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How I Plan the Perfectly Imperfect Staycation

by Edie Wadsworth on June 28, 2014

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This is our 3rd year of official stay-cationing and we have come to LOVE IT.   Home is actually our favorite place to be so stay-cations are our love language.  But even if you’re not planning a full vacation at home, this might encourage you for the occasional summer company.  Here’s are some tips on […]

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Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake {with Lemon Glaze}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 25, 2014

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Well.  I’m 3 days into recovering from food poisoning.  I no longer wish to die, so that’s always a plus. I got out of bed almost like normal for the past two days.  I’m still slightly nauseous but am overall on the mend.  I haven’t been able to exercise all week, which usually negatively affects […]

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How We Do Holidays Around Here

by Edie Wadsworth on April 21, 2014

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Good morning, Gorgeous!  I hope your Easter weekend was beautiful and restful. I have a holiday weekend strategy that you might find helpful.  It comes from years of trial and error where I needed a vacation from my post holiday/over-stressed blues.  Besides my weekend strategy, you also might want to adopt my Easter basket philosophy, […]

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Christmas Brunch Menu and Jam Thumbprints

by Edie Wadsworth on December 23, 2013

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My mother passed the baton to me a few years ago, so now I host Christmas Eve Brunch for my family.  It’s one of my favorite traditions.  I thought I’d share our menu, in case you might hosting breakfast or brunch yourself. Also at the bottom is my recipe for Jam Thumbprints.  Besides fudge, they’re […]

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Christmas Cookie Exchange {Link Party}

by Edie Wadsworth on December 16, 2013

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Welcome to my online Christmas cookie exchange! Just add a link to your favorite Christmas treat and then link back to this post, to share the buttery love with your friends! If you don’t have a blog and want to share something with us, visit my facebook page and add the recipe! Add your photo […]

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Best Ever Homemade Brownies

by Edie Wadsworth on December 12, 2013

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Several of you inquired about these after I posted my December Meal Plan.  I’m happy to oblige!  (Also, thank you for your kindness on the Christmas House Tour!  Y’all are so sweet to me.) I’m pretty original with recipe names, as you can plainly see.  I’ve got the Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, the Best Ever […]

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Christmas House Tour via lifeingrace

Come on in, y’all!  I’m so glad you’re here! Take your boots off and stay a while!  (And after the tour, come link your favorite Christmas treats to my online Christmas Cookie Exchange!) Here’s what I hope you take away from this little tour—sharing your heart and home with others is what’s important. Don’t let […]

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Bedazzled Mannequin {aka Mrs. Tumnus, the Faun}

by Edie Wadsworth on December 3, 2013

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I’ve had my eye on this project for at least 3 years.  Finally, my bedazzled mannequin dreams have come true.  I want one in every room, much to Stevie’s pain and suffering. The first thing you should know about this project is—it’s prickly.  The second thing you should know is that your mannequin must be […]

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Bean Station Thanksgivin 2013

by Edie Wadsworth on November 29, 2013

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It was a beautiful day, in every way. But, if you could see my house right now, you’d understand why I can’t bear to walk into the kitchen and am ignoring it all, in favor of enjoying my coffee with some mocha cake, all the while contemplating hiring a service to come wash the rest […]

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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust

by Edie Wadsworth on November 25, 2013

How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust via lifeingrace

Well.  It’s Monday and despite the fact that I always have grand plans for my Thanksgiving preparations, I’m way behind.  As in, I’m on Saturday’s list behind.  My first round of company arrives tomorrow and I can tell one thing for sure—my guest room is ready and I’m thinking of moving in there myself.  It’s […]

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How to Host Thanksgiving {And Enjoy It!}

by Edie Wadsworth on November 20, 2013

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I think Melanie and I are the only two people in the free world talking about Thanksgiving.  Christmas will  have its turn, but not until after Thanksgiving and Advent. Hold Your Horses, ‘Merica! Here are my master plans for the next 9 days, so that when my company gets here, I can convalesce by the […]

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas (all in one day!)

by Edie Wadsworth on November 11, 2013

12 Days of Handmade Christmas via lifeingrace

I’ve hosted the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas for the last few years, but this year, I had too many deadlines.  So, instead of 12 Days, I’m sharing my favorite 12 projects from the past few years, including a few I posted this year.    Hope you will find some inspiration for making the holidays […]

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Weekend Grace, Creative Made Home Edition

by Edie Wadsworth on September 29, 2013

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I’m fully immersed in fall, as you can probably tell, so I wanted to  remind you of a wonderful opportunity that will inspire you in your fall and holiday decorating and homemaking.  Starting October 15, the new Creative Made Home Christmas class launches and you need to secure your spot today! I would be so honored […]

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Creatively Made Christmas {Preppy Texas Style}

by Edie Wadsworth on August 22, 2013

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You can now begin early registration for the Creative Christmas class!!  It begins October 1, but once you purchase the course, you have access to the teaching videos for one year. I’ve been working fast and furious to get all my projects done and I can’t wait to share them with you.  Ruth and I […]

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My Cottage Christmas

by Edie Wadsworth on December 12, 2012

If you’re new to life{in}grace, welcome!  And especially if you’re from Nester’s Home Tour or Melissa’s Home Tour or  Sarah’s Tree Party!  Thanks for hosting, friends!  I just updated my about page and don’t miss my newly painted stri-ped bathroom!  Thanks for visiting!  Hope you find something that makes you smile! I’m 42 years old […]

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