Category Archives: Fun

Throwback Thursday: My Life on the Sliding Board

I didn’t know the rush of a roller coaster or the jarring speed of the merry mixer until I was a teen. When I was young, I had sliding boards. They were exciting. The taller and faster they were, the better … Continue reading

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Plastic Water Bottle Purses: One Crafter’s Tale

I’m a skilled crafter. And I’m a perfectionist. And this is my crafter’s tale. . .  Plastic Water Bottle Purses. Small purses made out of plastic water bottles, hot glue and a 7″ zipper? I’m in, all in. I had all the … Continue reading

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And the Lizard Asks, “Would You Care for a Dog Poop Bag?”

When I was walking along the sidewalk at Hampton Lake in South Carolina I saw this delightful machine. It dispenses free pooper scooper bags. And it was manned by … a lizard?!

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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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SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School: Another Successful Theme & Week!

  As long-time member of Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair, N.J. I’ve helped out over the years with our Vacation Bible School (VBS), from leading crafts to decorating for the themed week. This year I was away for the actual VBS week, but I got … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! How to Survive and Thrive During the Summer Softball Season

It’s time for travel softball, those 8 or so (depending on where you live) sunny (you hope) weeks of rushed meals (and few to no sit-down family dinners) before you and your darling daughter (DD) head out for the softball fields near and … Continue reading

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Roses to Rock Gardens: Spring in Montclair NJ

My husband Mike and I have lived in Montclair, N.J. since the mid-1980s. We think our town has some of the most beautiful private gardens in Northern New Jersey. We have an active Garden Club, many resident members of  the Essex … 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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Sewing with My Mom: Quilts, Chair Covers and Valences Coming Right Up!

My Mom lives in Arizona, land of sunshine, heat and cactus. I like to visit her pretty home in Sun City; she lives in a 3-bedroom ranch that she has transformed into what I think  of as “quilting central.” Mom … Continue reading

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Flying the Friendly Skies

The fun began last Thursday morning when my alarm sounded at 5 AM. I was off to fly the friendly skies to Dayton, Ohio and the long-awaited (two years!) Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop (EBWW). I’ve already told you about the out-of-control TSA agent I … Continue reading

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