Call it whatever you want... Italian Ice, Lemon Ice, Granita, Sorbet, or Sorbetto, it is still a sweet and tasty cold treat perfect for hot summer days. This recipe came out of my attempt to make a watermelon-lemonade granita BUT when I sliced open the seedless watermelon, it was rotten! Since I had the... Read more →

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In this One By One video, I show you how to make my EASY Lime Dressing recipe, step by step. You may remember the original article, Lime Salad Dressing: Simple, Tasty, and Versatile. Check it out for the exact ingredients and measurements as described in this video. This homemade, delicious dressing can be used... Read more →

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It's almost impossible these days to shop the beauty aisle and not bring home a product that is packaged in a tube. Everything from shampoo, conditioner, face cream, and self-tanner, to body lotion and scrubs are packaged in tubes. But when you think it's empty, think again! It's amazing how much product can be... Read more →

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Nothing says "summer" more than an ice-cold glass of lemonade... Sweet, tart, and oh so refreshing on a hot day. While a tempting glass full of mother nature's goodness is a welcome sight, sometimes we get served sour lemons in other areas of our life. It may be a heart ache, a difficult issue,... Read more →

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Product Review by Here We Are When it's summer, your lips will be better, brighter, and easier to kiss with a little preparation and protection. How to achieve this in a quick and simple way? Give these two products a try: e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator AND e.l.f. Lip Balm with SPF 15 Sunscreen. (UPDATE on... Read more →

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Wherever you live, find an opportunity in your area to go fruit picking this spring, summer, or fall. Whether you pick apples, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, or cherries, it's a fun outing and can be an adventure. Besides getting outdoors, you will be up close and personal with Mother Nature while supporting local farms. Walking... Read more →

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No matter the size or style of your house, the eye first goes to the front door. The entryway and its immediate surroundings say a lot about the overall feeling of a home. It also sets the tone for either a happy, welcoming entryway or a dull, lifeless one. The easiest way to achieve... Read more →

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May Day, May Day! It's that time again to reach out to a Friend-A-Day-In-May! If you've been a regular reader of Here We Are, you know that I've asked you to join me in this exercise in 2012, 2014, and 2015. All three times have been very rewarding both personally and professionally. I hope... Read more →

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Busy, busy, busy! We are all "busy" most of the time these days. In an effort to slow down the clock, you can employ techniques like putting your smart phone away, meditating (IF you can fit it in!), and focusing on breathing deeply. All are great and work to create better health and wellness,... Read more →

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A bathroom basket full of useful essentials is a simple, but very thoughtful, way to keep your event guests happy during your wedding reception, anniversary party, surprise bash, or any other celebration you have planned. A stocked basket of emergency and personal toiletry products - placed in both the men's and women's rooms -... Read more →

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Last summer, I took this picture... I don't remember now if it was a sunrise or a sunset. It seems appropriate with the sentiment of the quote, "Life is made up of two dates connected by a dash... Make the most of your dash." Over the past few weeks, since my friend unexpectedly passed... Read more →

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Dear Here We Are readers, Please indulge me with this quick note to remind you to choose carefully what you allow in your life to keep you busy. My quote, "I am only as busy as I allow myself to be," came out of my mouth last Thursday as I was leaving a coffee... Read more →

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As we march into a new month, let's focus on personal renewal as Springtime approaches. We are all so busy, that we often forget to recalibrate what we are doing, and more importantly, why. How do we get back to what makes us happy? Simply explore what you wish for. When we wish it... Read more →

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It's been years since I discovered the Butter Bell. When I first launched Here We Are, I shared that experience with you in the article, Butter... Spread Soft Cheer To Better Butter Up Your Toast & Maybe Your Host (obviously, I was exercising my "catchy title" muscles!). Since then, every time I entertain, someone... Read more →

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Last week, the Two Word Tuesday for the month of February, 2016, was Like Yourself. Part of liking yourself is knowing what you like and don't like in life, career, business, products, food, etc. When you know what you like, those are the things you choose, typically over and over. It's that perfect sandwich... Read more →

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Hello! Happy February!! It's the time of year when hearts and flowers are everywhere you look... It is also a great time to Like Yourself. Hopefully, you already do, but make February the month to question how much, how little, what needs improvement, and how comfortable you are with "you." We all know about... Read more →

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Be patient! No matter what it is that is NOT happening in your life, just wait it out by being patient. Your personal timetable may not be lined up quite right with things beyond your control. Everything takes the time it takes, whether we like it or not. Perhaps you are working hard to... Read more →

