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The Kookaburra’s Laugh by Kim Taylor #Bookworm

If you want to be trusted, be honest. The Kookaburra’s Laugh follows Kenny the Kookaburra as he tries to fool and steal his friends’  Kylie the Kookaburras’ food. Kylie trusts Kenny because that is  the way she is,  trusting. Then Kennys’ scheme backfires and he becomes the joke of the Australian bush and gets to learn a lesson he will not  soon forget. The message in this colorful, lovely book is that lies and deceit are not the path to happiness.  I never tire of reading this book to my grandchildren because it has a message for us all.  Big or small, a lie is a lie.

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Ballard Designs #Bedroom #Boudoir

After 10 years I had to revamp my dreary looking bedroom.   I did know the look I wanted the room to have.  I had 10 years to think about it.   I thought replacing molding, and a new  paint color, would be the hardest part of the revamping.  Turns out, it was just the messy part.   Even the purchase of a area rug was easy!

What was the hardest part of this project?  It turns out that the hardest part of  the project was finding the right bedding to spread on the bed.  The bedding is the bow that wraps the present.  I began my search long before the construction of the room began.  I searched, and I searched.   I could not find any bed attire that would give the room that certain jen ne sais quoi.    I started to convince myself that I would have to settle. 🙁   Until!!  Snail mail delivered  a Ballard Designs catalog.  As I thumbed through the catalog I saw the bedding set.

 Lucca Velvet Stitched Quilt Bedding.  Lucca Velvet Stitched Quilt

It looked fabulous!  At least, in the catalog.  The Lucca Velvet Quilt was the color I had pictured in my mind.  However, I needed to see it in living color.

Then I remembered that a Ballard Designs Store had opened in Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City. 

And there it was on display. In living color.  This was it!  The Lucca Velvet Stitched Quilt Bedding was the bow for my bed.  And to make my purchase even more perfect, Ballard Design’s had a store wide sale going on.   🙂

Went home with the Lucca Quilt Bedding, and the Jardin Toile Duvet.  

 Thank you, Ballard Designs!

For helping me “get inspired.”




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Tapt. Water Maple Guild #Bemoremaplier

Tapt. Water is  concentrated, organic Vermont maple sap with added antioxidants, electrolytes, B-vitamins and green tea flavonoids. It’s infused TREE WATER. Tapt. water comes in a variety of flavors:  Blueberry, Grapefruit, Raspberry, Citrus, Strawberry, and Cranberry Pomegranate, and Peach.

More than just a trend: While most maple waters carry the health benefits of maple, they don’t offer much more.
Enhancing Mother Nature: Tapt revamps maple water by adding B-Vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants – creating an all-natural sports drink for pre- or post-workout consumption.
 Watch out, Gatorade: Because of the low-glycemic benefits of maple, Tapt is a low-calorie, low-sugar competitor to traditional sports drinks.
 Hangover Cure:  Because of these added vitamins and electrolytes, Tapt also serves as a great morning-after beverage to keep bedside.

Drink it cold and drink it up.

Get tapt. into the hydration one needs.  Featured Waters