Archive | November, 2008

Making Edible Tree Ornaments

Christmas belongs to everyone especially the children.  Most of the memories that we treasure for a lifetime are created during childhood.  Help your kids to make memorable moments with edible ornaments. Edible ornaments are fun to make and even better to eat.  One advantage of these ornaments is that there is less to pack away [...]

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Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

Every family has its favorite dishes for the holidays, traditions that have been passed down year after year.  Maybe it is time to spice things up and introduce some new recipes or at least make some variations to some favorites. It’s a good idea to incorporate family favorites from your spouse’s family (if you can [...]

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Fighting the Holiday Blues

When most people think about the holidays, they associate them with joy, cheer, and togetherness.  However, for some people, the holidays may be draining and even depressing.  This is even harder when everything around you is focused on happiness.  The good news is, you don’t have to just accept the holiday blues.  Here are some [...]

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Everyone loves getting gifts that come from the heart.  What shows this better than gifts made by hand?  While this may make some people panic at the thought of trying to make something arts and crafts, it really isn’t that hard to make a nice gift for someone. An excellent gift for a new bride [...]

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Thanksgiving – Planning the Family Get-Together

Holidays are a great way to bring your family together. Memories will be made for your children. Start planning your family get together now with these tips. 1. Plan your meal – Don’t wait until the week before Thanksgiving to decide what your Thanksgiving dinner will include. Start planning today. What kind of meats will [...]

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The History of Thanksgiving in America

When people think of Thanksgiving, most remember the story of the Pilgrims and the Indians at Plymouth Rock.  The Pilgrims first arrived in America on December 11, 1620, not prepared for the winter they were to face.  Out of the 102 who arrived on the Mayflower, forty-six of the people died during the first few [...]

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Thanksgiving Craft: Wreath

There is nothing more special than to hang a Thanksgiving wreath on your front door.  It is inviting as well as pleasing to the eye.  For this Thanksgiving, why not involve your entire family in the craft of making a Thanksgiving wreath?  Here are some suggestions. Having ventured out to various stores, Thanksgiving items are [...]

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Healthy Cooking For Thanksgiving

The holiday season is notorious for packing on the pounds, but eating a good Thanksgiving meal doesn’t mean you have to eat fattening foods.  And eating a healthy meal doesn’t mean you have to forego your Thanksgiving favorites.  Here are some easy ways to tweak the classics to be a bit healthier for you and [...]

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Thanksgiving Craft: Hair Bows

Hair bows have always been an attractive accessory to wear on any occasion.  Thanksgiving is no exception.  If you love making hair bows, here are a few suggestions for Thanksgiving hair bows which may be helpful in creating a unique and beautiful accessory for you and your daughter to wear on this special day. Depending [...]

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Thanksgiving Does Not Mean You Have to Gain Weight

We all know that Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to relax and spend time with family and friends.  Many of us also know it is a great way to pack on the pounds.  While Thanksgiving has become associated with stuffing ourselves, there are ways to help curb your eating and give yourself a positive start [...]

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