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  • Vet-approved dental chews for large dogs and small dogs
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    Vet-approved dental chews for large dogs and small dogs

    3 years ago

    My dogs love these dental chews and I'm glad because my vet suggested them as a way to keep dental costs down.

  • Vegan Recipes for the DASH Diet
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    Vegan Recipes for the DASH Diet

    3 years ago

    DASH Diet Vegan Recipes is a great way for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy and add DASH Diet recipes to their diet. DASH Diet has been the #1 diet in the last 4 years and received Dr. Oz's blessing.

  • Household Hacks - Book Review
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    Household Hacks - Book Review

    4 years ago

    Household Hacks contains more than two hundred ways to make life easier and simpler. Most will also help you save money, time, and energy. (Book Review)

  • DASH Diet Healthy Weight Loss Recipes
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    DASH Diet Healthy Weight Loss Recipes

    3 years ago

    DASH Diet Quick and Easy Recipes for soups, salads, stir fry and spring rolls provides light and easy DASH Diet recipes year-round. Great variety, too.

  • Custom Massage Therapy Oils - Helpful Essential Oils Recipes
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    Custom Massage Therapy Oils - Helpful Essential Oils Recipes

    3 years ago

    Creating your own therapeutic massage oils is a great way to solve many of your daily problems. This book provides massage oil blend recipes and what you need to get started -- except the oils.

  • Easy to Use Lightweight Rolling Lawn Cart
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    Easy to Use Lightweight Rolling Lawn Cart

    3 years ago

    This Suncast Rolling lawn cart is one of the best investments I ever made. I love it. It's lightweight, easy to use, easy to manouever and perfect for hauling anything outside or inside the house.

  • Rise of the Machines - Human Authors in a Digital World
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    Rise of the Machines - Human Authors in a Digital World

    3 years ago

    Publishing has changed drastically in the last ten years. With the advent of e-publishing, and especially of Amazon's total embrace of Kindles and Kindle publishing, authors have definite and distinct ways of getting their work into the hands of readers.

  • Homemade Massage Oils Help with Pain, Stress and Much More
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    Homemade Massage Oils Help with Pain, Stress and Much More

    3 years ago

    Discover the benefits of homemade massage oils for the aches and pains that plague daily living. These homemade recipes for therapeutic massage oils work.

  • Smoothie Recipes for the DASH Diet
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    Smoothie Recipes for the DASH Diet

    3 years ago

    DASH Diet Smoothies are a great way to start the DASH Diet program. Lower blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight. The DASH Diet has even received Dr. Oz's blessing.

  • Carpe Diem with Dead Poets Society - A Classic and Great Film
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    Carpe Diem with Dead Poets Society - A Classic and Great Film

    3 years ago

    The Dead Poets Society is a movie that works on so many levels to create a rich, rewarding experience for the viewer, so much so, that it's hard to begin to untangle the ways.

  • Exploring the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail - Day Trips, Weekend Escapes & Vacations
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    Exploring the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail - Day Trips, Weekend Escapes & Vacations

    3 years ago

    The Texas Hill Country is a top destination spot in part due to the Texas Wine Trail where 34 Texas wineries are waiting to be discovered.

  • Dealing with Aging Parents and Elderly Family Members: 52 Things YOU Should Know
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    Dealing with Aging Parents and Elderly Family Members: 52 Things YOU Should Know

    4 years ago

    HELP FOR ADULT CHILDREN WITH AGING PARENTS Today's Boomer generation faces a huge squeeze between caring for themselves, their children, and now their aging parents and elderly family members. Many of what is now called the "sandwich generation"...

  • Bonding with your Rescue Dog
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    Bonding with your Rescue Dog

    3 years ago

    Have you considered adopting a rescue dog? It is easy to open up your home as well as your heart to a rescue shelter dog. There are so many rescue dogs in need at shelters and wtih rescue groups around the world.

