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My Most Memorable New Year

Whenever the end of the year draws near, no matter how tired out I may feel from the long holiday season that began with Thanksgiving, I still get excited and want just one more party. One of my favorite New Year’s Eve memories is of an unplanned party that happened on the spur of the moment. Continue Reading

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Watermelon Fourth of July

Every Fourth of July party is decorated in red, white and blue and accented with stars. For a change of pace, I’m going with a watermelon theme this year. After all, it seems we eat a truckload of watermelons throughout the party anyway. Why not let the watermelon take center stage for a change. Continue Reading

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Must Have Items To Feature In Your Garage Sale

Costume Jewelry – Bling is the single most popular item that gets snatched up quickly at any garage sale. With sparkle and pizzazz it also makes for a great display.

Regift – Have you received gifts that you just don’t know what to do with? Brand new items in original packaging are a great way to maximize profits from an item that will usually sell quickly. Continue Reading

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Housekeeping 101

I grew up among that generation where, when it came to the house, Mom did it all. My mom was that generation where gals really didn’t have another choice. She then experienced the feminist revolution by proxy through me. Instead of encouraging me to take home economics in school, she enrolled me in welding. Rather than put a mixing bowl in my hand, she dispatched me to feed the cows and mend Continue Reading

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Fragrance & Function, My Patio Garden

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Before I became an empty nester and downsized to an apartment in the city, I was an avid gardener. I loved frame my home with blooming color and lush greenery. With a huge backyard, I enjoyed raised bed vegetable gardens where I grew a Spring and Winter crop. Transplanted into a new apartment, I sat on my tiny patio and thought gardening was a closed chapter in my past. Boy was I wrong. Where there’s a will there is always a way. Continue Reading