Ready for Mardi Gras?

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In the 1800/s, Mardi Gras was a much more formal affair than today. There were more family orineted activities, less flashing, drinking was not the purpose of it as it has become these days.
So bring back the traditional Mardi Gras feel and host a ball of your own! This article I wrote will give you some great pointers!
Celebrating the Mardi Gras Tradition

How did Harry Potter Change the Lives of your Children?

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When I was invited to write reviews for http://www.movieboozer.com, I put a lot of thought into what movie I would write about first. I looked over their list of movies already talked about and Harry Potter came to mind. It was one of the best family evenings we had spent together and I bow to Rowling for her vision, her insight, and her ability to get my sons to read a book! I am thankful for the opportunity to not only share my views, but to relive that night and the time my kids really exercised their imaginations.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Review

In Light of a Failed Apocalypse…

Being in a house full of little men, I have quickly learned the appreciation for zombies. I am even writing my own adventure with the creatures. This is a hot topic right now, to the point of making it a part of our recreational lives.
WHAT?!? You say??
Getting your thrills, chills, and spills while goofing around with zombies can be a great way to blow off some steam or just prepare you for the inevitable zombie apocalypse!

http://www.guysgab.com/ways-to-prepare-for-a-zombie-apocalypse/

What Does Christmas Really Mean to you?

I sat down a couple of weeks ago and really thought about what Christmas means to me.

It is about family and friends, love and respect, and making memories that are looked back upon fondly, it is about Christ.

However, these modern days have taken a lot of that out of the holiday and replaced it with mandatory working at a job, spending the day driving from house to house to visit about nothing, endless shopping at department stores to buy the best gifts. We decorate our homes to outdo our neighbors and we remove ‘Christ” from Christmas when we spell it xmas. It seems okay, it is the way of the times.

What I want to do this year…only handmade from the heart gifts, sledding down hills with the kids, building a snowman, having a modest dinner made with my hands, and to stay in one place.

There are many great ideas that we can pull from yesteryear and apply them to our modern celebrations. This article I wrote gives some ways to step back in time and appreciate what you have and not what you can buy. Try it! It may surprise you!

http://simplyshawnnjenn.com/2012/12/start-new-christmas-traditions-by-embracing-the-old-ones.html