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    The Cookie Exchange

    Ah the holiday season- time for festive sweaters, decorating the office, and a delicious parade of food. All of this merriment leads to one thing: the infamous cookie exchange! Time to polish off your baking skills, dust off great grandma’s secret family recipe- you know the one 5 people died trying to get, and show […]

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    Christmas Trees- Out with the Green and in with the Pink, White, Blue, & Black

    It may (or may not) sound crazy but Christmas trees aren’t limited to the traditional dark green anymore.  While there hasn’t been a tree farmer yet that can grow vibrantly colored trees, the artificial tree industry certainly has begun supplying them.  If you walk through a retail store this time of year you are sure […]

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    Habari gani? (“What’s New?”) The celebration of Kwanzaa!

    The fun doesn’t end after Christmas, for some, it’s only just begun! Celebrated Dec. 26-Jan.1, Kwanzaa is the unique African American celebration that focuses on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Kwanzaa, which means, “first fruits of the harvest” in the African language Kiswahili, was founded in 1966 and is […]

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    O Little Town of…

    …Williamsburg Traveling this holiday season or already making plans for next year?  Consider escaping your home or apartment to spend your holiday in a small town.  Their captivating festivals, locally owned stores with unique gifts, and cozy inns decorated to the brim for the season can be enticing no matter what stage of life you’re […]

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    5 Reasons to Love Los Angeles This Holiday Season

    During the holiday season it is always great to find family fun activities. The celebrated city of Los Angeles has many holiday events for you and your family to enjoy. Just take a look at these five attractions….Grinchmas is sure to be a treat for your family! It begins in December at Universal Studios Hollywood […]

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    Pet Safety during Thanksgiving

    During this holiday season it is important to factor in the safety of all of your family members; even the little furry ones! You’d be surprised what dangers are lurking for your family pet during this festive season. So to help out all of our pet-friendly readers, we have compiled a list of items to […]

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    A Puppy’s Plea

     Dear Mom, Through our many years together I have come to the understanding that Halloween is a holiday that humans like to celebrate. However, I have a few bones to pick with you regarding my treatment during your festive celebrations. First off, you enjoying baking fabulous treats for you and your guests and yet you […]

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    Scary Halloween Activities

    If you’re looking to experience a little spook this Halloween, why not try a local festival or haunted house? In Virginia Beach, Virginia we are lucky enough to have the Hunt Club which has plenty of Halloween spookiness for all. First up is the haunted hayride.  You and your closest friends can load up on […]

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  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING

    Chow Time at Super Bowl XLIII

    The count down is on! Super Bowl XLIII is five days away and the game is shaping up to be a good one. Everyone is looking forward to the traditional festivities for their Super Bowl party, such as the manly (or womanly) bonding, yummy food, friends, etc. However, according to Extra, the average person eats about 1,200 […]

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  • DIY

    Kid Friendly Craft-Advent Calendar

    A time honored tradition in my home was an advent calendar used to count down the days until Christmas. The specific one in my house had 25 boxes with little gift ornaments. Each day my brother and I would open up the little box with a surprise ornament in it and hang it on the […]

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