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I'm Not a Clever Candy Bar Stasher

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What's the drawer under the oven for? When you started living on your own, did you ever do anything stupid? Like really, really stupid? I did and Sexy Nerd is never going to let me forget it. Geez, I was stupid. Perhaps I'm not the only one though. Let me ask you a question... What is this? (Photo from our 1st home:  https://www.kittydeschanel.com/2017/05/home-interior-decor-photos-kitchen-dining-room.html ) If you answered "I don't know what the heck that is," you'd better read on and learn from my mistake. I have a little disorder known as 'frugalitis'. Some people would insist that I'm just very cheap, but I assure you that it is a serious condition that's completely out of my control. I don't normally spend money on anything frivolous, but I love those little candy bars that used to go on sale for 10/$1. There are a lot to choose from. Kit Kats, Milky Ways, 100 Grands, etc. A few years ago, Hershey changed these to 8/$1

Spring Decorating Ideas

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You may not be able to visit our home right now (you'd totally be here if not for COVID-19, right?), but here are a few photos with spring decorating ideas to enjoy. Decorating projects currently in process? Tiling the walls (and groin ceiling!) of our dining room with mother of pearl in a herringbone pattern. We're also working on a backsplash for our outdoor kitchen - the most gorgeous blue tiles just arrived from Spain!  I hope none are broken. I should probably get around to opening all of the smashed boxes tomorrow. Tile, tile, and more tile coming soon. The term 'jewel box' gets thrown around so often in the design world. This is going to be the jewel box that puts the others to shame. We'd finish more decor projects if SN and I weren't both currently working from home. Actually, make that if he wasn't working from home. I'd just be watching more TV. Have you checked out Little Fires Everywhere with Kerry Washington and Reese Withe

The Can't-Miss Dinner of the Year at the Taos Summer Wine Festival

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Are we in the post-Covid world? The annual Taos Winter Wine Festival is finally back! If you love wine, raise your hand glass. It's a gourmet celebration and it's happening February 3rd-6th, 2022 in the gorgeous Taos Ski Valley, NM. With nearly all events cancelled in 2020 and 2021, here's an article from the last time SN and I attended a Taos wine festival, waaay back in 2019: I am so sad while writing this blog post, which is full of photos from the third annual T a os Summer Wine Festival , held in the breathtaking New Mexico mountains. We had the best time, eating gourmet food and toasting new friends at the ski resort, but... ...we don't get to go to the Taos Summer Wine Festival again for an entire year. :'( Photos from the 2017 and 2018 Taos Summer Wine Festivals For the first time in 3 years, we didn't have to make a mad dash to scramble 3 hours to the Taos Ski Valley in time for dinner. My husband and I were actually able to take the