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Canton Flea Market and Cookie Jar Finds

Canton First Monday Trade Days Flea Market

If you live anywhere near Texas and love flea markets, you probably already know about Canton. It’s known by a variety of names . . . First Monday, First Monday Trade Days or the Canton Flea Market. What you call it doesn’t matter. Every flea market aficionado in the area knows exactly what you’re talking […]

Eats & Treats

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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 […]

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 […]

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SnapBox Fabric peel and stick poster review

Review of SnapBox Fabric Peel and Stick Posters

A new way to put photos on the walls is like candy to a photographer. A way to put photos on the walls without nails and at a low price? That’s pretty much completely irresistible. That’s where SnapBox fabric peel and stick posters come in. Starting at 75 cents for a 4×4 fabric print and […]

Sew a kitchen towel the EASY way

5 Minute Kitchen Towel – Sew Easy

Kitchen towels that are cute, cheap, stay put, AND match your kitchen are hard to come by. Pinterest is full of cute designs for kitchen towels now but almost all of the designs take more time and effort than I want to spend on kitchen towels. After much searching for inspiration and trial and error […]

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

SnapBox Fabric peel and stick poster review

A new way to put photos on the walls is like candy to a photographer. A way to put photos on the walls without nails and at a low price? That’s pretty much completely irresistible. That’s where SnapBox fabric peel and stick posters come in. Starting at 75 cents for a 4×4 fabric print and […]

How to use levels in Photoshop Elements

Learning to edit your photos digitally is just a part of learning to take photos in the age of digital photography. Sure there are tons of filters and effects out there but learning levels in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or any of the major photo editing programs will give you much more control over your photos. […]