  • Power Foods for the Brain help you step up your game
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    Power Foods for the Brain help you step up your game

    3 years ago

    Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory offers up-to-date information that can make a difference in your life long-term.

  • Best little hand mini mixer blender for homemade latte
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    Best little hand mini mixer blender for homemade latte

    4 years ago

    Norpro Cordless Mini Mixer is my favorite kitchen tool I love my Norpro Cordless Mini Mixer and use it every morning when I make my homemade morning lattes. It's easy, simple, and fast. No fuss. No muss. The best bonus about this little...

  • Betsy McCall Paper Dolls, I remember
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    Betsy McCall Paper Dolls, I remember

    5 years ago

    I loved Betsy McCall paper dolls. Back in the 1950s Betsy McCall and I were great friends. She was a famous paper doll. Even though I was older than Betsy, she helped me learn about the world. We were both children of the 50s. Betsy McCall and I...

  • Coffee stain removal solutions
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    Coffee stain removal solutions

    3 years ago

    How do you remove coffee stain rings from furniture like a desktop

  • Reading about dogs tops my reading list
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    Reading about dogs tops my reading list

    3 years ago

    My reading booklist is all about dogs. These books have been stacked, shelved, and shoved around for some time and at the top of my to-be-read list. They are a mix of books from fiction to nonfiction.

  • Enjoy oven-baked frittatas from breakfast to dinner
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    Enjoy oven-baked frittatas from breakfast to dinner

    13 months ago

    Egg frittatas are quick, easy and fun meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner where you can be totally creative. Add leftovers, follow a recipe, or let your creativity guide you in the making. The frittata can be as simple or as complicated as you...

  • Kid's journal ideas for nature everywhere
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    Kid's journal ideas for nature everywhere

    3 years ago

    Journal ideas for kids are everywhere including the backyard. A simple and easy project is that of making a nature journal.

  • Ladybug makeup face painting perfect for Halloween
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    Ladybug makeup face painting perfect for Halloween

    5 years ago

    Why not add ladybug face painting to your plans for Halloween or even for your next Earth Day activity or birthday party? Children love ladybugs and delight in face painting. Try these easy makeup and face painting ideas and designs. Why choose...

  • Nanny's easy open-faced sandwich
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    Nanny's easy open-faced sandwich

    3 years ago

    One of my fondest food memories is of the many times my grandmother and I used to fix these open-faced tomato-bacon sandwiches or, as we affectionately call them, Nanny's sandwiches.

  • Personal retreat day spa ideas for a day at the beach
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    Personal retreat day spa ideas for a day at the beach

    4 years ago

    Get thee to an island! -- That's my answer to stress, anxiety and being completely overwhelmed. How about you? One of the best R&R recipes is to have a simple, easy day at the beach. Not only is it an opportunity to reset my calcified thinking and...

  • Attend Dog Parades
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    Attend Dog Parades

    13 months ago

    Spooky-lite costume fun with dogs Add some joy and put a little fun in your life and go to a local Halloween dog parade. These dog-loving Halloween parades are run across the country and are anything but scary. Bark if you like Howl-o-Ween Every...

  • Dog adoption rescue story - My giant Gentle Giant
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    Dog adoption rescue story - My giant Gentle Giant

    13 months ago

    A Great Pyrenees dog spells adventure I love Pyrs. The Great Pyrenees gentle giant of a dog is a grand and noble representative of the dog world. This weekend I begin a new journey with a Pyr. He is a large, leggy, massively tall Great Pyrenees...

  • Backyard wood bird houses and bird house designs
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    Backyard wood bird houses and bird house designs

    13 months ago

    Succumb to Bird House Spring Fever Now and for Father's Day Spring and summer bring birdhouses and bird house plans of all shapes and sizes. You'll find decorative bird houses and crazy designs, Bird homes for sale include those tall, complex...

