“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ―Leonardo da Vinci
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Gracious Hospitality

When holidays loom and call for family and friends to gather, even the most simple meal can become … Read more

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50 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

It just isn't Halloween without a traditional jack-o-lantern or, at the very least, pumpkins gracing … Read more

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Chunky Rigatoni Chili

There’s no denying—chili is perfect with football. This chunky chili is a cinch to make and hearty … Read more

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Awesome Autumn Entries

Ring the bells. Let the leaves fall. Autumn is officially here. What better way to herald in the … Read more

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Traveling with Ease

Traveling is all about getting away from it all, exploring new and exciting places, experiencing … Read more

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Cottage Charm at the Beach

This beachfront cottage is utterly oozing with charm. Quiet and unassuming, it is just steps away … Read more

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A Beautiful Easter

Celebrating Easter and decorating for the holiday is a lot of fun. Popular customs include … Read more

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Easter Dinner

When I was growing up, Easter dinner was usually an early afternoon affair. Though it was … Read more

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Black Magic

The color black has timeless appeal. Though it actually represents the absence of color, there is … Read more

Patricia and TomHello . . . and welcome to our happy home! Tom and I are two empty nesters who have decided to downsize and simplify our lives. The time has come to lose the clutter and drama, travel a little, laugh a lot, sit back, and enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer. Read more

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Slow Down to Savor Life

I've been known to tell people that I'm so busy, I don't have time to breathe. It might be an exaggeration, but there are some days when I simply have … Read more

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