Category: Holidays

Amigurumi Snowman Pattern

I had some leftover white, pink, and grey skeins of yarn from the baby blanket that I last posted, and I liked the color combination so much that I made this amigurumi snowman & scarf with the yarn. Here is the snowman crochet pattern. Supplies Vanna’s Choice® White Vanna’s Choice® Silver Heather Vanna’s Choice® Rose Shocking Size F/3.75mm Crochet …

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Swirly Birds of Paradise Tropical Soap for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a useful and whimsical gift idea for your loved ones – Birds of Paradise tropical scented pure coconut oil soap!  The fragrances in this soap combine sweet and tangy fruity scents with island hibiscus, making for a true tropical getaway. This is another one of my favorite superfatted pure coconut oil soaps – I …

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

Quotes for the New Year

Here are some of our favorite thoughts on renewal and beginnings to welcome 2022 and help get you ready for the new year. And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke For last year’s words belong to last year’s languageAnd next year’s words await another voice. …

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10 Reasons Hiking and Camping Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution!

Every New Year, we hear people say a million different resolutions that will change their lives for the better. Some of the classic, cliché resolutions are to get in shape, save more money, travel more, or even find love. I believe if you commit to getting off the couch, and into the outdoors, you can …

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[It would be neat if with the New Year] by Jimmy Santiago Baca

[It would be neat if with the New Year] for Miguel It would be neat if with the New YearI could leave my loneliness behind with the old year.My leathery loneliness an old pair of work bootsmy dog vigorously head-shakes back and forth in its jaws,chews on for hours every day in my front yard—rain, …

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[little tree] by e e cummings

[little tree] little treelittle silent Christmas treeyou are so littleyou are more like a flower who found you in the green forestand were you very sorry to come away?see          i will comfort youbecause you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool barkand hug you safe and tightjust as your mother would,only don’t be afraid …

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Rankin And Bass And Snow Forts

It seemed like in the 1960s winter snow was plentiful. Built up from driveway plowing or roof top shoveling we had heaps of the cold, white, compact snow. At times snow as high as the roof eaves. With a small spade shovel and young castle building imagination the snow fort was eventually erected with tunnels, …

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Classic Quotes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The Peanuts characters have long been an integral part of the holidays for many Americans. Every year when the Charlie Brown specials come on TV, families naturally gather for the event.   The television show “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted on CBS on December 9, 1965, and is still welcome in our living rooms year after year. Peanuts and “A …

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The Story of Frankincense

The Mysterious Frankincense Used for many thousands of years, the Frankincense tree has perhaps the greatest association with spiritual practice of any plant on earth. In most of the great ancient cultures, including the Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, Hebrew, Greek and Roman civilizations, it has played a role in religious and domestic life. Frankincense has been …

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