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Hot Chocolate Maker, Best “Frivolous” Appliance!

I really don’t get too carried away about those silly appliances and gadgets seen on late night TV or infomercials or lining the end caps of the department stores/ This one is really different. Honestly! I love a good mug of  cocoa and over the years have tried different homemade recipes, but I usually get […]

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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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beginner rag quilt

Quick and Easy Large Block Beginner Rag Quilt

Love quilts but the idea of cutting hundreds of tiny squares makes you panic? Maybe the complicated arrangements of squares makes your head swim? Don’t worry, this rag quilt is perfect for a beginner and uses large 18″ squares to create a quilt perfect for curly up and watching TV on the couch. It’s also […]

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 […]

Entertainment & Travel

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 […]

Photography & Technology

Make Photo Bookmarks

It is almost Christmas. Time for the last minute gift panic. Make your holiday gift giving a little easier with this easy and quick photo bookmarks. If you can use scissors and tie string you can make these bookmarks in no time. Photo Bookmark Supplies Embroidery Thread Corner Punch Hole Punch Scissors And most importantly…Your […]

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 […]