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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 … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Treasures #10

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Decluttering Continued: 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.

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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!)

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Flotation Tank Experience: A One-Hour Relaxing 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Hotel Rooms: You Get What You Pay For

When staying at hotels while traveling, getting a good room depends a little on luck, but typically, I’ve found that with hotel rooms you get what you pay for. This was driven home by a recent experience at the hotel … Continue reading

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Escape Room: A Unique and Interesting Adventure with Friends

Escape rooms (also known as escape games) have been springing up everywhere. If you’ve never heard of them or experienced one, keep reading…

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9 MORE Super Fun Fundraising Ideas to Raise Big Bucks

If you want to raise funds for a charitable cause, employee services association at work, or any other reason, sometimes it’s hard to hit on a winning idea. Here are 9 MORE Super Fun Fundraising Ideas to supplement my original … Continue reading

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