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Sophisticated Woman Magazine

The Origins and Symbolic Meaning of Easter Egg Hunts

FROLICKING THROUGH THE grass for brightly decorated eggs has always been one of the most memorable Easter traditions, but what is the history behind the Easter egg hunt? Like many of the holiday’s best-known customs, the egg hunt dates back thousands of years. The word “Easter” is thought to come from the Teutonic goddess of …

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Protecting Your Pets in the Summer Heat

WARM WEATHER IS setting in. After months of chilly days, we are now in for some sunshine and summer fun. As you prepare for vacations and fun in the sun, it is important to keep pets healthy with warm weather preparations. Pets rely on you to keep them safe, especially from preventable injuries and sickness. …

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Ponchatoula: Small Town. Big Happenings.

THE QUAINT CITY of Ponchatoula has a small town feel with big city amenities. We are rich in culture with our outdoor public art, our theater and our antique, art and collectibles galleries. As part of the city’s 2019–2020 budget, the city will create a Downtown Development District to assist in business growth and explore …

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Business Is Blooming

Spring is here and business is blooming! The Northshore is home to a wide variety of businesses and services. Every month there are new places to go, more places to shop and a tremendous selection of top-notch professional services that offer the best of the best to our community. Each month, Sophisticated Woman connects you …

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March 2019 Enterprising Women – Patti and Courtney Brondum

An Abundance of Blessings Through Changing Seasons AS WARMTH AND color bloom in the spring, so too are people inspired to seek their own new beginnings. And the end of one season of life can hold the promise of new growth and beauty in the next. But when a hand injury ended Patti Brondum’s long …

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Fulfilling Changes Through A Thoughtful Redesign

AS AN INTERIOR designer, I often emphasize the fact that there are two words related to my field: design and decorating. I’m known to say “There are two words because they are two distinct things.” Here, in this delightful project that I am pleased to share, is an example of how decorating can sometimes be …

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