Category Archives: New Years

Sugar–addiction and depression

sugar addiction, indulging in cake

I couldn’t resist borrowing this picture–I’m sure this is exactly how I look when I get over taken by a sugar craving. Except I’ve got a little more of an olive complexion. (To give credit where credit is due, you … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne, my dear

New Year

Every year I wonder what this song is saying. Is it telling us to forget the past year and everyone in it? So this year I looked it up to save the rest of you, who are also wondering, a … Continue reading

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“Stick To It” Mini Goal Book Craft
plus free printable and a giveaway

stick to it book craft for tracking goals for 1 year

Have you made your goals for the New Year already? Are you serious about them? How many times have you been told that if you are going to stick to your goals, you have to actually write them down–not just … Continue reading

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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses
  A New Year’s Day Tradition

Pasadena Tournament of Roses logo

When I was growing up, I lived in and around Pasadena (outside of Los Angeles in California). Every New Year’s morning, everyone there either attends the Rose Parade or watches it on TV. Many camp out overnight on the parade … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Tradition

I got this idea from Sunny, who seems to always have great ideas for preserving memories. It’s simple, yet keeps a good record of family history that is fun to look back on. Each year at New Year’s, each member … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Dessert AKA Broken Window Cake

Do you ever get the feeling that all I do is post recipes? That’s how I feel lately. And here’s another for you. All growing up, my mom would make a special dessert on New Year’s Eve that reminded us … Continue reading

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Really Easy and Delicious Holiday Customizable Treat!

Last night, the girls and I made some Halloween treats to take as a surprise from the “Halloween Phantom” to some families in our area. But we didn’t have a lot of time and I wasn’t sure what to make. … Continue reading

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My senior year in high school we read Thoreau’s Walden and along with the rest of the class, I rolled my eyes.  This small volume published in 1854 by New England philospher and Transendentalist Henry David Thoreau recounts a couple … Continue reading

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Life More Organized–New Year’s Resolution

The Epiphany A few weeks ago, our area of Minnesota was hit with a huge snowstorm.  In just 24 hours, we received about 20 inches of snow.  Add that on top of the 10 inches we already had, plus all … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year

I love New Years Eve. I always have. I love all the fun, the laughter, the games, and the late night with the family. But, I have to give the credit to my Mom for making this holiday so magical … Continue reading

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