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Afternoon White Delight! Shopping in Downtown Frederick

After a lovely lunch in downtown Frederick with my dear friend and colleague, I decided to help those of you who are interested in wearing white to the garden party charity event (this year’s theme). Consider me your personal shopper for today. Here’s what’s up downtown: I bought a super-cute white flower necklace to go ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: Meet our Sponsors

Our third annual “Soles of Love in the Garden” garden party charity event is less than four weeks away! The event continues to grow and many special surprises are being introduced this year. I’m pleased to announce that several sponsors have come forward to help us make an even greater impact on the community and ...

1 comment   |   Just for fun

Love Grows in the Kitchen: A Unique Women’s Event

I first felt love in the kitchen. My family had a large vegetable garden and every summer we spent countless hours preserving summer’s bounty for the upcoming winter months. Canning peaches was perhaps the most impressive production and display of our family’s unity. Dad sat at the kitchen counter with a big bowl in his ...

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“Young People Are Like Kites”: Words of Inspiration for Parents of Graduates

When my oldest son graduated from high school, a friend gave me the following poem. I don’t know who wrote it but it is so beautifully written and seemed to capture the emotions I felt at the time. I’ve shared it with so many parents since then. This year is high school graduation week in ...

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Semper Fi

In honor of Memorial Day, I’ve shared a portion of a story which appeared in my second book. My hope is that you take some time today to pause and remember the real reason for this season. God Bless America and all that serve her. ******************** Semper Fi Last year I worked with a large ...

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon: Bring ‘em Home!

On my daily walks, I pass this mailbox with the yellow ribbon tied around it. I don’t know who lives in the house but the ribbon tells me everything I need to know about them. They are a military family and are playing the waiting game. I’m not a military mom or wife so I ...

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Feelin’ the love: Birthdays, Facebook style!

Today is my birthday and so I took off from work today to play in my gardens but in reality, I’ve spent a lot of time on Facebook reading hundreds of birthday messages. Birthdays are different in the Facebook era. It’s kinda like being at your own funeral and hearing all the wonderful things people ...

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The Art of Saying Thanks

I received a thank you gift today from a woman I really don’t know very well. I know she had no idea how significant her gift was or why I seemed so touched when I pulled it out of the gift bag. It was a book written by Carol Burnett called “This Time Together: Laughter ...

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Must Love Shoes Gets Smooched!

On Saturday night, May 4th, “Must Love Shoes” will be hosting a fun, boutique event at Smooch Studios in Frederick. From 3-6 pm, you will have an opportunity to enjoy music, drinks & appetizers, network & mingle with some fun, fabulous ladies while playing with make-up at Smooch! Space is limited – we are taking ...

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Guest blog: Girls on the run- the girl inside all of us.

It’s an honor and a priviledge to have my friend Suzie Menard write today’s blog post. Suzie is an active civic volunteer and also has a passion in her heart for helping young girls grow into confident women. Interested in getting involved? Indicate in your reply and we’ll get you the information you need. Thanks ...