Articles by Alicia Lacy

DIY Wedding Gift: A Gift Card Recipe Box

Our dearest friends got married last weekend, and we were tickled to pieces. We’ve known them for years and years and when they decided to take the leap, we replied, “Well it’s about time.” These two people belong together, and we wanted to commemorate the start of their journey as a wedded couple in a […]

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I’m Dreaming of a White … Halloween

Halloween is not my favorite holiday, yet every year I’m overcome with the urge to make the house a little Halloweeny. The problem is, I don’t love the marriage of orange and black, and blood and guts scare me. So I went searching for something festive, yet a bit more tame: A White Halloween. Check […]

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Mini Modern Artwork for the Frugal Collector ($20)

     While paging through this month’s edition of Real Simple magazine, I came upon this gem…www.tinyshowcase.com.   This website features a community of artists who post one original piece of mini artwork every Tuesday. Each print sells for about $20, and is approximately 4 x 6 inches. What’s more is that a percentage of […]

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Mantels are overrated: How should I display holiday cards?

Despite the lack of snow in St. Paul, I am getting in the holiday spirit. I’ve been listening to Dean Martin’s “Marshmallow World” and started to make my way down my holiday gift lists. I turned my car stereo to the “Christmas Superstation” where it’s Christmas all day and all night. Sweet Bruno deals with […]

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Our Living Room

The living room began with faded wood panelling, had a brief stint with cream, an even more brief stint with yellow, and finally settled upon “November Sky”. The relationship survived its first year, which says a lot. When we moved in, the windows were lined with fluorescent panels and heavy wool drapes. I bought simple, […]

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