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    Hotel Review: Keltic Lodge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

    If you haven’t been to Cape Breton you must go. And if you go, you’ll want to stay at the Keltic Lodge. There isn’t a single other inn or B&B on Cape Breton with a location that can rival the Keltic Lodge. Located on the east coast of the Cabot Trail in Ingonish, the lodge … Read more

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    Hotel Review: Smuggler’s Cove Inn, Lunenburg, NS

    Lunenburg is a lovely little town on the Nova Scotia coast and is convenient to Mahone Bay and Peggy’s Cove, as well as being not far from Halifax, making it a great location. You can also drive a few hours and get to the Bay of Fundy or out to Digby. I had a lot … Read more

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    Ways the First Day of College is Like the First Day of Kindergarten for Parents

    You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all the accurate details about what happened. A backpack is involved. You’re afraid they won’t eat well. You’re pretty sure this determines how the rest of their life will go. You spend a lot of time … Read more

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    What’s Missing In LA

    It’s easy to get caught up in the magic of movies when you visit LA. On our recent visit we definitely got into the spirit of things. But I couldn’t help but feel something was missing.   Paramount Studies There are several studios that offer tours so it can be hard to choose just one. … Read more

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    Recipe Organizing

    I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies and other desserts, and then other). Each binder is divided into subcategories (for example, the other binder has apps, soups, veggies, potato, pasta, condiments, beverages and more). Once I started my blog, many of the … Read more

Food

I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies…Read More →


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Travel

If you haven’t been to Cape Breton you must go. And if you go, you’ll want to stay at the…Read More →


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Leftovers

If you’re making corned beef today, you need this recipe for your leftovers tomorrow! It’s tradition to make corned beef…Read More →


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Travel shopping

Frommers just published a guide to the best duty free shopping at airports. I am not a duty free shopper…Read More →


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Organizing

Half the world read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo before I got around to it. I might…Read More →


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Books

I’m excited to announce the release of my new ebook, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook!  Several years ago, I wrote…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

I have been like  an expectant mother and it has taken almost exactly nine months, but at long last our…Read More →


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Collecting

There are quite a few things I look to buy when traveling, but an item that I often recommend to…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

I got an air fryer for Christmas. I’d heard about these oil-less deep fryers but couldn’t believe they worked. I’ve…Read More →


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Gardening

Every year I share pics of my gardening successes. We planted a lot of bulbs in the fall (and by…Read More →


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Life

You worry they will get lost. You hope they make some nice friends. You know you will never hear all…Read More →


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Crafts

Since I’ve been successful making a nut wreath and a popcorn wreath, I decided to apply my skills for Valentine’s…Read More →


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