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MonicaRicci
I'm an organizing and clutter expert, speaker, author and corporate spokesperson
Interests: Shooting, baseball, food, board games, playing cards, travel, wine, cats, food, hockey, food, reading, food. Did I mention food?
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"Your big opportunity may be where you are right now." ~Napoleon Hill PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking links above and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Your Life. Organized.
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"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." ~Oscar Wilde PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience." ~ Victoria Holt PS: Follow me on Twitter and Facebook and if you like this information, share it by clicking the social bookmarking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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On August 28, 1895 the vessel Lucania docked at the port of New York. The ship had sailed from Italy bringing with it my great-grandfather Michele Magaro. That’s pronounced "Mi-KELLY” and not “Michelle” by the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Won’t you be my neighbor? Pork chops and apple sauce. Jumping the shark. Danger Will Robinson! A three-hour tour. The plane, the plane! We can make him better, stronger, faster. I’m a little bit country... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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For a lot of people the phrase "8-to-5" just means a typical workday. For drum corps people, it’s part of a typical practice day. I joined the Westshoremen Drum and Bugle Corps in the winter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) I have a dear friend who has sent me a few hand-written letters over the years.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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They say the clothes make the man. I disagree. I think the parents make the man. In the case of my husband Ed, his parents Jan and Ed King are the Babe Ruths of parenting,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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When I started my business in 1998, I had no idea that seventeen years later I’d still be doing it. Granted, I do some different things now than I did then, but I’m writing about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Black truffle. Bleu cheese. Wagyu. Lychee. Yuzu. Pork belly. These are just a few of my favorite flavors and ones I learned to love thanks to many years of working with talented chefs in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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I am the first of my mother’s children. I grew up with a half-brother and two step-brothers (see 1/50 "The Green House on the Hill” posted July 7, 2015) in the green house before my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas Edison My first attempt to earn money, like many other kids, was through a lemonade stand. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Yesterday’s post was about getting married early and today’s is about blooming late. I was a cute baby. I was a cute toddler. I was even a cute kid in elementary school. Then I hit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Some people get married young and stay married forever. Others get married young and end up single again. My story is the latter. Every experience we have helps weave the fabric of our lives, so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"I NEED A SMO CHICK ON THE FLY!” “O-SHAKE WALKIN’ IN!” “86 NACHOS!" The restaurant business can be stressful and Bennigans was no exception. And although the stressful times were many, I have many fun... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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My primary love language is Acts of Service. You can give me a gift, but if you DO SOMETHING for me, it means so much more. I realized ages ago that not only is my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Two hours west of Philadelphia and four hours east of Pittsburgh, sits Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. My hometown of Enola, (see “1/50 The Green House on the Hill” posted July 7, 2015) is directly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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My love of music stayed constant through my youth. (See "3/50 Music" posted on July 9, 2015.) When I was ten, I even had a radio that fastened onto the handlebars of my bike so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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She was a tiny little thing that wrapped herself around my ankles the first time she saw me. This adorable little girl found me in September of 1985, just after my twentieth birthday and just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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Borrowing (stealing?) a page from my friend John Kincade’s playbook, I’ll be posting a new note each day for the 50 days leading up to my 50th birthday on August 26th. This one wasn’t supposed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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"Music was my first love. And it will be my last. Music of the future. And music of the past. To live without my music, would be impossible to do. Cuz in this world of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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On a regular day in December 1977, a grown-up voice came over the intercom and called me to the principal’s office. As a straight-A, rule-following seventh-grader, I was mystified and a little nervous to say... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.
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How does 50 years fly by in the blink of an eye? More baffling, how can 50 feel so young and so old at the same time? As I approach the half-century mark, I notice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Your Life. Organized.