Some Old, Some New for 2022 BY PAT BURNS Right after the year-end holidays, I’m ready to put away the Christmas decorations room-by-room. At last, a host of trees, lights,

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Here a Gnome, There a Gnome…Everywhere a Gnome Gnome BY PAT BURNS It began last year when one of my best friends gave me a lovable, soft gnome as a

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Turning Tables into Triumphs and TV Shows What began as a creative and pleasurable escape from the demands of running the largest children’s book festival in North America has evolved

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BY PAT BURNS SET! Film Review A feature documentary by Scott Gawlik As a parent and a grandparent, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve shouted out to the

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Glam’n It Up for Halloween BY PAT BURNS A classic black and white color scheme can work just about everywhere and for everything, and Halloween is no exception. For this

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Pumpkin Season Is the Reason BY PAT BURNS This time of year, for most GRANDS living in North America, means the sun begins to rise later and nightfall comes sooner. More

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September’s Tablescape –  The African Queen BY PAT BURNS Some of us have been fortunate enough to visit Africa and experience wild animals roaming freely, its enormous vistas, picturesque plains,

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BY PAT BURNS Longer days and warmer nights are just two of the more pleasant highlights we’re able to enjoy during summertime. Perfect for entertaining. And … nothing says summertime

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Kaboom! Celebrating Independence Day in Style BY PAT BURNS Celebrating the 4th of July is one of the summer’s utmost fun times. In 2020, extravagant fireworks and neighborhood parades were

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Holy Guacamole! A Cinco de Mayo Tablescape BY PAT BURNS When it’s time for a fun gathering of friends, nothing says fun like chips, salsa, and tacos! And, if you

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Tablescaping: Move Over Martha BY PAT BURNS Since the beginning of time artists have provided not only beauty and enjoyment to our tedious lives – art has provided us a

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