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Starbucks Coffee Giveaway

I Heart Starbucks Coffee Valentine’s Flash Giveaway – CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Random.org winner Jennifer W.  Happy Valentine’s Day!! So Valentine’s Day… do you love it or kind of hate it? I personally think we could all do with a few more holidays celebrating love…but without the roses and mushiness. I’d like to see more of a focus on loving […]

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Dr Phil, Love & Expectations

Dr. Phil, Love and Expectations…Ramblings on Valentine’s Day

Did I ever tell you about the time ten years ago when my husband and I were invited to be on The Dr. Phil Show? I don’t think I have… Let me give you some back story first. When I was in high school, on Valentine’s Day every year, our school office would be overloaded […]

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13 Year Anniversary Wedding Picture

A Love Letter for 13 Years

There was a time in my life where I wrote prolific love letters… deep and meaningful words spoken from the heart. Then, after a failed first marriage, I came face to face with a box of letters I had written. Each page, raw, real and vulnerable, laid out there to remind me how exposed I […]

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Harry and David Cheers Card

Thinking of You {A Harry & David Giveaway} CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winner, Jackie Davis! Thanks to all who entered. There are few greater feelings in the world than knowing you’ve helped to make someones day special. When I asked the question “Do you prefer to give or receive?” on the Dine & Dish Facebook Page, so many of you […]

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Ella-Portrait

How Can She Possibly…?

How can she possibly be ready? I woke up at midnight with a tightness in my chest, grasping for breath. In the dark of the night, it felt like the walls were closing in on me. It was then I realized my pillow was wet and tear soaked. As a mom who has stayed home […]

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Give Grace

My brother, Larry, lost his valiant 2-month battle with cancer early this morning. I was fortunate enough to be there when he passed. Hearing his wife visually walk him “home” to heaven where other friends and relatives eagerly awaited his arrival and seeing how that led him to his peaceful final breath was something I […]

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A Loving Welcome (and Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes)

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi Shmuley Boteach this morning for an article I am doing for Her Life Magazine. You have probably seen Rabbi Shmuley around the major morning news shows lately promoting his book The Kosher Sutra.  I first became aware of  Rabbi Shmuley through his show on TLC Shalom in the […]

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Valentine’s Day – Mommy Style (Strawberry Shortcake Trifle)

Dr Laura Schlessinger wrote something in her book The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands that really made me step back and think about the pressure I was putting on my husband to really do something outstanding this one day a year.  She said that a lot of the phone calls into her show were […]

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Ducks and Butterflies

I have always had a soft heart for animals of almost any kind. (Sorry snakes and rats… not you!). When I was growing up, we lived on a small 5 acre “farm”. I hesitate to call it a farm… I think it was more of an experiment for my parents to test out the country […]

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