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Embracing Change and Moving Forward

President and CEO is a new role for April Clobes, but it’s not a role she ever expected to be in. In college she imagined she’d end up working for a magazine (not on the cover of one) or editing books. She even dabbled in pre-law at Michigan State University before finding her niche in marketing.


A Sweet Surprise for Party Guests

Wedding season is fast approaching, and with that brings bridal showers. These Candy Bouquets would make adorable party favors for the guests at your shower. You can also make them for baby showers, birthday parties or just because. I chose to cover my flowerpot with zebra duct tape because my daughter is VERY into zebra print right now and I am making them for party favors for her birthday this month. There are so many different patterns of duct tape and washi tape out right now, so you should be able to find something to fit the style you want. If you don’t want to use tape, you could paint the flowerpot or just leave it plain. You could even dress it up a bit with a bow or some sequins. Just let your creativity flow and see where it takes you. However you decide to decorate your flowerpot, I’m sure it will be AMAZING! 


Looking to the Future

Do you ever spend time thinking about what the future will hold? I get asked all the time where I see myself in five or 10 years. I always have an answer of where I would like to be, but in the back of my mind, I think that it is very hard to predict. There are so many factors involved that make forecasting a future tough.

During a short discussion with a personal trainer the other day who said that there would probably be a day in the future that we would say things like, “I can’t believe that people used to eat white sugar,” I started to think about other areas of the future we would analyze similarly.

A Pet's Tale

Sniffing Around

Every other month our pet expert and Canine Coaches dog trainer Jill Bailey will answer your pet questions. Email her at For more info on Canine Coaches visit




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