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Creative Christmas Card Displays

This is the time of year when we look forward to trips to the mailbox — when our excitement over receiving Christmas cards trumps our dread of bills (those come next month). But what to do with all those cards? Here are a few creative ways to display those cards so everyone can enjoy them […]

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Happy Birthday, Christmas Baby!

Do you know what Sir Isaac Newton, Sissy Spacek, Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Buffett all have in common? They were all born on December 25. They are part of a special group of people who know what it’s like to get “combination gifts,” to not be able to have birthday parties because everyone is “too […]

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Care to Exchange?

Tis the season for exchanges. No, silly, not exchanging gifts you don’t want. We’re talking about Cookie Exchange and Ornament Exchange parties!! Christmas Cookie Exchange Party   Love Christmas cookies but don’t want to do all that baking? Then host a cookie swap. The rules are simple: bake a half dozen or full dozen of […]

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Whoooo Loves Owls?

Have you noticed — owls are suddenly everywhere? Owl hats, sweaters, purses, shoes, Christmas tree ornaments — no matter where you look, you’ll see two big owl eyes smiling back at you. It’s also a great party theme. Here are some of our favorite owl cookies, cakes and cupcakes to inspire you. Owl Cookies: 1. […]

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Thanksgiving Cookies For Kids

Got lots of candy corn left over after Halloween? Yeah, neither do we. But if you do, fear not. Let your candy corn live to see another holiday with these fun Thanksgiving cookies.   Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies (from IngredientsInc.net) Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 12 minutes Yield: Makes 16 cookies Ingredients 1 (16.5 ounce) package Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies 1 (16 […]

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Giving Thanks, Receiving Thanks

I want to talk about thanks and Thanksgiving today. You’ll have to excuse me since it’s still October and weeks away from Thanksgiving. At Amy Adele, we always end up working six to eight weeks ahead of every holiday as people are ordering their invitations and stationery for holiday events. So even though the rest […]

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What is a wedding shower?

“What is a wedding shower?” Google gets asked this question thousands of time each month. Here in the South, where we pride ourselves on tradition, ritual and ceremony, it’s hard to believe anyone wouldn’t know what a wedding shower is, but I guess everyone has to learn sometime. Wedding showers, also known as bridal showers, are […]

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Thank You Notes

  We often overlook these two simple little words: “Thank you”. “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” ~G.B. Stern “I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.” ~Author Unknown “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~Oscar Wilde “It’s nice to […]

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What are your meaningful anniversaries?

What dates are important in your life? What special occasions do you honor every year? Birthdays — like them or hate them, it’s almost impossible to ignore them. Facebook now tells all your friends when it’s your birthday, so there’s no escaping the anniversary of our births. Some of us embrace them wildly and throw […]

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A Tribute to Twins

A poem from a mother of twins: Smashing away at my keyboard. Forever climbing on the table. Pulling out my already thin hair. Biting bare skin whenever able. Hitting hard at one another. High pitched cries that raise the roof top. Painful headbutts in the kitchen. ‘What’s that stuff that looks like bugger snot?’ Screams […]

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