Category Archives: Art

Therapeutic Play Dough with Essential Oils…

“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Advertisements

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Houses are built to live in, and not to look on: therefore let use be preferred before uniformity.

#3 for my daughter, Lauren who appreciates nature. #12 for my husband, whose nature bears an uncanny resemblance to Peter Pan. #22 for my daughter, Allie who works from a home office. #23 for my cat, Bobb who hasn’t worked a … Continue reading

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Fashion Fade or Flash?

“…we’re finding it hard to decide what’s more fascinating: the evolution of our style between 1911 and 2011 or the evolution of our dance moves. The dresses, suits and shoes here are all outstanding… and can we talk about those … Continue reading

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Snowscape 101

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You can’t find me here.

I make lists. I cross things off my list.  I add things to my list. Today I found an entire site of already made lists.  List25 Daily.  Take a peek at my favorite: 25 of the most secluded houses; betting … Continue reading

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Slam that Door.

My next read will hit the book shelves September 4th; it’s a natural follow-up to the #1 New York Times best seller, ‘The Happiness Project”  by Gretchen Rubin. I plan to head to Barnes & Noble to grab, “Happier at … Continue reading

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Peeking in a Pintere$t Closet

           I like my money right where I can see it … hanging in my closet. -SARAH JESSICA PARKER

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…”Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” Jim Rohn

My daughter, Lauren is in the process of redecorating her apartment. I’m in the process of giving her ideas, (cheaper than actually giving her furniture). Lauren is doing what most people in their 20’s do/trying to furnish her place with a … Continue reading

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Why Yes; I would Like to Hang some Family Members.

Here is where I found my inspiration.

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Learning is Mandated.

It’s one of my favorite quotes.  It’s a reminder to prioritize.  The value of keeping first things first. Being an educator today, there are many priorities to value, both in and out of the classroom. What counts in the classroom … Continue reading

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