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Michelle DuQuesnay
New York NY
Serial Entrepreneur/ Know it all living with ADHD!
Interests: I'm interested in all things that make life worth living. More specifically food, fashion, family, travel & education for everybody
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This is super late, but I just used regular paper. The trick to making it look antique is to crumple it into a tight ball, smooth it out, spray the back with spray starch and then iron it. Voila! Parchment for pennies.
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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Fredrick Douglass A few weeks ago my dear friend Katie, the polar bear plunger, invited me to a Valentine's Day themed party with a VIP open bar that would donate all proceeds to the Children's Tumor Foundation...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Adding Bliss
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"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." - Bill Cosby Every year on January 1st, hundreds of people of all ages converge on the beach in Coney Island, Brooklyn to participate in The Coney Island Polar Bear Club's Annual Swim benefitting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Adding Bliss
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“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud 2012 is gone but not forgotten and wanted to share with you some of my favorite photos of the past year. I've always been a shutterbug. My mother dabbled in professional photography and even went as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Adding Bliss
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Last week while going about my usual morning routine, working out while listening to the New York Times on my iPod, I heard something that almost made me fall off the treadmill. It was the article about the new trend in credit scores dominating the dating scene. A woman recounted... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Adding Bliss
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My mother is the hardest person to shop for because, like me, she is an impulsive shopper. She hits the stores almost everyday with a fistful of coupons looking for the best deal. And when she sees something she likes... she gets it. She's also a gadget and appliance junkie.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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"Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination" - Jim Jarmusch(stolen from this book.) Every Friday I'll be featuring ways to spend your weekend Adding Bliss neatly organized into the six blissful categories of: Spiritual Bliss, Chronological Bliss, Physical Bliss, Intellectual Bliss, Financial Bliss & Relationship Bliss.This... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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** UPDATE: 12.15.12 I have edited the post to remove the name of the individual responsible for this atrocity. No one asked me to, but I made the choice to do so because I didn't want the focus of this post not to be the crime itself but it's effects,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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Recently, I was editing photos from my anniversary party (One year down, only 64 more to go...) and I realized I was spending an inordinate amount of time removing blemishes, erasing stray pockets of skin bulges, whitening teeth & whitening eyes. Did I mention these were pictures of me? Ugh...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Adding Bliss
Hi Veronica, These bottles are smaller but you can give Boxes Inc. a call or check out their website. Give them the dimensions for your bottle and they should be able to provide you with the right boxes. Boxesinc.com And please send pictures.
Hi Kellie! I can't believe I just saw this. One million thank yous. Your words meant the world to me. We've since married and are happy as clams and I've managed not to lose my new ring which I adore. Thanks again! Michelle
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Do you find yourself asking this question a lot? Is it usually while you're running around your house frantically clawing through piles of stuff while keeping one eye on a clock seemingly ticking away the time at a breakneck pace while the chronological window in which you have to leave... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Adding Bliss
Hey Sadia, The post is called "Why Women's Intuition Will Never Steer You Wrong" for a reason. If you feel like something strange is going on, it probably is. At the very least something is making you feel like something shady is happening regarding your dude & your girl. The basis of any strong relationship is trust. That includes romantic relationships as well as friendships. You have to ask yourself, "Why am I in relationships with people I can't trust?" Do you really want to spend your time playing Inspector Gadget with people who claim to care about you? I'm not asking you to flat leave your friend and boyfriend because love is complicated and you can't turn it on and off like a switch, but I'm asking you to take a look at yourself and ask yourself what will make you the happiest in the long run.
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Tonight me and the hubster went to see Dark Knight Rises and it was amazing; a great close to Christopher Nolan's trilogy. photo via I was on the fence about Anne Hathaway as Catwoman but she turned in an impressive, nuanced performance as 99 percenter with a past she'd like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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by Laura Perm-Jardin/ via Moonrise Kingdom is a beautiful, funny and deeply touching movie about two twelve year olds whom society has labeled as mentally unstable who fall in love and run away together. It's basically every kid with ADHD's dream scenario. Go see it... even if you don't have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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It's Always Sunny In Philadephia is one of my all time favorite shows and this recipe is inspired by the great Charlie Kelly whose favorite dish is Milk Steak and knows grilling a steak on the radiator is the only way to get the best flavor. So the next time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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I can't imagine it being summer with out flip flops, but as they do every year news reports flood the airwaves decrying the use of the most beloved piece of footwear since, well... ever! The term "flip flop" was coined in the 1960's stemming from the meloodious and not at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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Me too! This week I picked up Domino: Quick Fixes, a special edition of the now defunct, but available digitally, decorating magazine. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. Filled the hope that Domino was somehow miraculously resurrected I flipped anxiously through the pages hoping a subscription card would... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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"I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." - Gilbert K. Chesterton They say opinions are like assholes and everybody's got one. And lucky for us not everyone shares their assholes but for some reason they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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My Sundays are supposed to be my days off to relax and unwind, but usually end up being the busiest days of my week and this week was no exception. I woke up at six in the morning to finish a three tiered, seventy five serving cake for a 1st... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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Featuring Guest Blogger: Marquia Garcia Hello, and welcome to my sob story (this is one of many). Not only do I have ADHD, I am unemployed and I have been for about a year. I am a single parent and the only degree I possess is a PhD in Procrastinating,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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Featuring Adding Bliss guest blogger and one of my personal heroes: Beth Ann Caputo The night before my bronchoscopy, I sat alone on the black leather couch I shared with my ex-boyfriend and tried with every fiber of my being not to cry. Choking back tears always proved to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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Every student has a teacher that made a profound impact on his or her life and changed it's course forever, whether it be negative, like Mr. Ostrowski, the English teacher who suggested a young Malcolm X take up carpentry and abandon his legal aspirations which disheartened him and led him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2012 at Adding Bliss
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So you found the most gorgeous ring in Soho and can't wait to wear it to a cocktail party the head of accounting is throwing her new loft in TriBeCa. You get to the party & ever so fashionably hold your cocktail glass to display your new treasure. Then it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2012 at Adding Bliss