How to Celebrate Saint Nick’s Day.

Have you ever celebrated Saint Nikolas Day on December 6th? Growing up in Southeastern Wisconsin in a German family it was celebrated every year. I’d go to school on the 6th and everyone would discuss what Saint Nick had brought them. It was a very big deal.  However, when I moved to another Upper Midwest […]

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Thanksgiving Vacation

Hi everyone! Since the Thanksgiving holiday has started my blog will take a break and resume on Monday, the 27th of November.  Enjoy your time with family and food! Christine

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10 Great Children’s Books.

I love to read!  I mean LOVE to read!  I have always tried to pass on this love of reading to my son.  I’ve always told him I will buy him as much reading material as possible.  Video games, however, are a different story.  He has to pay for those himself!  He either earns the […]

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My Favorite Podcasts.

Like listening to podcasts?  I think it is a great way to pass the time. I love podcasts.  I listen them in my car, while waiting for a doctors appointment, walking the dog, trying to sleep (I’m an insomniac), and working on my blog. What podcasts to listen to?  The possibilities are endless.  You look […]

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5 Manners 4 Kids

Manners are on the way out.  So it seems anyway.  What happened to basic decency? Shouldn’t manners just be common sense? I don’t know, but here is a reminder that manners are always in fashion.  They are actually a part of daily life. What manners should you be discussing with your children?  Listed below are […]

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10 things to Clean

Here is this month’s list of 10 Things to Clean (but that you almost never do). Let’s get cleaning! Door Frames and Door knobs.  Get all that finger print dirt off! Your toothbrush holder.  Clean it, replace it or run through a dishwasher. Your electric toothbrush.  Replace the head and clean the body and holder. […]

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10 Things to Declutter for the Holiday Season.

Tis the season!  The season to declutter that is!  Yes, declutter.  Look I know the holiday season from Halloween to New Year’s is a VERY busy time for all of us.  However, decluttering can not only help you cope with the stress, but make each year easier by limiting everything you have to dig through. […]

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10 Winter Activities

Winter is such a cold and blah time.  But here in the Upper Midwest we try to make the best of things.  While there are a lot of indoor activities, there are also a lot of outdoor festivals and events.  We have broom ball tournaments on frozen lakes, ice fishing, skiing, snow tubing, snowmobiling, ice […]

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The Dia & Co. Clothing Box

I received my first clothing box today. I decided to purchase a Dia & Co. box.  I had seen advertisements for Dia in my Facebook feed.  Since I have gained so much weight due to my pain medication I have been in need of clothing.  I’m now plus size. A size 2X.  Finding clothing to […]

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3 Things About Me

File this under getting to know your blogger. What are three things that I can tell you about me?  Hmmm, I wish I could say I have something amazing and earth shattering, but I don’t. I’d love to be the person to tell you that I love skydiving, or every evening my family and I […]

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