Do you find yourself running around like a crazy person trying to create that “perfect” holiday season for your family? Are you exhausted from decking the halls with every Christmas decoration you own, baking every new cookie recipe you see, attending every holiday event or party across the greater KC area, or shopping for every family member or casual acquaintance? If the answer is yes, give yourself permission to take a few minutes for yourself. Check into some of the relaxation tips from one of the following books.
Everyone has a guilty-pleasure food that they like to indulge in. More often than not, there’s usually one that they have just for the holidays. The staff here at Red Bridge is no exception – from appetizers to desserts, there are foods that the workers here just absolutely adore.
Jessica is partial to peppermint ice cream.
Emily is a big fan of prime rib.
Roxy adores Russian Tea Cakes.
Susan lists cheesecake with raspberry sauce over it as her indulgence
Ruby’s choice is potatoes – any kind served almost any way.
Are you interested in knowing the value of your keepsake decorations? For several years, I have been an avid collector of Hallmark ornaments. I discovered a book entitled Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Value Guide by Nicki Pierce that I found very interesting, and I was surprised to see what my collectibles are currently worth.
Santa made a surprise appearance at the North Oak Branch. Children, both young and old, enjoyed a story, a craft, and a chance to sit on Santa's lap! Jim "Two Crows" Wallen, aka Santa presented A Visit with Santa on December 16th at 10:30 AM. He was a hit as he told the story of how Santa got his reindeer. He helped the children with their crafts, and talked with everyone until show time.
A BIG thank you to Cedar Creek Elementary School. They joined us on Dec.16th with Christmas Carols and cheer as a thank you gift for our classroom participation at their school. Thanks again Cedar Creek!
The Christmas Season always brings back nostalgic memories from my childhood past in Greece. Christmas then was not all about Santa Claus and presents under the tree. It was about celebrating our Christmas traditions with our family.
The Christmas season is upon us. The Plaza lights have been lit, Longview's Christmas in the Park has started, and many other lighting ceremonies are happening. I often wonder how other countries celebrate Christmas, especially Australia.
It’s that time of the year again. It’ Christmas! It’s time to shop and give gifts in celebration! Searching for the perfect gift for that special someone can be difficult sometimes. Here’s an idea to help alleviate some of that Christmas stress. Make that person a gift. This is easy and makes the gift more personal.