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Let's Get Creative: Color Your Necklace Brilliant
This gorgeous project is so simple and fun! And, you can do it too with what you probably already have on hand.


Dive into the Joy of Shining Bright

Begin today! No matter how feeble the light,
let it shine as best it may. The world may
need just that quality of light which you have.

Henry C. Blinn (1824-1905)

Shine on, dear ones!
 ~Mermaids Shelley Hepler & Debbie Nania

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Words of Inspiration
Dive Into Inspiration
At the start of the New Year, we want to inspire you to live your dream, take risks, and dive into adventure!

My Very Own Mommy Center
Vintage & Junking
See how Jessica Jochim repurposes an out-dated, oak entertainment center into a beautiful, functioning family heirloom.

Let's Get Creative: Mixed-Media Collage
This was a super fun, sometimes messy, adventurous project. Each step was different and fully enjoyed!

Make it Yourself: Linen Spray
There is nothing like crawling into a fresh bed with lovely smelling linens and a good book. Awww...

Skinny Cocktails for Any Occasion
Food & Entertaining
With these recipes, you can satisfy your cocktail cravings and lose weight, too.

Classy Women Don't Gossip
Dive Into Inspiration
"Psssst! Did you hear....?" No, no, no, classy women just don't go there!

Make it Yourself: Maple Sugar Scrub
Health & Beauty
Deliciously scented, luscious, oh-so-good-for-your-skin sugar scrub that can be whipped up in minutes using ingredients from your kitchen pantry.

Wine Tasting 101
Food & Entertaining
Do you know the basics of wine tasting? Sip of Spokane gives the ABC's of this enjoyable adventure.

10 Ways Giving Back Helps You
Dive Into Inspiration
There's a deep wave of grassroots giving back sweeping the country. But giving back doesn't mean that you doesn't get anything in return.

Clinging to Crumbs, Deaming of Cake
Dive Into Inspiration
Ever feel like you're on the short end of a relationship? Will giving more really bring you what you need?

Homemaking Products We Love
We like to let our readers know about products that help make homemaking a joy. We hope you love them, too.

Health and Beauty Products We Love
Health & Beauty
With so many products in stores and online, we let our readers know about health and beauty products that we have tried and love.

Tips for Taking Better Photos
Whether you're photographing everyday moments, a birthday party or a trip to the beach, the following tips will help you take interesting and memorable pics.

Homemaking Products We Love Collection
We've compiled a collection or our favorite products that help make homemaking a joy. We hope you love them, too.

Inspired by Pinterest Collection
Dive Into Inspiration
New collection of Pinterest projects and experiments. Let the Mermaids inspire you to dive into this amazing community!

"Make It" Collection
Food & Entertaining
Make It articles have a bit of information, a few ideas, and a collection of featured recipes. Let's have fun and make memories!

Loving The Lake
Lake Stuff
Dive right in! Here we share memories and photos of great times at the lake. We'd love to share yours, too!

Mermaid Picture Galleries
Did you know that we love photos from you? Yes, we do! We have several fun galleries where you can share your images.


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Featured Stories

Signs of Fall: Squash and Pumpkin

Self-blessing: a New Word for the New Year
When did self-improvement become a war we must win? When did our bodies become the enemy? It's time for a new tactic!

Let's Get Creative: Color Your Necklace Brilliant
This gorgeous project is so simple and fun! And, you can do it too with what you probably already have on hand.

My Sweet Treat: Red Velvet Brownies
Desi Cohrs, owner of the Maple Street Bistro in Spokane, Washington, says her Red Velvet Brownies are 'amazingness.'

Don't Hate Me if I Say No
Saying 'no' is one of the most difficult things for women to do. Find out why and how to say no without guilt.

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Featured Recipe

Breakfast Special
This overnight egg casserole is delicious on a weekend or holiday morning.

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Featured Product jokes

Lady Primrose Celadon
I have discovered a wonderful scent that makes me happy just to smell it. It feels as luxurious as the beautiful Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington where I purchased it.

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Cold and flu season, common-sense reminder
Itís that time of year again. There is a chill in the air; the mosquitoes and yellow jackets are gone, but not all of the bugs! Colds and flus are lurking in the air. Make a decision to be healthy this year by taking all of these common-sense precautions.

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