  • Cheap and fun holidays in April
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    Cheap and fun holidays in April

    4 years ago

    April is a month of celebration and holidays, despite what you might have heard. Yes, the month has its share of April showers as depicted in the delightful Felix the Cat April Maze cartoon created in the 1930s but it has its charm, too. For many,...

  • Celebrate National Rubber Eraser Day everyday
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    Celebrate National Rubber Eraser Day everyday

    4 years ago

    You'll smile on April 15th when you celebrate this weird and wacky national holiday called National Eraser Day. Office supply geeks, eraser collectors, artists, writers, librarians, school children, and rubber eraser lovers band together every April...

  • Dogs love interactive dog tug toys
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    Dogs love interactive dog tug toys

    5 years ago

    Charlie likes to play tug of war and loves most interactive dog tug toys. He thinks they are great gifts for dogs. He also likes rope toy and plush stuffed dog toys with tugs that he can drag into his crate and hoard. Best games to play with a dog ...

  • The Flippy Flopper is a great toy for dogs
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    The Flippy Flopper is a great toy for dogs

    3 years ago

    Dogs LOVE the Flippy Flopper dog toy. My little Maltese, Freddie, loves his Flippy Flopper, a toy flying disc for dogs. Freddie amuses himself for hours by flinging the flying disc and pouncing on it

  • LEGO Advent Calendars start great traditions
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    LEGO Advent Calendars start great traditions

    5 years ago

    The Lego CITY Advent Calendar is one of several advent calendars Lego offers. Adults and children around the world mark off the days until Christmas with advent calendars. Most start their countdown on December 1st. A big favorite among the...

  • Plush dog toy slipper is favorite among dogs
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    Plush dog toy slipper is favorite among dogs

    3 years ago

    Slipper toys for dogs keep your best friend occupied for hours.

  • Try a Texas literary tour
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    Try a Texas literary tour

    13 months ago

    As a travel writer and devoted book lover, I've always had a yen to go on a literary tour. Literary travelers have a multitude of places in the US to visit, but Texas doesn't always come to mind as a destination spot for literary tours. The...

  • All about Halloween costumes and pumpkins
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    All about Halloween costumes and pumpkins

    5 years ago

    You know it's here by the pumpkins overflowing the produce bins and the racks and sacks of store-bought costumes lining the aisles. But even more, you know Halloween is around the corner because bagged candy and packages of candy-apple caramel tempt...

  • The rebellious moms of the Dance Moms reality show
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    The rebellious moms of the Dance Moms reality show

    13 months ago

    Lifetime's Dance Moms reality show continues to reach new heights of bad behavior amid screaming moms. Have you tired of all the moms and their non-stop drama? What do you think about the latest blow-up between Abbey Lee Miller and Dance Mom Kelly...

  • Big Dog Costumes On Parade
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    Big Dog Costumes On Parade

    13 months ago

    Does your dog want to wear a Halloween costume? Maybe that's the wrong question. Do you want your large dog to wear a costume? If so, you're in luck. I've pulled together a number of costumes that are made for larger dogs. Where to find big dog...

  • Old Woman Costume Characters
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    Old Woman Costume Characters

    13 months ago

    Dress up in an old woman costume for Halloween, for a costume party, or even for fun. The costume character of the old woman is a favorite among actors, party-goers, and young people. Why? Because the old lady role is fun. Little old ladies are...

  • Old Man Costume Characters
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    Old Man Costume Characters

    4 years ago

    An Old Man costume is a great way to dress up and create wonderful characters. Here are various old man looks, characters, costumes, and suggested old man costume help including videos and books.

  • Backyard puppet fun for children
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    Backyard puppet fun for children

    4 years ago

    The magical world of puppets Puppets are magic. Puppetry tells stories, refines storytelling skills, and amuses and delights the child in all of us. I've always loved puppets. They come in all stripes and colors. There are sock puppets, cloth...

  • Backyard fun with bug toys
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    Backyard fun with bug toys

    5 years ago

    Insects teach us a lot. Playing with bugs is pretty much a national pastime for many adults and children. Sometimes the fascination with insects fuels a lifelong interest that even leads into strange and wonderful careers. Who doesn't love bugs? ...

