Sasee Asks An Expert

When being invited to a party or get-together, a gift for the hostess is a lovely way to thank them for their hospitality and is always appreciated. You could take the easy way out and buy that same bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers from the grocery store, but with just a little thought, […]

Family reunions are where some of the most cherished memories are made, whether it’s reuniting with your favorite cousins, savoring the taste of your Grandma’s famous 12-layer caramel cake or laughing at your crazy uncle’s silly jokes. Planning the event starts with the basics: who to invite, when it will take place, where it will […]

You’re not sure about retirement – and you certainly do not want to move several times.  And, most importantly, you are not “old!” Maybe consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) also known as a Life Plan Community. A CCRC is the complete package – supporting your active lifestyle and dedicated to maintaining your independence […]

The first thing I would like readers to know is that assisted living is “not the end” – it is a new beginning! As a matter of fact, I introduce myself to visitors as the Director of New Beginnings – because that’s what I do, I help people begin a new life! Many people still […]

The Alzheimer’s Association advises that activities can enhance a person’s sense of dignity and add meaning to life as well as providing a sense of engagement, usefulness and accomplishment.  If someone you love has Alzheimer’s or dementia, here are a few tips from the organization that may help. • Keep the person’s skills and abilities […]

Five Tips for Buying Art

By Ginny Lassiter

1. First and foremost, buy what you love. Your art should evoke an emotional response. Maybe it’s a memory of a special time or person. Choose colors that you’re drawn to. Ideally, the piece you love will be an original, but, that being said, if you are crazy about a piece, but the original is […]

Getting ready for your big day is not always easy. The pressure to be your most fit self is real, and no one wants to be remembered as the starving woman who made Bridezilla look like an angel. Women always ask me how to get in the best shape possible for their wedding, so I’m […]

How to Choose Your Engagement Ring

By Christopher Cervini

First and most importantly, find a jeweler you can trust. When you sit down in person with an expert gemologist, you can look at numerous diamonds that are outstanding on paper, but there will be one that speaks to you because of its visual beauty, not its technical aspects.  An expert will educate you on […]

My human mom, Nancy Schrum, asked me to share some advice on how “pawsitivly” perfect it is to have furbabies like me in your wedding.  My mom can’t imagine having such a special occasion without me in attendance! The first thing to do is get permission from your venue. Can you believe some places don’t […]

Selecting a venue is one of the most important decisions of a Bride and Groom’s wedding planning process. Once selected, keep in mind the following factors to truly personalize your venue and translate your wedding vision into reality. 1. Lighting Lighting can be the easiest, fastest and most effective way to completely change the mood […]

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