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Dancing the Tide: A Mother’s Advice for Letting Go

My husband and I just returned from a week at the beach. Since we are empty nesters we love the week leading up to Labor Day because school is in session and we practically have the beach all to ourselves. Our vacation time is a bit slower and more relaxed than it was when we ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: It’s a Wrap!

“More grows in the garden than the gardener sows.”…Old Spanish Proverb Sometimes the words just don’t flow. When I was a new speaker and writer, this frustrated me. But now, I understand it and find myself more accepting of the pause. Sometimes there are no words because the heart wants the savor the moment and ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: A Letter that Will Touch Your Heart

Today, three pairs of beautiful shoes arrived in the mail. I was expecting them because a few days ago I received a note from a friend that not only touched my heart, but made me cry. Her note captured the spirit behind the “Soles of Love in the Garden” charity effort. It is about paying ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: Meet “Kitten” Sponsor Three Old Souls

It’s only fitting that Heather Bodner of Three Old Souls Graphic Design firm would be a corporate sponsor for “Soles of Love in the Garden.” She understands soul, regardless of how it is spelled. She is a little woman with the heartiest laugh, and I knew not only that we would be friends upon meeting ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden- Meet “Wedge” Sponsor: Little J Creations

She may be only 4 ft. 6 inches tall, weighing in at sixty pounds, but nine year old Julia Schillaci already embodies the spirit of a “Must Love Shoes” woman. She’s smart, feisty, creative, and driven. You don’t often hear people describe nine-year-olds as driven, but while other kids her age were watching the Cartoon ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: Meet Platform Sponsor “Flourish…..Simply Wealth.”

When you meet Jullie Caniford of Flourish…Simply Wealth the night of the Garden Party, you have my permission to call her “Double-L.” Once you meet her, you will know why her parents put TWO l’s in her name instead of just one because she is double the fun of an ordinary Julie. And so I ...

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Summer Camp, Big-girl Style!

I never went to summer camp as a child. At least, not that I can remember. I DID go to Camp Greentop as a fifth grader as part of the FCPS curriculum back in the late ’60s. That is where I unfortunately learned that I was highly allergic to bee stings and had to spend ...

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Soles of Love in the Garden: Meet Stiletto Sponsor “Vicarious Travel”

What is blonde, bubbly, and makes everyone feel good? OK…. it’s not champagne, but my second Stiletto Sponsor for the upcoming garden party does have that same effect on people! Meet Kelly Beach, who was recently named Event Planner of the Year at the recent Frederick Advertising Federation Maven Awards. Her full-time gig is planning ...

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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 ...