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The Wednesday Showcase

Good Morning All :)It’s a bright, sunny day here in Chicago. Not too chilly, 30 degrees, and getting above freezing a little later today.   I began the day with a task that made me just a little nervous. The vet who did the second surgery on …

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The Wednesday Showcase/On Being Fabulous!

Believe it or not, my most difficult birthday was when I turned 20. When I was a child, I dreamed of turning 13, it seemed to me a magical number. I would then be a teenager and my world would explode…parties, pretty dresses, driving, having a fabulo…

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The Wednesday Showcase/On Being Fabulous!

Believe it or not, my most difficult birthday was when I turned 20. When I was a child, I dreamed of turning 13, it seemed to me a magical number. I would then be a teenager and my world would explode…parties, pretty dresses, driving, having a fabulo…

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The Wednesday Showcase/Creating Couture Embellishments

As I began my early morning writing today, I wanted to write about all of the things that I am feeling down about. Do you ever have those days when just EVERYTHING seems like a burden and more than you can bear? I think we all do. So rather than sit an…

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The Wednesday Showcase

A very Happy Wednesday to everyone 🙂 In just a bit, I will be off to see the retina specialist for my eye exam. Three years ago I learned that I have moles on my retina and that they had grown. Shocked, I asked what that meant, and the ophthalmol…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It just occurred to me that I have an anniversary coming up…my very first ever blog post was written on October 20, 2009. Wow, 8 years ago! Eight…years…ago, it’s rather sweet to think back about that day. I’ve told the story before, but it was my…

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The Wednesday Showcase/Simply Spectacular Sleeves

I am a happy girl this morning, the heatwave has broken, the air conditioner is off, and my doors and windows have flung open!!! It’s going to be a glorious day 🙂 There was a commercial some time ago, I have no idea what it was for, so obvio…

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The Wednesday Showcase

We have a light rain falling this morning here in Chicago. Just love mornings like this. It’s as if peace is being poured out over the city :)You aren’t just seeing things, it’s an actual Wednesday Showcase post! If you don’t know Elizabeth from E…

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A Very Special Wednesday Showcase

It’s hard to believe that another hurricane is barreling its way through the Caribbean with its destination set on the United States. As horrific as Hurricane Harvey proved to be to Texas, this one has the potential to be far worse, a category 5 storm …

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The Wednesday Showcase

It’s a bright, sunny day here in Chicago, with super nice temps, the start to a perfect day :)Last night, my husband, my dog Gracie,and I walked over to the library to pick up a book I had ordered for my husband. Wow, that just reminded me of a funny s…

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The Wednesday Showcase/Table Turned

Gifts come in all sorts of ways! Last summer I injured my back and I have suffered with it since. I initially went to a rehab facility that combines chiropractic work with exercise. Rather than get better, it got worse! My doctor suggested that I …

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The Wednesday Showcase

What a week it has been…so far! My entire day on Tuesday was spent seeing doctors, ugh! But, all good. The stitches are out of my back, YEA!!! I had intended to come home yesterday afternoon and get this post out, but obviously, it didn’t happen…

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The Wednesday Showcase

Today will mark the end of a very special time of my life. For the past 6 years, I have been the president of the American Opera Society of Chicago. I remember running up the stairs to my very first board meeting as president. As my shoes hit each stai…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It looks like the storms will soon be rolling in to Chicago. My Gracie absolutely hates rain, or being wet in any way for that matter, so she is safely sitting behind my chair, tucked into the corner. When Little Bit was still alive, and I would take t…

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The Wednesday Showcase

The smallest gesture can have an enormous impact.My husband and I belong to a ballroom dance club. It’s a little on the Downton Abbey side as the men must wear a tuxedo, the women must wear a formal gown. There are dance cards. A woman is never to…

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The Wednesday Showcase

We had some friends over for dinner last night. They lost one of their dogs a little over a year ago. Her name was Guinness, a great big black lab who lived to the ripe old age of 15. But as any of you who have had, and dearly loved an animal know, it’…

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The Wednesday Showcase

A few months ago, our alderman sent out a notice that we could get free rain barrels for our gardens. When I was a little girl, a number of people in our community would catch rain water and use it for their gardens as well as washing their hair. They …

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The Wednesday Showcase

Happy Wednesday! Looks like the ground hog was right, winter continues on, and snow is on its way. I look at it this way, it’s good for my roses. Always a silver lining :)My husband and I had an early date last night and went to see the movie Hidd…

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The Wednesday Showcase

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Well, it has been quite a week as I’ve been to the emergency room twice. Once is bad enough, but twice is not nice. The nasty cold I’ve been dealing with for far too long turned into a rather awful and quite painful sinus…

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The Wednesday Showcase

It’s been a fairly mild winter in Chicago. I have a feeling that the bottom is going to fall out of the weather bucket come February and we’re going to be shocked! Gotta love Chicago :)Regardless of the weather outside, thanks to my nephew, it’s a…

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The Wednesday Showcase

A friend has asked me to help decorate a guest bedroom. She has a fun pine log bed, so she would like to go for a mountain/forest type theme. We ordered a new dresser and bedside tables, along with new bedside lamps. I’ve purchased the fabric for the c…

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The Wednesday Showcase

After a bit of a hiatus, the Wednesday Showcase is back in full swing. It’s such a fun part of my week, and I’m so grateful to those of you who talked me into coming back with the posts. I know that I walk away so inspired and energized and I hope you …

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The Wednesday Showcase With Free Printables!!!

You asked for it, so you got it! :), a brand new Wednesday Showcase post on the first Wednesday of this brand new year. As with just about anything on the internet, how we get from one thing to another can end up being a mystery. Somehow I recentl…

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The 2016 Wednesday Showcase Hall of Fame

During this last week of the year, it’s always great to take a look back as we think about moving forward. This past year brought a few changes to the blog, one of which was that I decided to end the Wednesday Showcase posts. I’m still going back …

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The Wednesday Showcase

A friend’s good fortune is a blessing.The above quote is from the movie Seven Years In Tibet, and, one of my favorites. This could not be more true today. There’s a wonderful man who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Creative, kind, and handsome, he…

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A Wednesday Showcase Gift

It seems that when life deals up something a little difficult, it always gives you something sweet as well.Before I explain, I would first like to say thank you to so very many of you who left a note on THIS post where I talked about the difficulties o…

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Life and The Wednesday Showcase

It has been a difficult summer. At one point, I sat down to dinner and told my husband that I feel like Job, you know, the guy in the Bible who lost is family, all of his money, ended up covered in boils, and whose wife told him that he should just cur…

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The Wednesday Showcase

Happy Wednesday All!!! Yep, it’s me :), an actual post!I love a little something funny. A friend of mine sent the picture below to me this morning and I just had to share it. As ingenious as it is, I don’t think I would like to be a guest in this house…

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