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Salad Days – Bright And Beautiful

Salad doesn’t have to be bland and boring.  This one is not only healthy and tasty, but bright and beautiful too! Read more

A Loving Heart


We came across this quote and thought it was a great way to begin the week.   Read more

Tell It!

If you like an outfit that you see on a person walking along the sidewalk, tell her! Read more

Well Done!

The B5 Motors dealership in Gilbert, Arizona, took to Facebook last Wednesday to ask the public for help to track down former Marine, Taylor Winston.  You see, Taylor Winston had done a great thing. Read more

A Happy Birthday Surprise!

What a wonderful moment when you get the opportunity to celebrate a wonderful person on her birthday.  There is just such a joy for all, the moment the “birthday girl” enters the room to the collective shout “SURPRISE!”   Read more

True Blue


Did you ever wonder where the saying “true blue” comes from?   Read more

The “Academy” of Pooh

Winnie The Pooh has become known to, we dare say, ALL children on all parts of the globe.  Quite a story, to be sure. Read more

Never Too Early!

It’s never too early to get your Halloween costumes organized.  Here are some really fun ideas! Read more

Words To Live By

Let there be peace on earth. . .

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Happy Face


If you want to know how a child is feeling, have that child make a mask.  It will tell you a lot.   Read more

Adding One More Thing

Adding one more what?   Read more

Good Messages

When we so often see questionable or unpleasant messages on children’s clothing, we were thrilled to see some with really good messages:-)   Read more

Cup ‘O Joe Day

Today is National Coffee Day!  And we have some fun news for you 🙂   Read more

“Well done”, we say, “Well done!”

These two people, Brittany and Clayton Cook, had just said their vows and become husband and wife. Read more

Paint Your Pumpkin


The simple pumpkin is one of the cheapest, easiest, and most readily available elements for decorating this Fall season.  There is just something so festive and pleasant about seeing home after home with pretty orange pumpkins in all kinds of shapes and sizes adorning walkways and porches.  But not everyone is a fan of pumpkin’s common orange color for decorating inside their homes.  There is a simple, easy, fun and cheap remedy for that decorating challenge….PAINT YOUR PUMPKIN!   Read more

Cabbage?

Yes, cabbage! Read more

Mind My p’s and q’s?

P’s and Q’s …..what on EARTH? Read more

Savvy Secrets

Yes, it’s time for Saaaaavvy Secrets! Read more

Royals Marrying “Commoners”

With all this talk about Prince Harry “about to propose” to Meghan Markle, we thought we would take a look at what it takes for a “Royal” to marry a “Commoner”. Read more

Today Is The Day

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What

…is on your gratitude list today? Read more

Racial Reconciliation Cheesecake


This cheesecake, you may take notice, is black and white.  Both black and white are enjoyable by themselves, yet together, these elements create an even sweeter and more satisfying experience than either of them could produce alone.   Read more

Cleaning Your Pearls


Pearls are one of those items of jewelry that most women like, no matter what their style is.  If you are fortunate enough to own pearl jewelry of any kind, you should know the right way to clean them to keep them looking their best.   Read more

Make Mine A Watercolor

When we find something fun we always want to share it.  And what better place to share than right here with all of you, our chums 🙂 Read more

Why White?

In the late-1830’s, most brides wore colored wedding dresses but Queen Victoria had another idea in mind. Read more

“Use” Love

As you know, your Two Chums are all about more love, more joy, more abundant living! Read more

The Best Story You Never Heard

Today marks the 16th anniversary of one the greatest American tragedies in history.  Much has been written and reported about that terrible day 16 years ago, but there is a story that happened that we think maybe few have heard.  We had not until now, but thought today especially, it is well worth sharing with our chums. Read more

Savvy Secrets

We found these very fun Savvy Secrets (as we know them) at Buzz Feed.  Lots of food for thought here to spruce up your dwelling! Read more

Salad Days – Green Salad With Roasted Strawberries

Today we have yet another recipe for a delicious salad with strawberries used in a more unusual way….roasted.   Read more

Candle In The Wind

It was 20 years ago today that the people of London gathered in the streets along the route of Diana’s coffin to celebrate her life. Read more

There Will Now Be Five!

FOUR

PLUS

ONE

EQUAL

FIVE!

Yes, their little family will go from four to five! Read more

Labor Day -The End Of Summer


Here’s a great tip for your Labor Day BBQ…. Read more

Ac-centuate The Positive!

Be sure you do! Read more

Twenty Years Ago Today

It is hard to believe that twenty years ago today, Lady Diana Spencer, later, Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in Paris. Read more

You Can Help


It is so heart wrenching to see the images, and hear the interviews, of people who have been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.  It is now known as Tropical Storm Harvey.  But no matter what you call it, in Texas today, there are hundreds of thousands of victims of its power and destruction.  It is terrible seeing the devastation and watching the rescue of little ones, and the elderly, and single mothers with children, and people with their beloved pets, from flooded homes and from cars trapped in flooded streets.  It can surely make anyone watching feel helpless.  But the truth is we aren’t helpless.   Read more

Old Chairs Into New!