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Perhaps you implemented Two Word Tuesday #3, Clear Clutter, and in doing so you discovered a few read or unread books hiding about the house. This is a great time of year to TRADE BOOKS. It's after the holidays when many of us received new books as gifts. This usually means there is at... Read more →

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Happy New Year!! It's 2016! Time to launch a new year, a new month AND... NOT a new you. Aha! You thought I was going to say, "a new you." That is an odd and unattainable goal, and frankly, I'm not sure what it actually means or how one would do it. Anyway, what... Read more →

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Dear Santa Claus, It's been a very long time since I've written a letter to you. In fact, I think my last letter was written in Crayola Crayons with silver snowflakes and gold stars on top of my trees in the perfect pine green color... Maybe you remember it? me? I asked for a... Read more →

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You've probably been seeing a lot of articles, discussions, and quotes, about setting goals in the upcoming new year. That is great, and goals are very important to achieving anything... BUT, allow me to suggest an intermediate step before you set your goals. Take some time, and by this I mean, MAKE some time... Read more →

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We are into the official holiday season. No matter which holiday you celebrate, there are many things to do, places to go, and lists to check off. And that is just the beginning! I offer up this week's Two Word Tuesday, Pace Yourself! It will all get done, the important stuff always does... AND... Read more →

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Whether you are shopping for the holidays, birthdays, host and hostess gifts, or that person on your list that has everything, you can find interesting and creative twists on items that turn the regular into UncommonGoods! Rarely have I perused a catalogue or website that offered as complete a selection of unique and fun... Read more →

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Wherever you are, and wherever you go, keep your Eyes Open. As we try to heal from the recent events in Paris, France, and the many other tragic incidents that plague our planet, it is time to be more aware of every thing and every one around you. While we are all saddened, I... Read more →

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Who or what is the "you" in your "Thank YOU!"? Perhaps it's a neighbor, coworker, spouse, friend, your health, home, your God, the Universe… Whatever or whomever motivates your gratitude, really mean it. Think it, feel it, say it, or write a thank you note! The more you say thank you for the things... Read more →

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According to NBC, this is the official, traditional place setting used on the tables during Prince William of England and Princess Kate's wedding reception. While you may not be entertaining royalty, this table setting chart offers a formal, and very extensive diagram for ALL of the flatware, stemware, dish, and napkin placements that might... Read more →

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No matter where you live on this earth, we are all forever touched by the heinous acts that pierced Paris on November 13, 2015, and with it, our hearts. I've been sitting at my desk for a while trying to find the right words for this week's #TwoWordTuesday… The more I search, the simpler... Read more →

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This is a very easy, quick recipe to make delicious, homemade cranberry sauce not only for the holidays, but as a side dish or relish any time. It's perfect with turkey, but also revs up roast pork, pork chops, and chicken for the meat eaters; spread it on top of a grilled portobello mushroom... Read more →

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away… Whether or not this is true, eating an apple has to be more beneficial than munching on a bag of chips! I'm not advocating only for apples, to EAT BETTER, any fruits and vegetables you like are a positive way to start or increase the number... Read more →

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In this ONE BY ONE video, Luci demonstrates how to use silicone covers and why you should… They are terrific! These bowl toppers are perfect to preserve food or prevent frying and microwave splatter. When you watch this product review, you will see just how handy, strong, and eco-friendly these new kitchen lids can... Read more →

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It's getting to be that time of year when the days fly by faster than usual, and there are lists of to-do lists! Or maybe you are going through an emotional upheaval and need to find a moment of peace? Remember to Breathe Deeply throughout the day… Deep, long breaths, shoulders down and back,... Read more →

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Part 21 of the Here We Are Series: Live Your Life Out Loud In the podcast, Loving Yourself (Part 1), I suggested several exercises to get you going on this journey. One of the tips - part of the "collective beauty" analysis and approach - is to set up a vanity table. You can... Read more →

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Hello! It's Tuesday again… Hope you had a great week and did indeed, Kiss Someone. Today's #TwoWordTuesday is Value Resources. More than in other years, it seems this fall season has offered an amazing rainbow of foliage. Nondescript trees have come alive with individuality through the burning oranges, dazzling reds, and shimmering yellows of... Read more →

