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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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Rise and Shine – A Breakfast Cookie

fullsizerender-44Who wouldn’t love the idea of cookies and milk (or coffee) for breakfast.  But it just sounds way too unhealthy right?  Not anymore!   Read more

Donut Anyone?

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

Happy Birthday to Prince Harry!


Yes, many happy returns go out to Prince Harry!  His mother would be proud, we feel sure! Read more

From Rags To Riches


Yes, you guessed it . . . . that wonderful story of the family who discovered oil and headed for Beverly Hills! Read more

Let’s All Stand . . . .

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. . . . for the Star Spangled Banner! Read more

Fascinating Facts About Egypt


It has always been very interesting to your Two Chums to read about Egypt so when we came upon this post by Gregory Myers, we could not help but share it with you.

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Who Doesn’t Love A Love Story?

Clemma and Sterling Elmore fell for each other practically the moment that they met, going steady soon after and marrying each other four months later. That was 57 years ago and their love is still going strong. Read more

Who In The World Are You?

map_of_the_worldMost of us think we know who we are, what our heritage is, where our relatives are from.  But do we really? 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

Savvy Secrets On Being A Royal

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Lots of interesting tidbits on what the Royals do and why. Read more

Yes, Enjoy!


This being the last holiday of the summer, enjoy! Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

These special treats are easy to make in a snap and soooooo yummy!  Read more

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Treats

These special treats are easy to make in a snap and soooooo yummy!  Read more

Well Done!


When Kevon Smith Sr. sat down for breakfast at Cracker Barrel with his son Kevon Jr. in Willoughby, OH, he had no idea he was going to make headlines just for being a good dad. 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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Let’s Hear It For Betty White!


Betty White has received numerous awards for her long career, but her most recent recognition was for her overall television career. Read more

Hello, Prince William!


The Duke of Cambridge (aka HRH Prince William) is a much-talked-about person and seems to be a much-loved one as well.

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Do you ever stop to consider what your life would be like without hope?  It would surely be a very grim and dark place.   Read more

The Love Of Lavender

1388602.largeOur dear chum Jen, shared a wonderful article with us on the subject of lavender and some of the many uses you may not have known about.  It was just too good of an article not to pass it on to all our chums 🙂 Read more

Love At First Sight


In this true story, out of the Holocaust came true love. Read more

Please, Say A Prayer

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No matter which side of the fence you stand on with regards to the election that is currently being campaigned in the United States, you have to admit that all that the two candidates are doing has to be very grueling! Read more

Happy Birthday Coco!


Last Friday would have been Coco Channel’s 133rd birthday!  Hard to believe, but true.  What an amazing legend she is and what a legacy she left us! Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

IMG_0894One of life’s all time best combinations is chocolate and peanut butter.  I bet we have your attention now!   Read more

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

A Belated Happy Birthday, Princess Anne

ca. November 1973, UK --- Her Royal Highness Princess Royal Anne wears a white fur coat and crown for a Vogue photo shoot. --- Image by © Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis

ca. November 1973, UK — Her Royal Highness Princess Royal Anne wears a white fur coat and crown for a Vogue photo shoot. — Image by © Norman Parkinson/Sygma/Corbis

We cannot believe that we missed it but Monday was Princess Anne’s birthday.  Princess Anne is Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter and although we do not hear much about her on this side of the ocean, she is very well known in England and Europe.  She does a lot for the Royal Family and one of her passions is horses.  The last place she was seen publicly was at the Olympics cheering on the British team.  Here are some fun facts about her. 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

What Are They Made Of?


Are the Olympic gold medals really made of gold? 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

Home On The Ranch – Dressing Mix

1067957Who doesn’t love Ranch Dressing? Whether used as a salad dressing or as a dip for chips or veggies, Ranch Dressing is arguably America’s favorite*.   And the mix you use to make the dressing or dip is easy to make at home 🙂   Read more



When my darling father passed on in the Bahamas, we held a memorial service for him there.  My dear Chum, Robin, and her husband, Randy, could not be in the Bahamas for the service so they had a superb dinner in his honor on our return.   The dinner was held outside and Dennis (my husband), my adorable Mother and I were the last people to arrive.  As we arrived and walked out into the back garden, “It’s a Wonderful World” by none other than Louis Armstrong was lilting down to us.  It was as if my father was singing to us – he was telling us that it is a wonderful world and for us to go on enjoying it, even though he was not physically with us.   Read more

Well Done!

