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Exercise and Wellness for Every Body

One last thing… My dear, old (but young) friend Kristin has started a great new blog called Exercise and Wellness for Every Body, "a collection of articles regarding exercise, nutrition and wellness information along with credible resources".  Her posts are really informative and helpful. Kristin is a personal trainer and published writer based in North […]

50 Nifty Tricks for Big DIY Savings (around the house)

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Revisions Design Studio : porcelain egg votive candles

These are just gorgeous and made from 100% US grown soy wax (which burns clean and clear).  The egg shells are porcelain and can be reused once the candles burn away.   from the Revisions Design Studio etsy shop. I had gotten away from using candles around the house.  I feel a revival coming on!  […]

update: bumps and lumps

Here's the link to Body & Soul article that I mentioned in the post about brest cancer and environmental triggers and what you can watch out for at home.

bumps and lumps

In the spring I went to my mid-wife for my 'well woman' check-up.  There was a bump in my breast.  I call it a bump because the word 'lump' just sounds too gloomy and doomy.  I had an ultrasound done what seemed like several weeks later and an appointment with a surgical breast specialist.  No […]

pure jane cumberbatch

I think Jane Cumberbatch's Pure Style Living was the first shelter-home-decorating-style-living book that I ever purchased.  Prior to that is was ALL architecture for me.  I love her philosophy of living, stylish yet simple.  Her "DNA of Pure Style" is "Romantic, inexpensive, natural, simple spaces, fuctional, easy feasts, homemade, thrifty, timeless, cool, country, family, going […]

sun oh sun

It’s about this time of year, even though the days are now finally getting longer, that I start to daydream about sunlight.  I may suffer from very mild cases of S.A.D. but luckily it has never prevented me from going about my days.  But I do not yet get to leave work while the sun […]

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