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Savvy Secrets

Well, today we have one, really wonderful Savvy Secret for you!   Read more

Can You Ever Be Too Kind?

No, your Two Chums feel that one can never be too kind!  Here are some great quotes to encourage us all. Read more

Savvy Secrets – Help Us To Remember!

What a fun few “ditties” to help us remember important facts: Read more

MORE Savvy Secrets!

Yes we just cannot help it!  Great ideas must be passed along. Read more

Savvy Secrets – Kindness

Your Two Chums are convinced that the kinder you are, the better you will feel.   Read more

…And Continuing On From Yesterday …

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Black Outs!

Ever found that you or members of your family are waking way too early in the morning – the moment of the first morning’s beam? Read more

Social Etiquette – Let’s Make Sure That It’s Here to Stay!

Your Two Chums are all about “etiquette” (just another word for social rules or boundaries) and feel badly that this word conjures up a horrible feeling in a lot of people.  A feeling of, “what on earth do we need that for?”, or “I don’t know anything about the proper etiquette so let’s get rid of having to use it.” Read more

A Great Party Planning Checklist

We realize that a lot of Holiday Parties have already taken place – at least you have assembled a guest list and the  invitations have gone out ….. BUT Read more

Above All, Be Kind

It seems with all of the hustle and the bustle of this time of year, things can get pretty crazy Read more

Savvy Secrets for Traveling

This is the time of year when many people are traveling…traveling home for the Holidays, perhaps.  We have a few great tips on how to do that! Read more

Savvy Secrets

With the Holiday Season right here, we wanted to share some Savvy Secrets that we hope you find useful. Read more

Cherishing Your Tree

For your Two Chums, at least, it is hard to believe that this wonderful time of year has rolled around….so quickly! Read more

Let’s Keep This Going

Even though the official “Thanksgiving Day” has come and gone for another year, let’s keep the gratitude going. Read more

Thanksgiving- The Supporting Cast

Turkey will be the star of the show on most tables around the country tomorrow.  But we have some side dishes that make a great supporting cast!   Read more

Holiday Help -Baking

With the holidays upon us we feel sure many of you will be doing more cooking than usual, and certainly more baking.   Read more

Worth Repeating!

We found these thirteen traits of people with integrity on and felt compelled to share… Read more

Create A New Drawer!

It may sound hard but we have the answer! Read more

A Single Savvy Secret – One You Will LOVE!

We found this most amazing way of keeping you shoes organized. Read more

Well Done! Do What You Have To Do!

Northern California has been experiencing some awful, in some cases fatal, wildfires in the past week and, according to Fox News, people are “doing what they have to do” to make things happen. 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

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!


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

Did You Know?
When January 1st falls on a Sunday… Read more

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

soldiers-christmasWhat do Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Kelly Clarkson all have in common?   Read more

Christmas Savvy Secrets

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You know how much we love 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


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


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


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


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”


“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


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

Are You Mentally Strong?


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?

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

Three Traits For Success


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


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

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?


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

It’s Never Too Late

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

(Iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot)
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

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