Fashion Friday: What is Santa wearing?

I decided to skip my normal post and instead talk about what is on the inside. I am sure most of you know this is just another day for me being Jewish and all. It is however not for my children who have eagerly awaited Santa for months. We celebrate love and family on this day and that is always in “style.”  I know that clothes are important but what really make a lasting impression are the values you hold in your heart and how you treat others. I often ask my son have you given more than you ...

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Ask A Teacher- 10 Family Fun Activities

So taking a break today… Instead I am listing 10 fun activities to do if you are snowed in: 1)   Make snow cream, YUMMY! 2)   Put on some music and do puzzles 3)   Bake a treat 4)   Play board games or interactive games like Win, Loose, or Draw 5)   Let the kids “swim” in the tub 6)   Paint the snow. Take squirt bottles or spray bottles and put some Kool Aid in with a little water or use food coloring and paint away (you can also use the Kool Aid to paint with on paper too) 7)   Write ...

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Mini Loaf Pans Make a Cute Gift

I just though I would share a picture of my Mini Chocolate Fudge Cake Loaves! Aren't they cute? After Christmas last year, I bought the mini loaf pans at Michael's on clearance. As Christmas items go on clearance, start thinking about what you can do with them next year... I know a long ways away, but you will be thankful next year! I used the Chocolate Fudge Loaf Cake recipe I wrote about the other day. I was able to get five mini loaves out of that recipe (one loaf was a little smaller). I ...

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Rachel Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday? TURKEY CASSEROLE

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... an oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! Why Turkey Casserole? Well we usually have ham and turkey for the holiday so you have to reinvent the leftovers. This is a great way to do so. I also like this casserole because again you can make it quickly ...

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Tuesday Tip: My Cell Phone is WET HELP

So, I had my cell phone in my back pocket so my daughter couldn't find it and I forgot. I went to the ladies room and splash!!! My life is over everyone's number is in there. I am not even sure I know my husband desk phone number without it. I resisted the urge to turn it on. I remember reading put it in a bag of rice for 3 days and seal the bag. I did so and it worked. I thought I would pass on this info. Step 1: Do NOT turn it on Step 2: Place it in a bag of rice Step 3: Leave it in there ...

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Making a Disaster Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

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There has been something on my mind since our huge snow storm hit last Friday night. The severe winter storm hit hard and the roads turned bad quickly. This situation left many (hundreds) of people stranded in their cars. Some people were stuck, several waited for accidents to clear and others ran out off gas trying to keep warm while waiting. Do you have an emergency kit in your car? I have a first aid kit in my car, but that is it. I urge you all to make a disaster emergency kit for your ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix

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Well, our Holiday from the Heart posts are coming to a close. We truly hope you enjoy this next week with your family and friends! If you are still in need of last minute gift idea, take a look at this easy homemade gifts! Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for sharing her recipe for homemade Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix! I know many of you have most of the ingredients on hand...especially the cereal! The great thing about this recipe is that it can be adapted to what you have on hand or your ...

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Fashion Friday- Every wish you had a personal shopper

I love fashion, but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things, the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! Imagine if you could afford a personal shopper. Well, imagine no longer! I have this amazing dress that I snagged for $4 at Goodwill. It retails for well over ...

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Just for the Joy of it: Symbols of Christmas

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I have shared with you all before that I want my boys to know the true meaning of holidays. I started on this mission last year. It is tradition in our family to have Christmas Eve at my house. We have my husband's brother and his family over for dinner and fun. I started a new tradition last Christmas Eve by reading a story about the symbols of Christmas  and their true meaning. I found this cute story with Santa explaining what the symbols meant and that we should teach the ...

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