  • See the World's Ugliest Dog Contest Winner - YODA
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    See the World's Ugliest Dog Contest Winner - YODA

    4 years ago

    He's cute. He's small. He's a dog. Yes, I'm afraid he's ugly. He's the 2011 crowned champion of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest and his name is, of course, Yoda. You can't miss him. He's tiny and he's got a head full of wispy tufts of hair. You...

  • Remember the Toddlers and Tiaras showdown?
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    Remember the Toddlers and Tiaras showdown?

    5 years ago

    Eden and MacKenzie, two Toddler and Tiaras beauty queens are at it again this season with Eden and Mackenzie in a face off. Who will win? Eden, Miss Perfection, or MacKenzie, the pint-sized She-Diva who longs for her ni-ni (That's pacifier in...

  • Who's Better with the Kids? Mom or Dad?
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    Who's Better with the Kids? Mom or Dad?

    4 years ago

    Who's Better with the Kids: Mom or Dad? Who's parenting style is better? Ripped from the headlines of the Wall Street Journal, this page is asking the big question: Who's better with the kids? Does Dad or Mom make the better parent? 70.1 million...

  • All About Texas
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    All About Texas

    13 months ago

    I like to write about Texas. Texas is a big state with a big reputation. There's a streak of independence that runs through all native Texans and it usually doesn't take too long before it runs in those new to the state who embrace its culture and...

  • Legoland  now in Dallas Fort Worth
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    Legoland now in Dallas Fort Worth

    3 years ago

    brand-spanking new LegoLand themed park has opened its doors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. This is great news for Texans who are planning those home town vacations called staycations.

  • Fun summer vacations that are staycations
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    Fun summer vacations that are staycations

    4 years ago

    Home vacations have always been around but the last fews talk about staycations has increased. Probably because of the economy and gas prices, but whatever the reason staycations have become a viable option for summer vacations and weekend get-aways.

  • Stories and information about dogs
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    Stories and information about dogs

    5 years ago

    I love dogs. I write about dogs. I have six dogs sharing my house and spend a lot of time with them. So of course, dogs are a favorite topic for me to write about. I recently wrote up the story of each of my dogs as most are rescue dogs. This...

  • All about Houston, Texas
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    All about Houston, Texas

    5 years ago

    Houston is a city that evokes many feelings and images. "Houston, we have a problem," is probably one of the best-known comments and has seeped into the world consciousness. It immediately brings to mind the tragedies of space and the triumphs....

  • Travel guide books and city guides
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    Travel guide books and city guides

    4 years ago

    Becoming a travel writer was not an item on my bucket list when I first began to write. I wanted to write fiction. I wanted to tell stories. My dreams had what I considered to be a more, well, imaginative quality. You can imagine my surprise when I...

  • 10 reasons why you should take a staycation
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    10 reasons why you should take a staycation

    5 years ago

    Why would I want to stay home and vacation? Take a staycation? Have you checked the gas pump prices lately? There's a major reason at least where I live in Houston. Houston is a big, sprawling city and I can easily drive 55 miles just to see my...

  • Remembering my Dad on Father's Day and Every Day
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    Remembering my Dad on Father's Day and Every Day

    3 years ago

    The memories come in snippets of images, some summoned, some not, and they occur every day and not just on Father's Day. But Father's Day, with all the media attention and rows of cards lining grocery shelves, intensifies the memories and creates a...

  • Doggie Dilemma - Dog Boarding or Dog Sitting Services
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    Doggie Dilemma - Dog Boarding or Dog Sitting Services

    5 years ago

    Every summer and every trip out of town the same problem pops up. What do I do with the dogs? Now, it was bad when I just had one or two dogs, got worse with three and four, and by five and six it became quite a problem. Do I take the dogs to a...

