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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...
Book Review – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Book Review – The Help by Kathryn Stockett

If you are looking for the perfect spring read, something uplifting and inspiring, The Help by Kathryn Stockett might just be the book for you. Set in the year 1962, three women team up, despite the risks, to write a...
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...