“It’s The Thought That Counts”

November 17, 2014

I was having a nice chat with a friend on the phone the other day. We don’t know each other very well, but see each other at parties maybe twice a year, and I really like her. Out of nowhere she said, “Do you have a teapot in the shape of a bird?” (she knows […]

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Holiday Book Give Away! “America’s Test Kitchen Menu Cookbook: Your Guide to Hosting Stress-Free Dinner Parties and Holiday Feasts”

November 17, 2014

This is a BIG, heavy cookbook loaded with recipes and practical advice for entertaining. When you’re entertaining, there’s no room for failure–you want your food to deliver on taste and presentation–yet you want the recipes to be approachable enough so that you can enjoy the party, too. Menu planning is hard even for very experienced […]

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Feel Good Friday – “All About That Bass”

November 14, 2014

Hmmm, some really good bass licks she does! Click to share:

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George Will: “The New American Entitlement” Is “To Go Through Life Without Being Offended”

November 12, 2014

This should be a topic that generates a lively discussion! During the media hullabaloo earlier this year regarding “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and reality TV star Phil Robertson’s church sermons on homosexuality which prompted TLC to suspend him from the show, political analyst George Will was asked by a viewer the following question: “In the context […]

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A Sticky Family Problem

November 11, 2014

I am currently living a family situation that is becoming tiring and cumbersome. Since I cannot intervene openly, for reasons that I will make clear later, I am asking advice on how to discreetly handle the situation with the people concerned. But I will tell the story in my own point of view. I understand […]

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One “Little” Tantrum Leads To A Really Big One

November 10, 2014

In the news recently was the story of an altercation between two shoppers that began when the one woman asked the mother of a young child to please quiet the child’s loud tantrum in the checkout line. “She came to the side of me and told me not to tell her child what to do. […]

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Thanksgiving Book Give Away! “Williams-Sonoma Thanksgiving”

November 10, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Collection Thanksgiving offers easy-to-follow recipes you will want to include in your own holiday menu year after year. In these pages, you’ll find inspiring first courses and a tempting variety of side dishes and desserts as well as some new ideas for the main course. This vividly photographed, full-color recipe collection will become an […]

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Feel Good Friday – “I Won’t Let You Down”

November 7, 2014

Very creative imagery for a music video. Click to share:

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