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Wearing an apron

If you drop by my house and I’m not writing, I’m probably wearing an apron. I’ll also be wearing one if you spot me outside tending or watering the flowers. …

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Making do

For different reasons, we learn to make do with less.  Sometimes it’s because we’re questioning our toll on or contribution to the environment. Another “fast fashion” purchase feels irresponsible. So …

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Role models for a caring lifestyle

People are often asked, “Who is your role model?” Answers run the gamut from a famous athlete, actor, or politician to a teacher, community leader, or family member.  I don’t …

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Taking care quotes

I love a good inspirational quote. Not directives that seem to lecture, but thoughts that make me smile or enthuse me to work well, love well, and live well. Besides, …

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Regifting — Time to re-evaluate?

What do you think about regifting? Have you ever regifted something? How did you feel about it? Sneaky or thoughtful? Cheap or resourceful? The Thursday before Christmas is National Regifting …

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Imperfection

I bought the bowl above at a crafts fair when I was in college. I loved the size—big enough for the dinners I routinely made for friends—, the shape, and, …

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5 Ways to give meaningful gifts

Isn’t it exciting when you find the perfect gift for someone, something that reflects their interests and needs and is also maybe a bit unexpected or creative? I keep a …

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