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

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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The peeps or people that are closest in proximity and in my heart are my husband and my son. I have an extended family in England that are made up of my husbands’ sibling and friends as well as his adult children from a first marriage. My community and circle…

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Starting a bookclub a year or two ago has been so enriching. I am learning things about people I have known for years through our discussions and adventures. Sometimes we plan an adventure attached to the book, there’s community service with some of our reads and we always have a…

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