#FoodieFriday “Christmas Cold” Remedy

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‘Tis the Season! And I’m not talking about the holly jolly holidays … every year around Christmas and the New Year, I come down with a nasty head cold.

Well, this year the “Christmas cold” came early. I spent the weekend in my PJs alternating between the bed and couch while self-medicating and liberally applying “breathe” essential oil from my mom. To be honest, I didn’t mind too much because it gave me a perfectly good excuse to be a bum!

If you, like me, come down with that post-nasal drip during these wintry months, I have the perfect remedy. Although technically not a food, this is one recipe you won’t want to miss the next time you feel a tickle in your throat. A take on your usual hot toddy, this concoction will clear your sinuses, soothe your throat and help you sleep. Read the rest of this entry

12 Gifts that Give Back

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With only one week until Christmas, I am sure you have all your shopping done. But if you’re like my dad, then you might enjoy a little last minute pressure when selecting gifts. This year I’ve tried to purchase all my gifts through Amazon Smile, which donates .5% of eligible purchases to your charity of choice, or from retailers that give back a portion of the proceeds for the greater good. So to help all of you procrastinators, here’s a list of some gifts that will give twice this holiday season! (And they have nothing to do with ladies dancing or pipers piping.) Read the rest of this entry

Of House and Home | Christmas Traditions

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I absolutely love fall, but Christmas is even better. Isn’t there something so lovely about a tree and twinkle lights? Generally I decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving because schedules seem to fill up quickly thereafter. It also gives me a solid four weeks to enjoy before going home to Texas for Christmas.

liquid cheer

liquid cheer

Over Thanksgiving, my dad and his girlfriend Jennifer came to stay, along with Dave’s mom. We were thankful to have family around to celebrate, eat lots of food and help put out the Christmas decor! Read the rest of this entry