  • Maurice Sendak and his Where the Wild Things Are monster characters
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    Maurice Sendak and his Where the Wild Things Are monster characters

    5 years ago

    Children's books hold a special place in our hearts. For many, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are still stirs memories of a warm bowl of oatmeal and an island teeming with monsters. From the time it was first published the book created...

  • Want to learn all about Ladybugs?
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    Want to learn all about Ladybugs?

    13 months ago

    Do you like ladybugs? When I first began writing about ladybugs, I had no idea there were so many ways to find them. Ladybugs are found in many interesting places in our culture. Do you know there is a ladybug superhero? She's, of course, called...

  • The Best Books on Writing Series
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    The Best Books on Writing Series

    5 years ago

    I've been a reader and collector of books on writing for at least 25 years. While many writers buy them, few read them all the way through and even fewer do the exercises or try out the content. I enjoy reading books on writing whether it's on the...

  • My Mi-Ki - HoneyBunn the Toy Dog
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    My Mi-Ki - HoneyBunn the Toy Dog

    5 years ago

    What's a Mik-Ki? Well, until last year I had no idea, either. From what I've read, my Scottish grandmother would say the dogs are "all mixed up like a dog's breakfast." The Mi-Ki history is somewhat clouded. Some people date the appearance of the...

  • My Shih Tsu - Teddy the Alpha Dog
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    My Shih Tsu - Teddy the Alpha Dog

    4 years ago

    Pack Leader, that about sums up Teddy--or should I say Theodore Roosevelt Simmons. But he was anything but a pack leader when I first met him. Teddy was an 8-week old baby. Apparently the girl who owned Teddy's mother and father didn't think they...

  • San Jacinto Monument and Museum is a Houston landmark
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    San Jacinto Monument and Museum is a Houston landmark

    4 years ago

    Deep in the heart of Texas history lies the Battle of San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Monument and Museum is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State historical complex maintained by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Every year San Jacinto Day...

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
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    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    5 years ago

    Once again it's time for the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas. That means the streets are crowded with covered wagons, horses, and a multitude of trail riders all converging downtown to kick off the annual Houston Livestock...

  • Where the Wild Things Are mania
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    Where the Wild Things Are mania

    5 years ago

    For 30 years Maurce Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are story and characters have been delighting generations of adults and children. Today you'll find Sendak's wonderful Max and monsters in toys, games, books, DVDs, and, finally, a movie. To help...

  • Puppy dog costumes for infants and babies
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    Puppy dog costumes for infants and babies

    5 years ago

    Every fall new parents face the decision of whether or not they want to dress up their baby for Halloween. While it's pretty much a no-brainer where toddlers and children are concerned, some may think dressing up baby may be a little bit too much....

  • Where the Wild Things Are - Vinyl Collector Monster Dolls
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    Where the Wild Things Are - Vinyl Collector Monster Dolls

    5 years ago

    Where the Wild Things Are monsters make great vinyl toy dolls for collectors and children. They're cute. They have a built-in movie tie-in. They're characters in an award-winning picture book by Maurice Sendak that has delighted teachers, parents,...

  • Where the Wild Things Are monster puppets
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    Where the Wild Things Are monster puppets

    5 years ago

    Are monsters hiding under the bed? Pretend you're Max and you've been befriended by "The Wild Things" monsters. Use these puppets to recreate the story or tell a new one. What happened after Maurice Sendak's story ended? There are so many ways that...

  • Where the Wild Things Are - Plush Toys
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    Where the Wild Things Are - Plush Toys

    13 months ago

    Yes, thanks to Where the Wild Things Are plush toys that cute little tyke of yours can cast off that blankie, throw down that pacifier, and toss the teddy bear. Max and the Monsters are plump, plush and plentiful. They are ready to be dragged,...

