29 November, 2010


I saw this the other day and just had to share. Since this is all about celebrating, and usually you celebrate with cake, this was perfect.

It's a Thanksgiving Leftovers Cake!! Yep...you make turkey meatloaf layers and add some cranberry filling with mashed potato frosting and topped with sweet potato frosting. Just slice and you've got an entire Thanksgiving feast!!

For how-to info visit chow.com.

Celebrate...with a slice!

Luv Ya!!


11 November, 2010

Celebrating...because it's Veteran's Day!!

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

(taken from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs website)

Happy Veterans Day!

Luv Ya!!

03 November, 2010

Celebrating...the cliché

"It's the same old same old"..."you can say that again"..."a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link"..."all in due time".

Although "money can't buy you happiness"...a celebration can make you happier! Today is (undocumented) cliché day! Let's celebrate the cliché!!

A cliché is a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse, acorrding to Dictionary.com. And believe it or not, there is a website ClichéSite.com, which features a cliché a day, a searchable database of clichés as well as categories of clichés. Yes, there is something for everyone!

Well..."time is money", so I'll end here because "it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings"...fa la la la la la

Celebrate words, celebrate the language and celebrate clichés!

Luv Ya!

01 November, 2010


Happy November!! Can you believe that we have already lived through 10 of the 12 months we get in the year 2010? And in 2 short months we'll be celebrating the dawn of a new year, 2011. But between now and then, we pass through my favorite time of year...preparing for the holidays. Now that Halloween is past, it is time for all of the Christmas decorations to come up. I love seeing all of the bright twinkle lights everywhere you go. And of course this means this is the busiest time of year for celebrating...office parties, get-togethers with friends, family dinners---let the celebrations begin!!

And though there are lots of parties and events over the next few months, this is also the time for my most important hobby---shopping!! How could you not love this time of year?!! But in all the busy-ness, make sure you take time to rest among all of the celebrating. You want to make sure that you pace yourself so that you make it through the celebrating without missing a thing. Finally, it's also the time of year when we stop to think of our fellow man and help others. Don't forget to plan accordingly. In this interesting time, there are so many who could use a little hand.

So let's celebrate getting ready to celebrate...as the celebration season is here---that is after tomorrow...election day. Don't forget to vote!!

Luv Ya!!