Category Archives: Shopping

I Have Discovered the Joy of Skiing

Hi there, guys and dolls! Winter blues already got you down? Not me, no siree. See, I don’t think it’s ever too early for the first getaway of the year. Pour yourself a hot toddy and read along. It all … Continue reading

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Some Advice you May Not Want to Take

Hi there, guys and dolls! Would you look at that – the first free advice Friday of the year. And do I have a couple of good questions to share with you today. Let’s get right to it, shall we? … Continue reading

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Marginal Guidance for Important Social Issues

Hi there, guys and dolls! Free advice Friday is here. And quite frankly, it seems to be the only thing free around this time of year, doesn’t it? Anyhoo, yours truly has received some rather timely dilemmas this week and … Continue reading

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Rudolph, Not the Only Red-Nosed Reindeer

Hi there, guys and dolls! Less than two weeks til Christmas – are you ready? I’m not. I thought I would be, I tried to be, but well, I got ambushed by Santa and his reindeer. And boy howdy, what … Continue reading

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Well, I ain’t no Ma Kettle…

Hi there guys and dolls! Hope you all had a fine weekend. I had an educational experience, you might say. I have discovered that I am not just urbane, I’m very urban, as well. Let me fill you in. Thursday … Continue reading

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Don’t You Just Love Advice?

Hi there, guys and dolls! And just like that, it’s Friday! Time for one of my favorite pastimes, doling out advice. The best part is that it’s wanted. Now, to be honest, I don’t care. I’ll share my vast and … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Accessorize, Glamourize!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Every now and then, it’s a good idea for a gal to discover some new little tricks and tips to keep the glamour game going. This week, yours truly is sharing some gems of my … Continue reading

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I’ll Buy That!

Hi there, guys and dolls! My girls have great fun while doing research for my Poppy Cove Mysteries. The fourth and current work in progress is set in 1959. I thought you might enjoy some of the fine advertisements of … Continue reading

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Just Stepping Out for a Quart of Milk….

Hi there, guys and dolls!  Today, yours truly needed to step out to the market to get a few necessities.  You know — milk, butter, eggs and a few unmentionables that will go unmentioned.  Well, how flabbergasting it was to … Continue reading

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