A Beginner’s Guide To Traveling Abroad

With the recent CDC announcement that fully-vaccinated individuals present low-risk for travel (though remaining vigilant with wearing a mask and social distancing), it’s a permission slip to cautiously, gingerly start drafting a plan for that global getaway. I offer some tips to get you started in “A Beginner’s Guide To Traveling Abroad” in RCI  Magazine, Spring 2021. Read in full here

3 Crafty Ways to Repurpose Holiday Cards

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Thrilled to see this story idea materialize and land a home at RealSimple.com! My article covers three cool ideas from the experts on creative ways to recycle those personalized Christmas photo cards currently landing in your mailbox, to help keep ties strong with those you love but perhaps can’t be with.

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My Daughter’s Pandemic-Era Farmstead Wedding In Scotland Was A Team Effort

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Everyone played a part to make it perfect.

If you’d have told me cows would be a significant theme at our daughter’s wedding and that I’d be shoveling manure the week of the wedding to clear a barn for revelries, I’d have called it “crazy talk!” Two bulls skirmishing the morning of the wedding near the chosen site of the outdoor ceremony, causing the farmer to worry? Nah, as mother-of-the bride I’d have day-of concerns (my hair! my makeup! my dress!), but frisky bulls wouldn’t have come to mind, I promise.

Read in full on AARP The Girlfriend.

Hot Drinks From Around The World You Can Make At Home

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Baby, it’s cold outside! Enjoy my article on The Girlfriend featuring hot drinks from Bolivia, Morocco, Mexico, Ireland and Sweden. 

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