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Once the children are back in school, it is never too early to start thinking about the holidays and a little sprucing up! Read more

Pretty, Pink and Sweet


Last week we told you we would be bringing you some yummy recipes using those plentiful strawberries you find in every grocery store right now.  So today we have a great one for you.  It’s so easy, so sweet and yummy and so pink.  And as if that wasn’t enough, these delicious oversized meringues are gluten-free too!   Read more

Well Done – A Coffee Break

Today could be a special day…for you…for someone you don’t see eye to eye with…for the country, because today could be the day we start talking to each other again. Read more

Sadie’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackers


I came home from a trip to the market recently, to find these yummy treats that my 11 year old granddaughter, Sadie had whipped up on her own while I was gone.  ” What recipe did you use?”, I asked her.  “The one I just made up!”, was her answer 🙂 Read more

Let’s Hear It For Gratitude!

It is a known fact that expressing gratitude, whether verbally or just in our thinking, makes us happier, healthier and generally more fun to be with. Read more

A Little “Bit of Royal”

Have you ever wondered what title you would get if you married a King? Read more

For All Of You History Buffs…

…what happened on this day in 1959? Read more

Hope Can Change The World

In these difficult days, this is a message for everyone regardless of your social, economic, ethnic or political status.  A good word indeed! Read more

Stakin’ Snacks!

What a great find!  Read more

Back to School Treats – Strawberry Rolls-Ups

As promised on Monday, throughout the next couple of weeks we will be sharing some yummy strawberry recipes that anyone can make and everyone can enjoy.  This is our first installment on strawberry treats 🙂   Read more

This Definitely Needs To Be Said!

We were scrolling through Facebook and this wonderful piece popped up which had been reprinted by Randy, Randy Northrup.  We know all of our chums will appreciate reading this. Read more

Strawberries

                                                                    All photos courtesy of Getty Images

They are colorful, juicy, sweet and one of the most iconic fruits of summer…strawberries.  Over the next couple of weeks we will share with you some info and recipes for this delicious gift of summer.  Today we will start with some fun facts about the strawberry 🙂   Read more

Stories From Windsor Castle

If you have been around Two Chums for any time at all you know our love for all things royal.  We enjoy everything about the royal family….their events, their fashion, and of course their homes.  This Sunday, August 13th,  a special 4 part series will begin about one of the most beloved of royal residences… Windsor Castle.   Read more

Savvy Secrets – Cleaning Up

Can’t we all use some new ideas for old problems when it comes to cleaning up?  Today we’ve got that 🙂   Read more

On Being A Gentleman

The world is full of boys and men.  Gentlemen of any age are in shorter supply.   Read more

Stand Out!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Read more

This Tooth Fairy is Very Clever!

“One mom in Waco, Texas, came up with a creative and constructive response when her son asked the tooth fairy for more money. . .” Read more

Aunt Mary’s Lemon Vanilla Ice Cream

It’s hot! Want to keep cool and enjoy the cooling off too?  We have just the thing you’re looking for right here 🙂   Read more

At 96!

After a lifetime of public service by the side of his wife Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip finally retired on Wednesday at the age of 96. Read more

F.W. What?

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To a lot of our readers, the two initials can only mean one thing:  F.W. Woolworth or the 5 and dime store! Read more

Do What You Love

Is it possible to always do what you love? Read more

Lemony Blueberry Sorbet

If you love lemon, or blueberries, or both…you’re in for a treat today! Read more

A Touch of Gold!


Sometimes all we need to brighten something up is a touch of gold.   Read more

We Say, “Well Done”!

“It was late on a Friday night and Nicholas Tate was nearing the end of his shift at Walmart when the line at his checkout counter started grow. . . ” Read more

Summer Delight

When is describing something using the word crumble NOT a bad thing? Why when it’s a Blackberry Crumble!   Read more

Tennis Anyone?

        Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta, during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017.         (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

We could not help but stop and read this wonderful article by Francis Bridges, a Forbes Contributor and then…. just HAD to share it!

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Is Etiquette Still Important?

Etiquette.  Is it still relevant in today’s world? Read more

The Soup

It’s the dead of summer and it’s hot outside….day and night.  So why, you may be asking yourself, are we doing a post about soup?  The answer is simple.  It isn’t just about soup.  It’s about THE SOUP!   Read more

The Epitome of Humility

When on a recent official trip to Poland with her family, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was told that she “looked perfect”. Read more

Aunt Sandy’s Lemon Pie

This is a classic.  If you like lemon meringue pie, you can’t do better than this one!  For as  long as we can remember our chum, Sandy, (who also happens to be Robin’s cousin), has been making the yummiest lemon meringue pie.  Even people who don’t like lemon, or meringue, love this pie.  So you can imagine what a hit it is with people who do like them!   Read more

Well Done, Camilla!

Yes, well done, Camilla!   Read more

Savvy Secret – Travel

Oh golly it is quite a while since we did any Savvy Secrets and with this being summer and the time a lot of people travel we thought we would share a tip we heard about that will give you the most “bang for your buck”. Read more

A Romantic, For Sure!

