Upcycling Earth Month Project

5 April 2016

April is Earth Month. When we think about taking care of our earth, we typically think about using less water, recycling plastic bottles and cans, and picking up trash especially on our coastline. We do not often think of reuse and its importance. I recently decided to take on a “reuse” or “repurpose” project. I...

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St. Patrick’s Day

10 March 2016

Wear green proudly, the St. Patrick’s Day tradition began more than a thousand years ago as a religious festival in Ireland. The event is named in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who was known for bringing Christianity to the country. Today, wearing green represents spring, shamrocks and Ireland. Even when green...

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Frame Your Story

25 February 2016

I really enjoy displaying pictures of my family, especially those from vacations and holidays. However, over the years I’ve become pretty creative with how I use displays to tell a story. The next time you are putting together a photo collage, consider the theme. Are you putting together memories from that ski trip (yes, I...

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Gifts for a Great Valentine’s Day

3 February 2016

It is not too early to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. I think some of the most memorable gifts I have ever received were made just for me. I have put together a short list of some of my favs: - A handwritten poem that was full of our special memories. I loved it so...

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Winter Accessories

27 January 2016

Gloves, beanies and scarves have to be my favorite winter accessories. Keeping my hands and ears warm are an absolute must when I am spending more than 2 minutes outside in the cold. I am a heat monger at heart and will stop at nothing to stay warm. Some of the best accessories this winter...

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Winter Wonderful Savings

20 January 2016

If you know me, then you know I don’t like paying full (even sale) price for anything. Winter sports gear is no exception. Why would I pay hundreds of dollars for an outfit I’m going to wear a few times during the season? With the kids, I know whatever I buy this year won’t fit...

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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Happen

13 January 2016

Every year, around this time, I think, “Next year I’m going to work on being a better wife, I’m going to call my parents more often, I’m going to get in shape, I’m going to start writing that book, and…” the list goes on. In my experience, thinking of New Year’s resolutions hasn’t been that...

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Getting Organized After the New Year

1 January 2016

Christmas lights, ornaments, tinsel, cookie jars, and wrapping paper. So much stuff is needed to decorate for the holidays. Where do we store all of this stuff the rest of the year? Storage bins are near and dear to my heart because they keep all of my treasures safe and accessible year after year. I...

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We Believe in the Power of Work

23 December 2015

We Believe in the Power of Work The holidays are a busy time of year for Goodwill Industries of San Diego County (GISD). We are blessed to have such a generous community that shares our passion for getting people jobs. Our great partnership provided over 1400 jobs right here at GISD. In 2015, we have...

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