Designer to Watch: Carmiña Roth

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With so many illnesses and disasters happening in our world, it is all too easy for us to turn a blind eye to one epidemic while focusing on another. When I was in my teens and twenties the HIV/AIDS epidemic was regularly in the news. While the disease remains a very real issue in our… read more

Gift Guide: Little Boys

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For that special little man in your life. Here are a few of our favorite things! {Toy T-Rex, Ride-On John Deere Tractor, Carter’s Zip Up Jacket, Black & Decker Workbench, JCrew Shearling Slipper, Magnatiles, Chi Universe Kids Yoga Mat, Kids Cleaning Trolley}  

Would you bring a coyote into your home?

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I had no intention of blogging tonight but I stumbled upon this unbelievable text prank on Facebook. As I read it I literally was laughing out loud with tears rolling down my cheeks. Maybe it’s because I have done some slightly crazy animal stuff in my day, or that I just LOVE pranks, but this… read more

Holiday Decor

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It’s early December, and in our house that means it’s time to decorate! Kris Kringle over at our place (aka my husband) wastes no time in getting the tree up. The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed to Jones Family Farm to chop down our own Christmas tree (they really do stay alive longer when you… read more

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