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As you know, your Two Chums always love to share good things that they hear about.  This one will put a smile on your face. Read more

Simple Summer Supper – Salmon Salad

IMG_5938We couldn’t resist the title of today’s post….it was just too fun to use alliteration here.  But what is more fun, is eating this yummy salad!   Read more

Watermelons, Anyone?

Watermelons_0F88A4E7D8BB4We have, in the past, shared how we pick watermelons at the grocery store but we saw this great advice on Brightside and thought it might be really helpful to our chums. Read more

Tomato Cheese Pie

IMG_9326One of summer’s best gifts is the delicious and plentiful bounty of tomatoes.  Today we have a wonderful way to use this sweet and delicious harvest.   Read more

A La Mrs. John F. Kennedy


Last Thursday would have been Jacqueline Kennedy’s 87th birthday!  What a very gracious lady she was.   Read more

Simple Supper – Spaghetti’s Easy Sauce

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

Well Done!


Oh golly how we love to share “well dones”!  We are sure you will agree, this (originally shared by Lauren Levy) is a really touching one… 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

Einstein Says…

Albert_Einstein_by_ken_chenWe wanted to share some more Albert Einstein quotes with you all. Read more

Happy Birthday, Three-Year Old

This past Friday marked the third birthday of the lovable Prince George. Read more

Keep Calm And Carry On


One of our very favorite sayings, plucked out of II World War England is “Keep Calm and Carry On”. 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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“I Got You”

Yesterday, tragically, this 32 year old Baton Rouge police officer, Montrell Jackson, was killed.  Just days before, he made a post on Facebook we can and should all take to heart.   Read more



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

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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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A Good Egg

IMG_5449We have attempted in the past to give you some ideas about the best way to boil an egg.  Now we actually have THE BEST way! Read more

Choose Love


Where you are faced with a choice…. Read more

Synonymous With California


There are many things that are synonymous with California but one thing that is at the top of the list is… Read more

Some Great Reminders


Here are some wonderful reminders to finish off our week. Read more

Itsy Bitsy Bikini

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KENDALL JENNER in Bikini at Mirage Hotel Pool in Las Vegas

It is hard to believe that seventy years have gone by since the bikini became “the thing” for the beach! Read more

Happy Organizing

organize-your-medicine-cabinetOne of the toughest places in our homes to organize and keep neat can be the medicine cabinet.  Maybe that’s because most of us use our medicine cabinets for storing so many other things besides medicine.  We’ve come across something that can help keep this little piece of real estate in our bathrooms tidy 🙂   Read more

Magic Mac N’ Cheese

IMG_4845If you know Two Chums at all you know we LOVE mac n’ cheese!  We have a great one for you today 🙂 Read more

Hail To The Red, White and Blue!

All Hail to the Red, White and Blue…. Read more

Jefferson and Adams


On the 4th of July in 1826, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were once fellow Patriots and then adversaries, died on the same day within five hours of each other. Read more

Fun Food For The 4th!

407601We gave you some fun decorating ideas yesterday for your 4th of July party.  Today we have some fun food ideas 🙂 Read more

Bandana Fun For The 4th!

bandana-paisley-red_1Today we have some fun and easy ways to use bandanas at your 4th of July celebration 🙂 Read more

Gone With The Wind

gone-with-the-wind-gone-with-the-wind-3046350-1024-768Gone With The Wind…a true American classic! Read more

Americana Facts

It is hard to believe that June is almost over and the Fourth of July quickly looms.  Read more

Not Someday – Today

My granddaughter, Savannah recently completed 2nd grade.  Shortly before the end of school there was an open house for parents and grandparents to visit the classroom and see all the amazing things the children had done and learned over the year.  There were so many wonderful projects and reports and so much art work filling the walls everywhere you could look.  These children had clearly had a full and exciting year.  But one thing in particular caught my attention.   Read more

Summer Salads

As of this week, summer is officially here.  When the weather is so warm, there is nothing more inviting than a delicious summer salad.   Read more

Victoria Has A Secret To Keep The Mosquitos Away


A chum of ours came across a wonderful secret!  An eau de parfume at Victoria’s Secret. Read more

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

Well Done! More Should Be This Way!


Minutes after Temar Boggs heard that 5-year old Jocelyn Rojas had gone missing, he noticed a suspicious car careening in and out of the side streets of his neighborhood.