  • The Perfect Dessert Is an Ice Cream Tulip Sundae
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    The Perfect Dessert Is an Ice Cream Tulip Sundae

    4 years ago

    Hot Fudge Tulip Sundaes, you know what they are if you're one of the Boomer generation or if you ever wandered up to the lunch counter at a Woolworth's Five & Dime Store. They usually cost a quarter but sometimes you'd get to pop a balloon and find...

  • The perfect dessert is Irish cream coffee and dark chocolate
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    The perfect dessert is Irish cream coffee and dark chocolate

    4 years ago

    Can't help that I have one love when it comes to dessert: Irish Cream Coffee and dark chocolate. For me, there's nothing better to end a dinner than with a steaming cup of Irish Coffee and that added bite of dark chocolate. Best of all, it's the...

  • Backyard Fun: Nature projects for kids and families
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    Backyard Fun: Nature projects for kids and families

    4 years ago

    Kids are eager for outdoor activities, Spring is in full swing and summer draws near. Many adults have already waded deep into their spring gardening and lawn care projects. Twitter and Facebook is littered with descriptions of refrigerators full of...

  • Backyard Fun: How to Make a Butterfly Habitat
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    Backyard Fun: How to Make a Butterfly Habitat

    13 months ago

    Want a fun backyard activity? Make a butterfly habitat. Butterflies are drawn to habitats everywhere. They are in cities, museums, towns, schools, and backyards across the nation. Why not? Butterflies are colorful, charming, and enchanting....

  • Give the Best Gifts for Moms
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    Give the Best Gifts for Moms

    13 months ago

    Every year Mother's Day rolls around and every year we are faced with the same gift buying options. Roses, chocolates, chocolate-dipped strawberries, fresh-cut flowers, flowers in a pot, Russell Stover boxes of chocolates, all are the major gifts...

  • Everyday give the best Valentine gift ever
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    Everyday give the best Valentine gift ever

    13 months ago

    The massive Valentine's Day gift-giving machine rolls into action shortly after Christmas and we are assaulted by an avalanche of Valentine Day gift ideas. Who doesn't have some kind of product like hair gel, candy, clothing, cosmetics, aftershave,...

  • Why not take hometown vacations
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    Why not take hometown vacations

    4 years ago

    Staycation, playcation, hometown vacation, whatever you want to call it the idea remains the same: explore your own backyard. Do you really know your hometown? Probably not. We tend to cast a blind eye upon the familiar. So why not take some time...

  • Quotes by writers are often collected
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    Quotes by writers are often collected

    5 years ago

    Do you collect quotes by famous people, about writers and writing? I do. Yes, I'm a quote-grabber. Don't blame me, blame it on being a writer. Grabbing quotes by writers, quotes on writing, quotes about writing, quotes about books and publishing is...

  • Take a walk down the writer's path
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    Take a walk down the writer's path

    4 years ago

    Long before most writers even knew what blogging was, I was happily skipping from blog to blog to blog learning all I could about this wonderful new publishing platform. How exciting, I thought. Talk about instant gratification. Here you could...

  • Meet My Maltese - Freddie the Dancing Bear
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    Meet My Maltese - Freddie the Dancing Bear

    5 years ago

    My goodness Freddie has a tale to tell. He came to my house the night Hurricane Rita began her assault on Houston along with another little shelter dog named Jake. It was high drama, let me tell you, but I get ahead of myself. One day my daughter...

  • Riley the Rockhound - Best Cocker Spaniel Ever
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    Riley the Rockhound - Best Cocker Spaniel Ever

    4 years ago

    Riley, my American Cocker Spaniel, is a hoot. He's smart, extremely opinionated, highly communicative, and a rock hoarder. Trust me, Riley is ripe for his own reality show. Remember the crocodile who swallowed an alarm clock from the Peter Pan...

  • The Best Books on Writing for Children
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    The Best Books on Writing for Children

    3 years ago

    Does your inner writer want to write a children's book? Probably. The sheer number of folks who want to write a book for kids is pretty staggering--especially if you are one who is serious about learning to write for kids.

