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It’s Fall Y’all!

I’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 […]

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Garage Sale – Treasure Hunting!

As I’ve said, “There’s treasure in them thar hills!” Perhaps this summer you’ll join me on the hunt? Did you hear about the family that sold a 1,000-year-old Chinese bowl they bought for a few bucks at a NY garage sale for $2.2 million at Sotheby’s?! They’d been displaying the “Ding” bowl from the […]

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Dog Days of Summer

These 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 […]

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Garden Tour at Edgewater Farm

From 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 […]

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Here comes summer! Find FUN!

Fun 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 […]

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May the 4th Be with You

The 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 […]

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Book signing in NYC

Would 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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Egg-stra Special Easter!

If 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 […]

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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 […]

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Life 101 – Spring to Life

Spring is a time of rebirth and new life, so let me share one of Mother Teresa’s quotes about life: Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a […]

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