Month: November 2013

"Mary Margaret Manatee" Delivers the Message to Be Yourself.
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Meet Mary Margaret Manatee

It’s not easy being different, especially as a kid, and being teased by your peers. The new children’s picture book “Mary Margaret Manatee” by award-winning outdoor writer (and friend) Lucy Beebe Tobias, subtly addresses this.

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Some of the Delicious Breakfast Served at La Residence du Vieux Port in Marsielle-Provence, France
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Bonjour! Learning French with the Pimsleur Method on My iPad

Bonjour! Inspired by my travels to Marseille, France, I’m in the process of learning French with the Pimsleur Course Manager App on my iPad using the Pimsleur Method.

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My Facebook Random Facts Game Contribution

There’s this Facebook Random Facts game circulating which can be fun in getting to know your fellow friends. I suppose you need to be “invited” to play the game in which you’re tagged and given a number – that number is the number of random facts about yourself you need to list. Fellow blogger Randy […]

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Sunrise Somewhere Over the Gulf of Mexico
Cool Stuff Others are Doing Disclosure is Planning to Surprise Thanksgiving Travelers at Houston’s Geo. Bush Airport

There is a silver lining to next week’s holiday travel, at least for travelers in Houston., the online clothing and shoe retailer, will be turning holiday travel into a cheerful experience on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX.

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um! Wild Ophelia Chocolate with Maple Syrup, Chopped Almonds and Popcorn
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Inspires Limited Edition Chocolate Bars

Wild Ophelia has launched a limited edition chocolate bar collection inspired by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” which represents each of the 12 districts in Panem. Just like their American Road Trip chocolate collection, all natural ingredients such as sea salt, caramel corn and beef jerky have been sourced from American farmers and food artisans.

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VitaMelts on Display during a Nature Made-Sponsored Breakfast during BlogHer 2013 in Chicago
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I Took My Vitamins and during a Month of Travel Didn’t Break Fingernails and Stayed Healthy

I’ve been taking Nature Made® VitaMelts because I’ve accepted I’m no longer a spry thirty-something-year-old with the stamina for staying awake and functioning 48 hours at a time, I’ve been consciously taking better care of myself including taking my vitamins. By adding vitamins and supplements into my nutrition plan, I suspect they’ve contributed to my well being.

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2013 Sarasota Chalk Festival, Nov. 17, 2013
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Jumped into a Splash of Color at the 2013 Sarasota Chalk Festival

Today was the fifth day of the 2013 Sarasota Chalk Festival and with one day left in the event I thought I’d mosey on up to see what was created this year. Chalk artists fascinate me. Pavement is their canvass as they create stunning works of art taking anywhere between a day to a week to create yet they can easily walk away from it and let Mother Nature – or a power washer – take care of it.

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Florida Residents Receive Discounted Rate into Orlando's Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Image Source:
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Florida Residents Receive Discount Admission to Orlando’s Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament through Dec. 1, 2013

Come hither, Florida residents. Now through Dec. 1, 2013, Florida residents receive discount admission to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Orlando, North America’s longest running dinner attraction.

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View of MuCEM in Marseille-Provence, France
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Meeting Tomorrow’s Masters While Visiting Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture

This being my first visit to Marseille-Provence, I experienced a vibrant, modern city appreciating its history and artists of yesterday yet nurturing and fostering creativity of tomorrow’s masters.

Continue Reading’s Postcard of the Month Club is Going on a Sabbatical: Cards from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida
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Greetings!’s Postcard of the Month Club is Taking a Sabbatical

It was my appreciation for the art of postcards that inspired me to launch’s Postcard of the Month Club last October. It was simple. For a year, once a month I would send a postcard to those blog readers who registered. Can you believe it’s been a year?

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