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  1. Marriage Survival: The Couple that Bakes Together,Monitors Its Cholesterol Together

    It's Christmas Time. That can only mean one thing. Christmas cookies. That's right Christmas cookies. ...
    Tags: humor, marriage
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    Humor
  2. Marriage Survival: You Know What I Could Go For Right Now?

    One of the benefits of marriage is that you get waited on hand and foot. That is if you're the wife. ...
    Tags: humor, marriage
    Categories
    Humor
  3. Marriage Survival: The Thanksgiving-Christmas Tango

    It's that time of year again. The Holiday season. Ho ho ho. Mistletoe. Egg Nog. Too much Egg Nog. Curdled ...
    Tags: humor, marriage
    Categories
    Humor
  4. Marriage Survival: My Wife, The Crazy Cat Lady of Kew Gardens

    Growing up, I never had a pet. The closest I came to one was a turtle that lasted a few weeks until ...
    Tags: humor, marriage
    Categories
    Humor
  5. Pyrography: Woodburning

    Let's assume you have decided to leave your mark on wood. It is always the surface a choice for me, ...
  6. Pyrography: Different Tip Effects - Fine Point Tip

    When I began to create pyrography on wood, I started with the basic tip that came with my woodburning ...
  7. Pyrography: An Early History of Pyrography

    When looking at the art of Pyrography or woodburning, you may wonder (as I did) how did it all begin?What ...
  8. Pyrography: Beginning Pyrography

    Ten years ago, a friend suggested since I was so good at drawing and painting, why don't I attempt woodburning? ...
  9. Handmade Holiday Ornaments: A Tree For All Seasons

    I love holiday ornaments. Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, you name it, I have ornaments for it. ...
  10. Handmade Holiday Ornaments: Make Your Mom An Ornamental Bouquet

    With Mother's Day just around the corner, what better way can you think of to express your love for ...
  11. Home Decorating: Colorful Accents for the Outdoors

    Now that summer is in full swing, it's time to enjoy the warm weather and long days of daylight outdoors. ...
  12. Home Decorating: Give Your Home a Fall Makeover

    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, it's time to give your rooms a decorating warm-up. ...
  13. Home Decorating: Artful Arranging and Decorative Framing

    Born and raised in the South, Juliette Romano decorates her Seattle home with warm Southern charm using ...
  14. Russia: History and Politics - Baby in the Palace, Part 2

    AFTER THE TRIAL

    Aleksei’s recovery after his illness at Spala was slow, but joyful. ...
  15. Russia: History and Politics - Baby in the Palace, Part 1

    “Oh, it cannot be true! It cannot be true! Is it really a boy?”

    Thirty-one years old, ...
  16. Russia: History and Politics - Anastasia - A Century's Mystery

    In the autumn of 1900, the Tsar fell terribly ill with typhoid fever. Torn by worries for her husband, ...
    Tags: anastasia, russia
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    History
  17. Russia: History and Politics - Russian Beauty

    In 1899, Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was preparing for the arrival of her third child. This time, Russia ...
    Tags: romanov, russia
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    History
  18. Russia: History and Politics - Tatiana Nikolaievna

    Eighteen months after the birth of Olga, the Imperial Household was en route to welcoming another addition ...
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    History
  19. Russia: History and Politics - The Tsar's Oldest Girl

    On November 3, 1895, an entry was made into the Tsar’s diary: “At exactly 9pm, we heard the baby squeak ...
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    History
  20. Russia: History and Politics - Princess Sunshine

    I will begin my Romanov saga, of course, with the Empress.

    Princess Victoria Alix Helena ...
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    History