Shop Small and Local

Saturday November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express has become a national day to celebrate, support and shop the small local businesses in your community. The SBA.gov site provides businesses with tips and advice on making the most of this day.: http://www.sba.gov/saturday American Express provides a $25 statement credit when you […]

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Wishing you a Gratitude Filled Thanksgiving Day!

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The Perfect Bird: Part 2

{Image Courtesy of The Pioneer Women} This is part 2 of The Perfect Bird. Miss part 1? Read it here: The Perfect Bird Part 1 Getting the Best Flavor Brining: Traditionally a method of preserving foods this popular technique of preparing the turkey adds flavor and juiciness to the holiday star. The water from the brine actually reaches […]

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The Perfect Bird: Part 1

{image from My Recipes.com} Side dishes come and go but the main star of every Thanksgiving Day table is Tom Turkey. Perhaps its your first turkey or your 51st, following a few steps and preparations you will {ok..should…} end up with a moist and delicious bird. Selecting Your Turkey Key words: Fresh, Free Range, Organic Fed, […]

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GRATITUDE: In a permanent place

Ok, I was a late starter to the 30 days of gratitude pledge, and when I did start, it was only on Facebook. Which seems like a great place to get the word out, but now seems momentary and non-permanent. So today I am putting the words in a place that feels more like a journal. A location I […]

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Holiday Cards: Tiny Print Offer

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In the News: A Naturally Thankful Season {article published in Impart Magazine}

  A NATURALLY THANKFUL SEASON No matter what part of the country you live in, for most Americans, Fall is a time filled with images of harvest, abundance, cool weather, and gathering with family and close ones. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the 2012 Fall Season officially begins on September 22nd  and ends on the […]

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Macy’s, Inc. Launches $1 Million Drive for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

The below article was re-posted from HFN. CINCINNATI–Macy’s, Inc. has begun a drive to raise $1 million for Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery. Through Nov. 30, 2012, Macy’s customers can contribute $1 or more to the campaign, either at a Macy’s location or online at macys.com, and Macy’s will match customer donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up […]

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New Timeline Image: What do you think??

Our new Facebook Timeline picture. What do you think??

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Moving On….Thanksgiving.

I have a love hate relationship with Halloween Decor. I LOVE that it gets people thinking about one of my favorite topics, Seasonal Decorating, but HATE  the plastic spiders, bloody corpses and all around potential {as my Grandmother would have called it} “tacky-ness” of the whole thing. I say POTENTIAL, knowing that there are many […]

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