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Happy 4th of July 2014!

Americans love their July 4th celebrations, from the food to the fireworks. And I love my new red, white, and blue gift from our Finnish cousins. Take a peek and see what it is!

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A Wedding Celebration – Tongan Style!

Can you guess what these two beautiful girls are about to do? How about dance for the bride and groom? Come in and join the fun!

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Wedding Day!

Two months ago, my daughter Kara was married in New Orleans. I have never seen such a beautiful and happy bride. It was a joyous day for our family!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!

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Wedding Pictures Coming Soon!

My daughter Kara’s wedding photos are in, and I can’t wait to show you some of them, but here is a sneak peek until they all get sorted through!

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Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets

Cafe Du Monde original Coffee Stand serves cafe au lait and hot beignets 24 hours a day year round. This New Orleans landmark has been located in the French Market since 1862.

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The Big Easy

My first trip to New Orleans will be filled with memories of my youngest daughter’s wedding. It was like a fairy tale and she was the beautiful princess.

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International Home and Housewares Show 2014

There is so much to do and see at the annual International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, that I have to divide up the blogs into two parts: Part One today will be people, places, and events, followed by Part Two sometime soon about the products.

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