Doreen Smith's Blog Posts

The Origin Of Mothers Day

What do you appreciate most about your mother?Here's a video describing the origin of Mother's Day. Interestingly, it did not become a national holiday until 1914, the holiday was celebrated by

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The Origin Of Memorial Day

Ever wonder how the Memorial Day Holiday (or Decoration Day, as it was originally dubbed) began? Interestingly, it did not become a federal holiday until 1971.Thank you to all service men

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Before You Buy A Home

This article from Bizrate.com "6 Things You Must Do Before Buying A Home" by Dana Dratch gives some wise advice to those anticipating buying a home.Ms. Dratch suggests the following tips:1.

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Vacation Or Staycation

Spring is here...it's time to decide what to do for the summer. Will it be a vacation or a staycation?This article by Gwen McClure featured in "Travel +Leisure" suggests we consider "Get away

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The Origin Of St Patricks Day

If you've ever wondered how the St Patrick's Day holiday came about...here's your answer, from History.comhttps://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day/videos/the-history

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Staging Give Your Home The Advantage In A Competitive Housing Market

So you’re ready to sell your home? Staging can give you the upper-hand in a competitive housing market. This article “Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging Tips” by Laura Gaskill, published

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The History Of Valentines Day

Who knew? Valentine’s Day has been around for centuries. I bet some of you thought it was a holiday created by the greeting card company, but alas it is not. Here’s a video, from History.com,

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So How Are We Doing With Those Resolutions

How are you doing with your resolutions for 2018?According to "experts," keeping resolutions boils down to:Keeping your resolutions realistic--making a goal that is achieveable.Telling others about

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New Years Resolutions 2018

According to a recent USA Today article, the most popular resolution for 2018 is "being a better person."If everyone in the world would do this, what a wonderful world we would have. It seems that

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Favorite Classic Holiday Movies

What is you favorite classic holiday movie? Why?My absolute favorite is "It's a Wonderful Life." Haven't we all, at one time or another, wondered what life would be like without us? Well, if you

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Traditions

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday, you probably have TRADITIONS! What traditions do you celebrate? Do you know how they got started?In the words of Teyve in

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Before You Do Home Improvements

Here's a good article to read, before you do improvements to your home. It includes returns on your investments.It's funny to me to watch the shows on HGTV and see people walking through a home

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To Christmas Card or Not To Christmas Card...What do you think?I used to be good at sending Christmas Cards. I'd buy the cards, schedule the family photo, get the fancy stationery, write the family

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