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Archive for the ‘Holidays and Other Occasions’ Category

  • St Patrick’s Day

    Sure and begorrah, Saint Paddy’s day is upon us again. What began as a religious feast day to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has become a globally recognized celebration of all things Irish. We… Read More

  • Spring Forward Without Losing Sleep

    March 10, 2019 – 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… Read More

  • Your Oscar-Worthy Party Script

    My mother-in-law, Geraldine, wrote the best “script” for an Oscar-worthy Academy Awards night viewing party. She loved movies. As a young girl, going to the movies was a real treat, an event worthy of getting dressed up. Actually, most days were worthy… Read More

  • 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

  • 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… 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

  • Serve Up a Plate of Luck!

    I’m a little bit superstitious. OK, let’s be honest, I’m superstitious about anything that will bring me luck! During my daughter’s field hockey season, I wore the same combination of colors to every game. They won the championship so hey,… Read More

  • Feed Your Heart, Feed Your Soul, Feed America

    If you had to choose between feeding your family or paying the rent what would you do? Would you feed your family or pay for transportation to get to work or school? How about medical care? These are tough choices… Read More

  • Tis the season to gift! How to spend less for the holidays and enjoy more.

    I love to give gifts. The process of thinking about what someone would value, creating beautiful packages, and seeing the look on their faces when they open a special gift really brings me joy. The problem is that I run… Read More

  • Don’t Let Holiday Parties Derail Your Healthy Intentions: 10 Tips and Tricks to Help You Stay on Track

    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