Thanksgiving Tips and Timeline!

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Before I get to Thanksgiving…let me take a moment to ask you to tune in next Thursday – Veterans Day – November 11th to The Rachael Ray Show.  McKayla and I will be on the show – on a day that is very important to me and all Military members and their Families.  Please take the time […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day DIY Tips

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Let’s be honest, we love romance (ok, maybe for some it’s just on Valentine’s Day)…but do we really know how to pull it off?  It’s really not that hard with some planning and a little action!  Here are some suggestions to make your “Valentine’s STAY Dinner” (get it…since so many restaurants closed or at limited […]

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day “The rose is red, the violet’s blue.The honey’s sweet, and so are you.Thou art my love and I am thine.I drew thee to my Valentine.The lot was cast and then I drew.And fortune said it shou’d be you.”    ~Gammer Gurton’s  Garland, 1784    English book of nursery rhymes Even the original version of the […]

Hello, New York City!

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Hello, Friends! What an incredible time McKayla, the twins, Grandma Janet, and I have been having in New York City! Our family along with a handful of other home recipients were invited to join Building Homes for Heroes at their annual gala, and it has been a spectacular couple days! We started off a very special Veterans Day […]

My First Blog Post

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Hello, Friends! McKayla and I are often discussing just how lucky we have been in life, both personally and professionally. It is agreed that we have been fortunate in either entering into a time in our lives where we can now pursue our dreams and goals, or that we weighed the risks vs. rewards in […]