8th continent has been discovered!

My son learned the names of the continents, seven of them, just two years ago in school.  He even learned a song to help him remember them all.  Well, looks like they’ll have to write a new song because scientists have discovered an 8th continent! Zealandia    

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Last-minute affordable Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

Ok, so you put it off, and now we’re down to the wire!  Whether you have deep or shallow pockets, sometimes it’s the effort and intention that speaks volumes!  Check out some of these no-cost Valentine’s Day ideas!               no cost gift ideas  

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Valentine’s Day…already?

Ok, does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the night of February 13th, and your kid tells you they have to make Valentines for all their classmates! So you scramble to come up with ideas and materials (hoping to not stay up all night yourself to get this done!) Here are some fun ideas – and think about doing a little …

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Did you stuff your face with grapes or throw furniture out the window on New Years Eve? Here are how some (ok…odd) traditions from around the world

So maybe with was a champagne toast and a kiss, or watching fireworks, or seeing the ball drop in NY on TV.  Whatever your NYE traditions may be, I bet it is nothing like some of these traditions from around the world! Strange New Years Eve traditions around the world  

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Virtual reality? Smart homes? What some see as the tech gadgets dominating 2017!

So last summer, the explosion of Pokemon Go brought AR (augmented reality) into our daily lives (I actually caught several Santa Pikachus!) Some same 2017 will bring a new wave of technology into our everyday lives. Will this be the year we become The Jetsons?   new tech 2017  

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Having vegans over for Christmas dinner? No worries! These dishes will please everyone!

So….a family member has become vegan, or is bringing a vegan guest…and is coming to your Christmas dinner gathering.  Don’t panic!  Having been vegan over 15 years, I have seen that worried look on friends’ faces.  But there are so many delicious dishes, from Sheppard’s pie to casseroles to delicious fruit crumbles or muffins…that will make everyone’s mouth water! Vegan …

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Flying out of town for the holidays? Check out these tips!

Let’s face it.  Winter holiday travel can be stressful.  But check out this link that offers great tips from packing…to a to-do list before leaving the house…. to navigating the airport…. Hopefully these ideas will help get your holiday travel off to a relaxed start! holiday travel tips  

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Feeling crafty this holiday season?

So every year for the holiday season, my son makes gifts for his teachers at school.  Our favorite is to glue tissue paper strips onto a glass vase from a dollar store, and put a final glaze of glue on top…dries clear!  And you don’t have to be a kid to be crafty and creative!  For co-workers to close friends …

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Christmas Cookies!

What would the holidays be without fabulous Christmas cookies!  Whether it’s a hostess gift, or treats for your children’s teachers…. here are some ideas that include the classic gingerbread men and cookies that look like Christmas ornaments! Christmas Cookies!    

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