The Fine Art of the Romantic Gesture [It Doesn’t Cost a Thing!]
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Nothing like my husband being gone the weekend before Valentine’s Day to make me feel nostalgic and sentimental. I’ve been in a mood to clear the clutter and organize this winter, so I dug into boxes of old photographs and … Want More?

The Fine Art of Bold Decisions: Embracing a New Chapter of Life – My Retirement!!! [Pt. 1]
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 The Fine Art of Bold Decisions This year is a big one for me. In some ways, I would say, it’s epic. I’ve considered some major life changes since 2016 began, as I mentioned in this New Year’s post. Clarity and … Want More?

The Fine Art of Solitude (and Getting Reacquainted with Yourself)
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The fine art of solitude… stillness quiet peace The good news is that Scott’s back is feeling healthy enough that he was able to join his annual guys’ trip to the coast for a long weekend. The guys have made this … Want More?

The Fine Art of Romance (His+Her Perspective)
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The Fine Art of Romance Is there such a thing?  I imagine romance is a bit different for each of us. What does it mean to you? For me, romance is not the sweeping gesture, the dripping of diamonds or … Want More?

The Fine Art of Making It Personal
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The Fine Art of Making it Personal I’ve found that the best way to add a personal touch to gift giving is by personalizing it. Adding an initial, name or monogram is just the right detail to make your gift, … Want More?

The Fine Art of Diving Into a New Year
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Diving into a New Year As much as I love all the festivities and merriment of the holiday season, I deeply appreciate the clearer calendar, uncluttered living spaces and healthy start of diving into a new year. Do you feel … Want More?

The Fine Art of Tender Loving Care #TLC
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We are 9 days in since my husband’s shoulder surgery and things have gone as well as possible. The best news is that Scott isn’t feeling any real pain! There has been lots of down time–icing, dozing, reading, catching up … Want More?

The Fine Art of Reflection
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Reflection Last weekend I found myself knee-deep in oogling my google calendar, making lists, setting some goals for myself and basically planning my year. When it came to my editorial calendar for the blog, I ended up with more questions … Want More?

The Fine Art of Generosity
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As she arrived at our house for a party, my stepdaughter, Briana, grabbed my arm and said, “We need to get a picture of this!”.  She was wearing the bracelet I had made for her and the ring we had … Want More?

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