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Benvenuto to Tuscany

Benvenuto to Tuscany

Tuscany had been on my bucket list for a loooong time, and one day, totally unexpected, things started falling into place… It began with a Facebook message from my friend Marie Hernandez letting me know she was in town and would I like to connect. Little did I know...

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Faces of Deland – Joe Valente

Faces of Deland – Joe Valente

One of the popular Faces of DeLand surely is Joe Valente, owner of Boston Coffeehouse. This cozy coffee shop is featured in the DeLand coloring book and has been part of my life for many years. It’s one of my sons favorite places to go out and have coffee and...

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Pisces Rising in Mount Dora

Pisces Rising in Mount Dora

  During the production of the Mount Dora Coloring Book, I had the idea to include a recipe with a “local flavor” and invited Pisces Rising to share one of their signature dishes. Joe Cusmano, the head chef, was happy to share his recipe for one of his favorite...

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Basic Coloring Tips & Techniques

Basic Coloring Tips & Techniques

If you’re an adult coloring enthusiast who is looking for some ways to spice up your bland pages, then read on for some good advice and tricks that you’ll definitively want to try. Here are some basic coloring tips and techniques to explore …

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The Best Ever Tiramisu!!

The Best Ever Tiramisu!!

I made a new friend a couple of years back on a travel group on Facebook. We were both in Florida at the time and decided to meet for coffee …

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“Happy Frickin’ Mother’s Day, mom!”

“Happy Frickin’ Mother’s Day, mom!”

As this Mother’s Day is approaching, I can’t help but reminisce about being a mom. This is my 24th one since my first son was born. What an amazing time it’s been … I remember one morning waking up to …

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Faces of New Smyrna Beach – Tess @ Marine Discovery Center

Faces of New Smyrna Beach – Tess @ Marine Discovery Center

recently went on a Sunset Dolphin Cruise with the Marine Discovery Center with some friends visiting from Germany. It was a beautiful evening out on the water made even better and so much more interesting by our guide, Tess. She touched on several of the things that are featured in the just released Explore the Sights of New Smyrna Beach, and I started talking to her about her work, her life and thoughts about education …

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Welcome to Culture To Color

Welcome to Culture To Color

When a friend of mine suggested I start a blog for my new Culture To Color website, my first reaction was “what would I write about creating a coloring book?” A couple of days later, in a different conversation, I found myself recounting the adventures I’ve had just that week in the process of putting the DeLand Coloring book together.

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