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A while back I posted this homemade pizza recipe on my Instagram page and it received a lot of action. Who doesn't like pizza? Especially when you can make it at home, any way you like, and on the grill! This recipe belongs to my sister-in-law, Lynn, who has been perfecting it for the... Read more →

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I think this one is self-explanatory… Kiss Someone! 💋 💕💕💕 Hope you like this #TwoWordTuesday, feel free to share the picture and use the hashtag… Let me know your thoughts or tell me if a Two Word Tuesday quote helps you by emailing me or commenting below, thank you. I always love hearing from... Read more →

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Part 20 of the Here We Are Series: Live Your Life Out Loud Click here to listen to this important podcast, Loving Yourself: What It Means, Why You Need To, and How To Start Today, Part 1 Or use this embedded player to listen from this page on your computer or phone. This podcast,... Read more →

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One of the most important things you can do to create more peace and calm in your life is to CLEAR CLUTTER. Yes, that sounds like work, but the reward is worth every minute you spend clearing out the old, unused, worn out, unidentifiable items that surround and clog up your life. Your overstuffed... Read more →

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In this One By One video, Luci shows you how to open a wine bottle the easy and fast way. Watch her technique to keep the cork whole and removed intact using an old-fashioned cork screw. You will never struggle again with a broken or stuck cork! It is always frustrating when the cork... Read more →

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Did you miss the first Two Word Tuesday, Ask Questions? Each week, you will find a new #TwoWordTuesday on Here We Are to share, think on, mull over… and hopefully, move and motivate you! Be sure to sign up for free updates to receive this weekly post in your email box (see the Subscription... Read more →

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Summer may be over but this lime salad dressing recipe is one you will make throughout the year. Not only is it EASY and FAST to make, you can use this tasty, tangy dressing over a mexican salad, drizzle it on sliced avocado and tomatoes, top a fruit salad, toss it with steamed vegetables,... Read more →

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Every one needs a little push, pick-me-up, and nudge now and again… Sometimes, messages or signs come to us just when we need them the most. For myself, I see evidence all the time of this in my daily life even when I am not looking for it. I've decided to share some with... Read more →

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In this ONE BY ONE video, Luci shares an easy, tasty drink recipe that can be served in the pineapple shells after you've cored out the fruit. Don't throw away the shells after coring, consider using them instead of traditional drink ware for frozen tropical drinks. Remember to plan ahead so you have enough... Read more →

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In this ONE BY ONE video, you will learn how to reuse the empty pineapple shells as serving bowls for the extracted fruit. Don't throw away the shells OR the spiky tops after you've cored out the fruit; repurpose them for the table as fruit bowls when you are entertaining. BONUS: By using the... Read more →

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In this ONE BY ONE video, you will learn how to repurpose the empty pineapple shells that are naturally beautiful. It seems wasteful to just throw them away after you remove the fruit, so I came up with a few uses for you to try. This is the first of 3 Tips on how... Read more →

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In this ONE BY ONE video, you will learn how to make a lovely hostess gift for about $20(US)! This floral centerpiece is perfect for bringing along to your next BBQ or house party. Whether the hostess places it on the table, the sidebar, or a serving station, it is ready to go! She... Read more →

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Okay, so we all know that nobody likes to see cellulite on their body… But it's a fact of life for most women. And while there doesn't seem to be a cure (the inventor of one will be a billionaire!) we can help it along with proper diet and exercise, as well as applying... Read more →

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If you love pineapple but struggle with getting the fresh, juicy meat out of the shell… Then you need a pineapple corer in your kitchen. This affordable gadget makes easy work of removing the delicious, nutritious meat of this tropical fruit. With a knife, a bowl, and a little elbow grease applied to the... Read more →

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Luci's Money-Saving How-To Beauty Tip To Sanitize Your Favorite Lip Color, One By One Video We all have a favorite lipstick that has been hanging around for a while… You know you should probably throw it away, BUT there is a way to extend the life of your lipstick*. It's simple, quick, and you... Read more →

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If you read the recent Announcements, Updates, and Reminders article, Sweet Summertime, then you know that I am launching a video series called One By One. While this particular product review video is not officially a One By One, I'm sharing it now since these ELF Lotion Wipes - although terrific all year long... Read more →

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Dear Readers & Listeners: It's been a while since I've posted an Announcements, Updates, and Reminders article, but I've been working on several behind-the-blog projects and they are all finally coming together. It's time to share the news for this season! ~💗Luci ANNOUNCEMENTS New Season, New Look: Here We Are is now on a... Read more →

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