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Halloween Costumes for Kids

Four Cool and Creepy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Halloween is a fun holiday where many parents spend hundreds of dollars on elaborate costumes and decorations. But if you’ve got several …

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78 Years of Learning and Growing

Seventy eight years ago today, my mother gave birth to me at the Pensacola Maternity Hospital. A lot has happened along the way and I’ve learned many things, some of which I …

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Six Tips for Sending a Get Well Gift to a Hospital Patient

Six Tips for Sending a Get Well Gift to a Hospital You’ve heard that someone you care for is in the hospital.  Your first thought is to send a gift or flowers …

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Used Coffee Grounds Have Value

Are you dumping your used coffee grounds into the trash or down the sink? Don’t!  There are better uses for them that you have probably never thought of or known about. 1. …

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Unique Gifts for Mom

Unique Gift Ideas for Mom

I’m Joyce, the Gift Detective, and I’m always on the lookout for unique exciting gifts for Mom.  Of course, there are flowers, candy, jewelry, and even gift baskets from Creative Gifts to Go . …

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The magic of the holidays

The Magic of the Holidays

When I opened the newspaper this morning, I was greeted by announced “Christmas has arrived!” “Baloney!” I murmured to myself remembering the shower of golden leaves that had greeted me when delivering gift baskets …

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healthy watermelon desert

Watermelon Granita

Here is a sweet desert that is actually good for you. The recipe makes 4 servings and each serving has only 70 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 19 …

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Flagstaff, Arizona and the magic

It was a place to stop and stretch your legs while on the way to the Grand Canyon, California, Chicago, or some other faraway place. You could have a cup of coffee …

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Make Love Last

Keeping The Love Alive: Unique Gift Ideas To Keep Your Relationship Fresh If you’ve ever felt confused about what to give your significant other for their birthday or your anniversary, you’re not …

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Easy Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd and Say Thank You

Through the years, I’ve dealt with many Realtors.  Most are competent.  Most did a good job.  But one of them stands out from the crowd in my mind. We had just bought …

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