Saving An Island From A Landfill

Do-It-Yourself projects are more than just pictures on Pinterest. Is Do-It-Yourself (DIY) upcycling popular because people are saving money, because they don’t want IKEA-ish furniture or because people want to throw less stuff into landfills? Or is it popular because people enjoy creating? This was a good topic broached on Quora.com last year. I enjoy DIY projects…

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24/7/365

A quick travel post about San Francisco.  This week a former boss and his wife were in town. Charles hadn’t spent much time in San Francisco and Sandra had never been to the City by the Bay.  I was excited when they asked me play tour guide! San Francisco was recently named the best food city in the…

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Saving Him Hundreds

I hope this is the first of many Do-It-Yourself (DIY) UpCycling posts.  As children my sister Erika and I enjoyed painting the bedroom we shared.  We had to keep the door closed when we painted in the summer because I caught a lot of butterflies and brought them in our room to live.  It drove my parents crazy,…

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Stop and Smell The Angel

My mom frequently tells my dad “Peter, you would walk across the street to say you have been somewhere today.” The travel gene was passed down to him from his mother, Pauline Schmitt. Grandma Schmitt loved to travel. There wasn’t a slot machine in Las Vegas that she didn’t think she should play, but only…

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Log A Few Miles Anywhere

Home Sweet Home.  My parents retired to Melbourne Beach, Florida 18 years ago.  While I grew up in Illinois, I still consider my parent’s house “home”.  It’s comfortable; and when I am “home”, my mom cooks and does my laundry.  It gives me warm fuzzies. Beach walking is one of my favorite things to do while I…

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The Perfect Day …

The first time I heard someone talk about a blog, I was confused. Really confused. Was a blog the word blink combined with frog? A Blog? What was its purpose?  Why would anyone want to do that? Well, the jokes on me! Twelve years later and there are more than a quarter of a billion…

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