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A very special rose is blooming this week in the garden...
Sylvia Crosslen became my step-grandmother when her son Howard married my mom Betty, some forty years ago. If you are fortunate enough to have a special relative through marriage, then you'll understand when I say that it didn't take long for me to not even think about the “step” part and just ...
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+Jan Moran's book Scent of Triumph is featured in a Goodreads giveaway through June 14 - enter soon!
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Can you take a wine named "Cupcake" seriously? Here's my review: 
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Lighten up for springtime with these tips for decluttering the accessories we use most every day: 
A dear friend of mine went to the doctor because she was having chronic shoulder stiffness and back pain. The doctor was puzzled, finding no evidence of an injury or obvious cause for her ongoing pain. As my friend prepared to leave, she hoisted her designer purse on her right shoulder.
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+Forbes writer Kate Ashford wrote a great article about the January Money Diet:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/kateashford/2014/12/30/january-money-diet/
It's the time of year when everyone makes resolutions. Turns out, new research shows that making a financial resolution can make a big difference. How about a January money diet?
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Do your finances need to go on a diet after the holidays? Each January, hundreds of us go on a radical “money diet" and cease all spending (except the bare necessities) for 31 days. It's free, and you can join at http://JanuaryMoneyDiet.com/.
The January Money Diet challenges participants to take a month-long break from nonessential spending and pocket the savings.
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If your home or garden has ants in unwanted places, one of these eco-friendly tips from Happy Simple Living might work for you:
My friends, tell me if you agree with this statement: “The depth of one's dedication to organic gardening can be tested when one discovers a writhing mass of ants on the patio.” The ants have set up homes in a number of areas in and around our yard, including a couple of ant mansions smack-dab ...
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With all the rain we've had this spring, our mint patch is going nuts! Here are some ways to use fresh, fragrant mint: 
Got mint? Summer may be winding down, but if mint grows in your garden I'm guessing it's going nuts. You may feel like you've got enough mint to feed the entire state of Rhode Island, but fear not — here are some fresh ideas to help you make the most of the harvest.
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Could your back yard be a hidden source of food and savings this summer? I loved researching and writing these ideas for Mother Earth Living: 
Save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize your home’s resources with this roundup of ideas to transform your yard from wasted space to hyper-productive backyard farm.
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This lovely Chardonnay has flavors of ripe pear, butterscotch and honeysuckle, and it's my new favorite -- have you tried it?
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From +Peter Hogenkamp on +The Prose Cons blog - good social media tips!
Just like most criminals have an excellent knowledge of the law, I feel like my credentials to write this post are impeccable--having broken all 7 of the unbreakable rules of #socialmedia. And just like criminals do time for ...
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Thanks for the shout out Eliza! Happy New Year!
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I love peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, and was once a hand model.
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