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Fun Fundraiser: Container Garden Contest and Silent Auction

A container garden contest and silent auction is a unique and fun fundraiser that can produce big results; I coordinated this event in my workplace at a government agency and it was an incredible hit.

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Decluttering and Organizing the Refrigerator: An Amazing Transformation

As part of my home decluttering project (OK, it was my 2016 New Year’s resolution, but who says it can’t continue in 2017?) I recently took my frig from chaos to calm. Decluttering and organizing the refrigerator resulted in an … Continue reading

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16 Helpful Tips for a Broken Leg, Broken Foot or Broken Ankle

If you have a broken ankle, broken leg or broken foot, chances are it’s a new experience — and you can use some helpful tips to make life as easy as possible during your recovery.

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Thrift Store Treasures #9 — Great Bargain Finds

The pace of my thrift store shopping has slowed a little, but my excitement about thrift store treasures will never diminish!

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Fitbit Charge 2 Review: Vastly Superior to Fitbit Charge HR

My Fitbit Charge HR got waterlogged recently (don’t turn upside down in a kayak while wearing it) and quit working, so I had to buy a new fitness tracker. Another Charge HR wasn’t an option — since it’s being discontinued … Continue reading

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Second Women’s Kayaking and Hiking Weekend in Brevard: Wonderful Except for the Near-Death Experience

Recently came back from a second women’s kayaking and hiking weekend in Brevard, North Carolina, and it was great — except for the near-death experience…

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Beware of Thin-Soled Sandals: What to Do When You Get Blisters on the Balls of Your Feet

There are so many cute sandals! But before you buy the next pair, keep this in mind: sandals with ultra-thin soles can result in days of misery!

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Amazon Echo Look: The Follow-Up to Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot

If you own and use an Amazon Echo or an Amazon Dot like I do, you’re probably pretty impressed with the things Alexa can do. And now Amazon is introducing a follow-up product that sounds intriguing.

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South American Souvenirs

South American souvenirs are different from things you’d pick up in the Caribbean islands or in Europe.

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Weird Vacation Incidents on My South America Cruise

Whenever I travel with Merry Ellen, we have weird experiences (“adventures” as we like to call them).

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