Christmas Eve traditions

We want to wish all our followers who celebrate a very joyous Christmas!  For many, the holidays will be very different this year as our gatherings are smaller.  And for some, there are fewer gifts under the tree.  But it is an opportunity to celebrate what we do have and enjoy the season with our immediate family.   Most families have a Christmas eve tradition.  For … Continue reading Christmas Eve traditions

Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

With the holiday season in high gear, transportation companies like UPS and FedEx are handling record volumes resulting in… record delays. Since the start of the pandemic, shipping companies have been handling holiday-like volume all year.  And now that the real holidays are here, they are experiencing volume at unprecedented levels.  Cyber Monday sales surged as year over year revenue increased 15.1%.  This is despite … Continue reading Shipping delays bring headaches this holiday season

Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

For many, they have been home since the pandemic and have taken no trips.  With the holidays upon us, many are ready to take a trip to spend time with loved ones.  Once study shows that 39% of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday season.  If you are one of those who will be traveling, here are a few things you can … Continue reading Tips to help make travel safer over the holidays

Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Still trying to figure out what to get people on your holiday gift list?  Fear not because we are back with some more suggestions…this time focused on health!  So many of us have been forced to workout at home and it could still be some time before people feel safe working out indoors sans masks.  So here is a partial gift list (full list here) … Continue reading Gifts designed to keep you healthy

Let the holiday shopping begin!

It’s officially time to holiday shop! If you’re like us, you have been enjoying the weeklong Black Friday sales.  In an effort to moderate crowds and incent buyers, stores are offering deeper discounts over a longer period of time than past years.  But there is still the challenge of what to get for that “tough-to-buy-for” person on your list.  We thought we would share some … Continue reading Let the holiday shopping begin!

You will love this apple pie for the holidays

We continue our countdown to Thanksgiving with another one of our favorite pie recipes courtesy of Allrecipes.  If you like apple pie, then this one is a MUST.  The key to this recipe is making the liquid ahead of time and pouring over the apples prior to cooking. Opposed to letting the pie get hot enough in the oven that the liquid forms on its … Continue reading You will love this apple pie for the holidays

Our favorite (and easiest) chocolate pie

We are officially in the homestretch of 2020 – whew!  And with Thanksgiving coming up in two weeks, I thought it would be a great opportunity for our community to come together and share some of our favorite recipes.  Because if you are going to try a new recipe, make sure it comes highly recommended!  I love to make desserts, pies especially.  And while this … Continue reading Our favorite (and easiest) chocolate pie

USPS releases their 2020 shipping deadlines

Our October 10 post talked about starting holiday shopping early and to expect potential delays in shipping due to increased demand and ongoing impacts of the virus.  On that note, USPS has announced the 2020 holiday shipping deadlines. If you ship holiday gifts through USPS, please see below for the DEADLINES for each type of service to ensure your items reach their destination in time … Continue reading USPS releases their 2020 shipping deadlines

Yes, start preparing NOW for the holidays

Christmas may still be months away, but many retailers are recommending getting a head start on all your activities for the holidays. Here’s why… People have strong opinions about when to begin preparing for the holidays.  But it seems, based on the year we’ve had (and who isn’t happy to see it come to an end) starting sooner as opposed to later is best. Shopping.  … Continue reading Yes, start preparing NOW for the holidays