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Merry Christmas and may your nights sparkle with starlight
Merry Christmas and a happy holiday to everyone! I'm grateful your interest in the blog as well as your many comments and observations. Thank you! I hope Santa brought you a gift certificate for a h...
12/25/12 at 11:30 AM
A ringing success
Ok, sorry about that. Couldn't resist. Of course, most of you are probably thinking, "Huh?" Except Trevor, who's thinking "Lame!" because he knows what I'm talking about. So now I'm going to enlighte...
12/19/12 at 9:05 AM Amaryllis lineup 12/14/12 at 8:42 AM
Candy-mania 12/5/12 at 8:48 AM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions!
What I love about the Areavoices Community is the opportunity it gives for everyone to weigh in. That's what I like most about one of our newest blogs, "Traditions of the Season" We're asking everyo...
12/5/12 at 5:06 PM
Less Than 100 Days Until Christmas
Yes.I said it, less than 100 days until Christmas. But what if this year we decided to think a little different about holidays? What would happen if we focused less on trying to buy the love of our ...
9/20/12 at 10:22 PM Consider Quality Not Quantity 12/13/11 at 11:57 AM
Give The Gift Of Experiences 11/28/11 at 11:11 AM
Christmas Shopping in July
I love buying gifts I really do. And know all too well what Mary Hunt is talking about in her article below. The Christmastime pressure feeling the need to purchase items just to get a gift, without...
7/31/12 at 3:00 AM
Beijing Means Business
Here's a picture book for your eyes and minds highlighting some illegal entrepreneurs, the business district of bustling Beijing and Walmart in China. Enjoy! A common sight in Chinese cities are the...
7/14/12 at 9:03 AM
Mocha Kissy Cookies require no kissing before eating
When you work with preschoolers as I did for many years during my career in early childhood education, you learn how to hold in your laughs. From the mouths of those sweet, innocent little children c...
12/4/11 at 10:27 PM Pecan-Topped Gingersnap Cookies 12/11/10 at 7:00 AM
German Springerle-Making Day 12/9/10 at 1:06 AM
Christmas trees pop up at Capitol
12/2/11 at 4:50 PM Minnesota's Jewish Santa organizes Senate gift exchange 11/20/11 at 6:57 PM
Frazzled for the holidays
I enjoy the holiday season as much as the next person, but guess what? It's always a relief when Jan. 2 rolls around and life returns to normal. Talk about irony: This is supposed to be a happy time ...
11/25/11 at 11:17 AM
Holiday Gift Ideas: Five Crowns
My family had a lot of fun over the Thanksgiving weekend playing this Rummy-like card game, Five Crowns. I've always been a big fan of Rummy, my favorite variation being Progressive Rummy, so when my...
11/30/10 at 11:55 AM
Russian (Mexican Wedding) Teacakes
This time of the year, my mom is busy in the kitchen making Christmas cookies. Last year, I helped her make the cutouts (Santas, snowmen, stars, etc.). And when we finished, I realized ...
12/8/09 at 2:55 PM