All Things Holiday Series

Since I’ve been away for a few weeks, my mind occupied otherwise, I haven’t posted much here. But while walking about here and there, and sitting down for a cup of hot tea between appointments and meetings, I can’t help but overhear folks updating one another about where they are with their Christmas to-do list: […]

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Holiday Series: Decoration Trends for 2018

Not a minute past Thanksgiving, in the United States, do the residents of this nation run to the malls for – what is known as black Friday shopping – for deals and ideas on Christmas decor and gifts and even a few goodies on deep discount for themselves. I remember the frenzy when I worked […]

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Holiday Series: Tree Trimming Party, Cocktails included

What a wonderful idea, to have a tree trimming party, or an excuse to invite a few friends or family over to trim the tree while you serve up cocktails and appetizers. I honestly couldn’t hope for a better occasion to escape, even for just a few hours:

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Travel: In Search of the Christmas Markets

Christmas is around the corner, and the shopping has begun in some places, while in others the planning – first stop a good old fashioned Christmas market:

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Sunday Morning Thoughts

I woke up early this morning. By early I mean 4 a.m. – usually because my dog is working on the old time – his clock being 5 a.m. and ready for his breakfast. I don’t mind, he’s aging and I am not going to try to teach my old dog new tricks. He is the […]

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Sunday Morning Edition – Is Purely for Entertainment

Slow down October! What’s the rush? I mean, I was in a department store the other day and walked past the holiday decor section, only to discover there are now holiday specific sections as follows:   All Halloween items on sale. Thanksgiving in full display and full-price and Christmas on pre-sale.  I had to step […]

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Choosing Holiday Decor That Fits Your Style

Hopefully you survived Black Friday – in terms of running to the mall and trying your best to be the first to grab whatever it is that is on sale. You know, the stack of hand towels at a bargain price, or the gadget giveaways with the new smart phone or simply a two-for-one deal. […]

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Holiday Party Gift Ideas For the Office and Otherwise

Company parties have been penciled in, and even those planned by family and friends. Which means there is either a gag gift involved, or secret Santa and then there are the ones that you give just because. For this and that, here’s a list of 25 affordable gifts that look expensive. Here are my favorites: […]

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