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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

Never Too Early!

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

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

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

Today Is The Day

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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

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

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

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

Do What You Love

Is it possible to always do what you love? 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

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

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

Elevate An Outfit

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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

By An Unknown Author

Many of you may have read this before, these very touching words, but we thought today to be a good day to share it with you…. Read more

Mother’s Day Flowers

All mother’s love flowers…any kind of flowers. But flowers you can eat?  All the better 🙂   Read more

Another Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day we celebrate those women who gave us life.  Here in the United States that day is the second Sunday in May. This year is it is this Sunday, May 14th.  But today, May 10th is always Mother’s Day in Mexico no matter what day of the week it falls on. Read more

My Door Is Always Open

My very dear chum, and life long mentor posted something on her Facebook page with the request that if you feel the same as she does, you might pass this message along.  It struck me so deeply, and is such a profound message I felt I wanted to share it with each and every one of you.   Read more

Terrific Two!

Your Two Chums seem to be running to catch up this week but we could not let this celebration go by without posting something about it.   Read more

May Day Is On It’s Way

Only 3 more days until May! What better way to celebrate than with a floral wreath for your hair.  In Medieval times these wreaths were called flower crowns.  They are sometimes referred to as fairy rings.  The Hawaiians call them haku leis.   Read more

Savvy Secrets

Don’t have too much time for ironing?  Apparently, this is going to help you. Read more

Out, Damn’d Spot!

If we listen to Macbeth, it sounds as though Shakespeare knew a lot about laundry.   Read more

Find The Good

Just a gentle reminder… Read more

Night Night. Sleep Tight. Keep Your Hair Right.

You know how sometimes you go to bed at night and you feel your hair looks perfect and worry about what a night’s sleep will do to it? Read more

For Children Of All Ages

We feel sure you will hold onto these wonderful quotes which were shared by Encurious.

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Savvy Secrets – A Cleaner Tub

Everyone loves a clean tub.  But let’s face it…not everyone loves cleaning that tub!  Today we have a great way to get that sparkling clean bathtub in the easiest imaginable way.  A chum shared this savvy secret with us and we are happy to pass it along.  With just 2 simple ingredients, and little to no scrubbing, you can have the cleanest tub around.

Here is this amazing savvy secret to getting the cleanest tub around:

Here’s to clean bathrooms and the joy they bring…not to mention that sense of abundant living 🙂

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Lay-zEh leh bAwn taw rOO-leh!  Today is the day!  Yes, today IS the day! Read more

Words, words!

Who doesn’t love and need inspiration?  We know we do! Read more

Old Is New Again

 
With a few dollars, a little “elbow grease”, and a can of paint, you can transform a thrift store find into a treasure.   Read more

No Matter What Your Age, You Can Walk The Runway!

 
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One would never think that an eighty-five year old woman would still be walking the runway but Carmen Dell’Orefice proved differently this week! Read more

Red Lipstick?

If you are anything like your Two Chums, you enjoy wearing red lipstick every so often. Read more

Do You Speak English In The Kitchen?

 
As you may know, if you have been around Two Chums for any length of time, though born Canadian, Jackie lived a good part of her younger life in England and often uses “British” English.  I on the other hand, am a product of the stars and stripes form of English. So though we both speak English, there are terms, especially kitchen terms…or cookery terms, that need interpretation.  If you happen to own a British cookbook or read any British food magazines, knowing the vernacular can be helpful.  If you don’t, knowing it can just be fun! Read more

Beginning Sweetly!

