10 Great Ideas For a Christmas Proposal!

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Are you planning to pop the question this Christmas season? We want to help! Be inspired to make your proposal unique, memorable, and exciting with these 10 ideas for a Christmas proposal!  First Choose Your Ring! If you have paid attention to the hints your fiance-to-be has been dropping then you may already know what […]

5 Fun Christmas Party Ideas That Stand Out!

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The Christmas season is upon us and we are ready to reunite and celebrate! Are you hosting a holiday party this year? We want to help you throw a fabulous party with these Christmas party ideas that stand out! Christmas Murder Mystery Party No doubt you are at least familiar with a murder mystery party. […]

Are You Stressed or Blessed This Christmas?

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Are you stressed or blessed this Christmas? For many, the answer is overwhelmingly “stressed!” With all that 2020 has brought, it is understandable. It takes special intentionality to look for blessings. I love the wise message my father wrote below and hope it helps you feel a little more blessed in the chaos.  Are you […]

Merry COVID Christmas

Christmas ornaments and a COVID mask

Yes, today’s title probably seems a bit odd. Still, none of us can ignore the truth that we are still dealing with COVID-19 this Christmas. Practically, that means we won’t get to see some loved ones this season. We will even have to wear masks. Traditions we love will have to wait until next year. […]

Dogwood’s Favorite Must Watch Christmas Movies

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It’s the beginning of December and that means that there are hundreds of Christmas movies and shows on for you to watch. You can’t possibly watch them all in just one short month. So, the Dogwood crew decided to do the hard work for you and create a list of our top must-watch Christmas movies. […]

Custom Christmas Ornaments

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If you follow us on social media (which you should) then you know that we’ve recently moved into a new office building. It’s our very own space that’s big enough to host meetings and get-togethers, like our Open House coming up on January 14th. It’s also big enough to have an 8-foot-tall Christmas tree in […]

Angel Dogs, Louisiana Swamps, and Living to Tell the Story

golden retriever dog named angel

As a kid, I dreamed of having a large dog. And by a large dog, I mean something that could run, fetch a ball, go swimming in a pond…basically a dog that could live life with you.   My parents resisted my request as my first attempt didn’t end well. I used my well-earned grass-cutting money […]

Drowning in Animals: Your Local Animal Rescues Need Support

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I wrote in a previous article that animal rescue is like emptying the ocean with a teaspoon. Now that I am slightly more involved in the animal rescue world, I would like to add that there’s also a monsoon happening… and everyone is mad at you for not using a soup ladle instead of a teaspoon, […]

Unknown Accessory Detected Near You: My Story…

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I walked in and picked up my phone after taking the trash out. I had just returned from a fun evening out with friends and my heart dropped- “Unknown accessory detected near you and has been traveling with you for some time” was showing on my iPhone. Here is my story, and (spoiler alert) though […]

Pack Away Your Holiday Decor Like a Genius

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It is always fun to decorate for Christmas, but not nearly as much fun to pack away your holiday decor! After some research and personal experience, I have put together some tips that will help you pack away your holiday decor like a genius and hopefully simplify your process for next season. Get in the […]