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Saturdays At Shop This

( Via: Zsa Zsa Bellagio )About this time, Santa is checking his list. I can't decide if he wants me to be naughty or nice. Maybe a little of both. Well, I did make my own list and we shall see. How are you doing with yours? Here are some links that m...
by Shop This on Dec 17, 2016

Christmas Piano Party & Recital Ideas

I recently hosted my annual Christmas Piano Party & Recital. I do this each December, as my “gift” to my piano students. But really, it’s a gift for myself too, because I enjoy it so much. In case you are looking for Christmas p...
by Girls in White Dresses on Dec 16, 2016

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Trivia

It’s Nutcracker season, and you probably know that the composer of that famous ballet is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — or as we more often refer to him, Peter Tchaikovsky. How about some trivia on the great composer? Tchaikovsky wrote three...
by Girls in White Dresses on Dec 14, 2016

Five Christmas Gifts Not to Give Teachers: Advice from a Former Educator

I was an elementary teacher for eight years. During those years, students gave me gifts of all types. While I appreciated the thought behind all of them (OK, MOST of them – there was that “please give me an A” gift given right befor...
by Girls in White Dresses on Dec 9, 2016

Gifts With Person-al-ity!

( Via: Moon and Lola Facebook )Today we are getting personal, in the best possible way. Thinking of someone with a gift, big or small, is always nice. Taking the time to add their name or initials, is especially thoughtful. This type of gifting can n...
by Shop This on Dec 5, 2016

My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway 2016

Take a look at the gift collage to see all the amazing giveaways you are about to enter! Scroll down to see my giveaway up close. Enter to win My Favorite Things prize package at the bottom of this post. HOP around to all the other sites, check out t...
by My Sweet Sanity on Dec 1, 2016

Carmel Symphony: A Christmas Gift to Treasure

Christmas is coming, and what should you buy for the kids in your life? I’d like to make the case for event-focused gifts. Let’s face it: many, if not most, kids here in the US have so many toys that they’ve become so much rubble to...
by Girls in White Dresses on Dec 1, 2016

In Praise of Grocery Shopping

I love grocery shopping. Mondays are favorite days for me, largely because that’s when I go to a couple of grocery stores to buy the things I need for the week. I find it strange when I hear people complain about shopping for groceries, because...
by Girls in White Dresses on Sep 2, 2016

Pippa Middleton Facts

Pippa Middleton Facts Pippa Middleton — sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge — captured the world’s attention from the moment she stepped into Westminster Abbey as a bridesmaid in Prince William and Kate’s wedding, in he...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 31, 2016

Mansfield Ohio Trip: BibleWalk & Kingwood Center

After we hit the Shawshank Trail and visited the Ohio State Reformatory, there was still more to see in Mansfield. One of the girls asked, “Why are there so many good things in this one little town?” One of those good things was the Bible...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 24, 2016

Alaska Trip: Juneau Dogsledding

Last time, our Alaska travelogue took us to Mendenhall Glacier. We’re not done with Juneau yet — how about a little Juneau dogsledding? We took a bus from Juneau to the dogsledding place we’d reserved prior to the trip. Honestly, I&...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 18, 2016

Ohio State Reformatory: Shawshank Redemption Site

Have you seen “The Shawshank Redemption?” I did, several years ago, and was struck by the impressive building portraying the prison where characters Andy and Red live. Well, that prison is not just a movie set. It’s the Ohio State R...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 12, 2016

Dress Like Kate Middleton

Have you read that William and Kate — and possibly the kids, too — will be visiting Canada next month? I can hardly wait to see the photos that come out of that trip! Let’s take a closer look at Kate’s impeccable fashion sense...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 5, 2016

Endless Summer: Etsy Picks

This week there are no camps to rush off to or obligations beyond waking up to the sound of a whirring fan. Next week is my last trip of the summer, I’m sneaking away to Maui for a week with my family then the kids go back to school the following w...
by Centsational Girl on Aug 4, 2016

Alaska Trip: Haines

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you —   After our day at sea cruising Glacier Bay, we stopped at port at the small town of Haines. You may not have heard of Haines (I had not), because it’s not a major port. Most cruise s...
by Girls in White Dresses on Aug 3, 2016

Melania Trump Recipes: Apple Napoleons

Melania Trump Recipes — an unlikely search, because, I’m doubting that a woman of Melania Trump’s net worth does much cooking. If you were worth billions, would you? Sure, I might drop in with an occasional menu plan Monday, but tha...
by Girls in White Dresses on Jul 29, 2016

Alaska Trip: Cruising Glacier Bay

Cruising Glacier Bay Our cruise included two types of days: those when we stopped at ports, and those when we stayed on the ship, just … cruising. I have to say that, although I enjoy exploring new cities and towns, there was always a feeling o...
by Girls in White Dresses on Jul 27, 2016

Fab Travel Footwear

Hello friends! I’m back from my 2 ½ week trip to Europe, I flew home from Germany yesterday and am still feeling a bit of jet lag this afternoon but it’s not too bad. For my first 10 days in Europe I had a traveling companion, my good girlfriend...
by Centsational Girl on Jul 25, 2016

Linkup Parties My Favorite Things 180

Glad to see you for this week’s Linkup Parties  linkup parties! We love sharing your posts that you share with us at the My Favorite Things and Inspiration Spotlight blogging Linkup Parties. See the details for the Linkup Parties bel...
by Dear Creatives on Jul 23, 2016

Can It Forward Day!

I’m so excited to once again participate in the annual – Can It Forward Day! It’s such a wonderful, positive concept. Preserving the harvest and foods for future use is so rewarding.  The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preser...
by A Delightsome Life on Jul 22, 2016


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