Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ben Franklin Would be Amazed

This Christmas was a technology-themed gift year in our house.  I would presume that we weren’t alone in this phenomenon.  With such a myriad of options out there –smartphones, iPods, tablets, laptops, tv’s, cameras, video and audio equipment – the … Continue reading

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Traditions: The Kaleidoscope of the Holidays

I am fascinated by traditions. We all have them — family traditions, cultural traditions, and traditions of faith.  There are old traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, and new traditions that have been created from merging … Continue reading

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Homer Simpson Gifts

At a recent lunch date with one of my BFF’s, we started discussing the potential of receiving Homer Simpson gifts for Christmas.  In my family, we call certain gifts that name in honor of the episode where Homer gave Marge … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

I had intended to publish a post yesterday.  But after we all heard the horrific news that came out of Newtown, CT, I just couldn’t bring myself to write anything. I could think of no words that would be even … Continue reading

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When Time and Distance Don’t Matter

My husband gave me an awesome early Christmas present this weekend. He surprised me by flying my sister out for a visit.  She lives 1,680 miles away and we hadn’t seen each other in a year and a half. Sure, … Continue reading

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Behold the Grocery Freak

I tend to think of myself as a fairly normal, regular Real Woman.  Most days I feel that I fit in pretty well with others.  I know several friends, relatives and associates who seem to have similar outlooks, habits, interests … Continue reading

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What’s In a Label?

It was announced this weekend that a retail location that I spend far too much time and money in, Target, is now offering several designer items thanks to a holiday partnership with Neiman Marcus.  This was big enough news to … Continue reading

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