  • The Best Books on Writing by  Bestselling Authors
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    The Best Books on Writing by Bestselling Authors

    3 years ago

    What do bestselling writers think about the art and craft of writing? How do they write a novel? What is their writing process? Is it easy or do they struggle--like me?

  • Best Books on Writing - The new classics
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    Best Books on Writing - The new classics

    4 years ago

    Did you know Aristotle wrote one of the first books on writing? His book Poetics discusses the necessary ingredients for a good tragedy. Even then plot and character were in play. Over the last two decades how-to-write books, workshops, conferences,...

  • The Best Books on Writing - The Classics
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    The Best Books on Writing - The Classics

    5 years ago

    Scratch a writer and you'll find a best book on writing lurking somewhere under their skin. Writers, by their very nature, are readers. Readers, by their nature, tend to devour books on topics that pique their interest or feed their passions.William...

  • Meet My Little Pug - Charlie
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    Meet My Little Pug - Charlie

    4 years ago

    Are you a Pug lover? Have you ever had a Pug? Maybe you know someone who has? In a life that's engaged with many dog breeds, I confess that I didn't know much about Pugs--until Charlie sauntered into my life. Pugs are adorable little dogs and...

  • Backyard Fun: How to Build a Ladybug Habitat
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    Backyard Fun: How to Build a Ladybug Habitat

    4 years ago

    Making a ladybug habitat is educational as well as fun and a great outdoor activity. Why these garden bugs? Ladybugs are real, they are fanciful, they are story characters. Ladybugs fascinated us when we were children and learned our numbers by...

  • Backyard Fun: How to Build an Ant Habitat
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    Backyard Fun: How to Build an Ant Habitat

    4 years ago

    Why would anyone build an ant habitat or have an ant farm? Aren't ants nasty pests? The kind you'd rather not have around? The easy answer is that making an ant farm is a quick science fair project. It's also a fun educational outdoor activity for...

  • Jean Sibelius - Finland's Colorful Classical Composer
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    Jean Sibelius - Finland's Colorful Classical Composer

    13 months ago

    Music is not what drew me to Finland's famous composer Jean Sibelius. It was his synesthesia. But in the end I became a big fan of this Finnish composer. I stumbled across his name on a list of famous people who were known synesthates. Intrigued I...

  • 10 Ways Writers Can Use SQUIDOO Now
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    10 Ways Writers Can Use SQUIDOO Now

    13 months ago

    Squidoo can be a great tool for writers. For the past two weeks I've been swimming around this vast cyber-ocean and found it fascinating. The more I read about Squidoo and the more I swam around, the more I realized how useful the publishing...

  • Going to the dogs and then some
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    Going to the dogs and then some

    13 months ago

    If I told you my first babysitter was a dog, would you believe me? It's true; my first baby sitter was a full-grown German Shepherd named Asta. She happened to have her own litter of 12 puppies at the same time I was born. Although I was born in...

  • Waco the Wonder Dog - Best Great Pyrenees Ever
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    Waco the Wonder Dog - Best Great Pyrenees Ever

    4 years ago

    Waco is my first Great Pyrenees dog and he's a gorgeous 130 pound house-dog who easily stretches out into a giant soft body pillow. His coat is white and remains that way no matter the weather. A few good shakes and the dirt is gone. When I glance...

  • Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - YA teen novel book review
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    Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - YA teen novel book review

    5 years ago

    Dairy Queen is an interesting YA novel for a number of reasons. First, I never would have believed Catherine Gilbert Murdock's debut teen novel, Dairy Queen, about a fifteen-year-old Wisconsin farm girl, D.J. Schwenk, whose family is steeped in...

  • Exploring Houston, Texas with Children
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    Exploring Houston, Texas with Children

    4 years ago

    Houston is a fun place for kids. Houston is family-friendly. Many people don't realize that because other images spring to mind. Houston is hot. Long hot summers spring to mind. "Oil" is the cry from the past through today. Houston as the energy...

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