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Practical Tips for Expressing Gratitude

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I love Thanksgiving so much – it’s a day where we all get to gather and reflect with friends and family. And while the holidays may bring their own level of stress, we can each choose to be grateful for at least one thing or one person in our lives today. But what does that look like in tangible form? …

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Opry Mills Mall Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving and Christmas Hours

Opry Mills

I was doing a search for the Opry Mills Mall holiday hours here in Nashville and believe it or not, I actually had a hard time finding them! I figured if I was searching for the Opry Mills Outlet Mall store hours this holiday season, one of you might be as well… So here you have it: OPRY MILLS MALL …

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How to Feed Hungry Holiday Guests on a Budget {Caramelized Onion Bacon Tart Recipe}

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You know you’re going to have guests visiting over the holidays – and they’re going to need to eat – but you want to be able to spend time visiting with friends and family, not in the kitchen the entire time. Plus, who wants to spend the time or money replicating the main holiday meal? The key to feeding hungry …

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Chicago Family Fun: Holiday Travel Edition

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Growing up in Chicago, I had two favorite times of year: one during the summer, right before the 4th of July when Taste of Chicago was in full sing in Grant Park, and the other during the holidays, after Thanksgiving but before Christmas when all the stores are decorated and Michigan Avenue fully comes alive. So when I had the …

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Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Guide 2015

Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Guide 2014

It’s my holiday restaurant gift card guide for 2015! This is my favorite time of year to buy gift cards. We actually budget money throughout the year to save for buying restaurant gift cards at the holidays that we then use to eat out throughout the rest of the year. So many restaurants offer bonuses when you buy gift cards …

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Macy’s Cyber Monday Twitter Party *$475 in Prizes!*

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Where will you be on Cyber Monday? Wherever you are, make sure you’re by your computer for our Macy’s Cyber Monday Twitter Party! That’s right, I’ll be co-hosting a Macy’s Twitter party scheduled for (Cyber) Monday, November 30th at 9AM PT/12PM ET. We’ll be tweeting about all things Macy’s and holiday shopping, while sharing our favorite gifts, deals and tips …

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Happy Hour at Starbucks: Half Off Frappuccinos

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour

Happy Hour at Starbucks: Half Off Frappuccinos starting on May 1st! Between 3-5 pm on May 1-10, you can get half off Frappuccionos at your local Starbucks. Starbucks Rewards members also get an extra hour, so the goodness lasts until 6pm for us. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a good deal any other day at Starbucks, you can get an …

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Top 3 Christmas Movies

Christmas Vacation Movie Clark Griswold

You know you’re all talking about it anyway, so I thought I’d just go ahead and post my collection of the top 3 Christmas movies of all time. One of our favorite things to do at Christmas is watch the movies that only seem to come out around the holidays, so here are my 3 favorites: 1. White Christmas So …

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Bite Size Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving in 3 courses & 3 ingredients

Mini Sweet PotatoPie Recipe

Are you looking for details on my Bite Size Thanksgiving feast I shared on TV? Well I have all the recipes here, including the inspiration for this homemade Thanksgiving in 3 courses with 3 ingredients each. My friend, Mary Elizabeth, came to me recently with a conundrum: she invited her daughter’s entire Kindergarten class over for a Thanksgiving meal since …

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Dollywood Holiday: Weekend Update in Pictures

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It was another fun Cone family adventure over the past few days and I’m thrilled to share our Dollywood Holiday Weekend Update in pictures with you today! I had to start out with a shot of us all snuggled in bed watching the Incredibles on Friday night. We didn’t think we were all going to be home together, so it …

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