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Dinner time is a big deal at the Smith House. It’s when we set aside uninterrupted time to enjoy our evening meal while sharing with each other the events and details of our day. For years, we’ve used Dinner Games as a way to spark the conversation around the table ...
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The weather has cooled a bit this week, readying us for the first signs of fall. For me, that means keeping the coffeepot brewing awhile longer to accompany some of my favorite sweet flavors of the fall. Here are some wonderful fall favorite desserts I discovered over the past few ...
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Where I’m from, sweet potatoes are a staple we serve with just about every meal in the fall. And one of the best ways to serve them is baked in a deep dish pie. Here’s the way I’ve been baking sweet potato pie for years, along with a marshmallow meringue that can ...
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No tricks at the Smith House! We’re all about filling our trick-or-treaters’ bags with all sorts of goodies–from plastic rings and fun pencils to lollipops and candy bars.  Looking for a new way to give out your tricks and treats this year? Wrap your lollipops or other trinkets in these free ...
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Can you believe it’s time for Week #109? The days are growing cooler and all of us at Motivation Monday are sharing lots of Fall Fun inspiration with recipes, decor, and plenty of sweet surprises, too. Each week, bloggers from everywhere share inspirational, DIY project ideas, recipes, and other fun posts ...
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We love all things pumpkin at the Smith House, but living in the South where the fall season usually arrives way late, carving a pumpkin isn’t something that will last very long. Even though we still carve our traditional jack-o-lantern a couple of days before Halloween, we opt for painting ...
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What is the one thing you want to accomplish? What is it that you often find yourself dreaming about or wish you could do or achieve? We all have goals we hope to achieve one day, but when will the one day become now? And how can we reach our goals ...
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The easiest way to breathe new life into old furniture is by adding a fresh coat of paint. And applying a stenciled pattern is an inexpensive way to showcase your freshly painted furniture and your own personal style. That’s why I was thrilled when I received FolkArt Stencils & Paints to use for ...
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Apple desserts are my all-time favorite. Whether baked in a pie dish, wrapped in a tart, or deep fried into rings, I love a freshly chopped apple sprinkled with cinnamon and buried in a flaky crust. That’s why this dessert is a home run at our house. It’s piled high with ...
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To Celebrate October, I’m filling our glass containers with candy corn, decorating pumpkins, and finding festive ways to share treats with family and friends.  Here’s a fun October gift tag I created that can be attached to any fall festival treat. It’s simple enough for your party favors or seasonal gift ideas, and a fun ...

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