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Early Lessons in Restaurant Etiquette

Early Lessons in Restaurant Etiquette

Birthdays were a big deal when we were young. We got dressed up and mom and dad piled my brother, sister and I into the Impala for the ride into the city to a fancy restaurant. It was usually an...
Our Fashion Picks – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Our Fashion Picks – Sweet Child O’ Mine

The Perfect Pair From kissing bobos on the playground to planning a lavish wedding, mothers and daughters have one-of-a-kind relationships. From the day she enters the world, a mother is her daughter’s best friend. Sure, there may be tough periods—those...
Tequila Cóctels For Your Cinco de Mayo

Tequila Cóctels For Your Cinco de Mayo

Make your May 5th festive with our favorite tequila concoctions. From spicy and savory to sweet and fresh, these colorful libations are sure to liven up any celebration! Pro tip: These spicy, cool cocktails are year-round favorites for any gathering!
Mrs. Bush’s Pearls

Mrs. Bush’s Pearls

Former First Lady Barbara Bush will be remembered for many things. Her dedication to improving literacy. Her quick wit. Her devotion to her family.  But it was her signature strand of faux pearls that made her a fashion icon. She...
Growing the Gift of Love

Growing the Gift of Love

Springtime brings lots of gift-giving opportunities. Between Mother’s Day, graduations and  weddings, you may find yourself doing quite a bit of  shopping. Jewelry, countertop appliances or bouquets are the mainstays for these events, but consider a gift that will commemorate these...
Just say NO:  Sugar, Sugar!

Just say NO: Sugar, Sugar!

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, children under age 12 consume 49 pounds of sugar per year, several pounds more than adults twice their size. Now that’s a lot of sweetness! We all know that sugar...
How to Entertain (Yourself) During Food Prep

How to Entertain (Yourself) During Food Prep

It’s the part of cooking that no one ever talks about. It’s a topic rarely covered on the countless food shows hosted by famous chefs. Prepping food for a recipe is not glamorous and does not sell ads. Even so,...
No April Fools in the Garden

No April Fools in the Garden

There are some things in the garden that should never be “fooled around” with. Since we are entering April, the month of showers, it is the perfect time to think about the watering situation in our gardens.  When was the...
Dynamic

Dynamic

On a television program called Good Times, JJ, one of the main characters, frequently exclaimed “Dy-no-mite!” I believe that everyone has dynamite inside. The resurrection of Christ is a good place to examine that potential. A massive boulder rolled in...
April 2018 – Gail Brown

April 2018 – Gail Brown

People often tell Gail Brown she is a miracle, but she doesn’t feel like one. She has battled two forms of cancer, undergone multiple surgeries and beat astonishing odds. This businesswoman, wife and advocate shares her journey through traditional and...
March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

Gayle Reuling is in the business of beauty. Armed with a keen eye and a pair of scissors, she creates stylish, flattering looks that help women feel good about themselves. And while she may be an expert in highlights and...