Gift Guide: One-of-a-Kind Gifts

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You know that person. The one who seems to have everything. And always gives the best gifts. Well, here is a list of a few special things that are sure to knock the socks off of even the hardest to shop for. The best gifts aren’t always the biggest or most expensive. They are the… read more

Great Read: Nobody’s Fool

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This is the first of Richard Russo’s books I have read and it did not disappoint. As I read Nobody’s Fool a few people saw me reading and asked me what it was about. The best way to describe it is by saying it’s a detailed look into a sleepy little town that is down on… read more

Opinion: How to be Happy During the Holidays

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Happy Thanksgiving dear readers. This holiday is one of my favorites. No gifts, no decorating – just good food with those we love (and sometimes drive us crazy) and thankfulness. Lots of thankfulness. For good health. For good friends. For a roof over our heads. For fresh air to breathe. For sunrises and sunsets. And all… read more

Art: Floral Crowns

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I was completely smitten when I came across these traditional Ukrainian floral crowns. Originally warn as a sign of purity and marital eligibility – a group of Slavic artists and photographers (called Treti Pivni) decided to bring back this ancient custom to bring more beauty and tenderness to the world around them. This is a DIY… read more

Great Business: Moda Operandi

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I met Lauren Santo Domingo in my early twenties through mutual friends. From the start I always found Lauren to be thoughtful and friendly – someone who said hello to you at a party after meeting you just once. Even back then I could tell she was someone with a clear sense of purpose and… read more

Cool Art: Dr. Gary Greenburg

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How many times have you sat in the sand, letting it sift through your hands, feeling a sense of calm as you watch the waves come and go? Who knew that within each handful there was such a story to be told, and such beauty in each and every speck. Dr. Gary Greenberg, a photographer… read more

Opinion: Unite and Move On

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Based on what I have read on social media (and what I have personally been feeling since last night), there are a lot of people who are hurting today. Hurting because their dream didn’t come true, their candidate didn’t win, and they are worried about what Trump being president will mean for all our futures…. read more

Great Movie: Trolls

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GAGH!!!!!! The trolls are back. I was WAY into them in the 80s. And now Dreamworks has nailed it once again and made an outrageously adorable film about them. Trolls, in theaters now, is truly magical. I took my 6 year old on Saturday and my 8 year old also saw it with a friend… read more

A Post on Wellness

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  I’m feeling like a little bit of a hypocrite over here, and as you would expect my natural inclination is to share. As the train slowly rolls towards my 40th birthday I am excited beyond words. I can honestly say that I think each year gets better and better. As a highly anxious child… read more