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Fun DIY Father's Day Gift idea, an "I'm Nuts About You" Caddy. A whimsical, thoughtful and useful present for Dad.


Lots of Fuss about Google+


Hi Friends! As many of you know, we non-"Blogger" bloggers (YoT is on Typepad) will be losing Google Friend Connect on March 1st. I am strangely sad... I feel happy when I see all those lovely friendly faces smiling at me from my little GFC box. But onward and upward-- there's no point in crying over spilled milk or in this case-- over free widgets that have come to mean so much. At any rate, Google is … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Before You Were Here Mi Amor

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Hello and Welcome to Giveaway Week at YoT. Grab the party button (right sidebar) for a chance to win an autograph from Zac Efron.   It's such a joy to share my favorite things with you. Today's giveaway is also a take-away in the sense that you'll get some incredible personal inspiration. My interview with Samantha R. Vamos is for anyone who has ever had a dream, goal or wish that they've … [Read more...]

When you care enough to send the very best (via email)

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I am a major paper junkie.  There's a special anticipation when you receive a card in the mail or when you send one to a friend.  To me, they are mini works of art.  I've discovered that there are lovely ways to send sentiments via email that are almost as wonderful as snail mail. First Up:  Paperless Post.  They are are online stationer offering gorgeous choices for invitations, … [Read more...]

The Best First Lines of Bad Novels

Bulwer-Lytton contest winners...For all lovers of good writing, here are this year's winners of the Bulwer-Lytton contest, (aka "It Was a dark and Stormy Night" Contest), run by the English Department of San Jose State University, wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel.10.  As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the … [Read more...]