Show your Host or Hostess some love

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Does anyone out there ever bring gifts for their host or hostess anymore?

I will admit I have been very neglectful of this when I attend gatherings at friends and families homes, but I think it’s time to turn over a new leaf, bring the classy back, and start showing our gratitude to those who go through the effort of hosting us for the day, evening or longer.

If you are feeling like you would like to get your host(ess) a gift there are a variety of gifts you can try, gifts like:

  • Beverages (Beer, cider, tea, wine, etc.)
  • Candles
  • Card or Board Games
  • Flowers (Cut bouquets or potted plants)
  • Gift Cards
  • Hosting accessories (Decorations (decor), kitchenware etc.)
  • Treats (Savory or Sweet)

Whatever you choose to give, you will be spreading warmth and cheer back to your host/hostess, who in turn will spread warmth and cheer to you and their other guests.

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Welcome back Autumn!

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Welcome back Autumn! Every year I look forward to the Fall and the warmth it generates inside my home and soul. Where I live, September and October are still rather warm on some days, and turn wet and cold as the months progress toward Winter.  I cannot get enough of the rain this time of year. The cold, wet weather begins to take over outside, driving us all inside to be together and warm. There’s nothing like cuddling up with people you love, reading a good book, watching a movie or playing a video game while the weather misbehaves outside.

I intend to fully enjoy myself this season and invite you to join me. I will be doing a lot of cooking, crafting, book reading and game playing; among other things. Follow along and try some of these activities for yourself, this is a time we should all enjoy!

I intend on:

  • Decorating for Halloween.
  • Watching Halloween mood movies.
  • Assembling a Halloween costume.
  • Hosting a Halloween dinner party.
  • Carving pumpkins.
  • Roasting pumpkin seeds.
  • Making candy/caramel apples.
  • Cooking a dish for Thanksgiving.
  • Creating and sending Christmas cards.
  • Creating and hanging Christmas ornaments.
  • Decorating for Christmas.
  • Baking Christmas cookies/cake.
  • Watching Christmas mood movies/specials.
  • Visiting local Christmas festivals.
  • Visiting Christmas Disneyland.
  • Hosting a Christmas dinner party.
  • Baking Christmas Cookies.

There will be other activities I do, but these are the core basics I try to do every year.

Happy New Year 2017!


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Happy New Year! I hope all your hopes and dreams for 2016 have come to fruition and that you’ve turned your attention to making the most of 2017!

I believe in making resolutions; they give you the focus to complete certain tasks. Resolutions can be made any time of the year, and should be in some cases, but it’s traditional to make them for the fresh start of a new year and it’s all in good fun!

  1. Eat well, allow for 1 cheat day a week.
  2. Drink 100 ounces of water a day.
  3. Learn and perfect one braided hairstyle a month.
  4. Learn to actively listen to others.
  5. Learn to create bath/shower bombs.
  6. Learn to ease my temper.
  7. Meditate 5 times a week.
  8. Pay off my car.
  9. Play and complete 17 video games.
  10. Practice yoga 5 times a week.
  11. Read and complete 17 books.
  12. Refrain from voicing negative opinions.
  13. Sing.
  14. Start a family.
  15. Start a garden.
  16. Start a memory journal.
  17. Start my own business.

Christmas Mood Movies and Specials

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Cameron and I made a list of all the Christmas movies and specials we could think of that we love and have loved watching during the holidays. Here is the list so that we will never leave something out, or that others may benefit.

Ones that may not be appropriate for younger audiences are marked with a “*”, I marked some that may seem harmless but it’s up to the parents discretion.

Marvel Cinematic Universe List

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a media franchise and shared fictional universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. Cameron and I like to re-watch the released films and from time to time, especially before a new title is released, and we’d love to start watching some of the shows. To get us started, I’ve put together a list of all of the films and shows that currently exist and those that are planned for release in the near future.

FILMS

TELEVISION

ABC

NETFLIX

FREEFORM

Peanuts Movies & TV Specials

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Feature Films

Television Specials

The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show

  • “Snoopy’s Cat Fight”
  • “Snoopy: Team Manager”
  • “Linus and Lucy”
  • “Lucy vs. the World”
  • “Linus’ Security Blanket”
  • “Snoopy: Man’s Best Friend”
  • “Snoopy the Psychiatrist”
  • “You Can’t Win Charlie Brown”
  • “The Lost Ballpark”
  • “Snoopy’s Football Career”
  • “Chaos in the Classroom”
  • “It’s that Team Spirit, Charlie Brown”
  • “Lucy Loves Schroeder”
  • “Snoopy and the Giant”
  • “Snoopy’s Brother Spike”
  • “Snoopy’s Robot”
  • “Peppermint Patty’s School Days”
  • “Sally’s Sweet Babboo”
  • This Is America, Charlie Brown
  • “The Mayflower Voyagers”
  • “The Birth of the Constitution”
  • “The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk”
  • “The NASA Space Station”
  • “The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad”
  • “The Great Inventors”
  • “The Smithsonian and the Presidency”
  • “The Music and Heroes of America”

Peanuts Motion Comics

  • Linus for President
  • The Election
  • The Sore Arm
  • Independence Day
  • Eraserophagia
  • The Great Pumpkin
  • A Fall Rain
  • Some Advice
  • Ready to Pitch
  • Back on the Mound
  • Dear Santa
  • I’m New at it
  • Science Project
  • April Fool
  • Crabby Little Girl
  • Mother’s Day
  • All Your Faults
  • Services Rendered
  • The Good Brother
  • Valentine’s Day