The Gift Box Series: Wedding Gift Superlatives

One of the most enjoyable parts of engagement and marriage is registering for items to start your new life together. Kitchen accessories, appliances, and bedding suddenly become exciting because they represent the start of life with your forever roommate. We spent hours making lists and talking about what we would need. I know that every…

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I’ll Stencil You In: Moroccan Stenciled Hallway from Royal Design Studios

Most 1950s ranch style houses were built without entryways. You simply walk into the living room. In our case, you walk into the living room and look straight ahead into a hallway. I really wanted to spruce up the first thing you see upon entering the house by doing something creative with the hallway. I…

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The Gift Box Series: One-Year Box of Dates

I love gifts. When I first came to the realization that one of my love languages is gifts, I thought that made me materialistic and selfish. Although I’m sure I struggle with those qualities at times, I have learned to embrace my love for giving people creative gifts and the joy I feel when someone…

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A Gift to Warm a Home

Do you remember that scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” when George and Mary Bailey welcome the Martini family to their first home with a wonderful basket of housewarming goodies? Mary Bailey looks so picturesque with her little 1940s outfit and perfectly curled hair. I want to be like her, and I love seeing the…

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