Category Archives: favorites

The Best Jeans Ever – I LOVE “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”

After many years of searching for the elusive “perfect pair of jeans,” I’ve finally found them. Had seen ads for “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans” in various women’s magazines over the years, but had never seen them in a local store … Continue reading

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15 Bucket List / Lifetime Goals Achieved So Far: The Dream vs. the Reality

When you’re a child and a 20-something, you dream of doing many things during your life. Although you don’t formally label it a bucket list — or a lifetime goal — that’s what it is. What childhood and early adult dreams … Continue reading

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I Adore the Dollar Store

If you like shopping, there’s almost nowhere you can have as much fun with a few dollars in your pocket as the dollar store. You’ve just got to love a place where every item is a dollar or less! It’s … Continue reading

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Massages – One of the Joys of Life

Chances are you could use some stress relief and relaxation. If you have a partner, you could ask him or her to rub your shoulders, neck, back, feet or other point where your body holds stress. While that’s fine, in … Continue reading

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Some of My Favorite Products and Services

A lot of people write extended rants on their blogs about products or services that they find to be less than satisfactory. I’ve had my share of those unfortunate experiences, and have been tempted more than once to create an … Continue reading

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Can’t Cure a Magazine Junkie

I’ve had a wicked addiction to magazines since first grade. It started with Highlights for Children in elementary school, and progressed to Tiger Beat (ooh, those cute long-haired musician boys), Young Miss, Teen and Seventeen (oh so cool). The old favorites that … Continue reading

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Zumba is Exhilarating!

If you haven’t tried a Zumba class, you should! It’s so enjoyable, you’ll forget you’re exercising. I’m not much of a dancer, and the only dance I ever learned was the cha cha in junior high. Luckily, many of the … Continue reading

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Truth is Stranger than Fiction (People Do the Weirdest Things!)

One of my joys in life is reading and hearing true stories about strange things people do. These aren’t the everyday accounts about people who makes the news for winning a flapjack-eating contest or committing a minor crime. I love the … Continue reading

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Why I ♥ Yard Sales

I started going to yard sales many years ago, before Hurricane Hugo blew through South Carolina. For years afterwards, very few people had yard sales because many families lost everything or had extensive water and wind damage to attics and … Continue reading

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Zip It Drain Cleaner – a Product to Love

When you find a product at the right price that really does the job – you’ve just gotta spread the word. If your sink or bathtub is not draining properly, this low-tech gizmo – which costs about $3 – really … Continue reading

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