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Fifty Shades of Gray is a harsh study in black and white.

Fifty Shades of Gray is a harsh study in black and white.

Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is a harsh study in black and white. Where are the softer nuances of color? Where are…  …the rose-colored hues through which we normally view love and relationships?  …the bright sunny yellow of our days thinking of and anticipating seeing and spending time with our loved one? …the emotional blues […]

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Fresh flowers say it all.

Fresh flowers say it all.

Delivering fresh flowers is one of the best ways to say “I’m sorry,” “I’m thinking of you,” “I love you” and much more. Flowers brighten anyone’s day and express that you truly care. While you can send flowers for any occasion, there are some things to take into consideration for your gift to have the […]

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Things I wish I knew before starting my kitchen renovation project.

Things I wish I knew before starting my kitchen renovation project.

Starting a kitchen renovation project is no walk in the park. There are certain pitfalls to be aware of and needs and requirements to consider. This is a huge task. The style of your kitchen should suit your home. Not only this, it should be able to stand the test of time. Here is what […]

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“If it ain’t full, it ain’t enough,” is our cat Bob’s motto.

“If it ain’t full, it ain’t enough,” is our cat Bob’s motto.

Why is this? Bob is a simple cat. He needs only a few things, including ‘in and out’ when he wants; a place to sleep; distance from our other cat, Mew; and most important, food to eat. It’s quite common to have Bob approach us, circle, meowing the whole time, all the while leading us […]

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10 tips to avoid scratching that itch.

10 tips to avoid scratching that itch.

In the past, I have written about my own ongoing battle with allergies, sensitivities, skin conditions and itchiness – and how difficult it has been to avoid scratching that itch. This is a great article offering exceptionally good advice for everyone who has experienced these conditions. ____________________ When you have a skin condition that torments […]

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The many benefits of healthy crockpot cooking.

The many benefits of healthy crockpot cooking.

Healthy crockpot cooking allows families to prepare their meals and trust they will be cooked and ready at dinner time with little effort. Once all the ingredients have been combined into a slow cooker (crockpot) you can easily set the meal to cook while away at work, or out enjoying other activities. In fact, foods […]

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Top tips for packing a kitchen for moving.

Top tips for packing a kitchen for moving.

The kitchen is difficult to prepare for a move and takes some thought and planning prior to packing. Following are the best advice and tips for packing a kitchen for moving. Before packing, decide which items you need and how much food to take. The best packing material is plain newsprint which can be purchased in bulk roll […]

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Create your very own Japanese garden.

Create your very own Japanese garden.

If you have the space, time and resources, create your very own Japanese garden that’s perfect for meditation and peaceful thinking. How was the Japanese garden created? The Japanese ruling elite wanted to find a peaceful place in the storm of violence and war in their country, so they transformed their current environment by creating an oasis […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9 Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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