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  • Allison's 16th Birthday Party
    How to host an un-Sweet Sixteen
    For a variety of reasons, you or your daughter may not wish to have the traditional ‘Sweet Sixteen’ party, but still want to have a nice celebration. Perhaps you can only afford a modest celebration at home, or you simply are casual...
  • Scenic road to a new life
    How to make organizing rules instead of resolutions
    In a few days we will be beginning a New Year. With the New Year, comes New Year's Resolutions. Sadly, most resolutions are broken by the end of January, and one that is popular amongst many homeowners is the resolution to get organized. We...
  • Create natural winter ornaments to decorate your home at CrpmwelllValley Park
    Create natural winter ornaments to decorate your home at Cromwell Valley Park
    The holiday season is nearing its end. That means it will soon be time to take down the holiday decorations. It is a bittersweet time knowing the holidays will return – but not for another year. How do you continue the festive spirit through...
  • Resource Therapy: Find the Power Within
    The Benefits of having a Personal Coach or Consultant
    Coaches are common in the fields of sports. We rely on our coaches to give us guidance and an insight as to what we can improve on in our athletic activity. But, what would happen if we applied this useful skill in our personal lives?How would our...
  • Kristy Mardini
    Wrapping up 2014
    As I wrap up the year 2014, I realize it is a year to remember… Not so much for the memories but for the lessons learned. You see, 2014 has been a turning point for me as it began a process of ending a decade long marriage that should have...
  • Must have kitchen tools
    Best items that the home cook will want for the New Year
    As home cooks draw inspiration from the favorite chefs, restaurants and television shows, the home kitchen is brimming with cooking utensils and gadgets that can help take a dish to the higher level. From a faster cooked meal to better prepped...
  • Tips for a perfect celebration
    A perfect celebration with four must have items
    Hosting a large celebration or intimate party doesn't have be to stressful. A few key tips can make any gathering a successful one. Even if your family rarely hosts guests, a lovely gathering can be successful with four factors.Here are a few...
  • Ciroc vodka cocktails
    Toast to new beginnings with CIROC Vodka
    As one year ends, a set of new beginnings arrives. Whether you resolve to do better, feel better or just enjoy life, a new year brings many possibilities.For a New Year celebration or a just because moment with friends, CIROC has several cocktails...
  • Gin and Cranberry Cocktail
    Spirited cocktails perfect for the season
    During this busy time, a cocktail shared with family and friends is a lovely way to relax from the hustle and bustle. Instead of the traditional, well-known classics, Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, from the Cooking Channel have curated specialty...
  • Interstellar: A cinematic disappointment
    Interstellar: A cinematic disappointment
    Director Christopher Nolan is back with another mind bending sci-fi flick focusing on a man whose been called upon by NASA to help a team of astronauts travel through a worm hole in a risky attempt to save Earth. Nolan co-wroteInterstellarwith his...
  • "Twelve drums a drumming"
    Twelve Days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me, Twelve Drummers drumming
    Often when a big announcement is forthcoming, we will hear a “drum roll!” This is a specific rhythm used by the drummer. And sometimes there is not even a drum in sight; and folks will make an imitation noise with their voices...
  • Holiday meal recipes to enjoy with family and friends
    Holiday meal recipes to enjoy with family and friends
    Whether you will celebrate the holidays at home with your family, get together with friends for New Years or bring a dish to an extended family holiday gathering, enjoying a meal with family and friends is a long-standing holiday tradition.Turkey,...
  • Day of Family Fun
    Cleveland Foundation Day of Family Fun
    Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest around today. On Dec. 30, they are giving a gift to the community with their day of family fun. This will include free activities...
  • The Heights, and then the depths
    The Heights, and then the depths
    Five famous novelists died on five consecutive days of the month this week -- in different years, of course, but still.English novelist Emily Bronte died on December 19, 1848. She had published Wuthering Heights the year before, at age 29. She...
  • "Eleven pipers piping"
    Twelve Days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me, Eleven pipers piping
    Hmmm…pipers piping. Today we would assume that this would be eleven gentlemen smoking their pipes and polluting the air. An often used old sarcastic remark is used when we are telling someone that if they don’t like something we say ...