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Tell a friend New Year’s resolutions

planning for the new year

New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

— Mark Twain

Posted January 1, 2006 by Mariva in holidays, resources

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Tell a friend New Year’s Eve fashions

New Year's Eve party

What to wear to a New Year’s Eve party:

Posted December 30, 2005 by Mariva in entertaining, fashion, holidays, home, social

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Tell a friend Season’s Greetings

Season's Greetings Courtesy of Wikipedia, please have a happy and well-informed:

Posted December 23, 2005 by Mariva in education, holidays, resources, social

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Tell a friend winter holiday music

Jethro Tull Christmas Album Jethro Tull Christmas Album
I’ve never been much of a Deadhead, but as youthful musical obsessions go, I would say I was definitely more of a Tull Skull. As such, this is one of my favorite winter holiday albums. Please don’t ask me what the lyrics mean; I usually don’t have a clue. But the album is delightful nonetheless — very solstitial.

Posted December 20, 2005 by Mariva in entertaining, entertainment, gifts, holidays, home, music

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Tell a friend PajamaGram

PajamaGram
What a great gift idea: with a PajamaGram (your choice of pajamas, robe or slippers), your recipient gets a free:

  • keepsake organza hatbox
  • lavender sachet
  • "Do Not Disturb" sign
  • personalized gift card
  • decorative shipping box

Also available are bath & body spa supplies, candles, gourmet treats and relaxation accessories for creating the perfect retreat-at-home experience. (Maybe I’ll send one of these gifts to myself!)

Posted December 14, 2005 by Mariva in bath & spa, beauty, edibles, fashion, gifts, holidays, home

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Tell a friend apple kitchen accessories


Le Creuset Apple Casserole, fruit green

Le Creuset Apple Casserole, fruit green
Don’t you love kitchen cookware and accessories that look like fruit? Here are two shiny apple casseroles, made from enameled cast iron, so you can cook your casserole in the oven, warm it on the stovetop and serve it on the table. Wow your guests!

(Click "there’s more" to see the red apple accessories: the other casserole and a couple of cute apple kitchen timers.)

Posted December 13, 2005 by Mariva in decor, entertaining, gifts, holidays, home, kitchen

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Tell a friend U.S. postage stamps with new rates

Navajo Jewelry two-cent postage stamp

Well, the bad news is that U.S. postage rates are increasing slightly on January 8, 2006. The good news, however, is that postage stamps with the new rates are available today — and the Navajo Jewelry two-cent stamp is gorgeous. While you’re at it, don’t forget to order some last-minute holiday postage stamps. The holiday cookies are cute, and the Santa ornaments are pretty. There are also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa stamps, as well as a Dear Santa holiday music CD.

Posted December 8, 2005 by Mariva in arts, gifts, holidays, jewelry, news, resources, social

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Tell a friend buffet plates & wine glass holders

buffet party solutions

‘Tis the season for the office soirée, cocktail party, neighborhood potluck and holiday buffet — which means a lot of standing and eating. Fun, perhaps, but the drinks can be problematic. If you’ve got a plate in one hand and a glass in the other, in which hand do you hold your eating utensil? How do you shake hands with your fellow attendees? If you set the glass down, will it get mixed up with someone else’s?

Posted December 5, 2005 by Mariva in decor, gifts, holidays, social

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Tell a friend candy

old fashion candy sticks, assorted in gift jar I know a guy who’s tough but sweet
He’s so fine, he can’t be beat
He’s got everything that I desire
Sets the summer sun on fire
Grand Retro candy assortment gift box I want candy, I want candy!

Posted November 29, 2005 by Mariva in edibles, gifts, holidays

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Tell a friend Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving groceries

The Sun Herald‘s “A Thanksgiving to remember

NPR: "After Katrina, a Happy Thanksgiving for Alabama Family"

The Times Picayune: "Katrina blows away Thanksgiving plans"

Star Tribune: "Holiday weighs heavily on Katrina victims"

more Katrina-related Thanksgiving stories…

How to help:
VolunteerMatch
Idealist
Red Cross
Network for Good
USA Freedom Corps

Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted November 23, 2005 by Mariva in community, holidays, news, resources

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