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What to Write in a Boss’s Day Card

This Thursday, October 16th is National Boss’s Day and your chance to acknowledge your boss or manager for a job well done.  Many bosses try hard to recognize the achievements of their employees and yet their own efforts often go unnoticed. So, it’s the perfect time to throw some […] Continue Reading »

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Halloween Decorating Roundup

One of the most exciting things about Halloween is that when it comes to decorating (both indoors and out), you can be as outrageously creative as you’d like! This year’s popular Halloween decorating trends range from understated elegance and simple playfulness, to over-the-top zaniness—and you don’t have to spend […] Continue Reading »

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A Beautiful Fall Poem…

leaf piles beckon
every age–
nature knows
what the soul needs;
what we forgot

golden sun washes faces
as crisp winds
leave kisses
on cheeks
and apples

harvest light bathes
living room floorboards
like butter
while cinnamon
curls the air

candles dance
and firesides begin
conversations
of crackling coziness

days too quickly dim
as fall envelops us in her
vibrant sweater of warmth,
and home,
and
each other.
 
_Liza McNamara, Sr. Editor […] Continue Reading »

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Letter from the Editor – Getting Ready for October!

With the autumnal equinox on September 22nd, when day and night were of equal length, we welcomed fall and life started all over again.  Now that October is here, our gardens are bright with dahlias, camellias, echinacea, and chrysanthemums. Our recipes will be starring pumpkins, squash, apples, berries, seeds […] Continue Reading »

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12 Favorite Autumn Recipes (plus 2 free recipe cards!)

Now that the air is turning chillier, leaves are turning color, and autumn is officially here, it’s time to finally start shifting our menus to new recipes. No more light salads, chilled soups, and berry sorbets. Instead, we’re invited to turn our focus to comfort foods, heartier fares, and […] Continue Reading »

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What to Write in an Anniversary Card

By definition, an anniversary marks a date that’s remembered because of a significant event. In this case, we’re highlighting a wedding anniversary, either your own or that of someone you care about.

To help celebrate this extra special occasion, you probably would want to send an anniversary card. But you […] Continue Reading »

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Brighten Someone’s Day Challenge

Several months ago, we wrote about making people smile and random acts of kindness. The idea was to get people thinking about looking beyond themselves and reaching out to others who could use some cheering up.

Since it’s been a while, we wanted to reconnect and see how it’s going with your […] Continue Reading »

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