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Snow Day in South Carolina

My husband Mike and I, after a great deal of list making and agonizing, chose to retire to the Low Country of South Carolina, Bluffton to be exact. Hampton Lake to be even more precise. Mike had done his homework…He … Continue reading

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BlogHer12: Can We Connect?

The session at BlogHer12 that really moved me was “Blogging into Midlife.” I mentioned here that the panelists, Ann Dunnewold, Darryle Pollack, Lynn Forbes and Patricia Patton, are dynamic women over 50 who spoke to a room full of mostly … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers: It Isn’t Always All in Our Stomachs

Last Friday I had a successful weigh-in; I lost 1.4 more pounds; I am ecstatic with my results so far! My husband Mike keeps saying, “I’m shocked it works.” I keep replying (with only traces of sarcasm in my voice), … Continue reading

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Trans Siberian Orchestra Never Disappoints: Newark, NJ 2011

Last night my husband Mike and I saw Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO) at The Rock in Newark, NJ. It was the second time we’ve seen the rock band/orchestra/over-the-top performers, and we had a(nother) great time! The TSO, rounded out with … Continue reading

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Garden Club: Design Monday

My weekend was busy, mostly because I was preparing for garden club competition Monday! Yes! It’s time again for all good designers to pull out their clippers, condition their flowers and create winning designs, at least in my local garden … Continue reading

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Northern New Jersey: (Hurricane) Irene Has Left

Tap. Tap. Tap. Is everyone out there okay? The view from our front porch was definitely wet, very wet, but we haven’t lost any trees or large branches! We are in great shape so far in the aftermath of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Pruning Today, Blooming Tomorrow

Some people are timid when it comes to pruning; I’m not. I love nothing better than shaping an overgrown shrub into a beauty. I get lost in the clip, clip, clip of it. I daydream about how the shrub will … Continue reading

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, DE

On Friday night my husband Mike took Amtrak from New York City, NY to Wilmington, DE so he could watch our daughter Tory and her softball team at the Delaware Invitational Tournament. I picked him up at the train station, … Continue reading

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BBQ Today: Orzo with Roasted Vegetables the Ina Garten Way

Feeling upbeat and excited about a family BBQ I made Ina Garten’s recipe for orzo with roasted vegetables yesterday. Do you like a wonderful pasta salad that’s full of flavor? Then you should try her recipe! It takes some ‘passive’ … Continue reading

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Jersey Shore: Family Fun in the Sun

In families there are planners and there are people who just show up. I love my husband Mike’s sisters and their spouses. I love them because they love to plan, vacations in particular. In my family, I am typically the … Continue reading

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