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Same Kind of Different as Me

Have you read “Same Kind of Different as Me”? A New York Times best seller, book club favorite and now a movie. A true story about a millionaire art dealer, this wife and the homeless man that changed their life. Ron Hall the author, screenwriter and the producer of the movie is my cousin. It took him 8 years to bring this inspiring story to the big screen. It’s been amazing to follow his journey in so many ways. Two weeks ago, my husband, Jerry and I flew to Hollywood to attend the red-carpet premiere and party. The movie...

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Where has Vicki Been?

Is she off on one of her adventures again or has she simply forgotten us? Never!!! Well maybe off on an adventure but not of my own choosing. For the past year, I’ve been in hand-to-hand combat with breast cancer. I’m happy and grateful to report that I’ve beaten this nasty nemesis. As a two-time cancer survivor, first in 1994, I’ve seen major improvements in detection, treatments and cure rates. What hasn’t changed is the unending support and love that I received during each journey. Some of my champions may have changed but the encouragement and caring has not....

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What Your Halloween Candy Says About You

Children all over the country can’t wait to put on their costumes and take advantage of the sweetest night of the year. But did you know the candy you give out is an extension of your very own personality? Here’s an infographic from our friends at to tell you all bout it. Happy...

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Easy, Affordable Spring Updates

What can I do to freshen up my living room or family room without spending a fortune? This is a question that I get dozens of times each week from readers, viewers and friends. Everyone is tired of winter and looking for quick decorating pick-me-ups. Start with color. You don’t have to paint an entire room, unless it truly needs it. I painted my interior doors black, and it is a wonderful, dramatic change throughout the entire house. Why not add color to the back of your bookcases, just one wall or even your doors? Carry that same color...

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Get Your Patio Ready For Summer

With the first days of spring already behind us, now is the time to start planning your outdoor decor. Just the idea of sitting in the sun on beautiful lawn furniture brings joy to my heart. Take a look at your patio furniture. Does it need to be replaced or refurbished? If your furniture is metal or wood, consider giving it a fresh coat of paint. Teak can be power-washed and preserved with a coat of tung oil, which when dry creates a durable, water-resistant finish. If your furniture is plastic, a mild solution of bleach and soapy water...

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Meet Vicki Payne

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. read more

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