Happy Thanksgiving?

Hey, friends! Today America celebrates Thanksgiving as a time to come together and give thanks for our blessings. I am all for practicing daily gratitude, but do you know the real, unfiltered history of Thanksgiving? You're in luck! I'll sum it up for you: the original Thanksgiving was a celebration of a massacre, a genocide …

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Cheap Tricks: How to Gift Wrap with Thrifted Materials

I have written a few times about saving on gift wrap. This year, I’m challenging myself to wrap my holiday presents using nothing but materials from a thrift store. Tins, cigar boxes, or any vintage container adds a personal touch without having to buy boxes or bags from a big store for full price. There …

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Book Report: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

A few months ago, a friend gave me a book by Octavia E. Butler called Parable of the Sower. It was written in the 90s and accurately predicted a Trump-like politician. His slogan is even "Make America Great Again". The setting is in the 2020s and 2030s, which was in the future when Ms. Butler …

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6 Audiobook Downloads for Holiday Travel

I am doing a very long drive over the Thanksgiving holiday and need something besides music to keep me entertained. Enter audio books from Audible. Audible is an app that allows the user to download books for a monthly fee. I listen to novels while on walks, doing dishes, folding laundry, and even on my …

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