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memorable mondays: a different kind of dad's day
It was a different kind of Dad's Day for me. Well of course it was different, anyone who knows me would say. It was the first without your Dad. That's true. But to be honest, Sunday wasn't the harde...
6/17/13 at 12:06 AM
Crispy Smashed Horseradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoes
Warning, you will want to make a lot of these, because you wont be able to stop at just one. These Crispy Smashed Horesradish and Blue Cheese Red Potatoesare fun for the kids to help with too,...
6/12/13 at 11:29 AM Warm Baked Goat Cheese with Spring Greens, Balsamic and Dried Cherries 3/28/13 at 11:47 AM
Pepper Crusted Flank Steak with Chocolate Port Sauce 2/13/13 at 10:18 PM
Today was our last day of homeschool. FINALLY. I am not the only mom thinking that (Jen Hatmaker speaks for those who send their kids off to school) and I'm not even the only HOMESCHOOL mom thinking, ...
5/30/13 at 7:23 PM Easter: The Tomb is Empty! 4/2/13 at 3:51 PM
Lambs vs bunnies: an Easter showdown 3/23/13 at 10:32 AM
Fill Yourself Up With Good News
As we end the year what happy memories do you remember from the last 365 days? Chances are not many. We can try to remember but without writing them down it is really hard to remember. But if you ar...
12/27/12 at 1:33 PM Tradition.....Tradition 12/14/12 at 3:33 PM
Tis the Season for Stress 11/30/12 at 1:15 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
It’s not beginning to feel like Christmas
One would think that Id really be in the full swing of holiday spirit by now. After all, I already spent a weekend baking Christmas cookies and other treats with my high school girlfriends that was al...
12/4/12 at 4:33 PM The day after 12/27/10 at 12:35 PM
Need for holiday speed 12/20/10 at 2:02 PM
Holiday Crunch Time - Let's Lose 10lbs by Christmas!
Today starts the holiday crunch! Its the 30 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Im going to challenge you during this next month to lose 5 to 10 pounds before Christmas so you can look awesome in...
11/26/12 at 3:41 PM Holiday Fat Loss Action Plan - All You Need 11/12/12 at 1:47 PM
Holiday Fat Loss Action Plan - Your Diet Strategy 10/31/12 at 10:33 AM
Health-ready for the holidays
Tinsel? Check. Cookies? Check. Prescription medication refills... um... check? Like a lot of other people, I tend to get so fixated on the shopping, the baking and the Christmas cards that I don't gi...
12/22/11 at 11:37 AM
Healthier Holiday Eating
The season of joy, giving, sharing and delectable food traditions is among us! For many, food is deeply intertwined in our gatherings and celebrations with family, friends and neighbors. It always see...
12/19/11 at 4:53 PM
Prepping the Christmas Cards
Last night I began the annual ritual of preparing my Christmas cards not to be sent but to be printed. I already have received my first Christmas card in the mail, but I have not even sent mine off to...
11/28/11 at 9:00 AM Empty Chairs at Full Tables 11/27/11 at 8:39 PM
Holiday Negotiations 11/25/11 at 10:00 AM
Giving Back During the Holidays
Although it is important to donate to this in need throughout the year, it seems like it is emphasized more during the holidays. There are various ways to help others and two of the main ways in our ...
10/21/11 at 8:15 AM Getting Ready For Halloween 10/20/11 at 7:54 AM
Wreath Ideas 10/15/11 at 9:22 AM
Robbing my kids of joy...one holiday at a time.
This isn't really what I pictured when I mentioned that I may start doing some "hot topic" posts.But apparently Halloween is a bit of an issue for me. I have written past posts about why my family doe...
9/23/11 at 10:41 PM
Christmas Letter to Dave
(I have left a little bonus at the bottom of the page-GN) Merry Christmas Dave, I ordered a part on the phone today, Dave. I hesitated to wish the person on the other end of the phone a Merry Christ...
12/22/10 at 12:04 PM I remember Christmas 12/10/10 at 7:19 AM
Christmas on my mind 12/3/10 at 9:44 AM
Beauty and the Beast
You've probably all figured out that despite the fact we're both guys, Ricky and I are very different. There's no question that we have most of the important things in common, however there are certai...
12/16/10 at 7:21 AM
What a difference a day makes
By now you’ve probably heard how the holiday shopping season shaped up for retailers. We won’t bore you with all the details. Suffice it to say: A late rally of shopping boosted total reta...
1/4/10 at 1:07 PM Buying local 11/23/09 at 11:42 AM