Holidays

Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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June 7th – National Donut Day!

 
national donut day 2013Each year National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June.

This event was created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army Lassie’s who served coffee and donuts to the soldiers during World War I.

Salvation Army volunteers set up “huts” overseas in abandoned buildings close to the front lines. The Salvation Army Lassie’s provided baked goods, writing supplies and clothes mending to the soldiers. Serving the sweet treats brought comfort to the soldiers who were likely missing the comfort of their family.

The Lassie’s found it difficult to provide freshly baked goods due to the condition of the hut’s. Two volunteer’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance decided to fry donuts on soldiers’ helmets. Seven donuts were able to be fried per batch. Try the original Salvation Army Lassie’s Doughnut Recipe.

For National Donut Day there are donut shops offering freebies or deals.

Here are some donut deals:

Participating Dunkin Donuts shops are offering a FREE donut with purchase of a Dunkin’ beverage. Offer is valid at participating shops June 1, while supplies are available. Browse local shops.

Participating Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a FREE doughnut June 1, with no purchase required. Browse for local shops on the Krispy Kreme website.

FREE contest–Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army are featuring a Donut Day Sweepstakes for lots of free donuts and other prizes. Enter online for FREE, no purchase necessary.

Don’t forget to check your local listings for the deals in your local area.
 
 
 
 

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May 27 – A Memorial Poem

 
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This prayer caught my eye. A little 3rd grade boy wrote it in 2001. I liked it and just had to post it.
 

Memorial Day

I think about the people that fought in the wars,
some have died to keep us free.

I think about the men and women,
Who saved lives on land and at sea.

I look at the monuments,
In memory of the brave.

I help plant red flowers
At my grandfather’s grave.

At the parade, I see flags flying,
Red, white and blue.

I watch rows of different uniforms,
Navy, white and brown too.

The soldiers salute with pride.

Memorial Day remembers and honors
those who have died.

© 2001 Tim F., 3rd Grader, Academy Elementary School, Madison, Connecticut.

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Don’t forget the true meaning of this weekend.

 

 
I never ask the people who look at my blog to pass a post along to others, but in this case please do so.
 
Everyone needs to remember why we have BBQ’s and get together with families on this weekend.
This is important. Remember to love your family while you have them.
 
Please pass it along.
 

 
 

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March 28 – Last Minute Easter Gift’s

 

Easter is less than a week away and if you need to send that Last Minute Easter Gift I’ve got you covered.


Cookies that taste as good as they look!!


 
 
 
 

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St. Patrick’s Day: Some Things You May Or May Not Know

 
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As we prepare to honor the patron saint of Ireland by donning green and drinking too much, it feels only fitting to pull the curtain back a bit on March 17. So without further ado, here are some things you may or may not know about St. Patrick’s Day.
 
 
1. St. Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, was born in the year 387 at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton. Which is in Scotland. Making Ireland’s patron saint Scottish. At 16 years old, Irish raiders captured him in the midst of an attack on his family’s estate. The raiders then took him to Ireland and held him captive for six years. After escaping, he went back to England for religious training and was sent back to Ireland many years later as a missionary. St. Patrick was actually born Maewyn Succat, according to legend; he changed his name to Patricius, or Patrick, which derives from the Latin term for “father figure,” when he became a priest.

2. His birth name was actually Maewyn Succat. It wasn’t until he was in the Church that it was changed to Patricius, or Patrick.

3. Green may be the national color of Ireland, but the color most associated with St. Patrick is blue. The Order of St. Patrick was established in 1783 as the senior order of chivalry in the Kingdom of Ireland. The color associated with the honor needed to differentiate it from the Order of the Garter (dark blue) and the Order of the Thistle (green). So they went with a shade of sky blue.

4. According to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland in the 5th century. But, of course, there weren’t any slithering reptiles to drive off the island. The reference is thought to be metaphorical: St. Patrick — who converted pagans to Christianity — was the man who supposedly drove “evil” non-Christians from the land.

5. St. Patrick used a three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to pagan Irish, forever linking the shamrock with him and the Irish in the popular imagination. He would tie shamrocks to his robes, which is why we wear green today. (The shamrock was also important in Celtic mythology because of its three leaves — a sacred number to the Celts.)

6. The very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the U.S. The Irish have been celebrating the feast of St. Patrick since the ninth century, but the first recorded parade anywhere was in Boston in 1737. The parade was not Catholic in nature because the majority of Irish immigrants to the colonies were Protestant. Ireland did not have a parade of its own until 1931, in Dublin. Even today, 18 out of the 20 largest St. Patrick’s Day parades are in the States — New York’s is the largest.
 
 
 

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A High School Graduation Gift

 

It’s never to early to start thinking about graduation, it closer than you think.


 

Graduation marks a new phase in a graduates life, adulthood being the most important.

With childhood memories behind them and a world of new responsibilities and challenges ahead one is left with the carefree memories of childhood.

Send a graduate out into the world with a photo book filled with memories of his or her childhood.

A treasure that can be passed down for generations.

Don’t forget to add a note with words of encouragement and wisdom.
 
 
 
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~
 
 

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February 27 – Happy Birthday Tiny Prints

 

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When: Now through 03/05/2013 at 11:59pm PT

Promo Code: BDAY13


 
 

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February 23 – National Banana Bread Day

 

Banana Bread Day, Sweet!!!


 
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Go bananas over this sweet, sweet bread because today is National Banana Bread Day! There’s no better way to celebrate “National Banana Bread Day” than by baking a quick loaf. Celebrate with others around the nation with this delicious baked good.

Banana bread is a sweet, cakelike bread which contains mashed bananas. Banana bread is a quick bread which typically uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Rather than dough, the bread is baked from a thick batter, which does not require kneading.

Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s (and appears in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook). The first banana bread recipe was thought to have been created by William Swanson. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity. The cookbooks of the 1960s added to its popularity because they commonly listed multiple variations of bread that added fruits and nuts.

Banana bread is very popular at bake sales and has become one of the most common items for sale for breakfast in cafés in Australia but the loaf is often less dense than in North America.
 
 
 

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Last Chance for Love

 

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