How to Use Uber Without a Smart Phone and Use Uber with Vision Loss and Other Disabilities

How to Use Uber Without a Smart Phone and Use Uber with Vision Loss and Other Disabilities

A member of my family, J,  is legally blind and can’t drive. She can’t call an Uber or Lyft driver to get around, either, because driver services require passengers to use a smart phone to schedule rides and contact the driver with questions or problems via text. And she can’t see the text. We recently discovered the perfect way for people who don’t use a smart phone or who have vision loss or other disabilities to gain the freedom to go wherever they want using Uber or Lyft — with some human assistance from a handy service called GoGoGrandparent. Continue reading

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Eyebrow Threading Experience: Give It a Try

The Eyebrow Threading Experience

Did you know there’s an alternate method to get clean, sleek eyebrows without plucking or waxing? It’s eyebrow threading. Continue reading

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A Beautiful Adventure at Bulls Island, SC

A Beautiful Adventure at Bulls Island SC

Visiting Bulls Island — a pristine, unspoiled island in the Charleston, S.C. area — is an amazing way to spend a day and an adventure you won’t forget.

It’s a great place for walking, sunbathing, collecting shells, photography and visiting the hauntingly beautiful Boneyard Beach. Continue reading

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Tall Tower Contest — a Fun Fundraising Event or Team-Building Challenge

Tall Tower Contest -- a Fun Fundraising Event or Team-Building Challenge

If you’re looking for a team-building event or a fun fundraising event that costs nothing to put on and is a blast for both children and adults, try a Tall Tower contest.

I’ve done it with adults in a work environment several times and it’s exciting for the participants and the audience alike. Continue reading

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Thrift Store Treasures #10

Thrift Store Treasures #10

My most recent thrift store treasures include a lot of fun casual tops and a cute shower curtain. Continue reading

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3 Things Thursday: Exuberant, Uplifted and … Lonely in a Crowd

3 Things Thursday: Exuberant, Uplifted and Lonely in a crowd

I know these three things don’t seem to go together… but last Wednesday night — and quite a few Wednesdays before that — I felt all these emotions during the course of an hour. Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Continue reading

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Decluttering Continued: An Inexpensive Way to Organize Outdoor Flags

Decluttering Continue: An Inexpensive Way to Organize Outdoor Flags

For years, I’ve been a fan of large outdoor flags that festoon the house and wave gaily from a pole on the front porch. But I needed an inexpensive way to organize the outdoor flags. Continue reading

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Having an Eclipse Party? Head to Target for Fun Supplies

Having an Eclipse Party? Head to Target for Fun Supplies

The 2017  Great American Eclipse is a great opportunity for a party. For eclipse-y food, costumes and supplies, head to Target for some great ideas. (This is not a sponsored post; I just love Target!) Continue reading

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Flotation Tank Experience: A One-Hour Relaxing Float in a Tub of Buoyant Water

Flotation Tank Experience: A One-Hour Relaxation Float in a Tub of Buoyant Water

Sensory deprivation tanks were big in the 70s, but who knew they were still around? If you missed out on the experience then (like I did), check out this relaxation technique at a location near you. While the concept remains the same, the main difference today is the name change; apparently the term “sensory deprivation” was a little harsh, so today spas are inviting guests to chill out in what are now known as flotation tanks. Continue reading

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Best of Intentions Can Backfire Big-Time

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished_ Best of Intentions Can Backfire Big-Time

Ever hear the saying “No good deed goes unpunished”? I didn’t understand what it meant til I was in my 40s, but that’s when I discovered that doing things out of the goodness of your heart to help someone doesn’t always end well! The best intentions occasionally backfire big-time. Continue reading

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