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Peace, People & Potato Chips

Personal Holiday Wish

December 22, 2014

There are so many wonderful things about this time of year that sometimes we forget there are people who are lonely, struggling or hurting. And while we love the consideration and anticipation of gift giving, we know it’s way more important to focus on the people. We need each other.



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holiday gift wrapping & giving

wrap like a ninja

December 04, 2014

You’ve been picking up gifts here and there, online and as you come across them and just as that feeling of accomplishment washes over you, you remember you have to wrap them.



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Why board games will bring you together. And make someone cry

Game on!

November 21, 2014

Board games are a little like life. You can be on a roll, everything going your way and BAM! Someone sinks your battleship, sends you back to square one or steals your property right out from under you. Thankfully, life isn’t always quite so dramatic. But in the world of the board game, it’s all in good fun and everyone’s a winner when it gets you in the same room.



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10 tips to hassle-free hosting

be our guest

November 03, 2014

Sometimes people wait until everything is perfect to host the holidays, their in-laws, overnight guests or neighborhood dinner club. Which is, never. There will always be a messy linen closet, rings on the table or less than spotless carpet. We live here everyday, it’s not supposed to look magazine perfect.



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what did you do at school today

almost always, nothing

October 15, 2014

The answer? Almost always, ‘nothing.’ Not ‘we studied electricity and made these tiny little conductors and my light bulb lit up on the first try!’ Or ‘I got a 95 out of 100 on my spelling test and the teacher told me I could read the extra credit question.’ Or even, ‘I didn’t get a hole in my pants at recess today, so there’s that.’



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