February Articles

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Mardi Gras Time

We celebrate Fat Tuesday on Saturday in Rhode Island

Though Rhode Island is quite a drive from Louisiana, we still know of a great excuse to party. MARDI GRAS is an annual celebration each February in Louisiana for a two and a half week period ending with Fat Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. All across Louisiana, Mardi Gras traditions are celebrated depending on […]

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Little State, Big Dome

Rhode Island's Statehouse

Perhaps to compensate for its small size, Rhode Island didn’t skimp when it built its State House. Completed in 1904, the building is the fourth largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, trailing only the Minnesota State Capitol, the Taj Mahal and St. Peter’s Basilica.  The State House is grand and imposing, yet also light […]

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Light as a feather…

The magic of nature revealed by a clutch of eggs

One crisp spring day, with last winter’s leaves scattered along our path and crinkling under our feet, we explored the thickened wooded area surrounding our hiking path. The trail that we chose happened to belong to a private area, which we are members. The air was cool; just enough to capture our breaths as we […]

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Rhode Island 101

A book telling everything you need to know about the Ocean State

  Did you know that that the Roger Williams statue located at Roger Williams University in Bristol actually features the face of Ted Williams, that more than 72 percent of all Rhode Island newborns are delivered at Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital, or that the most severe winter weather event in Rhode Island history may […]

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Scoring with a Winning Attitude

Eating at the End Zone in East Greenwich

  It all began one evening when my husband and I ventured out into a cold and drizzly autumn night, our mission being able to discover a place to eat that was fun, cheap and easy to find from the main road. We are always up for an adventure, so when I spotted “The End […]

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The 5 Steps to Wowing Your Lady on Valentine’s Day

How will your Valentine’s Day be remembered?

How will your Valentine’s Day be remembered? Good, bad, or, worse yet – indifferent!? Fear not – there is a way of attaining the best outcome. Sadly, there are too many women – both single and attached – that feel especially lonely during this time of year. If you’re responsible for the romance in a […]

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Avoiding Hassles in the Air

Preparing for your next airplane flight

Planning some air travel this holiday season? Better bring a book to read. And get to the airport – e-a-r-l-y! Although the airline industry isn’t back up to its pre-9/11 passenger load levels, the number of people traveling on the nation’s airlines is increasing, just in time for the holiday season. More people, more flights […]

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And Beyond RI

A Village for Skiiing

  A weekend getaway to New Hampshire could include any number of beautiful towns that have up around the state’s travel and tourism industry, particularly the towns near the many ski mountains, but Waterville Valley stands out as a premier getaway destination since it was designed and planned specifically as a self-contained four-season resort town. […]

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Travel Product Reviews

Feasting at the Big Game with Chipotle Mexican Grill Catering

Even if your team isn’t playing this year, you can throw the best Super Bowl party on the block with the catering options from Chipotle Mexican Grill. Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or a small group of friends, Chipotle has several choices for football fans everywhere. The Chipotle folks catered last year’s Superbowl party. […]

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Cute as a Bee

I am always fascinated with new inventions, especially those that really make sense. There are so many creative products that I am across in my reviews that I wonder why this hadn’t been invented before. Recently, I had a chance to review a really cute and innovative product that I need to mention to my […]

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Teaching the Kids to Grow

Soilless planting with DuneCraft

There’s a special joy in growing a plant from seed. Starting with a tiny dry pellet, with a bit of nurturing, and growing into a beautiful flower or perhaps even a plant that provides food gives that unique blessing of being a provider of life, no matter who you are. The folks at DuneCraft have […]

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A Brush For Wet Hair

Packing the Wet Brush for a weekend getaway

While traveling is one of the greatest joys in life, there is always the dreaded chore of what to pack.  Besides the clothes and cosmetics that have to be packed there are other items that I don’t normally think of until there is the need for it.  The excitement of discovering a new place turns nerve-jangling when I […]

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Great Mornings

Enjoying Morninga

My mother always told me when I was growing up that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I passed down that piece of information to my own children and hopefully they will do the same for theirs. Now, I must state that Pop-Tarts, streusel and high sugared cereals weren’t things that I […]

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Pistachio Snack Bar?

Enjoying Pistachio Bites

When it comes to snacking, I have to say I love pistachio nuts. It doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that my favorite color is green and so is a pistachio nut, but they just taste so darn good! Once a bag of pistachio nuts is placed in front of me I have […]

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Hold it with a Shouldit

A scarf with hidden pockets

I just hate carrying a purse; absolutely hate it! It is always slipping off my shoulder when I am walking somewhere and then it flops in front of me and I get all tangled up and, more than I can say, frustrated! Or, struggling at the checkout line trying to shove everything back into my […]

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Dressing Up that Favorite Outfit

Exquisite Handmade Jewelry From Margie Edwards Designs

How many women love to dress up for a special occasion? I mean, dressing-up, with the dress, shoes and just the right pieces of jewelry to accentuate the whole outfit. Imagine walking into that room looking like you just won the lottery and every heard turn as you make your way across the floor. Aren’t […]

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Salads Taste Better

Salad dressings from San-J

I wonder how many people can honestly say that they love to eat salad on a daily basis. I don’t mean just lettuce and tomato because that isn’t a salad to me, but with lots of vegetables, cheeses, olives, nuts, sunflower seeds and croutons. Now that’s a salad! Anyway, how many say that they can […]

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Morning Coffee Just Got Easier!

Enjoy Jiva Coffee Cubes

When I wake up in the morning, I leave just the right amount of time for me to get ready so I don’t get distracted. That means that I have to have practically everything ready the night before; even my lunch (unless something needs refrigerating). I have everything set out for the next morning so […]

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