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Leslie Ginnes’ goal is to freely share the expertise and care given to her, which nurtures her creativity. She is 65, looking back and looking forward and wondering how we can lift what is too heavy to carry. Finally, accepting everything will change, and it does in a split second.

Latest Posts By Leslie Ginnes

2 months ago

The Unfinished Stories of Our Lives

Most of our stories are incomplete – the stories that need pages for the telling. Most of the illustrative quirks, curiosities, endearments, and the very molecular breath of personality go into the dust when the body dies…

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3 months ago

The Paradox of Living Life

Landing here with suspicious alacrity, just peruse the landscape; it looks completely different than the tour guide in more youthful times said it would be. Life was complicated as a teenager, wasn’t it? With hormones sloshing around…

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4 months ago

That Little Something That Creates Our Style

He had that ‘Little Something’, that ‘je ne sais quoi,’ commonly considered the essence of Parisian Style. My husband and I considered what it was, like a flick of static, that made us aware of him. We concurred his neck scarf wrapped for warmth was the singular sartorial item of note. I asked my husband […]

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5 months ago

One Woman’s Observations on Grief

Everyone’s grief journey is their personal experience. There is no playbook you can buy or use to advise. Others’ tales help to verify our sanity. Others’ journeys help us grow our capacity for compassion for our compatriots in grief and for ourselves…

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10 months ago

The Little Lines on My Face, A.K.A. Signs of Aging

You look across the table at your long-time friend over the ‘every Wednesday’ morning cup. Do you see her as aging? Do you see her as she was when you first met? This April I realized I was older. It may seem strange since we all age every day…

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12 months ago

What Is Negative Space in Home Décor and How to Use It

Do you love changing up your home’s décor? Do you get happy thinking about design but want a tip or two to elevate your game? Even if you yawn at the idea of redoing your space because your skill set and joy lie elsewhere, this information could help you…

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1 year ago

Looking at the Basics of Flower Design

This is the second of a 2-part series on flower care and design. You can find the previous article here: How Do I Make My Market Flowers Last? Please refresh or read for the first time as the information is foundational…

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1 year ago

How Do I Make My Market Flowers Last?

Let’s start with the care and feeding of flowers. By gaining this knowledge, you can save a life, one stem at a time, which goes some way toward making a beautiful lasting arrangement. It is remarkable how delicate flowers can appear…

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1 year ago

I Never Ever Will Move Again! The War Cry from a Home Under Card Board Boxes

About three months ago, my moving across the country to be closer to family became more than a topic of conversation. It became a reality; reality in that theoretical, I don’t want to think much about it, fact. March, for some reason, was picked…

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1 year ago

Decorate Your Home to Vanquish the After-Christmas Blues

There is a paradox of relief and sadness when you accept that the holidays are finished. Gone is the sense of magic that permeated your home, the lights, the scent, the warmth, and the promise; all your efforts created joy and excitement…

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