Thanksgiving Conversation Starter-Giving Garland

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I am so in love with my giving garland, I had to bring it back again this year. It's the perfect peacemaker for this year's Thanksgiving dinner.  Loaded with happy questions, it promotes positive conversation and good vibes to keep everyone in the right frame of mind.The giving garland is made of jute twine, tied at both ends and simply attached with different questions to the twine. String the giving garland through your Thanksgiving centerpiece and ignite the happiness during your holiday feast.

Simple. Easy. Happy.

Here are a few sample questions for your garland:

1. What is something that always makes you happy?

2. If you could have a super hero power what would it be?

3. What's your most happy childhood memory?

4. What's your favorite song and why?

5. What famous person would make the best friend?

Be Creative. Keep it Positive. Have Fun. And most of all BE HAPPY.

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The Power of a Gratitude Jar

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This week my thoughts have been focused on gratitude. I love this season This week my thoughts have been focused on gratitude. I love this season because it makes us more aware of what we are grateful for in our lives. I believe this is something that we should practice daily to help us stay connected and ultimately create a happy home. This is one of my favorite rituals in my home, The Gratitude Jar! It is a heartwarming ritual that can truly create miracles. We have fun with this all year long, but as we move into November, the month for being thankful, it might be the perfect time to introduce the gratitude jar into your home

10 Steps to Decorate Happy this Fall

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Last night I got a touch of Fall Fever.  The decorating bug took over as I climbed in the attic and pulled down those orange and black boxes labeled fall decor and went to town on my house. I laughed, I danced, I sang, I was in the zone-the decorating zone. So much fun I had to share.

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME HAPPY -UNLOCK IT.

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1. Make your Bed. Start off on the right foot, when you make your bed you’ll crave a little more organization in your life because you’ll appreciate how good it makes you feel. And if we feel good, we are happy. Don’t you just want to jump into that nicely made bed!

Let Your Star Shine this 4th of July

Hey friends, I received an overwhelming response to my White Wine Sangria with Star-Shaped Pineapple recipe so I decided to give you a few more playful ways to let your STAR shine in your foods. All these ideas add that personal twist to your 4th of July festivities and a unique touch that leaves yours guests thinking your the next Martha Stewart :)

Do you remember the star-shaped tortilla chips I talked about for your Oscar party? They also work great for 4th of July.

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Suckers for Succulents

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How cool are these hanging, mixed metal address plaques with a place for succulents?! We're in love. They're from the UrbanMettle shop on Etsy. She has a bunch of different options, so be sure to make it to her page! This is a fantastic greeter when you unlock your door into happiness. A simple and easy reminder that happy starts at home.

Grad Parties That Glow

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Who doesn’t love a glow in the dark party? I think this is such a fun idea for a graduation party. It is great for all age groups and adds a bit of playful excitement to your graduation festivities.  From party favors to getting your guests to interact, here are a few crafty ideas to get your party started.

1. PARTY FAVORS-  You are headed for a bright future! Pick up a light bulb container at a local crafts store, Michael’s is my favorite. Fill up the light bulb with some neon skittles or M&M’s, any neon candy will do.  Make a fun sign with neon ink and attach to the light bulb with baker’s twine.  A festive and easy party favor for your graduation party.

Buddha Buddies

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WE LOVE BUDDHAS! We both have buddhas scattered around the house and in our gardens. We're always looking for unique buddhas, not the typical ones you see in Lowe's or Home Depot...VivaTerra is a one-of-a-kind company that finds those special artisans and take creative design to another level.  VivaTerra believes that you don't have to compromise style to help preserve the earth's precious resources.

5 Simple Steps to a Loving Home

It’s that season and love is in the air. I’ve been all wrapped up in the word LOVE as I just finished designing my latest trunk, you got it… LOVE.  I did a lot of thinking of what really creates a loving home and the key ingredients to ignite the magic. Every time I create a new trunk,  I absorb myself in the experience of the holiday or the season.  I find myself relying on my 5 senses to truly capture the experience.  I imagine what it would taste like? Whats sounds do I hear? What does it smell like?  So, as we’re approaching Valentine’s Day I wanted to share 5 simple steps to help spark up the romance or make you hug your kids a little bit longer.

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Happy Thanks + Giving

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I love this so much I had to share. Wishing everyone a day full of JOYas we unlock our holidays with happiness and love.

Happy Thanks+Giving

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