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12 Tips for Hosting a Stress Free Holiday Party

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party?!  However, actually planning one can be stressful, expensive, and crowded, especially if you live in an apartment like myself.  As a young professional, space and budget are usually the biggest issues.  After hosting quite a few gatherings at my modest, one-bedroom apartment, I have learned a few tricks.  In fact, I  just hosted …

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Home: A Week in South Carolina

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”   -A.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh Every time I fly home there’s one song lyric that always goes through my mind as those airplanes wheels touch down in Columbia – Alan Jackson’s “Home.”  The lyric goes, “Lord, there will never be another place in this world that …

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Sitting here early Christmas morning watching It’s a Wonderful Life and drinking hot chocolate…George Bailey will always be the richest man in town.  “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.” May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Merry Christmas from Shug 🙂

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San Diego: #TreatYoSelf Weekend Getaway

Y’all, there’s something remarkably calming and therapeutic about the ocean.  I was starting to feel a bit burned out with the daily grind of work, gym, homework, rinse and repeat, so I decided to take a solo trip to San Diego for some rejuvenation.  Even in October, the Phoenix heat can be exhausting.  In a true Parks and Rec, Tommy …

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