Monthly Archives: December 2010

Santa’s Other Job Requirements

If you have ever had a conversation with a toddler, you know that sometimes you are left scratching your head and saying “huh” and other times you are left marveling at the little one’s ingenuity and smarts.  Well, my Beckett … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Refried Beans

As luck would have it, I had a wonderful dinner delivered to work a few weeks ago.  Homemade tamales by an acquaintance who’s mother-in-law is native to Mexico.  Oh, yeah.  Dee-licious tamales made from scratch and ready for a zap … Continue reading

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Ecofan by Caframo: Heat Powered Stove Fan (Review & Giveaway)

The first winter my husband and I lived in our house, we made the mistake of relying solely on our propane furnace for warmth.  We fell in love with our wood stove and the ambient glow it provided, but didn’t … Continue reading

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Gifts Galore Giveaway Winners!

Who would have thought I’d be too busy the last few days to do the drawing that was supposed to happen on December 23rd?  You? Good Job!  Me? Guess not, or else I wouldn’t have picked the eve of Christmas … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” ~Dr. Seuss from the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

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Waving not drowning

You see me?  I’m the girlie more-than-half submerged in life who is treading water like a windmill, but barely keeping my head up.  I don’t know what’s happening, but I am having trouble finding that karmic crossroad that intersects family … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer Winners!

The winners of the drawing for stocking stuffers from Graham Gardens, Green Ski Wax and Smart Monkey are… Drum roll, please… TARA CAROL SYSON WOOD CATHERINE Congratulations!

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GGG: Gifts Galore (Reviews & Giveaways!!)

Santa Claus is getting his sleigh ready, the ovens are cranking out one belt-busting delight after another and the tree is festooned with ornaments and gaudy gala.  Tick-tock-tick-tock goes the countdown to Christmas! And, it’s time for another handful of … Continue reading

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One of the reasons

There are so many reasons for doing what we are doing, but occassionally I get that beautiful reminder of what it means to be here, living this life and making these choices. I recently contacted Bob Denman at Red Pig … Continue reading

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The spirit of the giving

The article below is my contribution to the December 2010 issue of the Community Co-Op Newsletter.  Enjoy! Gift giving is a big deal to me.  I absolutely adore the thought and scavenger hunt that go into finding the perfect gift … Continue reading

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