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Simply thankful

It’s getting near the end of February here in Northern Virginia.  We just got what was probably our last real blast of winter snow.  I trudged out in the 5 plus inches that is still…
happy love songs

LOVE HAPPY: OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Treat yourself on Valentine’s Day by watching the 1949 Marx Brothers musical comedy Love Happy, produced by silent film star, Mary Pickford.  There’s no doubt in my mind that the Marx Brothers put the “mad”…
workout music

Oldies Vault of Workout Music #6

It’s January – if What’s On Your Mind in 2019 is working out and getting more exercise, this 80’s song by the Information Society featuring the distinct Star Trek cut of Spock’s voice commanding “Pure…
Ho Ho Homicide

Ho-Ho-Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett

Kaitlyn Dunnett has gone and “dunnett” yet again!  Keep the holiday mystery season going with her terrific cozy:  A Ho-Ho-Homicide. If you’ve never read any of her Liss MacCrimmon’s Scottish mysteries this is a great…
winter decorating

double duty decorating

Winter can be dull, drab, damp and dreary – but your home doesn’t have to be. Let your holiday decorating do “double duty” by using items that are perfect for Christmas AND for winter.  What…

easy party favors for all occasions

Here’s an easy DIY idea for take-home party favors for holiday guests or for other occasions such as bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, etc. These festive Christmas cartons are nothing more than red Chinese takeout…