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Advent Thoughts & A Christmas Tradition

We’ve been studying advent in church for the past few weeks, which, frankly, was a new thing to this Southern Baptist-raised girl when we first started attending our nondenominational church. Growing up, advent was little more than the pop-open calendar of tiny pieces of chocolate. So I’m learning more and more about what it really means.
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Gift guide: your unconventional friend who’s going to write the most interesting autobiography someday

Today’s gift guide is one of my favorites (see vol 1 and vol 2). I envision the girl who would love any of these items is that kooky personality who always puts together the most outlandish things but always looks chic. She tells the craziest stories and you know it’s going to make the most
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A Hedgehouse velvet throwbed on the hearth is the perfect place to curl up in front of the fire and wait for Santa to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Giveaway at www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Colorful Christmas: Giveaway #1

In all the hurry scurry of the holiday season, and the scrambling to get everyone else a gift, I thought I’d pull together a few of my favorite things to give away!  First up are these gorgeous velvet throwbeds from Hedgehouse – I’m giving away a sumptuous green velvet one as well as a inky blue/black
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Colorful Christmas tree; white Christmas tree with colorful ornaments www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Holiday Home Tour Pt 3: Candy Color Tree

It’s the final part of my Holiday Home Tour (see part 1 and part 2).  Earlier in the fall I heard someone say that all anybody really wants at the holidays is sameness. That made me pause – it’s the truth, isn’t it? We want it to feel just like it did when we were
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