Category Archives: thoughts tips and tales

Holiday Observation #1

Happy holidays to everyone!

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Money-Saving Gift Idea #1 — Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool — Only $2.99

Studies show that about 20 percent of the contents of health and beauty products remain in containers when users toss them — usually because they can’t get any more to come out! The Extend Your Beauty cosmetic tool is a … Continue reading

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A Great Way to Look at Birthdays

  Today’s my birthday!

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Blog Stats for Thoughts, Tips and Tales during 2014

  Just received some statistics about my blog during 2014. Very interesting… What do you think?

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Favorite Blog Posts #1

Reading other people’s blogs is one of my favorite pastimes. (So many blogs, so little time…) Here are some posts I really enjoyed. Check ’em out! Letter from Summer Camp A Boy and his Penis

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Record Child’s Holiday Experiences in a Christmas Memories Book

Christmas is for children — and it’s a time when memories are made that are treasured for a lifetime. And there’s an easy way to document your child’s holiday experiences with gifts, grandparents, good food and more.

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Awesome Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Clothes and Accessories

If you’re going to an Ugly Christmas Sweater party this year (and they’re becoming more and more popular – for both sexes), a good idea to save money is to start with a basic red or green sweater and add … Continue reading

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Memories of Holiday Mishaps

Merry mayhem! Seems like every Christmas, there’s a little snafu … and usually you can laugh about it later.  Here are a few of my holiday adventures. 1) Years ago, a cylindrical, glass deodorant container rolled off a nearby shelf … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of November

Can’t believe it’s December — and the holidays are coming right up.  November flew by! Here’s a recap. Good things 1) Did my first webcam phone call ever — very cool! I could see my son, his wife, and their … Continue reading

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Yikes! When Did Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties Start?

I’ve always loved decorated Christmas sweaters, vests and t-shirts, and have worn them during the holidays for years. Every year on Black Friday, I happily rise before the sun comes up, dress in a festive top, arrive at the mall … Continue reading

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