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Holiday Hooligans


Yes, the debate has already begun, should Christmas be celebrated before Thanksgiving, or does the turkey deserve its due? If you are a defender of the cornucopia, I’m here to tell you, that argument is so 2016. Move over mashed potatoes, it’s time for the jack-o-lantern to scare away those jolly elves who want their lighted tree to shine in … October?

I am all for celebrating any and all holidays, and if you have a party, I’m there. But, Thanksgiving lovers caught in a tryptophan daze just lost the fight with Christmas, and the sleigh bells have moved on to a new target to conquer, Halloween.

I’m sure the Boo Day purists will find it offensive walking into a Home Depot right now, only to find their inflatable Grim Reapers replaced by red-nosed reindeers. Don’t let what happened to the turkey happen to the ghost, instead of battling with old St. Nick for your day, take over a holiday you can dwarf. Maybe, Labor Day or any one of the 30+ holidays in August can be your focus. I might want to stay away from Independence Day, that one might blow-up in your face.

Decorate if you want to decorate, dress up if you want to dress up, celebrate Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day months in advance, I’m okay with that.

And on this day of ghost and ghouls, Merry Christmas!

How to make the best Holiday candy presents for the whole class!


They are super easy and fun for kids to make and eat.

This is all you need: a cookie sheet, peppermint candies, Pam, gift bags with ties and a preheated oven to 350 degrees.


Step #1 – Spray the cookie sheet with Pam.

*Tip- Spray the pan in front of an open dishwasher, the excess just gets washed away.



Step #2 – Then place a few candies in each cookie shape.


Step #3 – Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes or until melted.


Step #4 – Let the candy cool, then pop them out of the cookie sheet.


Step 5 – Gently place each candy in a gift bag and secure with ties.

Forget candy canes, make fun candy gifts this year!

Tis’ the Season!


It’s that time of year again, holiday parties, holiday brews and holiday cocktails, all in the spirit of the season. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year, and other than the word “holiday,” I do my best to give it my all every season.

From January 10, 2013

Last night I asked Azul, my five year-old, if he drank all of his milk and he replied, “I’d…mumble…mumble.”

Not understanding the “mumble” I said, “You dumped it?”

He answered, “I drunk it. Drunk is my favorite word!”

I nodded and thought, me too.

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