Halloween Costumes for Kids

Four Cool and Creepy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids Halloween is a fun holiday where many parents spend hundreds of dollars on elaborate costumes and decorations. But if you’ve got several children, the budget’s tight, or you simply don’t want to throw money away on something that will be worn for only one night, …

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The Magic of the Holidays

The magic of the holidays

When I opened the newspaper this morning, I was greeted by announced “Christmas has arrived!” “Baloney!” I murmured to myself remembering the shower of golden leaves that had greeted me when delivering gift baskets on the NAU campus earlier in the week. I glanced at the date, thinking I was in some kind of time warp. Nope. The …

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Creative Valentine Gifts

A card and a kiss are nice, but whether you have $10 or $1000 to spend, it’s still important to give those Valentine Day gifts some thought.  It’s easy to create a more interesting gift than roses and chocolates.  Valentine gifts, created from the heart, will be remembered years from now. Be thoughtful.  It’s not about …

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Women’s Christmas in Ireland

  There is an interesting story reported in findmypast.com about January 6th.  Traditionally this is  the Feast of the Epiphany and the day that Christmas decorations are taken down.   But in Ireland January 6 means something else as well, an old tradition that marks the last day of celebrations. The day is known as Nollaig …

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