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BLACK FRIDAY – Day After Thanksgiving

In the United States, the day after Thanksgiving November 25, 2022, became known as Black Friday and is considered the official kick-off for holiday shopping. Retailers across the country slash prices, offer doorbuster deals on popular big-ticket items and often open in the wee hours of the morning to extend early bird specials.  Dedicated and …
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Christmas Favorites Playlist

Looking for some holiday joy? This playlist is perfect on your favorite, device, around the house, or on shopping trips. These are my favorites that never fail to keep me in the holiday mood, even after a long day when working in retail. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. They never …
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Holiday Movies List

Well the holiday season is here again. As we once again engage in the hustle and bustle, it’s nice to cozy up and let the movies of the season warm you. They are even better curled up with family and friends. So get out the popcorn, drinks and eggnog, settle in with apple cider, hot …
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CYBER MONDAY – Monday After Thanksgiving

Cyber Monday is the Internet’s answer to Black Friday deals. The official observance takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving. While Internet-based companies traditionally offered their best holiday shopping on Cyber Monday to compete with Black Friday deals in brick and mortar stores, things have been changing. However, in more recent years, Black Friday and Cyber …
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Prime Day is Coming….

Start your holiday shopping, need some new tech, accessories, fashion, holiday or home decor, get exclusive benefits and savings October 12 & 13. Great deals on everything Prime.

Relaxation Day

Most of us need this on a pretty regular basis.  That’s what a vacation is for right?  But there is an official day for relaxation.  August 15th is the day, so here are some great ways to unwind. As this is considered a national holiday, sorry school and work still on, its a great opportunity …
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Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall. A …
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Prime Day July 12 & 13, 2022

Do you have Prime?  Before I got mt Prime Account I told myself ” I’ll never use that.”  Here I am 3 years later and I not only love my prime account I use it almost everyday.  Video, kindle, shopping, food, even medical everyday items, if I am looking for it chances are I can …
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FATHER’S DAY – June 19, 2022

On the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day honors the role fathers play in the family structure and society. The day recognizes not just fathers, but the father figures in our lives. These are the men we look up to who set solid examples for us and guide us throughout our lives. Many families dedicate …
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Great Gifts for Dad!

Here we are uts the beginning of summer.  It kicks off by honoring the special men in a child’s life.  Father, dad, daddy, grandfather,  grandpa, uncle, or whatever we call him. He listens, understands, keeps you safe, gives you love, and teaches you important lessons for life.  Find great gifts for any dad and let …
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Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry of …
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Are You Holiday Ready?

Christmas Movie Favorites

These feel good movies will help put you in the Christmas Spirit. It seems like everybody is more pleasant, during the Christmas season. So grab some popcorn, christmas cookies, and enjoy some quality time on the sofa. Do the 25 days of Christmas style or binge watch to your hearts content. While not strictly Christmas …
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Outlander

If you’ve seen anything in this blog before you know I’m a book lover. Well I’m playing catch up. I passed over the Outlander series several years back upon encountering the books. I’m so sorry I did. The only reasons I can site are no one told me about them, and the cover art and …
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Jennifer Langholff invited you to join Ibotta!

Hey! Thought you would enjoy Ibotta (if you don’t already). It’s an easy to use, cash back rewards app. I use it every time I shop, and thought you would like it too. Use my referral code, mjgqyds, and you can start saving real cash at all your favorite retailers. Sign up at https://ibotta.com/r/mjgqyds

International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, and cultures can inspire peace …
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Father’s Day 2019

Dad, just a simple three letter word. Like many of us we take that word for granted as youngsters without realizing just how important it is. There are many labels applied to this job. Dad, Daddy, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, heck maybe that special person in your life is not even related or a guy. …
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Freedoms Ring

June 6th… In the dark days of WWII, with half of Europe overrun by The Axis Powers. America was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. We declared a unanimously supported declaration of war. Our forces were marshalled and staged to enter the European conflict as it now became essential to turn the tide that had overtaken …
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Books to read

Great books come in many shapes, sizes, and genres. Whether you are just looking for a good read, or the perfect beach bag companion. I personally recommend these as some of my favorites. Coffee, tea and your favorite place to read are all the additions besides maybe chocolate… I loved this entire series. I read …
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Are you green? Emerald that is!

Wether its the Emerald isles or the Emerald Coast, they both get their names from May’s beautiful birthstone….you guessed it Emeralds.  These precious stones have been coveted by humanity throughout history and its easy to see why.  If you have a May birthday this is your stone.  If not the allure and beauty of the …
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Droughtlander

As most of you know, or now know Outlander TV Series is not only a great show but, incredibly popular as well. Season 4 has come to an end. After which many will be experiencing a phenomena we have dubbed ‘Droughtlander’. Basically it describes the loss felt in the off season of the TV show. …
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Hurricane Michael

Featured photo by https://www.facebook.com/christonanderson Michael, for most is just a name. Neither good or bad. I have several family members with that as a first or middle name. However, if you’ve been around a news broadcast anywhere in the last few montgs you know the name has taken on an infamous shadow that will haunt …
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NATIONAL CATFISH DAY – June 25

National Catfish Day is observed each year on June 25.   In the United States, this national observance celebrates the value of farm-raised catfish. A diverse group of ray-finned fish, catfish are named for their prominent barbels, which resemble cat whiskers. A favorite dish of many Americans, this fine finned fish can be prepared many different …
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COMPUTER SECURITY DAY

Computer Security Day on November 30th reminds us to protect our computers. Every day, computers become faster and more advanced. Protecting the resources, tools, and information on them protects the people who use them, too.  Since the first home computer, how we use them has changed. Today, we use computers to stay connected. We bank …
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NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI DAY

On November 30th, National Mississippi Day recognizes the home of the Delta blues and the 20th state to join the union. How did you learn to spell Mississippi? Was it the M-I crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I rhyme? Or did you keep track of the seconds by counting one Mississippi, two Mississippi? If you did, …
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Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie is a very delicious dessert pie that is made by using gooey chocolate. As the name suggests, this dessert originated in Mississippi, a popular state of United States. This complete chocolate-based dessert contains flaky chocolate on the top and thick chocolate sauce in the middle. Usually served with plain chilled ice cream, …
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ELECTRONIC GREETINGS DAY

Observed annually on November 29th, Electronic Greetings Day encourages us to send an electronic greeting. At the same time, the day reminds us of how much things have changed.   The convenience and speed of sending an electronic greeting allows more people than ever to participate in this thoughtful process. We all enjoy it when …
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NATIONAL CRAWFISH DAY

National Crawfish Day on April 17th celebrates one of the South’s most iconic foods. Each year the mudbug brings out not only a desire for newspaper-covered picnic tables but a language all its own. A smaller, fresh-water cousin to the lobster, crawfish provide a unique flavor to many homegrown Southern dishes. Baked or boiled, crawfish …
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NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.   Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base …
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