Lemon-AID

Summer is clearly on the way. And one of the best thirst-quenching treats of summer is lemonade. Nothing beats lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons. But if you’re like me – well, frankly, that’s a lot of work! And luckily for all of us, there are plenty of brands of...

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Tips for Repelling Mosquitoes Naturally

The cicadas are coming! It’s in all the newspapers and on the local news. Sure, they are pretty ugly – yes, they can make some loud noises and hangout in your trees and yard — but they don’t sting or bite. My gripe isn’t with the cicadas, it’s with those pesky mosquitoes. There’s...

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From The Oldies Vault: Happy Music

Spring is in the air – summer is right around the corner – things in general are looking “up!” Time to step into the Oldies Vault for some Happy Music! The Blackbyrds were an American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group hailing from Washington, DC in 1973. They are...

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Murder At The Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah

Murder At The Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah is the first in her new Beacon Bakeshop Mystery series. This is one of my favorite new series debuts – ever! Lindsey Bakewell is a successful investment banker in NYC. But then she finds out that her upscale restaurant owner/fiance...

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Experi-MINT

There’s an overwhelming freshness when it comes to spring!  While I love the sweet fragrances of hyacinths and lilies of the valley that fill the air, there’s something soothing and wonderful when it comes to the smell of fresh mint plants. With so many varieties of mint...

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Shoes To Die For by Laura Levine

I had a really lousy week – in fact, I was downright miserable. I found myself up at 3 a.m. not only with insomnia, but with a severe attitude problem. So I decided to go downstairs into my private library and pick out something appropriate to read. There’s nothing like...

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