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Faux Gingerbread Men Ornaments

Faux Gingerbread Cookies to Hang on the Tree

Candles burning, cookies baking, the scent of a real Christmas tree wafting through the house. Not everyone, make that rarely, do folks have those picture perfect moments. That’s one of the reasons why I have loved these faux gingerbread ornaments over the years. We hang them on a tree in the kitchen and have also […]

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When did Thanksgiving start

When Did Thanksgiving Become a Holiday

Thanksgiving didn’t become an annual National Holiday for many, many years after the first Thanksgiving in 1621 and didn’t become Federal law until even later. In fact, the Pilgrims didn’t have another celebration like Thanksgiving for years after the first one. For many years, Thanksgiving in the United States was a one time holiday, declared […]

First Thanksgiving Menu

What Did the Pilgrims Eat at the First Thanksgiving

Nope, the Pilgrims didn’t go wild over deep-fried turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.  The first Thanksgiving meal was very different from the one you probably enjoy each year. In truth, we don’t know a ton about the First Thanksgiving. There were only two published accounts of the event and other details came to us from […]

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Amazon Prime late shipment membership extension

Late Amazon Prime Shipment? Get a Prime Extension

So Amazon was late with your 2 day shipping included in your Prime membership. What now? Now you put in a request for a one month extension of your Prime membership. Per Amazon’s Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery Fine Print (the actual name for the policy), a qualifying late Amazon Prime shipment results in a one month […]

Low Sugar Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Gluten Free No Sugar Added Chocolate Pudding Recipe

I’m pretty sure I ripped a tear in the fabric of reality when I started experimenting with this idea but in the end the result was worth it. Chocolate pudding seems to be the one thing diabetics and those with gluten allergies both miss terribly. This gluten free, low carb chocolate pudding recipe will solve […]

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Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with Kids: Thanksgiving Car Travel Tips

Ahhh Thanksgiving. Time for long trips with the kids to reach far-flung relatives. For many of us, that means travel by car. Long car rides are rarely easy with children but these Thanksgiving car travel tips will help you make traveling with kids much easier. 1. Let them sleep There’s a reason your parents pulled […]

Scary Reading List Top 5 Picks

Halloween Reading List: Top 5 Spooky Stories for Halloween

Halloween is the time for spooky right? So curl up by the fire and read by the light of a candle until you are too scared to sleep with these picks for our Halloween reading list! 5. Call of Cthulu From Supernatural to Scooby Doo, it seems EVERYONE is on the Cthulu geek train. Isn’t […]

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Amazon Prime late shipment membership extension

So Amazon was late with your 2 day shipping included in your Prime membership. What now? Now you put in a request for a one month extension of your Prime membership. Per Amazon’s Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery Fine Print (the actual name for the policy), a qualifying late Amazon Prime shipment results in a one month […]

Tips for taking photos in cold weather

Cold weather creates problems for cameras and photographers. These cold weather photo tips should help you get the shot without getting frozen. Cold Weather Photo Tips for Your Camera (and other gear) Avoid Condensation Condensation is when water vapor in the air returns to liquid state on a surface. In this case, your lens fogs […]