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Cathy Kates
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4 Easy Valentine Ideas For People That Think It’s The Little Things That Count

When you think of Valentine's Day you think of candy, cards, flowers, dinner and maybe (depending on what day it falls on) entertainment.  All easily attainable and appreciated, but have you ever heard of "it's the little things that count"? Here are 4 little ways to make your sweetheart melt with appreciation for your thoughtfulness.

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Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images
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U.S. Post Office Apps Give Peace Of Mind And Delivers Holiday Smiles

My sister's birthday is December 19, which is a bummer for me because the gifts I send are in the mix with the holiday packages and take longer than usual to get to her.  More than 16 billion cards, letters, flats and packages are expected to be delivered for the 2016 holiday season. But, they are keeping up on it and even offering delivery notifications and a sweet new way to SEE that your package has been delivered.

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Holiday Artichoke Segment Is a Hilarious Stomach-Turning Disaster

Here's something that may make you lose your appetite.

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Ebay/baysidecandy
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7 Nostalgic Christmas Candies, Do You Remember These?

I loved the Advent calendar that had the little pieces of chocolate behind each window.  I was a pretty simple candy eater as a child, anything with peanut butter and chocolate and I was happy.  I have bought Advent Calendars for my co-host's children and he has left the calendar laying on his desk until the middle of the month!  I tell him he's missing the point, he responds by saying the kids like to open up a week at a time and get more chocolate in one sitting.  UGH!

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Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meal To Thousands At Washington Convention Center
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USDA Offers Five Tips For A Food Safe Thanksgiving

As a Foodie, I am always amused and interested in the fact that many people are scared of cooking a large meal for a crowd - especially a holiday meal like Thanksgiving.  Maybe it's because I've grown up around food and food prep that I actually find it easier to serve a larger table than a smaller one.

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Fired Macy's Santa Gets New Job
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PASS Foundation’s Breakfast With Santa Happens November 19 In Superior

The season is just around the corner - and here's a great way to kick things off!  The Performing Arts Student Scholarship Foundation in Superior is having their annual Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, November 19 in Cathedral of Christ the King's Kress Hall.  From 8 to 12Noon, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to meet with Santa for pictures and their chance to get their Christmas list in.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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5 Alternative Adult Inspired Easter Basket Ideas They Will Love

Easter is coming, you can tell by the huge cellophane wrapped Easter baskets at the department stores filled with toys and candy.  But, what do you put into a basket for your adult best friend or significant other?  Here's some ideas, then let your imagination flow!

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Rosary with crucifix lying on open Bible.
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How Are The Dates Of Lent And Easter Determined?

Christmas is always on the 25th of December.  Thanksgiving is the third Thursday of the month of November.  The dates of most holidays hold to some established criteria of date placement on the calendar.  At first glance, it appears that Easter doesn't follow this rule.  Some years it occurs in March - in others it happens in April.  And the dates of the Easter holiday seem to fall all over the place.  However, at closer look - Easter (and the period of Lent that precedes it) is also as predictable as some of the other holidays.

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Three Taste of Home St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Delight Your Family

My ex-mother-in-law celebrated every holiday with glee in both decorating her home and serving food on the holiday in her kitchen!  When it came to St. Patrick's Day you could expect green cake, green beans and she even put green food coloring in her mashed potatoes. (looked totally bizarre, but tasted the same).  I thought I'd help you out with a few recipes that your family will enjoy and add a bit of festivity to your St. Patty's Day table.

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Composting Christmas tree
Marko Beric
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Where Can I Bring My Christmas Tree To Get Rid Of It? WLSSD Offers Their Annual Tree-Cyling Opportunity

The presents have been opened and all of the gift-wrap has been recycled.  No matter how long you leave your Christmas tree up - sooner or later you'll need to take it down.  If it's an artificial tree - you simply return it to the box that it came out of.  But if the tree in your house is of the natural or "real" variety - you need to dispose of it.  But how and where do you do that?

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Toast
Steve Frost
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The Gifts Are Open, We Had Our Family Fun, But Now Time To Get Out

Family time rocks, but after awhile maybe you need some time away. Here are some things I like to do after the family time to unwind.

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Toast
Dmitriy Shironosov
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What Should I Serve For Christmas Appetizers? Top Five Starter Ideas For Your Christmas Cocktail Party Or Dinner

For whatever reason, the two holidays most-connected with food are Thanksgiving and Christmas.  With Thanksgiving, it's all about the turkey dinner and the sides;  however with Christmas, it seems like the focus is on the appetizers and snacks!

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