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Create colorful holiday keepsakes with the Treemendous Ornament Decorator

  My family has a special holiday tradition. Each year, we add new ornaments to our Christmas tree. My husband and I purchase a new ornament for each of our children. We’ve been doing it since they were born. That way, when they “fly the coop,” and move out on their own, they will have […]

Move over Perler Beads, make room for Aquabeads

  I work with children in an after school program. They range in age from 9-12 years old (4th through 6th graders). We do a lot in our program, from homework help to cooperative games. We also do a lot of arts and crafts. My “work kids” are especially interested in arts and crafts, even […]

Gift some fun with Fat Brain Toys

  What is on your child’s holiday wish list this year? Chances are, your child (or grandchild) is interested in some video games or an iPad/tablet so they can play online games or games through apps. Sadly, that is how our world is these days. It’s all about technology. I grew up in the 70’s […]

6 Keto Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

*This is a guest post. The opinions expressed are that of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect my own. ‘Tis the season for keto. The holidays are difficult for any diet. This time of year is filled with food-centered festivities, holiday parties, and time-honored eating traditions – and with the holidays often comes stress. […]

How to Make a DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater on a Budget

  The holidays can put a strain on anyone.  With last-minute holiday shopping waiting in the wings and being embarrassed because you went way overboard when you went out for some Black Friday shopping post-Turkey, it’s perfectly natural if you don’t want to spend another $50-$75 dollars just so you can have an extra special […]

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It Chapter Two – Now available on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra, DVD and Digital

  Available today is the final installment to the It story, It Chapter Two.  If you have ever read the Stephen King book, it has 1,138 pages in it. The original It film was actually broken up into a mini-series, but overall it had a run time of three hours and twenty minutes. I appreciate […]

Movie Review: Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale

  The whole idea of “Elf on a Shelf” has really taken off over the years. The elves now how their own clothing, pets, movies and more. When I was a young girl, my sister and I had elves. My mom never told us that they were watching us for Santa, and she certainly didn’t […]

Movie Review: Goldfinch

  Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and on digital, is the drama The Goldfinch. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, Sarah Paulson, and Finn Wolfhard, to name a few. The Goldfinch is based upon the book by the same name, written by Donna Tartt. The book won a […]

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  Available today is the final installment to the It story, It Chapter Two.  If you have ever read the Stephen King book, it has 1,138 pages in it. The original It film was actually broken up into a mini-series, but overall it had a run time of three hours and twenty minutes. I appreciate […]

  The whole idea of “Elf on a Shelf” has really taken off over the years. The elves now how their own clothing, pets, movies and more. When I was a young girl, my sister and I had elves. My mom never told us that they were watching us for Santa, and she certainly didn’t […]

  Available now on Blu-ray, DVD and on digital, is the drama The Goldfinch. The film stars Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, Sarah Paulson, and Finn Wolfhard, to name a few. The Goldfinch is based upon the book by the same name, written by Donna Tartt. The book won a […]

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    I’m sorry that I haven’t posted much lately. I have a very good excuse… I’m OLD! Well, at least that is what my eyes are telling me. About three weeks ago I couldn’t see the computer screen very well. I honestly didn’t think much of it. I take a medication occasionally, Trazodone, to […]

  Did you know that December 9th is National Believe Day? It’s part of a campaign called the #SantaProject. Children and adults from around the country are declaring that they believe in Santa Claus. The mission of the campaign is to keep the story of Santa alive in our modern age by filling the internet with the […]

  I am a very sentimental person. I have A LOT of wonderful memories from my youth. I have things around my home and in storage that have a lot of great memories attached to them. All I need to do it look at an object and all those wonderful memories come pouring back into […]

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