Month: January 2016

‘Twas the Month After Christmas…

Happy mid-winter! Though the skies are gray and snow is on the ground, it’s still bright and cheery at the Barnicott household! As you can see, it’s still Christmas at our place. We kept it that way because, as my husband Tom explained, “It’s so dark in January, and it brightens up these cold winter days.” Not to mention the fact that thanks to my hectic holiday season schedule, we barely get a chance as a family to enjoy our decorations before the holidays are over. Last night, we also celebrated Tom’s 59th birthday. Though it looks like Tom’s dressed

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Think Spring!

What does an artist who hates the cold do in the middle of a frigid, snowy week? Why, think about my upcoming 21st year at the Home and Garden Show, of course! Yes, it’s that time of year again to prepare for the “Big Show” from March 4th through 13th at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. I’ll be back in my same location at Booth 3146, waiting to meet and mingle. So mark your calendar, make a wish list, and stop by to see me! But I’m not just thinking of the Home and Garden Show… As the snow

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Off to a Running Start in 2016

If you’re like me, you probably have ambitious goals and plans in mind for the New Year. I want to share a couple of mine with you… and I would love to hear yours! One of the first things I’ve done to kickstart 2016 is that I’ve started a juice fast. Today I’m on Day 4, and I’m already feeling more energetic, clearing my mind, and even dropping some unwanted pounds. Drinking all those nutrients definitely helps me feel better and ready to roll in this new year! Another one of my New Year’s projects is Reorganizing and Decluttering my

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New Year Memories

After a busy and productive holiday season, it’s finally time to get out of town for my annual New Year’s R&R. As I flew away from Pittsburgh on a cool New Year’s Eve morning, it brought back memories of the many times I flew back and forth while Tom and I were dating. My earliest memory of Pittsburgh was entering the city for the first time through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, which as you know, offers a spectacular introduction to Downtown Pittsburgh. Now this was back in the days long before Robinson was developed, so all the way up until

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