10 holiday toys topping your kids’ lists

While still popular, Zhu Zhus have been pushed out of the running for the #1 toy that is topping your child's wish list. So which toy has taken its place? A farting dump truck. But never fear, annoying adorable tiny animals still make the list - several times. Read on for more hints on the toys that kids are asking for this year.

Holiday Gifts on a Budget

Do you have a holiday list that is larger than your budget? The holidays are not a reason to go into debt, or a time of dread. Here are a few tips on keeping your bank account intact, and still enjoying what is supposed to be a wonderful time of the year.

1. Use your words You don't need to buy every aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend a gift. Write them a heartfelt card letting them know how much you care for them. The sweetest words letting the recipient know how much they mean to you can have more value than a $10 trinket you picked up at the store. One of my friends writes a letter to all of her friends with words of wisdom from the lessons she has learned throughout the year. I tell you, I look forward to this letter every year, and it is one of my favorite gifts. If you feel that some sort of monetary gift should be attached, donate a feasible sum to a charity and include this deed in the card.(Read more...)

Black Friday Events

Black Friday really should be considered a national holiday. I mean, it’s almost criminal that anyone should have to work on this day when there are so many great sales going on (ahem, bosses…..). Our own area is abundant in Black Friday events going on all around the community. Don’t miss the doorbusters, fun activities,... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Stuffing is one of the easiest things to make for Thanksgiving, and one of the easiest to embellish. Thanks to my mom’s creativity in the kitchen, I have never made a stuffing exactly like the package recipe, but instead add to it to make it my own and create an even tastier dish for Thanksgiving.... Continue Reading →

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