Good Stress, Bad Stress

Stress. All of our ills seem to come down to how much stress we have in our lives. Have a headache, it's probably stress related. Relationship problems, stress is probably causing them. Not happy with your life, then you should reduce the amount of stress in your life. Article after article, on MSM and New Media, can be found telling us how to "de-stress". Unplug from the world. Take a spa day. Vacations are key. Meditation can help. I say bah to all of that. ...more

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Made my tart last night and thyme simple syrup for apple thyme martinis and then woke up w/ soar throat and had to cancel happy

Made my tart last night and thyme simple syrup for apple thyme martinis and then woke up w/ soar throat and had to cancel happy hour!! ...more
I love thyme too, but too sick for vodka, no martinis for me!!! (recipe in Giada's new cookbook, ... more

making milk chocolate pretzel tart for my happy hour get together tomorrow night

making milk chocolate pretzel tart for my happy hour get together tomorrow night ...more
I loved it and I'm sick, I bet it is even better when you feel well! the pretzels tame the ... more

making milk chocolate pretzel tart for my happy hour get together tomorrow night

making milk chocolate pretzel tart for my happy hour get together tomorrow night ...more
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Chic Fashion video followed by a Chic Holiday Party at The Paris House Designs

 A Recessionista Fashionista Video and Chic Holiday Party  The Paris House Designs filmed a video for you tube in a beautiful 200 year old farmhouse. A great setting not only for a video but the after party.  A Chic Holiday party with food and design ideas that can be used throughout the year.  I have beautiful clothes on display for you to see and get ideas on how to look fabulous on a budget.  I also recommend where to shop and what pieces you should invest in.  After this very informative video, we even talk about the Lilly Pulitzer amazing warehouse sale, and so much more, we threw a great cocktail party with delicious hordoerves. I hope you get a lot of great ideas from our video ...more

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floral arranging

Floral Arranging, Expanding The Perennial Gardens, Cut Flowers to bring inside for entertaining.   ...more

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floral arranging

Floral Arranging, Expanding The Perennial Gardens, Cut Flowers to bring inside for entertaining.   ...more

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floral arranging

Floral Arranging, Expanding The Perennial Gardens, Cut Flowers to bring inside for entertaining.   ...more

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Lets get crafty and really relax on this snowy snowy day

                 Making macaroni Christmas Trees and Making a Lifetime of Memories   ...more

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Dip Into Some Cheese Fondue for New Year's Eve

In that interesting way where everything that's old becomes new again, fondue is back. In major cities across the U.S., fondue restaurants are trendy, and fondue pots are plentiful in the stores again. I'm old enough to remember fondue cooking the first time around, so I know this type of communal activity is perfect for parties. Most people love cheese, so I'm thinking cheese fondue is a perfect thing to serve for New Year's Eve. ...more

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