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  • Free printable Chinese New Year Lantern Festival crafts, patterns, activities
    Free printable Chinese New Year Lantern Festival crafts, patterns, activities
    Chinese New Year begins late January to late February in the western calendar. It's also called Spring Festival. CNY ends with a lantern festival. Each year, a different animal of the 12-year Chinese zodiac is featured. In 2015, it's Year...
  • courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
    Cirque du Soleil's Varekai takes San Diego by storm
    For those lucky enough to live in San Diego or who are traveling into the region between February 26th and March 1st, 2015, Cirque du Soleil's traveling extravaganza, Varekai, is an absolute must. Now showing in a limited run at San Diego'...
  • Set sail in the British Virgin Islands
    Set sail in the British Virgin Islands
    Although we may be riding the “Siberian Express,” now is a great time to look toward the warmer months ahead. For Spring and Summer 2015, there will be no better place to set sail than in the British Virgin Islands.With upcoming...
  • Alliance for the Arts
    Alliance for the Arts brings many fun and frugal family activities to Fort Myers
    Here in Fort m\Myers, we are fortunate to have generous neighbors who give of their time and facilities to provide us and our families with fun, entertaining and educational activities throughout the year. Whether it is outdoor movies, parades and...
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    Health-boosting food & beverage finds
    While many resolve, or re-resolve, to follow good nutrition practices when the New Year rolls around, it’s important to sustain those healthy eating habits all year through. Luckily, modern food and beverage manufacturers are developing...
  • Alberto Snaidero brings kitchen design trends to life
    Alberto Snaidero brings kitchen design trends to life
    Home and Living is happy to say we have corralled one of the best arbiters on kitchen design to give our readers: ideas, photographs and commentary on the most exciting kitchen design trends for 2015.Alberto Snaidero is the Operational Manager of...
  • Raising backyard chickens
    Fresh chicken eggs all year long
    When you are raising chickens their production doesn't stop in the winter, but you must collect their eggs two or three times a day. Caring for your flock of hens is the first step to healthy eggs and disease free chickens. Keep your chickens...
  • Be a hometown tourist.
    Be a tourist - in your own city
    It's Friday evening - and you ask that wonderful question all couples ask one another if it hasn't been settled: "So ... what do you want to do this weekend?" It's a question that can cause undue stress for all couples. There...
  • Figure 1 & Figure 2
    The Year of Sheep Tells Us a Lot of Things
    Currently, there is a hot topic in a variety of newspapers and websites that appears in the form of a question: Is this Chinese Lunar Year the Year of Sheep, Goat or Ram?This is a very interesting question, and I would like to answer it. I have...
  • Courtesy Lauren Sharon Vintage Rentals & Design
    Pop Up Picnic San Diego does date night right
    If you're looking to up the ante on date night romance or turn an ordinary date into an extraordinary and memorable one, look no further than Pop Up Picnic. This company creates turnkey, one-of-a-kind experiences that are as elegant and...
  • Cincinnati celebrates National Tortilla Day
    Cincinnati celebrates National Tortilla Day
    In honor of National Tortilla Day, we thought it best to share some of our insider tips on how to make your own and delicious recipes to make your own at home. Check out how we dress our tortilla’s with flavor or if you would rather someone...
  • Chicago's Green River
    Go green with these St. Patrick's Day ideas
    Holiday's come in an assortment of colors, Valentine's Day is red, St. Patrick's Day is green, Easter is pastel colors, and the Fourth of July is a combination of red, white and blue. If a person said name a holiday that is orange and...
  • Sweet strawberry
    Sweet strawberry
    Strawberries represent a good fruit to eat.The strawberry is a fruit that brings many great nutrients.The strawberry can be added too many great incredible recipes for perfect pairing to a style of eating to yogurt, cereal, to dipping one side in...
  • National Chili Day, diet vegan chili recipes, food swaps I used to lose weight
    National Chili Day, diet vegan chili recipes, food swaps I used to lose weight
    February 26 is National Chili Day! As winter weather plunges temps to below zero. here are diet vegetarian and vegan chili recipes to warm you. If your New Year's diet resolutions got old and you fell off the weight loss wagon, jumpstart your...
  • Retirement is a great time to play
    From life to death, it is important to have a plan
    When writing about retirement issues, my mantra is “make a plan.” Usually I am referring to how you will spend your happy, carefree retirement days, but in the past few months I have seen several news reports on the subject of end of...