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Patricia Biro (TheWritingnag)

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    Hygge: The Danish Secret to Happiness?

    11 months ago

    What is hygge? How do you pronounce it, and why is everyone talking about it? This Danish word for "cozy" has worked its way into our popular lexicon and when staying at home what we need!

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    Gift Ideas for Members of Pantsuit Nation (and Other Hillary Clinton Fans)

    2 months ago

    What is "Pantsuit Nation" and how do I best support the cause? Here are some holiday gifts any member of Pantsuit Nation will love.

  • Adult Coloring Books
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    Adult Coloring Books

    11 months ago

    Remember how much you enjoyed coloring when you were a kid? If you have fond memories of coloring, you'll be happy to know that coloring books for adults are here! Seen as a relaxing, stress reducer..

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    Clip-On Bird Ornaments for Christmas Decor

    11 months ago

    Clip on bird ornaments add a beautiful, natural look to your Christmas tree. Whether you choose one variety or color of birds or choose a mixed display of feathered elegance you will love this look.

  • Collecting Head Vases
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    Collecting Head Vases

    5 years ago

    Kitschy ceramic or porcelain head vases have been collected since 1940. Once the norm for floral arrangements they now are mostly collected for the vintage feel of times gone by. Prices from $10-$100+

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    Haunted Colorado Springs

    12 months ago

    Is Colorado Springs haunted? Founded in 1871 this once rich city was nicknamed Little London for all of its beauty and opulence...Gold mines close to the city brought miners and millionaires alike

  • Palmetto Poison a Carolina Slade Mystery
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    Palmetto Poison a Carolina Slade Mystery

    11 months ago

    Palmetto Poison-A Carolina Slade Mystery is book #3 in C. Hope Clark's cozy mystery series set in low country South Carolina...

  • Pumpkin Fairy House
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    Pumpkin Fairy House

    3 years ago

    Decorative garden houses accent an herb or flower garden with color, charm and in some cases flickering lights.

  • Master Whisk
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    Master Whisk

    4 years ago

    Many times the best gadgets aren't expensive, they are the tool you reach for again and again because they simply make your job easier. I feel that way about my favorite kitchen gadget which my husband and I lovingly call Uncle Roger's whisk.

  • Handmade Halloween
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    Handmade Halloween

    4 years ago

    A review of a craft book by Glitterville, Handmade Halloween. Create these fun, nostalgic Halloween crafts with easy to find items from your local hobby store.

  • Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado
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    Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Colorado

    5 years ago

    Dahlias are a beautiful flower that grows very well in Colorado from early summer to late autumn. With 20,000 varieties of dahlias, most gardeners can find a color and variety that suits their garden.

  • Buy the Best Gaming Chairs
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    Buy the Best Gaming Chairs

    11 months ago

    Gaming chairs are comfy spaces to enjoy computer and/or video games. Available for kids to large adults, they make long gaming sessions much more enjoyable. Fun and practical gifts for all ages!

  • 10 Mediterranean Foods I Love
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    10 Mediterranean Foods I Love

    7 years ago

    It's easy to incorporate Mediterranean foods into your diet. Hummus has become a popular dip for game day. Put together a delicious Mediterranean mezze for a quick party menu.

  • Have a Successful Garage Sale
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    Have a Successful Garage Sale

    4 years ago

    Lucky for me my husband has recently become a collector of vinyl records, so now when I want to stop at a local garage sale to look for my favorite collectibles including: vintage postcards, vintage kitchenwares, vintage Christmas and Halloween...

  • Winning the Lottery Changing Your Life
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    Winning the Lottery Changing Your Life

    11 months ago

    Some people call the lottery a poor tax because the odds of winning the lottery are so low, yet poor and middle class people buy into the idea of winning the lottery as life changing.

  • Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts
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    Fun Vintage Halloween Diecuts

    11 months ago

    Vintage die cuts with the Halloween theme are popular with collectors of Halloween and paper ephemera. Diecuts can cost from a low of five dollars to a high of hundreds of dollars depending on rarity

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    Department 56 Halloween Village

    7 years ago

    While Christmas villages have been popular for more than 100 years, Halloween villages began in the late 1990's when Department 56 manufactured a line of fun and unique Halloween houses, trees & more

  • Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter
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    Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

    4 years ago

    A vegetable garden gives you an abundance of produce over the summer months, as well as an enjoyable hobby in the outdoors. As summer wanes, you must think about preparing your garden plot for winter.

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    Rocky Mountain Decor

    11 months ago

    If you are a fan of rustic log cabin furniture, casual decor and cabin furniture then you probably will like the high country bedding that decorates many mountain dwellings. Both cozy and functional.

