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Nov 28th


(Style on a Dime) Want a new look in an old space? Follow the 4 furniture placement tips

(Style on a Dime) Want a new look in an old space? Follow the 4 furniture placement tipsHave you grown bored with the room in your home where you spend the most time? Are you dreaming of a makeover, but realize that it’s just not in the budget anytime in the foreseeable future? I want to let you in on a little secret. You may be able to easily give your tired-looking space a fresh new look by simply rearranging the furniture. That’s right, friend, you don’t have to spend money to add that special touch to your favorite spot. By using simple furniture arrangement and placement guidelines, you can have a new look within a couple of hours!

Michael Jackson's true legacy

I said I wasn’t going to do it; that I wasn’t going to comment on the controversial, condemned but yet celebrated personality we call Michael Jackson. Since his passing many stories have been told, honors bestowed, and let us not forget accusations thrown about the late entertainer. However as I watched what was to be his final goodbye, and it finally sunk in that indeed, “this is it,” I could not help but to reflect on what his true legacy is to me.

(Style on a Dime) Take a step back in time and enjoy a drive-in movie

(Style on a Dime) Take a step back in time and enjoy a drive-in movieDo you remember back in the “olden days,” as my children refer to it, when people used to go to drive-in movies?  Remember the ‘sound system’ that you had to clip on to your window, the foggy windows, and the mosquitoes?  Those times were so much fun (not the mosquitoes!).  I remember that during one of our drive-in outings, mama looked over her shoulder at me and said, “Lie down on the seat and cover your ears, because this part is bad!”  I am assuming she did not want me to have any nightmares from the scary or bloody parts.  All I know is that lying down on the back seat every now and then was a small price to pay to get to enjoy all that popcorn and candy!

(Style on a Dime) Host A Party Part II: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

(Style on a Dime) Host A Party Part II: Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

The summer sunshine has our family feeling pretty festive, so of course that puts me in the mood for another party. I have already decided my next party’s theme and I am very excited about it. No offense fellas, but this particular party is more of a fun girlie gathering-perfect for around ten or so girlfriends.


(Style on Dime) 6 ways to add curb appeal

My initial thought when I drove up to our house for the very first time was, “That’s ugly!”  You see, I could barely see the front door, which faced the side of the house.  I had been accustomed to homes with front doors that faced the street, and this L-shaped home, with the side entry, was very odd.

Retailers cut women sizes to save money

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - National health reports conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that the average American woman is 5’4” in height, weighs approximately 164 pounds, and wears a size 14. In fact, 68 percent of American women are now considered “plus-sized,” making the announcement by Crain’s New York Business, that the nation’s recession had caused national retailers, including some major chains, to discontinue women’s plus sizes to save money, shocking to many.

(Style on a Dime) Three good excuses for having a summer party

My family will be hosting a summer party soon.  Unlike every other party we have ever thrown, I have to confess that I am not looking forward to hosting this particular party --let me explain.  In a couple of weeks, my husband’s best friend since they were in fourth grade, John, and his family (five children, one wife) will be moving  from Minneapolis to Germany. Although I have known for two years that this day would be coming at this time, somehow I am feeling unprepared for the loss of these wonderful friends.
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