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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

November 29, 2018 — What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone... Read More

Hot Chocolate Mix

November 29, 2018 — Ingredients: 11 cups powdered milk 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 11 ounces powdered coffee creamer 2 lbs nestle’ nesquick powdered chocolate milk mix 4 tbsp cocoa powder 1 box instant chocolate pudding Preparation: Mix all together Store in airtight containers Use 1/3 mix to 2/3 water when making hot chocolate

The Beauty of the Holidays

November 29, 2018 — The beauty of the holidays is the gift to slow down, reflect on what’s important, and remember that our lives are valuable and worth being fully enjoyed. We all know it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle of the winter season. For that reason, it is important to plan ahead for... Read More

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep

November 29, 2018 — The holidays bring extra demands—shopping for gifts, party preparation, wrapping the gifts—and it’s easy to see why many people are more sleep-deprived than ever this time of year. Here are some suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season: Take time to relax. Even if you have a lot to do, allow yourself to stop... Read More

Holiday Ornament Crafts

November 29, 2018 — Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paint brush to paint... Read More

Be Sure To Wash Your Hands!

November 29, 2018 — December 3-7, 2018 is National Hand Washing Awareness Week and, according to the Centers for Disease (CDC), “the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.” Hand washing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take... Read More

Taking Care of Yourself is Part of the Job

October 30, 2018 — The job of becoming the primary caregiver for your aging parent is universally recognized as one of the most difficult transitions we can go through. It’s hard to experience the reversal of parent and child. The task of caring for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. It’s easy to begin to “hover” around them in... Read More

Energy Saving Tips

October 30, 2018 — Light bulbs: Use energy saving CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) instead of the conventional incandescent light bulbs. CFLs only use one-quarter of the electricity and lasts years longer. Each CFL bulb contains 5mg of mercury so you will have an extra item to sort in the recycling bin. Dishes: Never load your dishes in a... Read More

Nov. 12th is National Pizza Day

October 30, 2018 — The pizza pie is a ubiquitous symbol of both Italian cooking and Americana. Oven-baked, thin-crust or deep-dish, round or square, it is a common favorite throughout the United States, with a wide number of regional variations. The most traditional pie is the pizza Napolitano, or Neapolitan pizza. Made of strong flour, the dough is often... Read More

A Short History Lesson on Veterans Day

October 30, 2018 — The First World War was known as “the war to end all wars” and was a war with a large social and political impact on the world, even still today. Many men fought in the war, and while the United States entered the war late and suffered the fewest casualties of all of the participating... Read More