The Nightmare Before Christmas Cookbook and Entertaining Guide

The Nightmare Before Christmas is on of my favorite Bermonth movies. Since the movie opens up with This is Halloween, we don't get much direct Halloween celebration for the remainder of the movie. That doesn't mean spooky lovers miss out. Jack Skellington gets the town on board with his hostile takeover of Christmas, but they... Continue Reading →

Meme Mondays with Trisha : HalloThanksMas

We've reflected on several hard themes this Summer. It felt like we were overdue for some light hearted content. But what to search for? I was slightly amused to see Halloween decorations immediately displayed after the Fourth of July. However, Christmas is displayed alongside Halloween decorations as early as September. This clear violation of commerical... Continue Reading →

Patriotic Decoration Season

Have you noticed red, white, and blue decorations here and there? Why are they everywhere in the United States Spring thru Summer? After Easter, we've got significant amount of back to back patriotic holidays. There's Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Sure Labor Day is a stretch, but it's the last major summer weekend.... Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

Reading is a necessary life skill. People, that are not illiterate, do it everyday. Some read with a purpose and others read for pleasure. Thanks to technological advancements, books are available in different forms. Paperback books and hardcover books are printed in bulk with printing presses. The amount of material used to make them and... Continue Reading →

White Day and Valentine’s Days are Yin and Yang

In the United States, Hallmark sells cards and gifts for almost every holiday...except White Day. To be fair, it is not an American holiday. Until 2017, I did not know it existed. Naruto Spinoff: Rock Lee & Ninja Pals created an episode called "White Day, Destroyer of Alliances!" that showed me how important it is.... Continue Reading →

Keep Track of Your New Year New Me Goals

New Year New Me is a few weeks away. Many people reflect on their year and determine what they want to fix next year. Unfortunately, New Year Resolution success rates are very low. Part of that stems from lack of planning and accountability. Although most of people walk around with mini assistance (smart phones/tablets/iPads), calendar... Continue Reading →

All I Want For Christmas

Have you ever seen Jack Frost? I don't mean the one about the father that turns into a snow man or the lad from Rise of the Guardians. I'm talking about the Christmas classic that usually comes on during the 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family. In the movie, the town was very poor.... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Thanksgiving Menu for a Small Family

Cooking and baking are my acts of service. They are one of the many ways I show my family how much I care about them. During the holidays, I like to make a variety of food.  Since Thanksgiving and Christmas are so close, I like to prepare a simple menu that can be finished by... Continue Reading →

When Did Black Friday Become Black Novemeber

Not so long ago, Black Friday was a gruesome battle for savings. In the U.S., people impatiently waited for retailers to open their doors. The violent frenzy led to injury. On rare occassions, a few people passed away. The build up to the mayhem comes from marketing and a bit of luck. Ads and commercials... Continue Reading →

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