Season’s greetings dear readers!  Christmas was yesterday, and while it surely must not feel like it for most of you, the official start of Winter was only five days ago.  As tends to happen, one season has passed and another is upon us all in the blink of an…

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  Daily blogging and vlogging trends a few times a year and, for the first time ever I briefly considered participating in a daily blogging challenge: Blogtober.  Fortunately, I quickly came to my senses and decided against it.  However, in researching the idea I was inspired to create a new…

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There are some things in life that, when you discover them you can only ask “where has this been all my life?!”  My most recent lip balm discovery is one of those things.  After Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands on September 5, 2017, we, like the vast majority of…

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Wow!  Attending Indie Beauty Expo in New York last week was such a phenomenal experience.  As I write you, I’m still reminiscing about those past few days.  When I first heard about iBE this past Spring, I contemplated attending, began stalking the website and immediately started procrastinating making my decision. …

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Affectionately known by some as the Cookie Monster, Pamela Hill along with her husband Maurice founded Makeda’s Cookies in 1999, naming the business in memory of their niece, Makeda Denise Hill, a.k.a. the Queen of Cookies, who passed away from Leukemia two years earlier.  Makeda’s Cookies is a cozy bakery…

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