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Great Places to Write Away From Home

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody. We all love coffee shops as a place to get hopped up on caffeine, interact with fellow creatives, check up on …

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PINK VINTAGE SNOW BALLS, VIDEO

Hi everyone; I have been in Chicago this past week, and I did not find the time to do any blog-post while as was there.I was invited by the houseware show, it is my fifth year going there, so many beautiful pastel items I found on the show.( more to come on …

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Black Mulberry: What is It? How Do I Cook It?

Have you had the pleasure of biting into a ripe and juicy black mulberry? This delicious fruit is enjoyed in jams, sauces, and desserts but it is also a nutritional powerhouse. Let’s take a closer look at what the black mulberry has to offer. Black Mulberry: Origins Black mulberries, also …

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‘Writers Retreat Workshop’ Supports WU

WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP 2018 Nazareth Retreat Center in Boise, Idaho May 22-31 Guest Instructors: David Corbett (author of The Art of Character, Mercy of the Night, and the upcoming The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday) Michelle Johnson (agent, Inklings Literary Agency) Staff: Arianne “Tex” Thompson, Jason Sitzes, Carol Dougherty …

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Garden Q&A: How to get rid of groundhogs in your yard

A groundhog has dug under our shed — again. We have removed many over the years with a non-lethal trap but another one always shows up. Any better ideas? Groundhogs are especially fond of digging under concrete slabs. Perhaps it substitutes for the large rocks they burrow under in wilder …

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Top 10 Pie Recipes for Pi Day

Imagine if everyone showed up at your home with a different pie this Pi Day. How fabulous would that be? Then you wouldn’t have to play favorites between lemon chiffon and blueberry, grasshopper and key lime.   Here are 10 of our favorite pie recipes, all the better to ring in Pi …

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