Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

| December 5, 2020 | 20 Comments

Our family enjoys hosting foreign exchange students, and over the years, we’ve been able to experience some of the interesting observances and celebrations that other cultures participate in. One of our family favorites is one that a German student brought to our home several years ago: St. Nicholas Day.
In Germany, children place one or two […]

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December is Write a Friend a Letter Month

December is Write a Friend a Letter Month

| December 2, 2020 | 22 Comments

December is often seen as a time to connect with old friends and faraway family members. It’s cold in many areas of the country, and of course several holidays fall within the course of the month. Did you know that December is designated as Write-a-Friend-a-Letter Month? Since people tend to batten down the hatches and […]

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Things to Buy on Sale in December

Things to Buy on Sale in December

| December 1, 2020 | 62 Comments

It’s here: the biggest shopping month of the year! With the winter holidays upon us almost any second, you’re being bombarded with gift ideas, sales, signs, commercials and anything else that marketing companies can come up with to make you buy, buy, buy. While you’re busy doing your holiday shopping, though, it’s a good idea […]

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Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

| November 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

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Fun Craft Ideas for November

Fun Craft Ideas for November

| November 8, 2020 | 10 Comments

November is here, and the fall season is in full force. If you’re looking for new and interesting craft ideas to keep yourself and your kids busy, there is no better time of year than this. The season and the upcoming holidays lend themselves to all sorts of creative activities, and fall is a great […]

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Learning with Candy fun creative ways to teach

Learning with Candy fun creative ways to teach

| November 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

Well, much to my surprise the holiday season is already in full swing…. Ah what? Yes, this afternoon I walked into a girls’ clothing store shopping for my niece’s birthday present and heard Christmas music. Ah!!!! It’s only early November  and I still have bags of Halloween trick-or-treat candy around the house. The only thought […]

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Food

Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

Online Cooking Classes – Meal Kits by Stephanie Izard

We are adapting to being home all the time and have found some great Online Cooking Classes. Chicago is one of our favorites cities to visit and Girl & the Goat is our favorite restaurant. Lucky for us Chef Stephanie Izard has pivoted and adjusted to this new at home world we are all trapped […]

Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

Online Cooking class with Stephanie Izard – Escape to Goat Island

What can you say about this year…
As we all try to make the best of it, I think it is safe to say that most of us are at a point where our cooking at home routine has hit a wall. We found an Online Cooking Class with Stephanie Izard to spice things up for […]

Shopping

Shopping the January Sales

Shopping the January Sales

If I asked you when the best time is to stock up on school supplies, you’d say July, right? It’s when all of the big box stores tend to have boxes of crayons for a quarter or two, 10-packs of markers for a buck, and those spiral notebooks that get caught on everything for pennies. […]

Things to Buy on Sale in December

Things to Buy on Sale in December

It’s here: the biggest shopping month of the year! With the winter holidays upon us almost any second, you’re being bombarded with gift ideas, sales, signs, commercials and anything else that marketing companies can come up with to make you buy, buy, buy. While you’re busy doing your holiday shopping, though, it’s a good idea […]