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Say it with Style

Finding just the right gift for someone is really an art. It is so much fun seeing something that reminds you of someone you care about. Already picturing their smiles come Christmas morning. I love the giving feeling Christmas brings. Read more …

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Ohio Valley at Christmas

I have been traveling around Ohio this past week. The weather was crisp and damp.  A warm coat was definitely a requirement… warm socks too. I have a lot of family living in rural Ohio, so driving on the curvy Read more …

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Moms at Breakfast

On a recent morning I met a friend at Panera to review plans for a charity event. I grabbed a table and waited for her to get a coffee and breakfast pastry. As usual the restaurant was busy. There were Read more …

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Paradise is Personal

I saw this quote on an ad recently. It seems so true…  Some days Paradise is sitting in the bedroom of your 5 year old grandchild and hearing her read her first book. Other days it is seeing the sunrise Read more …

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One Superb Piece

  I have to hurry out this morning. The to-do list is long after a busy holiday. Our house was brimming with grandchildren and cousins. Now life is back to normal, at last, and I realize how much joy can Read more …

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Walgreen’s, Is it an age thing?

Some days when I just have a few extra minutes to myself I like to go to Walgreen’s.  I know its sound silly, but I like it there. The first isle is all make-up… I take my time and look Read more …

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Jeans, Jeans and More Jeans

This is a little fall fashion school on jeans:It’s funny how much jeans are a part of our lives. They are items we can wear to the club for dinner or on an airplane and still look sophisticated. Add some Read more …

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Enjoying The Small Things

  I saw this little sign and it struck me… How do we not let life escape us, travel or no travel? How do we soak in all the little things and add more texture and color to our lives? Read more …

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Thankful Thoughts

  Today I plan on finalizing all the details for the holidays. Farmer’s market for vegetables… I can’t wait to make a new green bean casserole. The “kit” I got from William Sonoma should be a home run. Everything I Read more …

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Modern Gatsby

  I have a client, who is also a friend, who “pins” lots of photos from the site “Modern Gatsby.” She sent me some of the photos and I instantly fell in love. The photos made me begin to think, what Read more …

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Sunday Mornings

  I love Sunday mornings at home…. Slowly starting the week, maybe promising to do one or two really productive things, but no big promises. This Sunday’s productive items: -Move the fall/winter clothing into main closet -Exercise and spend more Read more …

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Joys Of The Holidays

  I pour myself a cup of coffee and settle into my favorite chair. I look out on the backyard, the trees and flowers are glistening with rain from the night before. It is finally fall here in Florida. The Read more …

Chicago in Fall

There are some cities that seem to shine in the fall. Chicago is one of those cities. The hotels welcome their guests with arrangements of deep purple flowers and bright yellow gourds. Stores begin to fill their windows with displays Read more …

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Hands Of Time

  Traveling, Oh my! I look down at my hands at times and cannot believe they belong to my arms. Somehow traveling has transformed my hands into dry, crabby, crinkly, appendages. More today than ever, we wash and sanitize our Read more …

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A Few Of My Favorite Things…

  I unwrapped the dry cleaning hanging in my closet. Ahh I love that feeling, the feeling of of fresh pressed clothing….  all new feeling. I sort out the items and hang them neatly in my closet. My favorite white Read more …

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Funky and Fashionable

  Some trends never get old. They come around again and again a bit renewed but never really gone. The vest is one of those trends. This fall you will find it in a variety of styles… colors that flow Read more …