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Dreams

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We are constantly bombarded by competitions. Cookoffs, golf, football, and just about anything else that can be a competition is televised. We are heralded as winners! Winners. Interesting concept of being a winner, isn’t it? Winner of what—a trophy, ribbon, title, or level of accomplishment? Most of the winners I have seen lately are the chefs who can take odd …

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September Happenings

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Well, finally September is here, and I can officially put out all my harvest and pumpkin items. The thrill of autumn never gets old. I can just look at a pumpkin and smell the cinnamon and nutmeg that permeates when I bake a pumpkin pie! The leaves are beginning to turn here in Alabama, and for that, I am grateful. …

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Encouragement for Today

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Dealing with challenges in life is never what we dream of spending our energy on. I find myself thinking, “Really—another obstacle?” I would rather be doing something fun! Challenges often mean something consistent in our lives is in one way or another changing. And with every shift in our normal comes a new decision to make. Now, I much prefer …

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Reignite

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I was in my doctor’s office this week, and a new nurse-practitioner came in. I greeted her and asked about her new career. She made the most wonderful statement: “Being here has reignited me—I love this!” My doctor looked at me and said, “That is a great word.” Reignite—meaning to ignite again. I thought about that on the way home …

You Are Valuable

You are valuable!

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I am moved by the events of last week—the tragic suicide deaths of people that appeared to have everything! It proves that suffering does not discriminate based on income level. Kate Spade was a lady that I admired for years. As she began her business and expanded it, she set trends for women around the world. Her look was simple …

The Must-See Renovation of Greensboro’s Julian Price House

The Must-See Renovation of Greensboro’s Julian Price House

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Who doesn’t love a good renovation? My love for interior design has me following the Julian Price House, one of Greensboro’s most historic renovations. This home became quite the talk of the town after airing on the A&E television reality series Hoarders last January, where over 1.2 million people tuned in. Built to resemble an ancient British manor house, it …