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Cheap, Practical -- and Sort of Odd -- Gift Giving
Last Christmas, because everybody was in financially challenging situations, we agreed to go cheap on gifts -- for everyone, that is, but the Toddler, who simultaneously performs the function of daugh...
3/1/13 at 1:09 PM
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
Hey! Unto YOU a child is born!
Last night, my family attended a production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the SteppingStone Theatre in St Paul, Minnesota. When my friend who hosts the weekly playgroup in her home told me tha...
12/23/12 at 8:30 AM A Clean Slate 12/21/12 at 5:02 PM
Board Games of Christmas 12/31/11 at 1:30 PM
While perusing the internets I came across the set list from the latest Dave Matthews Band concert in Charlottesville. Of course at DMB shows in December he will play The Christmas Song, close to the...
12/16/12 at 4:31 PM Wub wub dub wub Christmas lights dub wub 12/6/12 at 6:34 PM
Tis the season for Bela Fleck 12/15/10 at 12:43 PM
I just had to do another update on my office Amaryllis. :) I can't believe how long these flowers have lasted--for the price ($5.99), I feel like it was well worth it. The first bulb I potted bloomed...
12/14/12 at 8:42 AM A ringing success 12/5/12 at 8:48 AM
Rob Kupec does Slovak Christmas
Since exploring more of mygenealogy we now do a "traditional" Slovak Christmas Eve Dinner. It includes sauerkraut soup and cracking open wall nuts to see what the next year will bring. It is also trad...
12/7/12 at 2:01 PM Downtown was Hypnotic! 12/5/12 at 4:27 PM
I'm dreaming of (the movie) White Christmas 12/4/12 at 6:31 PM
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
What are your Christmas Traditions?
I have always associated Christmas with family traditions. During the Christmas season my pare...
11/30/12 at 1:43 PM Your First Amendment Zone 11/24/12 at 11:07 AM
Christmas City of the North Parade 11/17/12 at 9:51 AM
Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues. Some gifts are certain tobring smiles. Yet, imagine the gift that can change someone's life -- fo...
11/27/12 at 3:57 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
Christmas in July
Christmas Eve in the Midwest is a solemn affair. You sit around a crackling fireplace, mom puts the Mannheim Steamroller album on, and you enjoy a bit of quiet repose in the happy company of family. S...
12/26/11 at 9:15 AM
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday this weekend! From: The Racing Life - Scott, Darcelle, Reile & Gwenyth Sailer. ...
12/24/11 at 11:06 PM
Handprint Christmas Ornament
I needed the traditional "Baby's First Christmas" ornament for my 10-month old son. These great handprint ideas have been floating around Pinterest all season: There are a few different ways to pu...
12/23/11 at 11:02 AM I Love Friday!...and Reindeer 12/16/11 at 10:59 AM
Christmas Tree Cones 12/2/11 at 12:05 PM