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Charles Schultz

By Joyce | May 10, 2021

Many of you know that I am a professional writer and have been for years as I’ve been published in numerous magazines and even a romance novel and a few ebooks.  I attended the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference for many years each summer, enjoying a week in a room overlooking the ocean, attending writer’s workshops …

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Send Cookie Gifts

By Joyce | May 3, 2021

Cookies Make Everything Better! Many of us have fond memories of baking cookies as children. And learned to count with the lovable Muppet Cookie Monster. who shouted “Cookie! Cookie!” in his gruff voice. And, of course, Hansel & Gretel in the beloved fairy tale sprinkled a trail of cookie crumbs hoping to use them to …

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The History and Benefits of Giving Gifts

By Joyce | Apr 21, 2021

The History and Benefits of Giving Gifts The tradition of giving gifts is an old one.  Based on historical evidence, it’s as old as humankind going all the way back to the early cavemen who gave gifts in order to attract a mate or to show dominance.  The type of gifts and the reasons for …

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Gifts for Realtors

By Joyce | Mar 30, 2021

How To Say Thank You to Your Realtor After the Sale Closes You don’t have to get your realtor a gift after you buy a house. In fact, real estate agents rarely get these.  It’s not because people don’t appreciate their effort. They’re just too busy moving, and they usually don’t have time to think …

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Moving Day Gift Ideas Your Friends Will Love

By Joyce | Mar 13, 2021

Moving Day Gifts Your Friends Will Love Moving day, when it is into a new home, can be tiring but also rewarding and a time for celebration.  You can help them celebrate this memorable event with a uniquely different housewarming gift.  It’s not always easy to choose the perfect gift for this new home celebration …

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Baby Gifts for Friends Who Have Everything

By Joyce | Feb 23, 2021

Baby Gifts for Friends Who Have Everything When shopping for baby gifts, there are so many options to choose from.  It can be  challenging to choose only one. One big consideration is what the new parents might need and what will be useful. But what to do when your friends already have everything? Don’t worry! …

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Memories from the Past

By Joyce | Feb 17, 2021

The news coming in about days without power and heat in Texas during this major freeze in much of the United States, brings back memories of a few years of early childhood spent in Perdido, Alabama during World War II. My dad had been drafted into the navy and sent to the Pacific.  My mother …

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Long Distance Relationship Gifts

By Joyce | Feb 11, 2021

While it is true that modern-day technology makes the miles apart slightly more bearable, sometimes, virtual dating simply cannot cut it. Eager to keep the relationship alive and thriving, far-flung lovers turn to more creative ways of sharing their thoughts.   Here is a  list of long-distance relationship gifts  to spark your imagination on how to …

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How to Make Love Last

By Joyce | Jan 25, 2021

A new romance is always exciting.  But, just like any other relationship, a romantic one has its ups and downs. Couples easily fall in love, but they have to work at maintaining that special connection on a long term basis. I’m no expert but I do have experience as Ron and I recently celebrated our …

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