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    Top 6 Places to Shop in the Adirondacks

    A recent fall getaway to the Adirondacks allowed me to scope out the best places to shop. No outlet malls on my list (If you want ‘em, they’re in Lake George)! Here are my top 5 places to visit to find great artisan, antique and unique local finds. 1. Keene and Keene Valley. These two … Read more

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    Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Holiday

    I went to Home Goods earlier this week (always a mistake). The Christmas decorations are out. October wasn’t even half over. The fall decorations have been shoved to the side and Santas and snowmen have taken over. I’ll admit I have no qualms buying Christmas decorations in October. In fact, if you want to get … Read more

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    Why I Cook

    Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media about family dinners. In case you didn’t know, family dinners will apparently solve all your family’s problems – from health issues, to mental health, to school performance and more. There has also been a glut of cookbooks lately that claim to make cooking family … Read more

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    Hidden Treasures in the Black Hills

    When we planned a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, I was not eagerly anticipating it. It turned out to be a fantastic place to vacation with excellent shopping (my thing!), awe-inspiring monuments, and incredibly nature. Read all about the great things to do in my piece for GoGirlfriend.

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    A Collection Is Born

    I’m guilty of having several collections and I just decided to start a new one (shhh – don’t tell my husband!). If you’re a collector, you probably have some interesting stories about how your collections started. Some collections are inherited. That’s how I became interested in Depression glass. My grandmother collected it and I inherited … Read more

Food

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Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media about family dinners. In case you didn’t know, family…Read More →


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Travel

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When we planned a trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota, I was not eagerly anticipating it. It turned…Read More →


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Leftovers

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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

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A recent fall getaway to the Adirondacks allowed me to scope out the best places to shop. No outlet malls…Read More →


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Organizing

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Today I’m announcing the release of my newest book, The Divorce Organizer and Planner, second edition. In my former life…Read More →


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Books

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My friend Meredith Resnick has just published a very helpful book about coping with the narcissists in your life. Surviving…Read More →


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Home and Decorating

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I went to Home Goods earlier this week (always a mistake). The Christmas decorations are out. October wasn’t even half…Read More →


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Collecting

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I’m guilty of having several collections and I just decided to start a new one (shhh – don’t tell my…Read More →


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Have You Tried?

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I recently tried Cup4Cup Gluten Free Pizza Dough Mix and am giving it 5 stars. Find out why: http://www.takingglutenoffthetable.com/?p=461


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Gardening

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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

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My sisters-in-law and I have been meeting every couple of weeks to sort through my mother-in-law’s belongings (she passed away…Read More →


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Crafts

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I picked up this cute wreath at a local shop. It’s made by a local senior. He also had pumpkins,…Read More →


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