birthday. ...
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Naturally Beautiful Easter Eggs
How many fondly remember the magic of dying Easter eggs as a child? Simply dropping a store-bought pellet into a glass of water and vinegar produced vivid colorful concoctions in mere minutes. While admittedly quick and convenient, I thought I'd go with nat...
Naturally Beautiful Easter Eggs
Naturally Beautiful Easter Eggs
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St. Patrick's Day: Whimsical Wee Folk
N o matter one's heritage, the seventeenth of March is always a day to celebrate all things Irish. Whether whipping up authentic recipes from the Emerald Isle, imbibing in a hearty Guinness or adopting the wearing of the green, embracing a touch of Ireland,...
St. Patrick's Day: Whimsical Wee Folk
St. Patrick's Day: Whimsical Wee Folk
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Italian Cherry Cream Sodas: An Easy Sweet Valentine treat
                M any among my friends and family have mixed reactions to Valentine's Day. For some it can be a holiday of grand romantic gestures complete with roses, proposals and champagne, for others a simple fun card or box of candy will suffice, and I...
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La Chandeleur: French Crepe Day
                                                                                                               All Photos CPaul I 've always been fascinated by the way different holidays are celebrated in cultures around world. It seems on almost any given ...
La Chandeleur: French Crepe Day
La Chandeleur: French Crepe Day
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Wishing our Readers a Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays
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Autumn Antler Tablescape
While turkeys understandably take center stage at Thanksgiving, it can be fun to include nods to other wildlife in your seasonal Autumn displays as well.  With my Halloween props and pumpkins still on display, I thought I'd use what was on hand to create a ...
Autumn Antler Tablescape
Autumn Antler Tablescape
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Thrift Benefit for Animals, Last Chance Ranch and a Halloween Black Cat Shoe
If, like me, you love a good browse through a thrift shop, you know your purchases are all the more special when the proceeds go to a charitable cause close to your heart. A few years back, the talented blogger and animal lover Jeannette Cheney, from Countr...
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