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Musings from a woman, wife, mom & friend in the 'burbs...

In the metro Detroit area there are international markets. Through some good adventures I have explored a few. One that I am partial to is 168 Asian Market on John R. Road in Madison Heights. Why the name 168? In Chinese culture the number 168 is associated with good luck…

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The Happy Bookers have just read Home Fire by Shamsie. Family and faith, jihadists, London & Massachusetts all intertwine into a modern tragedy.

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Sharing sites and books I find inspiring helps me connect with friends, family and readers. I recently received Maria Shriver’s book, I Have Been Thinking. The book is a collection of thoughts and meditations on life’s challenges. I recommend the book as a nightstand read to revisit. Two big take…

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I would like to share a link to a treasured gift site of mine. Coral & Tusk has beautiful unique gift and household pieces. The pocket dolls are a favorite of mine to give as gifts. Pillows, linens, apparel and one of a kind artwork that is meticulously crafted. Exquisite drawings…

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It’s sweater weather time to snuggle under a blanket and get reading. October reads have been selected, we have two: The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters, a dual biography of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill.  Both public, smart, and stylish sisters.                 In addition…

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Staycation, yes you must take one! A staycation, as defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary: staycation (noun) stay·ca·tion, ˈstā-ˈkā-shən a vacation spent at home or nearby Anyone who is raising a family, working, studying, care-giving, multi-tasking, and giving it their best hustle to get through all it takes every week to hold a…

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This weekend I ventured to Midtown’s POST on the east side of Detroit to satisfy my creative and curious desires! POST is part retail store, part wood-crafting space, and host to creative workshops. After visiting POST’s retail space earlier this year, I looked into a workshop they were hosting to…

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visit messy nessy chic’s website. favorite site of mine, every-week the crew at messynessy surprise me.

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