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It’s Fall Y’all!

Happy FallI’ve heard it said that fall is like a second spring in which each leaf is a flower. As a child, my grandparents would take me to the Blue Ridge Mountains to catch a peek at nature’s calico quilt. It’s a memory that brings me joy and makes me wistful for childhood innocence. Don’t worry, I’ll find it in hikes with my love, carving pumpkins, planting bulbs, roasting marshmallows by a campfire, and maybe even sneaking in one last outdoor shower or two. Hoping you find the color in this season with those you love.

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Spread Love and Kindness USA

America needs love
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My #Life101 Advice: You will never regret being kind. Start by trying to make one person’s day better. Just one. See how that makes you feel. It’s really that simple. Really. This madness must stop.
(Photo by the talented Sherry Bowen.)

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Dog Days of Summer

Bruce and WestminsterThese are crazy times we’re living in. With all the chaos in the world, my goal this summer is to find things that bring joy to the world. Joy isn’t in the things we have, but in the things we do. I’m going to spend the summer being grateful, enjoying playing with my furry pal Westminster, not turning on the TV, laughing as often as possible, and doing something everyday to make someone else’s life a little nicer. Oh, and even if I have to experience the political circus, I can be like my Aunt Jean and have a little fun with the clowns. Watch this! Or this! [New episodes each week!]

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Garden Tour at Edgewater Farm

Edgewater FarmFrom the 1930s until 1963, Edgewater Farm was a Catskills bungalow colony where families came to spend the summer in 30 cozy cottages nestled along the Esopus Creek. Today, it’s home to dinner parties, charity events, and lots of fun. The farm has been featured in my books Garage Sale America and Merry Christmas America and on TV shows like the Today show, CBS This Morning, and Rachael Ray and in The NY Times, the NY Post, and This Old House magazine. If you’re in the Hudson Valley Father’s Day weekend, get your tickets for the Rondout Valley Charity Garden Tour!

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Here comes summer! Find FUN!

Bruce and Wes JOYFun is not a four-letter word. But for a reason unknown to all but circus clowns and roller coaster designers, adults graduate from childhood and somehow forget everything we know about having fun. Let this serve as a reminder for remembering the thrill of a tent pitched in the backyard, the thrill of yelling BINGO, the simple joy of skipping barefoot through the clover (at left), and the chuckle of wearing a costume when no one else is. Or have a conversation with your Aunt Jean about Trump.

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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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