{recap} Goodbye 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We wish you all a healthy, happy, fun & fabulous 2012! +++ It is 8am on January 1, 2012 and I couldn’t be more excited. A new year. A fresh start. A beginning. And an end. Goodbye 2011. {FSC Swappers, Albany, November 2011} Speaking purely in terms of the FSC, 2011 was…

{EVENT} Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking

{This is Kate. She is awesome. Come meet her.} It was hard keeping this a secret for the past month. Popular blogger and published author, Kate Payne, is launching a book tour for her soon-to-be-released book, Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency–on a Budget. She is making a…