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Something Sweet For Dad – Butter Cake

IMG_4696Sunday fathers everywhere around this country will be celebrated.  Most likely at lunch or dinner, families will gather together to honor “dear ol’ Dad”.  We suspect your families are no different than ours in that.  So whether you are still thinking about what to serve for dessert, or what you could give Dad that he doesn’t already have, we’ve got an idea for you….and it’s a yummy one at that!  Everyone will love a piece of this classic Butter Cake.   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


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

Long Live The Queen!


Saturday, 11 June, marked the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth and was quite a celebration….the whole weekend! Read more

Only Love


Happy Birthday, HRH Prince Philip


There is a lot going on in England this month and today is no different.  Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, turns 95 today!  He has been a very colorful gentleman through the years.  One of the things he says the Queen loves about him is that he makes her laugh! Read more

Well Done – Celebrating Black Music Month

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

Some Interesting Vice Presidential Facts


With the election here in the U.S. heating up, and the prospect of potential Vice Presidents being announced, here are some little known facts. Read more

Be Happy! That Is A Charge!


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

Washing Day Savvy Secrets

LaundryHacks11_550.jpg.rendition.largest.550In times gone by, Monday was designated as Wash Day.  No matter what day (or days) of the week you do laundry, here are some Savvy Secrets that may make this job easier 🙂 Read more

Tea Anyone?


Needing a hostess gift for someone special?  Here’s a great idea. 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

It’s A Shoe In

Shoes copyIf you are anything like we are, there may be nothing that you LOVE getting more than a great pair of beautiful  shoes!  Today we have some “hacks” for shoes.  If you aren’t familiar with the current popular definition of what a “hack” is, according to the urban dictionary, it is “a clever solution to a tricky problem.”  So here we go with some clever solutions to some possible problems, and great ideas for taking care of your shoes. Read more

Well Done – A Happy Surprise

IMG_4178Yesterday was Memorial Day.  All over the country people celebrated all weekend long what most recognize as the weekend that marks “the beginning of summer.”  There were barbecues and trips to the beach or the lake.  For some there was a camping trip, or a hike, or some water skiing.  Everyone has his or her holiday weekend traditions.  Some make it a point to acknowledge the real purpose of the weekend, to recognize and honor those who have given their all for our freedoms.  But unless they are taught what this holiday is really all about, children would naturally think it is only for camp outs and cook outs.   Read more

A Quiet Moment of Gratitude


Memorial Day is a day for hot dogs and a swim but let’s not forget what it really is about.  Yes, the people we are remembering are those who have given the ultimate sacrifice….

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Hot Dog It’s Memorial Day

IMG_4096Come Monday, millions of Americans will gather with family and friends to celebrate (and hopefully honor) those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  These celebrations usually, if not always, involve food.  Hot dogs are often the food of choice on this holiday.  So we have a particularly yummy one to share with you today.   Read more

Edible Roses

Who says a healthy breakfast can’t also be beautiful too?   Read more

The Jewish Pacifier

bagel2The Jews are responsible for so many good things.  They are great lawyers and wonderful doctors and generally very smart business people.  And they can make a mean pastrami or corned beef sandwich, or bowl of matzo ball soup.  Now we have yet one more thing to add to  the list of their greatest accomplishments.  The Jewish pacifier. Read more

Laughter Is The Best Medicine


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

Words of Wisdom


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Softer Side Of Play Dough

Need (or knead, pun intended) an activity to keep your little ones occupied this weekend?  We’ve got just the ticket!   Read more

Did You Know?

Your Two Chums always love sharing fun facts.  Here are some we feel sure you will get a kick out of! Read more

Hang Them Up

black-and-white-photo-display-pottery-barnHanging things on your walls can be intimidating sometimes, especially when you have a number of things to hang.  But we found a guideline that we think can help.   Read more

Well Done!


This wonderful retired English teacher did a very inspired thing with his students…. Read more

This Was A First!


On this day in 1929 the very first Academy Awards were presented! Read more

A Handed-Down Nickname


A few weeks ago, we reported that Prince George has a very special nickname for his great-grandmother, HM Queen Elizabeth II.  But what we did not know is that this name has been around for ages and ages. Read more

She Stands Tall and Proud

il_570xN.367439912_s0kbWhen seeing this beauty, one immediately thinks of New York, if not the United States of America! 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

13118930_10153980818530901_6200248778532117149_n (1)Today, May 10, happens to be Mother’s Day in Mexico.  This past Sunday, the second Sunday of the month, we celebrated Mother’s Day here in America.  Regardless of the date set aside, we think mothers should be celebrated everyday 🙂 Read more

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