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My Funniest Holiday Memory

Recently I was contacted by the lovely ladies at Patience Brewster, (she is an artist and illustrator of books, greeting cards, and a designer of Christmas ornaments and gifts) to share with my readers one of my favorite holiday memories, so sit back and enjoy this little story.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures, so I’m adding a few I found online to help you visualize my story....more

NaBloPoMo: Holidays

What's your favorite holiday memory? Mine is actually from our fourth of July celebrations. I can remember when I was a kid, getting boxes and boxes of sparklers to share with my friends. My family would usually have a cookout on the grill and wait until it was really dark before they would let the kids have the sparklers. We'd create fantastic light shows dancing around with our sparklers to mass applause of the grownups. I remember especially the sizzle of the spent sparklers as we plunged them into the water buckets. Ah, summer!...more

NaBloPoMo what?!? Joining in and Holiday Memories

I was reading one of the new blogs that I follow thanks to Helene and Tay's Blogtober14 event.  I'm kind of bummed that I didn't get to finish it out due to the fact that I'm a pansy.  But then I found out about NoBloPoMo just in time.  Blogher is hosting this for the entire month of November, and I've printed out the prompts.  I did this yesterday, and then I missed posting yesterday.  But that's okay beca...more

Four Things to Do with leftover Halloween Candy - If You Don't Have Kids

There can be too much of a good thing. My roommate and I don't have kids. But like good neighbors, we prepped well for Halloween trick-or-treaters and filled a ginormous bowl with chocolately, crunchety, jolly, and twizzlery sweet goodness....more

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like”…Naw, Too Soon!

I’ve held off and was able to control my shock and horror when I saw the “Christmas in July days” advertised on assorted Home Shopping channels. I’ve even refrained from snarkish mutterings while rolling my cart past twinkling displays in Costco. A TV channel (not to be named) is launching Christmas themed movies on Halloween. I am NOT a Grinch, but, it is too soon....more

Women Business Owners Can Take the Stress Out of the Holidays

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year.  Most everyone is in a festive, friendly mood.  Yet despite all the fun and gaiety, it is also an extremely stressful time, particularly for women business owners.It’s a fact that the majority of all domestic responsibilities fall on women throughout the year.  We are the social planners, organizers, decorators, chefs, car service providers, community volunteers, care-givers and overall general managers of our homes and families.  And all of this comes on top of our normal 60-hour work week....more

October Bucketlist: 5 Halloween Must Dos

I can’t put my finger on what is different about this year, but for some reason I am more excited than usual for October, and Halloween activities in general. I think all of the Pinterest perusing I do has gone to my head.I thought it would be fun, albeit a tad over-ambitious, to create an October bucketlist in honor of Halloween. A collective list of fun things to look forward to and plan for! You know, because I have so much free time on my hands.So, without any further ado, we have…...more

5 Reasons to Hit Fall Garage Sales

Fall isn’t only the best time to go apple picking, gaze at colorful fall foliage and think about costumes for Halloween. Fall is also a good time to hit your local garage and tag sales. Unlike spring and summer sales, depending on where you live, fall garage and tag sales are often chock-full of items to get you and your family decked out for the holidays....more

I spend 75% of holidays cleaning or Why I sometimes enjoy July 5th more than the 4th

Holidays are very tricky around my house.  I work in healthcare so I get the privledge of working holidays.  I also work 12 hour shifts so the days I work holidays, I pretty much am gone the entire day.  When I do get a holiday off, we tend to celebrate with a family gathering at my house,  I had the 4th of July off so I invited my family over for supper.  Unfourtantly, my house was a complete and utter mess. ...more