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TEN THINGS TO DO (AND NOT DO) IF YOU FIND A BABY DEER

I AM IN MY HAPPY MONDAY PLACE – NEW YORK CITY!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE NEW YORK!!!! ANY chance I can get up here I take it! I moved my son up here this weekend, he has an incredible summer internship – he is a smarty! I am so proud. I took him to his… Read More TEN THINGS TO DO (AND NOT DO) IF YOU FIND A BABY DEER

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CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY – TO HONOR AND REMEMBER

IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THIS BLOG for some time, you know that once a year – I do a Memorial day Post. I invite you to take a moment today to remember and honor in any way that is meaningful to you – the Men and Women  who have served in the United States Military, including… Read More CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY – TO HONOR AND REMEMBER

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

The ONE THING that each and every one of us has in common – is that we all have a MOM. Someone, once upon a time carried us inside their bodies and then delivered us to the world. From there – life happened – we grew – sometimes without our Moms – many of us… Read More HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

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FARMHOUSE WHITE IS HOT!

AT least once a week – I get asked about WHITE PAINT COLORS – White is HOT and Interior and Exterior whites still rule the roost when it comes to choosing paint colors. A few years ago, we painted the exterior of our 140 year old house which had NEVER been painted – not EVER… Read More FARMHOUSE WHITE IS HOT!

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NEW PAINTINGS ! NOW ON LESLIDEVITO.COM

NOW AVAILABLE !! I am so excited to announce the release of 10 NEW paintings! All of the paintings are on my website and can be purchased now. and – From Now until MAY 20 – Enter code SPRING to receive 25% off your painting purchase! AND more good news – MORE paintings will be… Read More NEW PAINTINGS ! NOW ON LESLIDEVITO.COM

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – ON THURSDAY! – THE TEN THINGS I WOULD KEEP!

Prior to putting our house on the market a few years ago, we spent a  SOLID month purging – cleaning out every closet, emptying the attic, every surface was relieved of clutter and the rule was “KEEP ONLY WHAT WE USE” . We rented a storage unit for items which we  knew we could live… Read More TOP TEN TUESDAY – ON THURSDAY! – THE TEN THINGS I WOULD KEEP!

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY PHOEBE !!!

How is it possible that I cannot remember whether or not I locked my car 20 minutes ago – but I can recall – in detail – every single moment of this day – Twenty years ago – the day that at 11:22 – my Phoebe Holiday – my only daughter was born.  She lights… Read More HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY PHOEBE !!!

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IS IT GRAY? OR GREY? – MY TEN FAVORITES!

“Is it GRAY or GREY?”  This is one of the most commonly asked questions regarding common spelling mistakes! The answer is :  if you are American it is likely you spell it “GRAY”…..AND  “GREY” is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English. And if you are looking for a GREAT NETFLIX BINGE –… Read More IS IT GRAY? OR GREY? – MY TEN FAVORITES!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY – 10 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR APPLIANCES!

Hello Friends! I spent last week visiting family in Florida. I stayed with my brother in their newly renovated home – which JUST sold – in ONLY 3 days!! I was asking my brother the contractor, realtor, house renovator-extraordinaire  how they survived LIVING in their home during the complete renovation for the two years it… Read More TOP TEN TUESDAY – 10 TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY ON YOUR APPLIANCES!

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PROM PREP FOR PARENTS!

Well Hello and Happy Thursday – otherwise known around here as  – TWO DAYS before PROM! OH – MY – GOD!!!!! All kidding aside, Prom is a big deal – at least around here. My firstborn was not super in to it…but went nonetheless and had one great Prom and one kind of sucky one.… Read More PROM PREP FOR PARENTS!

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