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JanuaryEach year January signals the beginning of a bright, new year.  It also brings with it the cold days and evenings that provide us with the opportunity to dig out our cute winter hats, gloves and scarves.

And now, for the second year in a row, January also brings us the “Jeepers It’s January” giveaway hop, which is hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.  I’ve decided to join them this year, along with lots of other great blogs. Read more….

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borax crystal snowflakesChristmas, along with its many special craft projects is now behind us.  Winter weather is looming large though, making it the perfect time to create crafts dealing with snow and ice.  Making Borax crystal snowflakes has to be one of the easiest and most fun craft projects we can do with our grandchildren, plus you end up with a beautiful snowflake to hang and enjoy!

So this week, after her younger siblings were in bed, my 6 year old granddaughter and I spent some special time together making some snowflakes.  They’re so simple, but turn out so pretty! Read more….

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breakfastThis simple little breakfast casserole has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with.  I’ve often been asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share it with you in the hope that you’ll feel the same way!

Anytime we have company staying with us or with any family vacation, this casserole is a must.  It’s fantastic because you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning you just pop it in the oven at 350 degrees and in about 45 minutes you have a delicious, hot casserole. Read more….

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setting goals

I would guess that most people do not have a clear set of goals or plan of action for their life.  Is that you?  I admit that I haven’t always had that or stuck with it when I did.   I have read the facts though, and they state that people that write down their goals and stay focused on those goals accomplish more with their life and are generally happier people.  Wow!  That should be enough to Read more….

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Winter Wonders Giveaway HopIt’s official!  Winter has begun!  And along with it, the cold, the early sunsets and depending where you live; snow. Our snowfall totals this year are right at about:  one entire inch.  Most people won’t miss the snow should it decide to pass us by, but I like to get one good snowfall.  Do you too, or does snow, cold days and the sun’s setting early leave you feeling a little blue?  If so the Winter Wonders Giveaway Hop has arrived in time to add a little cheer to your day! Read more….

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A Note of Thanks

Merry Christmas

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cherry cookies
Do you ever receive recipes from friends or co-workers and even though you have every intention of making them, it just seems that you never actually get it done?  It’s happened to me many times. Recently as I was looking through my recipe binder I came across one of those recipes for cherry cookies.  The recipe was called Cherry Winks and I decided to give it a try.

Anything with cherries, especially maraschino cherries can’t turn out bad, right?   Read more….

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Trans Siberian Orchestra in Hershey, PA.Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the progressive rock orchestra has been delighting audiences for 20 years with their blend of Christmas storytelling and hard rock music.  My husband Paul, and I went to see them for the first time 10 years ago in Hershey, PA.  We loved their music and the story of the little angel seeking to find good on earth.

We returned to Hershey,  PA on Friday, Dec. 16th to once again see the TSO.  This time Read more….

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Beary Merry Holiday Hop
The holidays will soon be a thing of the past and will have left most of us hoping for a little extra cash to fill our now empty wallets!  The Beary Merry Holiday Hop might be just what you need to get a little $ relief.  I’m excited to offer one lucky winner a $25 visa gift card to help out in the relief department! Read more….

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giveaway hopHere in the East, temperatures have definitely taken a dip.  It seems that normally our weather turns cold on October 31st.  You know, just in time for the kids to freeze while they’re out trick-or-treating!  But this year we were spared for a little while, which I’m grateful for.

The first day of winter is December 21st, so get ready wherever you live!  Being stuck inside gives you more time to enter giveaway hops, right?  So grab a cup of hot chocolate, bundle up and enjoy the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It. Read more….

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