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Archive for the ‘Holidays and Other Occasions’ Category

  • Spring Forward Without Losing Sleep

    March 8, 2020 – Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins, and Americans SPRING FORWARD! Well, most of them will. Did you know that some states and American territories have opted out of DST? But, we are much more aligned today than we were before… Read More

  • Celebrate Black History Month

    Origins In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher started “Negro Week”. His goal was to educate and celebrate the achievements and contributions of the many African Americans who helped shape our country. He… Read More

  • Love Your Heart as Your Heart Loves You.

    “A Light Heart Beats Long”  ~William Shakespeare “Oh my beating heart” and other references about the power of the heart,  feature prominently in literature, poetry, movies and music.  As the symbol of love, a whole day is dedicated to the power… Read More

  • How to Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

    The pressure is on! Valentine’s Day is looming and we all feel like we need to buy gifts, cards, flowers, candy. But showing your love shouldn’t set you back big bucks. And Valentine’s Day dinner is no exception! We asked… Read More

  • Game on! Your guide to throwing the best “Big Game” party.

    Yes, it’s that time of year again when two football teams battle it out for the championship. For those cheering for their home teams, it’s an extra special event. Serious bragging rights are on the line! For the rest of… Read More

  • Fresh Starts and Good Luck!

    I love a good celebration! One that’s about fresh starts and good luck, plus the added bonus of the big bang of fireworks and delicious food, is a winner! It’s Chinese New Year, or better known as the Lunar New… Read More

  • 10 Tips and Tricks to Help Navigate Holiday Parties

    Ahhhh, cookies, holiday parties and eggnog! What a joyous time of year! Well, maybe not? It can be a really tough time of year if you’re trying to watch your weight. Enjoying the holidays doesn’t need to include gaining the… Read More

  • 12 Tips For The Best Cookies!

      Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! They’re everywhere this time of year. I admit it — I’m human. I love cookies! Since most people love homemade cookies, they make a great gift to give any time of the year. I’ve tried to teach… Read More

  • 9 Tips For A Healthy Holiday Season

    It’s the Crazy Season, aka the Holiday Season! There are so many distractions and interruptions that I feel like I’m having trouble moving in a straight line. I need to finish a deadline at work but I see these constant… Read More

  • Don’t forget the leftovers!

    Turkey day may be over but that doesn’t mean the party has to end! Get creative with your leftovers. Some folks (my family included!) love the leftovers even more than the original meal. Why don’t we make turkey sandwiches all… Read More