Eating Healthy(er) During the Holidays

Our Thanksgiving meal is just about complete, so I’m taking a few minutes to voice a few thoughts about making the holiday meals somewhat healthier.  I know some people successfully transform the traditional meal into something approaching healthfood nirvana.  For the rest of us, it’s about making smaller substitutions.  I thought about this when I was […]

Black Friday a.k.a. Retail Mayhem

I admit that I once was a Black Friday shopper.  I never knocked anyone over or got in a fist fight over the last Blu-ray player, but I strategically planned my shopping to score items on my Christmas list.  I stood in line for an hour to save a few dollars.  I set the alarm […]

Christmas Gift Idea: Craft Fairs, Street Vendors, and Etsy, Oh My

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]

An Advent Favorite: Bartholomew’s Passage (Kregel Publications , 2009)

bartholomewWith Christmas approaching, don’t forget to pick an Advent book to read!  One of our favorites is Bartholomew’s Passage.   (This is an affiliate link with Amazon, and I will earn a few cents if you buy from my link.)

Ten-year-old Bartholomew is separated from his family during a Roman raid on his village.  He is sold as a slave but escapes and takes refuge with a religious commune that rescues boys such as himself.  His adventure sets the stage for an exciting read each night, leaving you on the edge of your seat.  But no reading ahead!

Christmas Gift Idea: Books That Never Go Out of Style & A Giveaway

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]

Christmas Gift Idea: Polder’s Old World Market Carves Beautiful Kitchen Utensils

When I shop, and especially when I Christmas shop, I search high and low for gifts that are unique and fit my recipient’s personality.  I want the gift to really make them light up with excitement.  I’m not looking for expensive or big, but fun and out-of-the-ordinary.  My three tenets of gift shopping are unique, […]