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.

Read in full at Real Simple.

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. 

Read in full on AARP The Girlfriend

The hidden hiking trails of Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C., provides a wealth of museums, monuments and sights to explore, but sometimes the abundance can be overwhelming. Our advice? Take a day and head outdoors to get your nature fix at one of these urban escapes.”

My first time publishing in American Way, American Airlines’ magazine!! Read here in full: https://www.americanway.com/articles/the-hidden-hiking-trails-of-washington-dc/

Your Dog Could Be the Key To Well-Being During Difficult Times

When you find yourself in trying situations, a good relationship with your dog can make all the difference. Read my first article for Southern Living Magazine featuring Meg Daley Olmert author of  “Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond” here.

“It has grown increasingly common to wonder whether experiencing shortness of breath is a coronavirus symptom or a reaction to the ongoing news. Indeed, the resulting worry and stress is undisputedly taking a toll, negatively impacting our mental well-being. I’ve discovered my dog is a special source of calm. The steady hum of her predictable routine and loyal affection helps me balance the drumbeat of these hard times. ” 

 

Aquatic Austin ~ Paddle your way around the capital city

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My latest in USA Today GoEscape~ first time in Texas/Southwest issue! Read in full: Aquatic Austin – Paddle your way around the capital city, USA Today GoEscape Texas/Southwest.

*Note: photo taken from the good ole days when I lived in Austin, Texas. Skyline has changed since!

Mexico Sans Travel ~ Experience Puerto Morelos flavor without leaving home

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Read in full in USA Today GoEscape Florida/Caribbean 2020: Mexico Sans Travel-Experience Puerto Morelos flavor without leaving home.