#TBT: MTV Premieres, a New Era Begins


This Throwback Thursday we're celebrating the 34th anniversary of MTV hitting cable airwaves on 8/1/81 and introducing us to a whole new form of pop culture with music, artists and creative expressions that were revolutionary in its time and so still remains as such today. On August 1, 1981, MTV opened with the words, "Ladies and gentleman, rock and roll," and entertainment, music […]

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DIY Home Projects: Inside and Out

can of paint and paintbrush

I'm feeling rather ambitious this spring and am getting ready to tackle many projects both inside and outside the house. This is my second year as a homeowner and I want to really "dig in" and "hammer out" some style on our home (ha-ha), but I don't have the funds to do all that I want […]

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For the Love of It: Crafts and Cooking

Love, spelled out with beads

I love love love this February! For such a short month, it packs so many celebrations in it to keep me busy and help me not think how much snow we all have to trudge through right now. We have so much this month with the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, Lincoln's birthday, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, African […]

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Paris? Oui, Oui!

Bonjour mon amis! I’ve just realized a new month is upon us and I haven’t planned any vacations yet. A problem I will remedy as soon as I am home and can look at the family calendar! What I really want to do, though, is travel back to Paris, France and explore the culture, the clothes, the […]

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Play Is for Big Kids, Too

Tile letter spelling out word "play"

One of the many great things about having kids is the opportunity to experience “play” again.  Admittedly, I am not, nor ever have been, a great athlete. I mean, I was the last to be picked on anyone’s team and unknowingly showed up to a volleyball practice with makeup on in high school. Play was never for me, as […]

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Staying Positive…You Can Do It!

It's hard not to get sucked into the mental drama we self-create or that we get dragged into from friends, family, or even coworkers. Being negative is sometimes, unfortunately, easier then to find ways or methods to work through the bad to find some good. And, the good is there, trust me. I used to […]

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