Making gingerbread in Germany

December 22, 2014
I wouldn't have minded, really, it would have been fun--but no, we didn't make it. We did get to watch the Family Simon show us the making gingerbread process, as well...

A Christmas market in Regensburg

December 21, 2014
I'm sure you'd like to know what a Christmas market is really like, right? We went to quite a few, but one that stands out is at the Thurn and Taxis Palace in...

Waltzing through Vienna

December 17, 2014
Well, ok. I'll admit that I have never really mastered the waltz, so I did no waltzing through Vienna. We strolled. But where to start in this, one of the most...

Christmas activities for kids

December 5, 2014
Kids with no school and lots of time on their hands need some fun things to do during holiday break, especially if they live in a part of the country that is prone to...

10 ways to make gifts special

December 2, 2014
Sometimes, the tiniest twist to a common gift can elevate a common gift to something special.  Here are 10 ways to make gifts special with practical but fun touches the...

Most outrageous Christmas gift

November 29, 2014
I dropped into a Starbucks the other day and saw this on display.  It's a small, ceramic Starbucks cup Christmas ornament designed with Swarovski crystals.  "Limited...

Snarky but unique holiday gifts

November 23, 2014
WARNING: THESE UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! Holiday displays were up way before Thanksgiving this year, and the only time I liked it was when...

Call for fun cocktails

November 13, 2014
It's that time again. You know, the one during which decorations go up and we spend more than we should on extravagant gifts. When we get together with friends and...

Holiday gift guide

November 8, 2014
The older we get the harder it is to find unique and suitable gifts, especially for those who have everything. Well, hold on to your stocking cap, because today's...

What I learned this Christmas

December 26, 2013
Firemen are the hottest of all first responders. If you smell gas for 4 days, you really should call the fire department and PG&E. Just because your house didn't...

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