  • Vintage Pinball Machines
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    Vintage Pinball Machines

    5 years ago

    Classic Pinball Machines are not only fun to play they are collectible and a glimpse into the history of graphic design. Whether you're a collector or just love playing pinball take a walk with me through a local pinball arcade in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

  • What Is a Patty Melt?
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    What Is a Patty Melt?

    5 years ago

    What is a patty melt? This diner classic has been featured on many a diner menu and generally features a thin burger patty and caramelized onions, on a grilled rye melted cheese sandwich.

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    10 Flowers to Include in your Cottage Garden

    11 months ago

    The romance of a cottage garden...weathered fences, climbing roses, a cutting garden of old fashioned flowers. The smells of fruit trees, sweet peas, alyssum, a sanctuary for cooing doves, an oasis.

  • Pigs In A Blanket Day
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    Pigs In A Blanket Day

    4 years ago

    Pigs in a blanket have been a popular party food, a favorite children's food and a fun snack food for many years.

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    10 Gift Ideas for Poets and Poetry Lovers

    2 months ago

    Looking for a gift for the poet in your life? Poetry calendars, vintage pens, desk accessories, journals, books, and subscriptions can all make great gifts. This article explores these ideas and others and contains creative and useful suggestions for every price range.

  • Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love
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    Seven Vintage Christmas Decorations I Love

    11 months ago

    I have a warm spot in my heart for vintage Christmas. It reminds me of the Christmases of my childhood and the good times we had getting the house ready for friends and relatives holiday visits.

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    My Favorite Vintage and Collectible Christmas Decorations

    2 months ago

    Vintage holidays are nostalgic for many collectors. Here I reminisce about some of my favorite ornaments, figurines, table settings, and vintage Christmas collectibles from my childhood.

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    Caring for Your Vintage Paper/Ephemera Collection

    10 months ago

    If you have a collection of ephemera, take care to preserve your paper collection and keep it safe from moisture, light and insects. Quality archival material is available for easy storage and access.

  • Lily Sesame Street Muppet
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    Lily Sesame Street Muppet

    8 years ago

    Sesame Street has been a part of growing up in America and most of the world for more than forty years. The muppets are loved and a valuable teaching tool for parents...Lily is the newest one.

  • Collectible Halloween Ornaments
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    Collectible Halloween Ornaments

    11 months ago

    Halloween ornaments add another fun element to the celebration. Whether you have a collection or want to start one a Halloween tree can be a fun way to display your love of a favorite October holiday!

  • Vintage Halloween Collectibles
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    Vintage Halloween Collectibles

    5 years ago

    Are you nostalgic for the Halloween's of your childhood? Many of us are and that's why collecting vintage Halloween has become so popular. Do you collect costumes, masks, postcards or lanterns?

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    Hot Spiced Apple Cider

    12 months ago

    Autumn brings cooler nights and this easy cinnamon spicy warm apple cider recipe. Make your gathering even more special by serving it with a fixings bar so that guests can create their personal drink.

  • The Productive Writer
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    The Productive Writer

    5 years ago

    Is one of your New Year's resolutions to become a more productive writer? Or is the year half over and you haven't met your writing goals? A review of Sage Cohen's book The Productive Writer.

  • A Gift From Ireland
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    A Gift From Ireland

    11 months ago

    Unique presents from Ireland are thoughtful, beautiful reminders of this very special country.

  • Collecting Emma Bridgewater Pottery
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    Collecting Emma Bridgewater Pottery

    5 years ago

    Stoke on Trent is the home of this charming English hand painted pottery that has been collected internationally for many years. For casual dining these pottery pieces are great homewarming gifts.

  • Growing Sweet Peas
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    Growing Sweet Peas

    5 years ago

    The sweet and old fashioned sweet pea is popular in English cottage gardens.

  • Visit the Aran Islands
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    Visit the Aran Islands

    12 months ago

    The Aran Islands is an easy day trip if you are in the west coast of Ireland. Or chose to stay longer on one of the three picturesque islands that are popular with tourists from all over the world.

  • Help for Hoarding Syndrome
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    Help for Hoarding Syndrome

    11 months ago

    Hoarding makes for interesting television but what is it really like for family and friends that struggle daily with this challenging problem? Reality shows show the beginning and the end but to ask for help with hoarding is not easy.

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    Collecting Vintage Cookie Jars

    11 months ago

    While collecting vintage cookie jars might not be as popular as it was in the 1980's, there are still a passionate group of collectors that love the kitsch of vintage cookie jars.

  • Good Italian Food
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    Good Italian Food

    11 months ago

    If you love good Italian food like I do you'll want to stock your pantry with the following. Start with good quality canned tomatoes and then add capers, olives, olive oil, dried porcini mushrooms, arborio rice, corn meal, canned chick peas, canned cannellini beans, chicken stock, beef stock,...

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