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Plant a Garden + Plant a Dream

Planting at Edgewater FarmEdgewater Farm is our saving grace from the cacophony and stress that comes with high-pressure careers in New York City. We work all week so we can race to the country and stick our hands in the dirt. We spent our one day there this weekend planting more than 250 vegetables. Yep, that’s digging 250 holes! (And that’s after the horse manure and tilling.) Some might wonder, Why? Well, it’s cheaper than therapy and we get bushels of tomatoes! As Audrey Hepburn said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I’ll add that in planting my garden, I plant a happy dream.

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May the 4th Be with You

May the 4thThe first movie I was ever able to see by myself was Star Wars. I sat front row with my friend David and loved every second of it. In my opinion, things like Star Wars and American Idol and a book like Harry Potter or even 50 Shades of Grey, bring us together, give us something to talk about, and give us something to recognize we are more alike than different. In this day of political insanity and looking for differences rather than sameness, I say, “please sir, may I have more?” of things like Star Wars. On this May 4th, I want more that unites us, rather than divides us. How ’bout you? #Maythe4th be with YOU!

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Bruce on Good Day New York

Good Day NY I had some fun on Good Day NY recently with Rosanna Scotto, Greg Kelly, and MSNBC’s Alison Stewart. (Check out her new book: JUNK.) We had ourselves a New York City street sale, raising money for charity. Rosanna wanted to know my #1 secret for buyers to get good deals at sales. That is, Wear your worst shoes! Why? If you’re dressed to the nines, you’re going to pay more. When you’re asking for a better price, sellers appraise what you’re wearing. The finer the stitch, the higher the price. And if you’re having a sale this year. Here’s a tip: Put up a rope line across your driveway and drop it when the sale starts. Buyers will be running to grab your stuff. Oh, and for other tips check this out and if you want to watch me find treasures. Here’s a Today show adventure I took.

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My Unlicensed Marriage – A WINNER!

Happy to say that Moving In: Tales of an Unlicensed Marriage is a WINNER of the 5th annual “Living Now” book awards, celebrating must-read books that encourage better living. Moving In won the bronze award in the relationships & marriage category. I’ll take it! The award gives me street cred as I now try to convince Scott we need an indoor pool during phase 3 of our renovation! If you’re in a relationship, you’ll get a laugh out of this book. (Check out the reviews!)

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Book signing in NYC

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 3.46.08 PMWould love to see you at Barnes & Noble for a FUN talk and Q&A with Fredrik Eklund and me. Gossip will be dished. Grab a signed copy of The Sell before they’re gone. Now, a #1 new release in paperback!

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Garage Sales – Spring cleaning

Hunting season soon to open.

Okay folks, we had snow in New York and at my country house in the Catskills it was 9 degrees this morning. I’m not sure what’s going on with the weather in your neighborhood, but here’s my prediction: by two weeks from now in addition to flowers, there will be “Garage Sale!” signs popping up all over the country. So, here’s my first week of spring tip: start your spring cleaning by getting a big box and label it “SALE” and start cleaning out those closets. (I’m on my 3rd box.) You, like the birds, will be happy in a clean nest and you can use the money you make off your big sale to splurge on something fun… like flowers for the garden!

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Egg-stra Special Easter!

Bruce and CarrieIf Easter Egg hunting was an Olympic Sport, I’d be a gold medalist. An egg hunt on a gorgeous spring day is always memorable, (especially the smell if you don’t find them all!) Whatever your plans are this weekend, make them memorable. I still cherish the memory of every Easter egg hunt with my fun loving grandfather.
Did you know you can use shaving cream to dye your eggs? Here are some egg-stra special decorating ideas I shared on The Better Show. Watch here.
And not to be outdone… Aunt Jean has some bunny ideas of her own. Watch here.
Happy Easter to all!

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Bruce On Air with Ryan Seacrest

Ryan and Bruce You might have recently read on HuffingtonPost how Ryan Seacrest rescued me while I was skiing in Deer Valley. If not, read it here. OR take a listen to Ryan and me talking about it on his radio show today. It’s a painfully funny story. You gotta love that guy… not just because he saved me, but because he says I’m prettier than he is. Ha! Thanks Ryan for the memory.

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New Year – New Opportunities

Dawn.  New Year's Day.  My terrace.  Tulum, Mexico

Dawn. New Year’s Day. My terrace. Tulum, Mexico

Each year, rather than resolutions, Scott and I write down our “goals” for the year. We read them aloud to each other and seal them in an envelope, which we tuck in our underwear drawer and open the following New Year’s Day. We’ve found the action inspires us and that often we get to most things on our list. (Though I still haven’t taken those Spanish lessons!) As we head into the year, I wish you all good things. I’m reminded of a quote by the late great Joey Adams: “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.”
It’s Sweet ’16. Go get ’em!

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Aunt Jean Gets Her Tree

Aunt Jean Gets Her TreeHappy December! The time of year when my Aunt Jean tries to outdo my Christmas decorating ideas with antics of her own … like stealing the perfect tree… Want a holiday #hohoho and #hahaha? Watch here.

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