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Green Tuesday to Green Christmas!

Today is Green Tuesday, and yesterday was Green Monday.  The purpose of this relatively new “shopping holiday” is to promote sales of environmentally-friendly items. It seems like a new concept, but truly, my mother invented it back in the 50s.  While there wasn’t an online venue for indulging in recycled items, this principle guided our […]

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How to Escape Back to School Shopping and Save Thousands of Dollars

I recently read that the National Retail Federation projects parents will pay on average, $970 for back-to-school expenses. “Back to School” shopping is the second largest retail shopping season next to Christmas. So if each family spends roughly $1000 annually, we are up to 13,000 on average from Kindergarten to 12th grade!  Ouch! Want to […]

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Radish Cocktail, Anyone?

My neighbor Annie is the queen of growing radishes.  I have never had good luck with them in my own garden, and she doesn’t even like them, so yes, you guessed it…. I am well-supplied with these lovely, spicy jewels! Radishes take me back to my childhood, and to one of my favorite beverages of […]

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HighMont Beef – a North Dakota Treasure for Heart Health

Do you enjoy the taste of beef, but worry about the saturated fat and cholesterol content?  Look no further than the Red River Valley Ranch in Walhalla. Recently, my artist twin sister Barb, her husband Paul, and I took a road trip up to Walhalla.  We had 3 agendas: do a little hiking in the […]

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“I’m Pretty Tired” of Under Armour Ads

Have you noticed that Under Armour currently has a campaign going on, called “I’m Pretty __________” (you fill in the blanks to describe yourself.)  It strives to educate people that women are not just pretty, they are “pretty amazing”, “pretty focused,”, etc. I understand UAs intent.  After all, my friends and family can count on […]

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Valentine’s Day Revisited

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog on Valentine’s Day.  I am reprinting it today because it seems that this message of love on Valentine’s Day still needs some revisiting. Simply click on the picture of the flowers to see the full article.  And please send me your thoughts – would love to hear […]

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Art Therapy is Real

Have you ever been so focused on something you didn’t notice your surroundings?  For example, you didn’t know it was suddenly raining outside or that it was 3 hours past your usual mealtime, or that someone was talking to you? I recently had a total knee replacement and if any of you have had this, […]

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