Conversations With My Daughter & Elf On The Shelf

Yesterday, my family and I went to Washington, D.C. We walked around Georgetown and did a little pre-Christmas shopping. It was a beautiful day to be taking in the sights and sounds of Georgetown, and the place was hopping! Before we left, we were discussing what was in Georgetown to see—and we were talking about […]

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Mimosa Trees & Christmas Trees: A Letter From A Reader

This morning, I thought I’d share a letter I received from a reader. Dear Stephanie, I read your novel, “Beneath the Mimosa Tree,” and enjoyed it from the first page to the last. It’s such a perfect read for this time of year! While your title reflects something that happened “under the tree,” I wanted […]

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De-Cluttering & Purging

It’s Saturday morning, and all my Halloween decorations are neatly tucked into two orange containers ready for storage in the basement. I do this every year—put them away immediately after, so that in about 25 days I’ll be ready to put out the Christmas decorations. Yes. It’s true. We are the family that cuts down […]

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Have Yourself A Yummy Little Christmas Now

In a few hours, my house will be full of people, from family to friends to little children. I look forward to the Christmas Eve festivities every year. It’s such a warm, wonderful time to spend with the ones you love.It’s also a wonderful time to eat with the ones you love. My husband dropped […]

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The Three “C’s” of the Holidays—Christmas, Calories, and Carbs

*** I can already feel my waistline expanding. Just looking at holiday recipes and cookies that are about to explode onto the scene are making my thighs jiggle. This is a frightening time of year, and nobody wants to take the time to count calories and discover how many carbs she’s ingested in one day. […]

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