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Flour Sack Mama’s Family Holiday Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Hawk for winning Flour Sack Mama’s Family Holiday Giveaway!  She’ll be receiving the $50 gift card to use at Whole Foods. It was fun to be able to pass along this gift I received when I won an earlier recipe challenge. Thanks to everyone who entered.  Thanks especially for the new likes you’ve […]

Continue Reading By on December 14, 2013 in holidays

Gearing Up for Family Winter Outings Around Town!

Everyone’s excited about winter vacation time, or even a special evening out on the town!  With winter’s unpredictable weather and perhaps the unknowns of traffic and destination, are you geared up for a holiday outing?  If simply for the sake of convenience, don’t forget to pack water bottles and nonperishable snacks for everyone in your […]

Continue Reading By on December 13, 2013 in family, holidays, Uncategorized

Lighting Up Winter Nights in the Great Smoky Mountains

*Winter holidays sponsorship post for Enjoy the City. Festive, illuminated, family fun is spilling from every corner of communities near the Great Smoky Mountains this time of year!  No matter how cold, or wet, or frozen the winter may get, they’re ready for a Smoky Mountain Christmas plus New Year’s and general holiday revelry.  A […]

Continue Reading By on December 11, 2013 in Appalachia, Christmas, family, holidays, Uncategorized

Eco-Friendly Holiday Crafting at Ijams Nature Center

Looking for more frugal and eco-friendly ways to keep kids crafting?  Ijams Nature Center’s recent holiday workshop proved once again that the best decorations can be low-cost and green.  Several parents brought children and even created ornaments alongside them. Twigs and yarn provided materials for handcrafted decorations. Ijams Volunteer Jonathan Lightbulbs got decoupaged into colorful ornaments. Matt […]

Continue Reading By on December 22, 2012 in green, holidays, recycling

Guest Post: Going Green for the Holidays

Inspiration and Advice for Setting New Eco-Friendly Traditions By Sandra Ann Harris Contributing Writer / ECOlunchbox Founder LAFAYETTE, Calif. (December 2012) – When it comes celebrating the holidays sustainably this season, the old adage “waste not, want not” offers great guidance. “There are lots of great ways to go green for the holidays,” says ECOlunchbox […]

Continue Reading By on December 13, 2012 in green, holidays

Kosher Comfort Food for Hanukkah

Could you imagine a major faith celebration without food?  At sundown before this first day of Hanukkah, observers of the Jewish faith sit down for a meal that might include popular latkes or potato cakes, brisket, and sufganiyot (SOOF-gan-eh-YOTE) or jelly donuts.  The eight-day festival of lights and religious freedom will culminate with feasts at […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2012 in cooking, faith, food, holidays