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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: 1716 LOCUST

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1716 LOCUST

While watching television with my family a couple months ago, a ticker-tape message at the bottom of the screen caught my eye. It read, "95 days of 2005 left." I immediately felt annoyed-- all we need is for the perennial countdown of shopping days before Christmas to begin with the fall equinox. But upon reflection, I wondered whether the message might have a totally different interpretation: We had just more than three months to end the year on a positive note.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Visit Web site BHG.com BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ONLINE

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Visit Web site BHG.com BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS ONLINE

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Winter light winter bright

Pages: 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 33

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Winter light winter bright

This herb-drying shed, fashioned after an 18th-century building at Colonial Williamsburg dedicated to the same purpose, takes on new dimension and beauty outlined with white lights for winter. The original door and its hardware are from the 1700s.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: ICE it over

Pages: 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46

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ICE it over

Bring a touch of winter radiance indoors with glacial colors and glistening accents.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Make gift wrapping fun

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Make gift wrapping fun

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Ornamental Journey

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Ornamental Journey

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: A CUT ABOVE

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A CUT ABOVE

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: TALK ABOUT COMFORT

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TALK ABOUT COMFORT

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Small Favors

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Small Favors

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: READY, SET, DONE

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READY, SET, DONE

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Model Homes

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Model Homes

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: THE NEW FAMILY NEWSLETTER

Pages: 86, 88, 90, 92, 95

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THE NEW FAMILY NEWSLETTER

This season, put a fun spin on your standard holiday missive. Our fresh and festive greeting ideas are a perfect excuse to spend quality time with your loved ones.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: CRAFTING VINTAGE CHEER

Pages: 104, 106, 109, 111, 112

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CRAFTING VINTAGE CHEER

Modern interpretations of classic crafts from Better Homes and Gardens add an inspired retro-chic touch to holiday tables, treetops, and everything in-between.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: WREATHED IN JOY

Pages: 116, 118, 120, 122

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WREATHED IN JOY

A San Francisco woman gives her three close friends reason to be creative and spread holiday cheer door-to-door.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Home for the Holidays

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Home for the Holidays

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Gifting the Cook

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Gifting the Cook

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: The Kindliest Cut

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The Kindliest Cut

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: LESSONS IN CHOCOLATE

Page: 128

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LESSONS IN CHOCOLATE

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Holiday Tables Topped with Style

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Holiday Tables Topped with Style

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: PUNCH IT UP

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PUNCH IT UP

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: WHAT'S IN SANTA'S SACK?

Pages: 134, 136, 138, 140, 143, 145, 147, 148

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WHAT'S IN SANTA'S SACK?

Better Homes and Gardens picks the most engaging toys parents can put under the tree this year.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: MAKING holidays bright

Pages: 150, 152, 154

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MAKING holidays bright

Turn any outdoor setting into a traffic-stopping display of glittering holiday magic with these simple-- and simply brilliant-- ideas.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: THE MAGIC OF reading together

Pages: 156, 158, 160

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THE MAGIC OF reading together

Make the most of the holidays-- when books are often shared-- by taking advantage of the Better Homes and Gardens Reading Club for fun activities.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: BOOKS TO BE SHARED

Page: 161

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BOOKS TO BE SHARED

Any well-loved book will do for wintertime reading with the whole family. Here are some of our favorite picture books that show interaction among generations.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Giving thanks

Pages: 162, 164, 165

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Giving thanks

Teach kids to turn thank-you notes from a chore into a fun art project. All they need is a sense of humor and a little creativity.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: GLOWING INSPIRATION

Page: 166

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GLOWING INSPIRATION

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: A Relaxed Holiday, Naturally

Pages: 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 178

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A Relaxed Holiday, Naturally

Shells and starfish on the mantel fit right in with the beach look of Shannon Gale and Tom Burke's family room. Shannon Sewed the Christmas stockings from an old matelasse bedcover.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Welcoming in Traditions

Pages: 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188

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Welcoming in Traditions

Horse hooves clatter on the cobblestone street as the carriage approaches Cherie and Peter Wolter's home in Old Montreal. ...

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: Baby's first Christmas

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Baby's first Christmas

Mary Lyn Jenkins believes in traditions. Raised in the South, she grew up with a multitude of family rituals-- habits in her parents' home that, over time, became emotional heirlooms. So when she and husband T.F. Jenkins welcomed their first child into the world, she was determined to celebrate his first Christmas in an unforgettable way. "When we had Hill, we began to think differently about Christmas," says Mary Lyn. "We started to remember all of the ways our parents made the season special for us, all of the details that gave us some of our most memorable sensory experiences.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: FRUIT GIFT BOX

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FRUIT GIFT BOX

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: COCOA TREE STENCIL

Page: 221

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COCOA TREE STENCIL

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: HEAVENLY SCENTS

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HEAVENLY SCENTS

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: GRACIOUS GIVING

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GRACIOUS GIVING

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Better Homes & Gardens December 2005 Magazine Article: A HOLIDAY tail

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A HOLIDAY tail

My wife and I were just beginning our life together, basking in those joyous early days of marriage, when we decided to bring home a puppy. We named him Marley and watched with amazement-- and a little dismay-- as our squiggling yellow fur ball quickly morphed into a surging 98-pound tornado that gleefully crashed through our home and lives with destructive force, shredding pillows, gouging walls, and punching out screens as he went.

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