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No, this is not a reversal of yesterday’s Sweet Beginnings post.  It is simply a bit of a play on words. Read more

Did You Know? – Never On Sunday

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When January 1st falls on a Sunday… Read more

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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Christmas Savvy Secrets

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You know how much we love History.com and today, we found these very fun facts about Christmas.  A bit of Christmas Trivia around the holidays makes for a lot of fun. Read more

Don’t Forget The Gold and Silver

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Oh golly!  It is that time of the year again!  We know we have mentioned this before but this bears repeating! Read more

A Little Bit of History

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Gouverneur Morris may not have been the most interesting man in the world, but he was the most interesting Founding Father that you probably never have heard of.   Read more

Favorite Things – Christmas Tree Waterer

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Whether you like to put your tree up early and have it up for a long time or you like to wait until closer to Christmas day, either way, your tree needs to be watered and needs to be watered often! Read more

Giving Thanks

420-thanksgiving-table-conversation-starters-family-friends-imgcache-rev1320424998051Today, on this national holiday, we eat turkey and yummy pies and sit around our dining tables with family and friends.  But don’t forget admidst the family stories, laughter and fun, piles of dishes and tired feet, today is really about giving thanks.   Read more

Jazz It Up!

This is a really simple, super fun way to jazz up your bedroom! Read more

Savvy Secrets – Laundry Day

Savvy secrets photoIn days gone by, Monday was commonly “laundry day” for homemakers who had a different day for each household task.  Back then we didn’t have all the conveniences we now have so doing laundry could be an all day event. Today we have a chart with quick clean up ideas for any stain you might encounter. Or in today’s terms, we have some really helpful laundry hacks. Read more

Last Stop – The White House

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Certainly, the outside of The White House is a very recognizable building but the private part of the residence is kept private. Read more

Encouraging Words

flying-pigeon-on-skyWe can all use a word of wisdom or encouragement from time to time.  Some of us need them more often than others. We all go through seasons where we just need a good reminder that things will work out.  Today we have just that sort of encouragement for you.   Read more

Savvy Secrets – Travel Well

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Well, we are sure that we can all use tips to help us travel well.  Here, we have some for you which have been shared by various airline personnel who obviously do it all the time.   Read more

Savvy Secrets – Cornstarch 2

Savvy secrets photoWe gave you a cornstarch savvy secret recently for untangling things that have become knotted. Today we have another installment in our cornstarch savvy secrets 🙂 Read more

Savvy Secrets – Sprucing It Up!

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If you are planning on doing some “sprucing up” this season, we have a couple of things we would like to point out.  Read more

“Eat The Frogs First”

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“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain Read more

(Drum Roll) Saaavvy Secrets!

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Yes, you’ve got ’em!  Some great Savvy Secrets, thanks to Philipp Jahner of Buzz-Feed-Redaktion. Read more

Color, Color, Color

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Thinking about sprucing your home up for the holidays?  It is never too early, as you well know! Read more

Are You Mentally Strong?

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What do you think makes you mentally strong?  Travis Bradbury, a contributor to Forbes magazine, shares this with us. Read more

Well Done! Rejoicing In The Good!

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As you know, your Two Chums absolutely LOVE sharing the good.  That’s why we are re-printing this wonderful post by Rebecca Gruber. 

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Donut Anyone?

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The weekend is upon us.  What could be better to celebrate it than a hot, delicious, homemade donut?!!!!   Read more

Three Traits For Success

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According to Mark Zuckerburg, the well-known Founder of Facebook there are three traits that he sees in the most successful entrepreneurs who make it to the top. Read more

Yes, More Savvy Secrets!

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We found these really great Savvy Secrets (they call them “home hacks”), that American Home Shield shares and we just HAD to share them with you!

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Savvy Secrets – Coffee Grounds

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Yes, a second set of Savvy Secrets this week but we never get tired of sharing helpful secrets!  Look what we found out! Read more

Going For The Gold – Overcoming Handicaps

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The Olympics is always a time of joy!   Seeing the best of the best, putting forth their best, to be recognized as the best, is always heartwarming. Read more

Savvy Secrets From The Experts

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Who better than the experts?   Thanks to Trending Moms, here are some “clever cleaning tricks”. Read more

Baked Broccoli Carrot Crisps

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Need/want a truly tasty and healthy side dish?  Broccoli Carrot Crisps are calling you!   Read more

Take A Walk

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One of the lovely childhood memories of summer, is walking barefoot in the grass or in the sand at the seashore. Read more

Simple Supper – Spaghetti’s Easy Sauce

IMG_5553Who doesn’t love a bowl of simple pasta with simple sauce?   Read more

A Treat For Fairies – Strawberry Toadstools

IMG_1699Don’t you think little fairies having a tea party in the back garden deserve a special treat? So do we! 🙂 Read more

Wrap It Up

IMG_4434If you know anything about Two Chums, you know we love a well wrapped, pretty package 🙂   Read more

What On Earth Does GOP Stand For?

