Category Archives: best friends

Throwback Thursday: High School Prom

It’s time for high school Prom. Three years ago our daughter Tory and her three besties were prepping for their big night. The process sure was different from mine back in the day. Tory wanted a prom dress that was … Continue reading

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The Poshest Toilet Ever

My husband Mike and I stayed at the best Hyatt timeshare ever: Hyatt at Siesta Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Everything there is near-perfect: The beach is made of the softest, whitest sand; the pool is surrounded by lush tropical trees … Continue reading

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We All Need Cheerleaders: Encouraging Dreams and Growth at Any Age

Do you enjoy spending time with your young adult children and their friends? I can’t think of anything more fun than that! Recently, my husband Mike and I traveled into New York City (can you say car, train and subway?!) to visit … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye and Chanticleer Garden

My girlfriend Pat, whom I met when we were studying to become Master Gardeners ten years ago, is one of my best friends. She is relocating out of state after many years of living the Jersey life. To extend our fun and bank … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye and Grounds for Sculpture

My girlfriend Pat, a fellow Master Gardener and one of my best friends, is moving after many years of living in New Jersey. To extend our fun and bank a bunch of new memories, we decided to visit as many “local” N.J. gardens as … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye and The High Line

Have you had to say goodbye to a great friend? I’ve hugged many a woman friend goodbye over my adult years, and every time, I feel like my heart is breaking in half. Gone will be the fun times spent together … Continue reading

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Birthday Surprise at Fresco in Montclair, NJ

Yesterday was my birthday. My husband Mike, son Max and I went to a new-to-us restaurant called Fresco in Montclair, NJ to celebrate. It was our first visit to Fresco, but it certainly won’t be our last. The food was … Continue reading

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Two Buttons in Frenchtown, N.J.

Hugs to my bestie Peggy who surprised me with a trip to Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert‘s shop — Two Buttons — in Frenchtown, N.J.  Peggy knows what a woman needs:  great friends, sunny days and unlimited adventures. She knows that sometimes you need to Seize … Continue reading

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A Newbie Reporting, Ma’am! Blissdom 2013

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  Thoreau My funny left me around about October 2012…when I hurt my back, Superstorm Sandy came to visit, and people I know and love started to sicken. And worse. I struggled … Continue reading

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Real Men Ice Fish. No, Really.

February has come and gone. And my husband Mike and his friends, bless their hearts, notched yet-another ice fishing trip on their tip-ups. This was their 35th annual trip; for the curious, you can read about their 2011 and 2012 … Continue reading

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