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Dear 2019, Let’s Grow Joy!

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It’s that time of year again – time for reflection and setting goals! Time to take stock of where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished, and where we want to go as we start a new year. 2018, you have been a whirlwind! A whirlwind with many hurdles, laughter through tears, and significant joys too.  The …

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Handcrafted Christmas Gifts: Featuring Made in the South

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Spread the love this holiday season with handcrafted Christmas gifts from American artisans. Featuring unique made in the South products, P&P’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is sure to please your loved ones and help us all support local economies! Merry Christmas Y’all! I am excited to share my 2018 Holiday Gift Guide today. This year’s …

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Autumn Adventures: My Fall Bucket List

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Her heart was filled with flutter and wonder. ~ Emma, Jane Austen This is how I feel every year as autumn begins to meander in with her crisp air…cool, misty mornings…and burst of color. I get fluttery about the thought of cozy sweaters and darling pumpkins. And I feel infinite wonder at the beautiful glory …

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Dahlias Don’t Multitask

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A lesson from a dahlia: thoughts on time management, the power of singular concentration, and the pitfalls of multitasking. Dahlias have no fragrance. Did you know that? I wandered through a field of them and there was absolutely no scent. No cloyingly sweet smell like a lily. No bright effervescence like a gardenia nor exotic …

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Wedding Registry – The Most Useful Wedding Gifts 5 Years Later

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Add these useful wedding gifts to your registry for their lasting practicality a.k.a. 10 present ideas that will make brides & grooms deliciously happy! Of course the best part of our wedding was marrying the love of my life, but a close second was having our friends and family travel from all around the country …

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