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TOP 10 HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST FOR TEENS AND COLLEGE KIDS

  I have never been this behind on Christmas EVER!!! The combination of an ART show that opened December 1st and ALL OF MY pet portrait holiday commissions set me behind and I am SCRAMBLING to make Christmas happen. I KNOW I KNOW – it isn’t about the stuff…and we have dialed back dramatically but… Read More TOP 10 HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST FOR TEENS AND COLLEGE KIDS

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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! VISIT NO CODE NEEDED TO SAVE 40% OFF ALL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS INCLUDING THE NEW  MINIS I added 50 NEW paintings this week  –  – there is something for everyone on your shopping list – including YOU! Quantities are limited. My Mom was the consummate bargain shopper. She used to… Read More BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!!!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!! I was looking back at the very first thanksgiving post – I wrote for this blog in 2011 “HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am watching the MACY”S parade and thinking about how I have so much to be Thankful for this year. My Kids (2012) …. My Family… my Home…. my Friends…my Health my Dog…my… Read More HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Upcoming Art Show and Black Friday Sale

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!!! I feel like I have been punked and someone removed 10 days from November because I cannot believe it is already Thanksgiving. IT WAS JUST Halloween! We have two college students coming home so the excitement is building and I swear even the dogs are  getting ready to greet the kids! My stretchy pants… Read More Upcoming Art Show and Black Friday Sale

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HAPPY (24TH) ANNIVERSARY – WEDDING GIFTS – WHAT WE STILL USE!

NOVEMBER 5, 1994. Our wedding day. 24 years ago TODAY – my best friend and I tied the knot – got hitched – stood in front of our closest family and friends and vowed – “for better and worse…and all that jazz!” And here we are – 24 years later. Has it been easy? Hell… Read More HAPPY (24TH) ANNIVERSARY – WEDDING GIFTS – WHAT WE STILL USE!

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DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2018 – HOW DID THEY PLAY OUT?

IT is not my nature to follow trends in my decorating style – though I do have to admit to picking up a few along the way. However – I am fascinated by them. In fact, I think if I were to be in college I would want to take a class called “The Psychology… Read More DECORATING TRENDS FOR 2018 – HOW DID THEY PLAY OUT?

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I AM SECURE!!

THIS SITE IS SECURE.                            MY SECURITY FEATURES ARE UPDATED AUTOMATICALLY PRIOR TO THEIR EXPIRATION WHICH WAS EARLY OCTOBER. YET IT KEEPS SAYING THAT I AM NOT SECURE  EVERYTHING IS UPDATED AND VERY SECURE. THANK YOU HELLO friends and I apologize for the… Read More I AM SECURE!!

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THIS IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKS.

I don’t know what is wrong with me. One minute I am fine…the next, I am in a coffee shop and a song comes on. It sounds just like my daughter – and I start to cry. She is even in town right now – not far away – and I am losing it.  … Read More THIS IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKS.

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SPECIAL FAMILY PHOTOS AND REVIVING THE STAIRCASE / ENTRYWAY

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THE REALTOR TOLD US When we put the house on the market …. sidebar – (if you are just tuning in – the house was on the market for 18 months, we have taken it off and are living and loving it and making some improvements (HVAC, windows) and will… Read More SPECIAL FAMILY PHOTOS AND REVIVING THE STAIRCASE / ENTRYWAY

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THE VERY LAST “FIRST DAY” OF SCHOOL

Remember being so excited about the first day of school – that you could hardly sleep? It all lay ahead – so much to learn and experience. I have done the parenting “First day” thing FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS! Eighteen years – And this morning, as we are down to one kid at home –… Read More THE VERY LAST “FIRST DAY” OF SCHOOL

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