Month: November 2020

Gift Ideas for Children and Teens

FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN: Pop-Up Books are always entertaining to the little ones as each page slowly opens.  There’s pop-ups on trucks, firehouses, construction, fairy tales, holiday tales, even cartoon pops ups. Engaging Books:   Books that have your kids interacting such...

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A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

Whether you know her as Ellen Byron and her Cajun Country Mysteries or as Maria DiRico and her Catering Hall Mysteries, it just “doesn’t matter” – IT’S ALL GOOD! A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron is one of my favorite holiday mysteries.  As usual, Ms. Byron gives...

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More Holiday Gift Ideas

This is the perfect year to get creative with personal gift boxes and baskets and “out of the box” thinking.  Here’s some ideas to spark your creativity: STUFF A STOCKING: – Scour the grocery store aisles for unique gourmet treats and spices.  You have to go grocery...

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Count Your Blessings One by One

A relative of mine who is going through very hard times reminded me of the song we all sang together in Sunday school when we were kids:  Count Your Blessings.  She leans on this song to help her get through tough times and to bring calmness and peace into her life. If...

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E-Z Holiday Leftovers Ideas

Got leftovers?  Turn them into something totally different using the E-Z ideas below.  These are basic ideas –it’s up to you to decide if you want to add more or less of each of the ingredients, depending on your personal taste.  Add a few extra ingredients to your...

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

FOR “YOU”:  You do so much for others plus you’re surviving the pandemic – it’s been a challenging year.  So why not start the gift giving with something FOR YOURSELF?  Decorate, paint (switch colors) and freshen up your home (after all, you’re probably in it quite a...

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