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Happy Hour : May Day

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For this Happy Hour, how about bringing back May Day?  I love the idea of May 1st being a day of celebration.  In the 1950's, my Mom would make little flower bouquets that my brother and I would deliver to our Portland neighbors.  We'd hang the flowers on the door, knock as loud as we could and then run fast. "Happy May Day" was meant to be a surprise.  This year, why not bring back this sweet tradition?  Here's some easy ways to spread some May Day cheer.

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Christmas : Scandinavian, Naturally

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I gotta admit it.  I'm a bit scared to look in the "Christmas" boxes down in our basement.  After my summer purge of most things "nonessential," I'm just wondering what's left down there.  One thing is for certain, our 8' tree with LED lights is a goner as it took a village to get it up three floors and set up.  Whatever is left in the basement, I'm dreaming of a Scandinavian-inspired wonderland this year.  To get started, let's take a look at my inspiration photos.

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Places We Go : Easter Treats

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Some of my favorite Easter treats can be found at Cost Plus World Market.  Italian Panettones for breakfast and Nestler paper eggs stuffed with treats.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 25. Easy Easter Decorating

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Do you go all out with decorating for holidays?  If you have little kiddies, you might be up to your ears in bunnies and baskets and eggs right about now.  But if the Easter Bunny isn't making a personal appearance at your house,  maybe keeping holiday decorating to a minimum is the way to go.  Sure, you want your decor to reflect something special is happening, but what is the right amount and where should you do it?

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Places We Go : Christmas in San Francisco, 2016

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Happy New Year!  Here's to having this extra holiday day, "New Year's Day Observed."  Thinking over the last two weeks, some adventures in San Francisco added to the holiday spirit.  Simple walks through hotel lobbies and stores just looking at decorations.  The city was magical with decorating treasures and some ideas for next year.  

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