Yearly Blog Archives: 2019

There was even a ginormous potato!


  A couple weeks ago, I got to spend a few days with my good friend, Maggie. It would have been great to spend time with her under any circumstances, but what made this extraordinary is that Maggie and I were beta testing an idea I've had for a long time. Maggie and I were on ...

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Look around.


  Today's message is short. And simple. Think about someone in your life who is going through a hard time. Maybe you know someone who is lonely? Someone who is grieving? Recently divorced or going through a break up? Maybe someone who is ill? Maybe there is someone in your life w...

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Of course bubbles can be a gift! You doubt?


I was just saying to someone that it has been way too long since my beau and I have hosted a Bubble Flash Mob. You too, right?! 😉 I'm seeing Ian later today and I want to make sure we get one scheduled this summer. In fact, we had talked once about doing one outside of a chil...

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What’s knocking at your door?


Last night I was talking to my friend, Tricia, about all the years I felt like there was someone inside of me, dying to get out, but she was trapped. That was a girl who wanted to wear hats. Who wanted to dance. Who wanted to laugh out loud. A girl who wanted to scrunch her socks down in...

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Joy Jar Redux


Two days ago, I told you a story about a Joy Jar Love List I made for my niece for Graduation. I wanted to share another story with you, in hopes of inspiring you to create one of your own ...!  Here's another example of a Joy Jar. This was a gift to ME from my teammates at the Burchard Gro...

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Putting Love into Action


  When my beautiful niece, Nikki, graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program in Erie, PA a couple of weeks ago, I surprised her (and my mom) by flying into town for the graduation ceremony. You can only imagine how much fun it was for me to plan such a surprise! I didn't think...

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Join Me …


  Thank you so much for all of the beautiful support I have received from you since my book, "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life” launched. I am extraordinarily grateful to those of you who have bought the book, posted Amazo...

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Raise Your Hand!


Hello Hello! I need a million people to do something for me! You may already be one of them. If not, you may be willing to help! As many of you know, I recently launched my book, "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life." The c...

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You. Me. Joy. Gratitude. What is possible.


My book, "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life" launched this week. I want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have purchased the book, sent happy well wishes, and attended the Launch Day Party on Tuesday when we made Love Lists...

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Make a Mom’s Day (or birthday!) Joy Jar


Writer Traci Moore took me up on my idea to create some Love List Joy Jars. And then she wrote a blog post about it. I asked if I could talk to her about her experiences with this gift and we hopped on a Zoom call. We weren't planning to record the call, but at one point Traci told me ab...

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