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With the Republican National Convention being center stage this week, our thought rested on, “How did the letters ‘GOP’ come into being?” Read more

Keep On Pressing On

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Kindness

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What do you think, chums?  Can we do this? Read more

It’s Never Too Late

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If you are old enough to read this post, chances are you know this man.  But do you know his story? Read more

L’esprit Français

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Today is Bastille Day in France.  So as a tribute to our French chums we thought we would acknowledge one of the many things the French are oh so good at….their sense of personal style!
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Savvy Secrets

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We love sharing these “Savvy Secrets” with you.  There is just ONE this time but a really great ONE! Read more

Savvy Secrets – A Quick Change

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Need to make a change quickly (and very easily) to your look? Read more

Well Done – Aid In Orlando

12124337_1465879315.4418_updatesAmericans were shocked to awake to the news Sunday of yet another horrific terror attack in Orlando.  In the midst of the grief, anger, frustration, and the loud opinions being offered on all sides about what should be done moving forward to prevent further attacks, there were those who quietly went about helping without loud fanfare.   Read more

Flag Day

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Today is Flag Day in the United States!  We found some fun facts about this very recognizable flag that we think you will enjoy. Read more

Only Love

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Well Done – Celebrating Black Music Month

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In June of 1979, then President Jimmy Carter decreed that June would be Black Music Month.   Read more

Be Happy! That Is A Charge!

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What is happiness anyway?  And where does it come from?  Other people? Read more

Savvy Secrets For A Beautiful Home

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House Beautiful magazine asked the country’s top interior designers for their best tips in decorating.  We have 25 of those tips (or savvy secrets as we call them)  for you today 🙂   Read more

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

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We have heard that laughter relaxes the whole body.  A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxes for up to 45 minutes after.  So, here are some quotes from Sir Winston Churchill who had a great sense of humor: Read more

Savvy Secret – The Walnut

Savvy secrets photoWe’ll bet you may have never tried this amazing use of a walnut!   Read more

Honoring Mothers

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Savvy Secrets – A Potpourri!

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We know that you always love our Savvy Secrets so here are a few from LifeMix.Today to keep you going this week! Read more

Savvy Secrets – Paper Clips

FN0ZNR1GU1I4DYR.MEDIUMIt’s tax day, at least here in America.  So unless you have a big refund coming you might be in the market for some clever ways that don’t cost you much, if anything, to make your life a little easier.  We found some for you 🙂   Read more

Keep On Dancin’!

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The tradition was started at a high school in Regina, Saskatchewan by an English teacher 28 years ago.

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A Very Savvy Secret

Savvy secrets photoHave you ever struggled to put on a bracelet that is a chain that just keeps slipping off your wrist as you attempt to latch the clasp?   Read more

A Must Read For Girls!

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For those of you with daughters or grand daughters…. Read more

Well Done!

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Mini Fruit Pies Made Easy

MasonJarLidPiesHeader-750x364We came across this simple and smart way to make up a batch of some mini fruit pies using mason jar lids.  These would be perfect for your next get together or maybe just for your family to enjoy this weekend.   Read more

Teach Your Children Well – 6

Version 2In order to teach our children anything, they have to first know how much we love them.   Read more

“Tie” Dyeing Your Eggs

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There are all kinds of ways to color or decorate Easter eggs.  The one we have for you today was the top Easter egg decorating segment of all time on the Martha Stewart show.  This method came from the great grandmother of one of Martha Stewarts staff members. Read more

Label It

DSCN8722It may not be Spring quite yet but it is coming VERY soon!  So we thought we would give you something to help you organize and get a jump on Spring cleaning 🙂 Read more

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