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Best Gifts for Mom

By Joyce Reid | Nov 29, 2017

I’m Joyce, the Gift Detective, and I’m always on the lookout for unique exciting gifts for Mom. Of course, there are flowers, candy, jewelry, and even gift baskets from Shop for Creative Gifts. But this year, I want to suggest some gift ideas that really unique, really special, and something that will be remembered for…

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Sending Sympathy Flowers and Gifts

By Joyce Reid | Nov 26, 2017

Various religions have traditions and customs regarding sympathy flowers Buddhist – Send white flowers, the traditional color of mourning in Buddhist culture. Yellow flowers are also acceptable. Red flowers symbolize happiness and are not considered an appropriate tribute. Christian – Most denominations consider flowers an appropriate tribute with no limitations on the color of choice.…

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So We Weren’t Green Back Then

By Joyce Reid | Oct 1, 2017

Since many of you who read this blog are from my generation, I felt that you would enjoy reading this “oh, so true” post that a friend posted on Facebook: Being Green Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic…

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Sunflowers and Gifts

By Joyce Reid | Oct 1, 2017

The fields around Flagstaff are gorgeous during the late summer months as the sunflowers burst into bloom. The bright yellow blossoms provide a brilliant contrast to the darker colors of the mountains and forests. But, alas, as the nights are getting cooler, the sunflowers are fading and will soon be gone. . . until they…

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Unique style made easy

DIY Clothing – Looking for a Unique Clothing Style?

By Joyce Reid | Oct 1, 2017

Looking for a unique clothing style? Don’t want to spend a lot of money? Do it Yourself Clothing may be just the thing for you! No longer do you have to own a sewing machine, understand how to choose and fit a pattern, or even know how to sew in order to create your own…

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Living, Learning, and Growing – 76 years of Lessons

By Joyce Reid | Sep 14, 2017

Seventy six years ago today, my mother gave birth to me at the Pensacola Maternity Hospital. A lot has happened along the way and I’ve learned many things, some of which I would like to share with you. The most important things in life are people — both family and friends. You never know how…

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Many Thanks to your customers

Thank Yous to Stand Out From the Crowd

By Joyce Reid | Sep 14, 2017

Through the years, I’ve dealt with many Realtors.  Most are competent.  Most did a good job.  But one of them stands out from the crowd in my mind. We had just bought a new house in a new town that we knew nothing about.  My husband was being transferred there and I wasn’t overjoyed at…

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Make your gift giving creative, unique, and memorable

16 Simple Ways to Show How Much You Care

By Joyce Reid | Sep 2, 2017

16 Simple Ways to Show How Much You Care There are times when you just don’t know what to say. When those we care for are going through difficulties or life-changing moments in their life, we want to reach out–to touch in some way–and to show them how much we care. But it’s hard to…

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Online Gift Shopping

Online Shopping – Why People Prefer It!

By Joyce Reid | Aug 27, 2017

Why People Prefer Online Shopping! I’m not much of a store shopper anymore. I don’t get up at 4:oo in the morning to catch that great sale. Every time I go to the mall, it looks different as new stores replace old ones. Let’s face it. I live in Flagstaff, Arizona.  I used to love…

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