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Trish McQuillen

Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot

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There’s a long standing tradition we have at the Jersey shore dating as far back as I can remember. We gather our daily beach belongings, pile them into a rickety old Radio Flyer, and wheel them to the end of the street where the pavement meets the sand.  When we arrive at that point, the […] [Read More]

Faux Finish

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Confession. I don’t tan. When I was young I couldn’t tan.  It wasn’t as though I didn’t try to tan…it simply never happened.  A beach towel, baby oil and a good book kept me in the sun for hours.  But a lack of  the melanin pigment called eumelanin that many fair skinned people seem to possess, […] [Read More]
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Like Nothing at All

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  Another day of record high temperatures and heavy humidity has left us wanting to shed our own skin and most everything covering it.  Wearing nothing at all is hardly a daytime option, but could be a night time possibility.  However, according to a recent study, less than 1 in 10 Americans sleep in the […] [Read More]

Learn by Watching

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Every once in awhile we are fortunate enough to meet someone who leaves with us a lasting, positive impression. Perhaps we are captivated by their incredible intellect or imagination. Maybe it’s their constant drive and perseverance.  Perhaps they posses a compassionate and gentle demeanor that resonates with patience and unconditional understanding. I have had the […] [Read More]

Packed to Perfection

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A good friend of mine dropped off her 12-year-old for a few fun-filled weeks at a YMCA camp.  As she picked up her suitcase to toss into the trunk, she suddenly realized that her over-excited daughter had seriously over-packed.  She couldn’t decide which outfits to bring, so she packed them all.  Knowing how enthusiastic her […] [Read More]

All Dressed Up

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There’s definitely something I love about old houses in the Northeast.  The hardwood floors, the intricate details, the so-called “character” that so many of them possess.  I’ve loved our 125 year old home from the moment we walked through it during a January Open House. When my husband pointed out the un-renovated kitchen and baths […] [Read More]

Above Average

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There are certain measurements, times and events in your life where the term “above average” is looked upon as a good thing. Scholastic aptitude test results for your kids, miles per gallon for your new car or perhaps even a food critic’s review of your new restaurant…to name just a few. Rainfall totals for a […] [Read More]

All Inclusive

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When I saw the Corded Crossback Jumpsuit in last spring’s Anthropologie catalog, I knew it was a must have for the season and then some.  This nautically inspired number was both simple and sophisticated.  But even more appealing was that, like a dress, it was an outfit in an instant.  A statement bracelet, small, dangling […] [Read More]

Maternity Weave

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When I learned of Kate Middleton’s upcoming maternity leave date, which is set for June 13th, I felt as though these past nine months had just zoomed by.  ”Wow!” I thought to myself.  ”That was the fastest pregnancy ever.”   When I came to my senses, I realized, as I do many times throughout the year, that the […] [Read More]

Make a RUN for it!

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I started running, or should I say jogging, about 15 or so years ago.  Never one for long distance journeys, I would be content with my  4 day a week, 3-5 mile, “get in a quick workout” routine.  But I must admit, I thoroughly enjoyed many of those stress relieving, somewhat relaxing runs around town. […] [Read More]