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Or the Jelly Bean trail, in my case. That’s right, my favorite Easter tradition as a child was waking up to a jelly bean trail that started at the foot of my bed. It was a great way to start the day knowing that the Easter Bunny had come to our h... Read more

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Or maybe I should say “On the Podcast” really. At BCL, Nikki Murry, editor, and I record a few monthly podcasts each month called Berks County Living LIVE giving listeners a “Behind The Scenes” look at what goes into each issue. They are great fu... Read more

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When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you want to show your loved ones that you love them, but you don’t need to break the bank to do it. You’re probably wondering how. Check this out!   Last year, with some help from Pinterest, I created a few “52... Read more

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So, I’m not really a “New Year’s Resolution kind of gal,” but this year I do resolve to do a better job keeping up with blogging!   I’ve decided to give myself a high-five in advance. The high-five is also a new thing for me. I don’t know why, ... Read more

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For one of my birthday treats each year, I go out for dinner with one of my favorite couples. They choose the restaurant and never disappoint! Last year, we dined at Morimoto in Philly, and the year before at Buddakan, also in Philly. I loved eac... Read more

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fa·vor·ite noun a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference. I recently hosted a “Favorite Things” party for 15 of my favorite ladies. And may I just say – it was FABULOUS! (which also happens to be one of my “favorite” word... Read more

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I absolutely love my job! I love everything about it. Seriously! It takes up a lot of my time, but secretly, I’d like to have a side job. And I don’t think it would take up too much of my time. Wondering what it would be? Well, I’d like to proof... Read more

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Typically, when I think of a good mystery, I think of a good page-turner book, or an on-the-edge-of-your-seat movie. It doesn’t really make me think of wine… or it didn’t until they came up with Mystery Wine Tuesday at winedown café & wine bar in... Read more

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Much to my chagrin, I have a ton of gray hair. I started to get gray hair in college, which was upsetting. I even have more gray hair than my older sister who is 4 years and 4 months older than me. That definitely doesn’t seem fair.   So I ha... Read more

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When I was little, I think my mom made the best Halloween costumes. I was not one of those kids that went to the store and picked out her costume. I may have gone and helped to pick out a pattern for my mom to make, but no store-bought costumes f... Read more

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BCL recently had the opportunity to be part of a fashionable event at The Bell Tower Store in Wyomissing. The local fashionistas who attended had a chance to shop for holiday gloss from NARS and glitz from Sorrelli Jewelry. NARS Lead National St... Read more

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Don’t you love when you walk into someone’s house and think “oh, it smells so good in here!”  I know I do, even in my own home. Scents can almost instantly register a memory and take you back in time. A fresh box of Crayola crayons (one of my fav... Read more

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Do you think the perfect way to start a Sunday is to meet friends and family for brunch? Then we would get along just fine! I recently had the pleasure of attending a Surprise Birthday Brunch party at The Knight’s Pub at Stokesay Castle. And let... Read more

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Recently I’ve been invited to a few summer get-togethers in Berks where I’ve been asked (or I offered) to bring some type of cocktail drink. This is my kind of thing; I love to be able to bring food or drinks to parties. I knew I wanted it to be... Read more

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Each summer I head to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, for a fun day with my nephew, his friend and my sister. Rollercoasters are one of my nephew’s favorite things. And I get lucky each year to score an invite!  We start out th... Read more

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One of the roles that defines me is as an Aunt. And I’d like to think I am one of the best aunts around! But I’ll let you be the judge. I am the proud aunt of two nephews and a niece. Each year, as part of their birthday presents, one of their g... Read more

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Think you can get it from someone else? Spread it if you itch it? Read on and see what the experts say! Read more

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Is your skin ready for summer? See what you SHOULD do to prepare and then rank how you measure up. Read more

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I couldn’t have been happier to have gotten in to the latest Wine & Cupcake pairing tasting class at winedown café & wine bar in West Reading. Read more

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