Category: My Favorite Things

Thrift Shop 101: What you are missing out on if you don’t shop at thrift stores

I love shopping at thrift stores. I never know what I will find but I know that there are bargains abound. Thrift stores carry everything from home décor, home appliances, clothing, jewelry, linens, hardware, crafting supplies, toys, and recreation equipment. If you aren’t a veteran thrift store shopper, it can be overwhelming or have a …

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An Evening With Kelly Corrigan and Anna Quindlen

corrigan and quindlen

I love books. That scene in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast where Belle discovers the library- that’s a dream of mine. Needless to say, I love to read. I have enough books to last a long lifetime but that doesn’t stop me from acquiring more. By now I’ve either lost the non-book readers or I …

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Lemonade in February?

homemade lemonade, by the glass

Well fine. If winter is skipping Northern California, I am going to embrace the perpetual spring that we are having here. I saw these glass drinking jars at the Dollar Tree and thought, the question isn’t who needs more glasses, the question is who doesn’t!? Aren’t they cute? So of course I picked up a …

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A Trader Joe’s Favorite- Salted Caramel Yum!

Trader Joe's Salted Carmel Chai

This is my shameless promotion for Trader Joe’s. I’ve got a lot of favorite products there but this is the latest- Salted Caramel Chai Tea Latte.  I don’t do 100% of my shopping at any one store, but I do the majority at Trader Joe’s- especially for my organic produce. The items I tend to …

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