According to People, Prince Harry acquired this very romantic piece (pieces) of artwork… Read more

Summer Refreshment – Minted Watermelon Lemonade

As the dog days of summer come upon us, we can all use some tasty refreshment. And what could be better than some homemade Minted Watermelon Lemonade!   Read more

…He Wears The Trousers

Queen Elizabeth II holds the record of being the monarch of the United Kingdom who has been married for the longest time.  She wears the crown BUT “her husband wears the trousers”, according to biographer, Gyles Brandreth.. Read more

Simple Chicken Sandwich

Sometimes the simplest things can be some of the best.  This simple chicken and avocado sandwich is a perfect example!   Read more

Smart Packing

If you have travel plans for this summer, we have a tip for you to make your packing and unpacking a snap!

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The Most Important Ingredient

Don’t forget the most important ingredient whenever you are making something. Read more

In Good Company

You might be thinking of changing your hairstyle this summer.  If so, you will be in very good company.  Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, just changed hers too 🙂   Read more

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday USA!  Yes, today is the commemoration of Independence Day so remember…. Read more

Did You Know?

The United States of America have a lot of things in common with England but this one thing you may not realize. Read more

Made With Love – Sour Cream Cake

Earlier this week I returned home from a week long trip with my oldest daughter, Sara, and granddaughter, Sadie.  When we arrived home from the airport there was a sweet surprise awaiting us…Sour Cream Cake 🙂   Read more

A Film Great

On this day in 2003, Katherine Hepburn left us at the wonderful age of 96.  She left us physically but left us with a golden legacy!  When she died, the lights on Broadway were dimmed for an hour to mark the passing of one of entertainment’s brightest stars. Read more

Get Ready for the 4th!

You will definitely need one of these to stay cool on the 4th!

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Ever Been There?

Your Two Chums consider themselves to be very good shoppers.  We shop at the high end and we shop at the low end…monetarily, that is. Read more

Making Food Fun


Summer is here and maybe you are looking for ways to get your little ones to try foods they don’t normally eat.  Or maybe you have some really good eaters but you need some activities to keep little hands and minds busy so you don’t hear those awful words “I’m bored!”  If that’s you, we’ve got some fun ideas for you today 🙂 Read more

Cool Down!

We seem to be experiencing a rather hot, hot time right now and we have just the answer to help you to stay cool. Read more

Lead By Example

This is an entry from a very popular site on Instagram, called AussieDave.  Each day there is a new inspiration or devotional taken from the Bible, that relates so beautifully to real life and the situations we all find ourselves in on a regular basis.  Following is an excerpt from the entry that accompanied this photo.  We think is outstanding and wanted to share it with you our chums.   Read more

Trooping of the Colour

Last Saturday was a very special day in England…… Read more

Cousins and Cake

Who can argue that the first time a little one has “Happy Birthday” sung to them, or they have their first bite of birthday cake isn’t a sweet moment for everyone involved!  And even if the party is a simple family affair, if it includes yummy cake, and cousins, the whole thing is sure to be a hit 🙂 Read more

Elevate An Outfit

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Tomahawk Steak

As promised yesterday, here is our pick for a delicious way to celebrate Dad this Sunday 🙂   Read more

Father’s Day Dinner Menu


Sunday is the day we celebrate Dad!  Making him yummy dinner may just be his favorite gift of all.  We have a suggestion for making a flavorful meal he is sure to love:-)   Read more

Smashed and Crispy

There is hardly any better way to describe these potatoes than smashed and crispy 🙂   Read more

The Final Bow

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, saddened the world and brought with it great emotion. Read more

Tear Down The Wall

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan visited West Berlin to deliver a speech.

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Sugared Lemons – Savvy Secret


This may not be what you think it is 🙂  If you thought this lemon was part of a drinking ritual or some kind of bug repellent or a substitute for cleanser, you guessed wrongly. Read more

Cheesy Spinach Maria

This is delicious anytime, but with Father’s Day less than 2 weeks away, this could be a great start to your dinner to honor Dad! Read more

Savvy Secrets – Organize Your Closet

Summer is fast approaching.  Maybe this is a good time for some clean out and organization in your closets and drawers.  If so, we’ve got some good ideas for you to make more space and get organized. Read more

New Jersey was The Place!

Eighty-four years ago today Camden, New Jersey shot to fame. Read more

Prince Phillip Looks Proudly On

If that isn’t the look of a proud husband, we don’t know what is! Read more

A Shower And A Blower

For those of you who are wondering what on earth this post is about, it is NOT a shower that you get wet in and a hair blower! Read more

Buttermilk Tea Cake

Buttermilk is a workhorse in the kitchen.  Used in baked goods, salad dressings, dips and drinks, it makes everything you use it in taste better.  This yummy Tea Cake is no exception.  The tang of buttermilk gives this cake added flavor and tenderness.   Read more

A Mamma’s Heart is Ferocious!

We had to share this wonderful true story of a Mother’s love. Read more

One Hundred Years Ago, Yesterday

                                                           John F. Kennedy, (1917-1963), 35th President of the United States

John F. Kennedy would have been 100 years old yesterday…hard to believe but there you have it. Read more

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