• Thoughts

    Happy Winter Solstice

    Happy Winter Solstice Everyone! We are working our way back to summer in the northern hemisphere.  Happy Winter and Happy Summer if you live in the southern hemisphere! Each new start at something makes me feel like I want to make a resolution to do better. So take this opportunity to improve your life in one way.

  • Recipe

    Cherry Covered Chocolate Cookies

    These cookies are so good they might not make it to Christmas Day in my house. One of my favorite candies has always been chocolate covered cherries. This recipe flips it and makes it into a cookie, cherry covered chocolate cookies. We served these cookies at our wedding, on our cookie table. They are delish without the Hershey kiss but the chocolate puts it over the top. Ingredients: 1 Cup powdered sugar 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon maraschino cherry juice, I always end up using more 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract 2 1/4 All purpose flour 1/2 Cup chopped maraschino cherries Method: In an mixer, blend…

  • Fitness

    Quick Exercises for the Holidays

    Feel like you don’t have time to work in your fitness routine? Kathy’s post is about working out during the holidays and finding time to take care of yourself! Christmas is quickly approaching and we are all busier than ever! How can you fit in some exercise when you have so much to do? Here are just a few thoughts to make sure you don’t drop you exercise routine. Try walking at lunch time. Depending on the length of your lunch time, you can get in a good workout. Spend at least half of your lunch break walking. Even if it is cold outside, most work places have hallways and…

  • Tips

    How To Create an Amazing Aroma in Your Home

      Make your kitchen and whole house smell amazing with this simple method. Supplies: Orange Peel 2 Cinnamon Sticks A couple Whole All Spice Apple peels (good for pie scraps!) Method: Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan with water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until your house smells like heaven. Don’t forget to add more water as needed! You could also use this method in a crockpot. Just use more of the supplies. Don’t stop here, you can also add lemon peels, greens from your tree, vanilla, or even slices of ginger. Whatever you enjoy. I have also read that you can deodorize…

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