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This week, we spent some time in and around Idyllwild, California, which is in the San Jacinto Mountains.  It is a popular escape for residents of Palm Springs looking for a break from the desert heat.  With everyone talking about fall – I wanted to experience some fall weather myself

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One of the things I love most about my home is that it has a front courtyard.  It is the perfect outdoor area to decorate for the seasons and it is gated, so I don’t have to worry about anything going missing or being broken.  For fall, I decided to go

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This designer suede cleaning tutorial is a sponsored post for LISTERINE® and Socialstars #RinseMadeRad As a child of the 90s, I’ve always loved plaid.  This resurgence of the plaid trend has lit a fire in my fashion soul and I can’t pass it up, on anything.  My plaid shirt collection

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This DIY fall apple harvest wreath tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeForFall #CollectiveBias I have been waiting for fall all summer.  While some of you didn’t want summer to end, I couldn’t wait.  Here in the desert, summer is

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This post brought to you by Andre Champagne. The content and opinions expressed below are that of In The Know Mom. Football is huge in my home, so buckle up, I’ll be writing a lot about it this fall. My husband is borderline obsessive when it comes to keeping up

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This 5 Minute Indian Rice Pudding with dates and pistachios recipe is part of a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Judging by the amount of joggers at the park this weekend and the lack of salad kits at the grocery store, we’re

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Welcome to 2015!  I bet you thought I would be posting another juice cleanse post, didn’t you?  Yes, I love a good juice cleanse but seeing as how it is frigidly cold in the desert right now, I’m going warm.  The right soups are a great way to detox the

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Remain calm.  It’s Black Friday.  Yes, it’s the biggest shopping day/weekend of the year and if want to make it through unscathed you are going to need to prepare.  To avoid having an anxiety attack as you wait in never-ending lines and funnel into stores via massive hoards of strangers

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fall books for kids

Now that it is November, we’re quite dug into fall.  For many of you, autumn is everywhere.  The leaves have changed color and now decorate the ground, big leafy piles ready for little feet to jump into.  Well here in the desert, it still looks the same.  Palm trees don’t

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This post about the importance of showing kids to be charitable is sponsored by MassMutual. We’ve done it, another successful Halloween down.  Now onto the season of giving and receiving.  As soon as November begins, I start to really feel the need to reach out, to pay it forward and

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