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Great Gift Idea: Mini Pendant Sampler

Trying to figure out how to make gift giving easier for my customers this year, I had the thought that a “sampler” of items might be a really great idea.  If I group a few similar items together and offer … Continue Reading


Mama Loves this Avocado Keeper

Avocado = Good Fat I’ve been eating low carb/high fat for the better part of two years now.  One of the tastiest snacks I, and a lot of other LCHF-eaters I’m aware of, get to have is avocados. (Or if … Continue Reading


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8 Ways to Find Extra Time in Your Busy Day

You’re not the only one. Believe me, I know there is never enough time in the day to do everything you want to/have to.  Being a single mom at home and a sole proprietor at work, literally everything falls to me … Continue Reading


Making authentic handmade handcrafted jewelry

How Much Is Authentic Handmade Worth To You?

Authentic Handmade I’ve been making and selling handcrafted jewelry for over 30 years.  First as a hobby, then exclusively at craft fairs.  I added a retail location in 1992, a 500-square-foot space in historic downtown Cocoa, Florida.  I continued to … Continue Reading


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Keep Your Vegetables and Fruits Fresher Longer!

My journey with food About two years ago I started eating low carb/high fat.  I’ve been overweight my entire adult life, but at that point I had really ballooned up.  I felt awful.  I looked awful–bloated, tired, saggy. It was … Continue Reading


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Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese…Low Carb and Delicious!

This recipe is one of my favorites…it’s easy and delicious! Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti squash 1 package frozen chopped spinach, cooked 1 pound cooked, chopped bacon 1 cup shredded cheese of choice   Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the … Continue Reading


Take courses in marksmanship, archery, sailing, fencing at MIT...be certified a pirate

Fun Fact Friday 5-6-16

At MIT, students who take courses in Pistol Marksmanship, Archery, Sailing and Fencing can be certified as ‘Pirates’.   Photo credit: paurian via Foter.com / CC BY  


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Mama Loves Sleep Serenity!

I love to share things I love with as many people as possible.  Like this:   Febreze makes this awesome-smelling air freshener spray called Sleep Serenity Bedroom Mist: Moonlit Lavender.  It has the most soothing lavender scent, formulated to help … Continue Reading


A fun fact about bananas

Fun Fact Friday 4-29-16

Have you ever noticed that artificial banana flavoring and artificial banana flavored products don’t really taste like bananas?  That’s because the artificial flavor is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950’s. (That’s not … Continue Reading


Big Yellow Hibiscus Flower Blooming

Yellow Hibiscus

So, what makes you happy?  Is it a big, beautiful, perfect yellow hibiscus flower right outside your front door?  For me, today…yes!