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Peppermint Shortbread

Peppermint Shortbread

A note from our Resident Chef: Lorie Fangio Nothing says Merry Christmas better than a batch of Peppermint Shortbread cookies.  These little gems are as pretty as they are tasty.  Bring a smile to someone’s face this year with a batch! 1 cup butter softened 2/3 cup...

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Christmas Stocking EMERGENCY Kit

Christmas Stocking EMERGENCY Kit

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Hey. This is a post you will want to refer back to after Christmas, and also one you will want to forward to your friends. I've been planning it since the beginning of November, and for whatever reason, I'm super excited about it! Early...

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THE LEGGINGS I’M WEARING ALL CHRISTMAS LONG!

THE LEGGINGS I’M WEARING ALL CHRISTMAS LONG!

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning, McKinney! Today I am sharing with you my most favorite leggings of all time...and they are SPANX. These certainly are nothing new, and many of you probably have heard of and/or tried them before. But for those of you who...

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Taste & See The Emerald Coast

Taste & See The Emerald Coast

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Friends, today's post is SO MUCH FUN!! In fact, as I write it, I'm wondering who of you will start squealing over the prospect of taking one of only 8 spots on this incredible trip. Tricia Scruggs, owner of We Ate Well Food Tours here in...

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Social Media Detox

Social Media Detox

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good morning my friends! A few weeks ago I published an article called The Art of Social Media Responsibility, and was pleasantly surprised to see how well it resonated with many of you. It has been on my heart to lead some sort of detox...

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It’s Cyber Monday!!

It’s Cyber Monday!!

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Good Morning Friends! Ain't it the truth? #cybermonday Well, if you are looking for some online deals today I have TWO for you that will make you excited! First of all, a 2020 subscription to The Art of Living Beautifully printed...

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Leopard Skirt and a T-shirt

Leopard Skirt and a T-shirt

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Well hello friends. So today I actually have a fashion post for you, something I haven't published in a very, very, very long time. In fact, I only decided to publish this yesterday morning when the outfit I wore to my McKinney Chamber...

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Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

From the desk of Lorie Fangio-originally published in the Holiday magazine 2019 Rosemary Infused Oil and Citrus Infused Vinegar For the oil  2 cups olive oil  ½ cup rosemary stems 2 cloves garlic, sliced Heat oil in small saucepan until it is just warm (about 150°F)....

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November Magazine 2019: Christmas Peace

November Magazine 2019: Christmas Peace

From the desk of Lauren Palmer To The Art of Living Beautifully Readers in McKinney and beyond... Can I make a confession? I don’t send out Christmas cards. I know. These days it’s kind of unheard of, but when Brian and I discussed it, we decided the large expense...

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Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

From the desk of Lauren Palmer Remember this incredible recipe? I make Pumpkin Soup every fall, a recipe originally written for me by Chef Robert Lyford from Patina Green. Friends, if you have never made this...do yourself a favor and make a batch THIS WEEK! It is so...

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