Archive for November 2012

Product Idea: Nativity Scene Menorah

Buzzfeed did a feature on 27 Awesome and Unexpected Menorahs, including this one from Etsy seller Again Goods: When I looked at that what I saw were modern, stylized people. Robed people. Clustered together. What I saw was a modern, stylized version of this: (That’s from Etsy seller FilzArts.) This made me think of an... Read more »

Winners of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Theatre Ticket Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the theatre ticket giveway. It was so fun to read everyone’s favorite holiday traditions. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce randomly selected the winners. Here are the names and their randomly assigned prizes Jessena Maish – Chicago Tap Theatre tickets Edd Fairman – Raven Theatre tickets David Bell – Raven... Read more »

Giveaway: Win Theatre Tickets!

Giveaway: Win Theatre Tickets!
UPDATE: The contest is closed. The winners are announced here. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is giving away amazing prizes every weekday this holiday season. Today I am thrilled to play Santa on their behalf. Nine readers will win tickets to a show at one of five local theatres. Yes, Virginia, there is free theatre!... Read more »
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My Lie is Revealed

A few days ago I posted 39 truths and a lie, challenging people to identify which statement about me is not true. As promised, I am now revealing the lie. I am going to do so below. That means this post is a major spoiler for the other one, so if you haven't read the original post you should go and do so now. It's right here. Okay. Are you ready now? Did you make your guess? Here we go...

Cyber Monday Virtual Toy Drive

Cyber Monday Virtual Toy Drive
I kicked off my toy drive for Care for Real less than a week ago.Since the drive started there was a holiday and a long weekend when many people go out of town, so I didn’t think we would have collected much yet. Still, since it was a big shopping weekend, I thought there might... Read more »

List 20: Get to Know Me with 39 Truths and a Lie

List 20: Get to Know Me with 39 Truths and a Lie
I’ve been writing here for 20 weeks. I’m thrilled to see Google Analytics report that my readership extends beyond just my mom. (Although she is still the most consistent Facebook sharer of my posts. Hi, mom!) Those of you who don’t know me may have gleaned a few of my personal details by now, but... Read more »
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Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving Memory of a Lost Friend

Green Bean Casserole: A Thanksgiving Memory of a Lost Friend
My friend Bev is dead. She’s been gone for 10 years. Sometimes it seems like less, like she was just there yesterday. Sometimes it seems like more, particularly because so much has happened since then. I’ve lived in two different cities since then. I’ve gotten married. I’ve had two kids. It feels wrong that Bev... Read more »

Care for Real Toy Drive: Help Edgewater Kids in Need Have a Happy Holiday

Care for Real Toy Drive: Help Edgewater Kids in Need Have a Happy Holiday
Updated 11/30/2012 Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest (formerly Bikram Yoga Andersonville) and Listing Toward Forty are partnering to collect toys for needy children in Edgewater. The collected toys will be brought to Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry, for distribution to the families they serve. Bring unused, unwrapped toys to Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest at 5715 North... Read more »

Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe

Brandied Cranberries: An Easy Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipe
Brandied cranberries are an easy Thanksgiving side dish that will impress your guests. They can be made several days ahead of time and can be served cold or at room temperature, which means they don’t take time or stove space on a day that tends to be short on both. They are vegetarian and vegan... Read more »
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List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season

List 19: Shop Local in Edgewater/Andersonville This Holiday Season
Support small businesses by shopping locally for your holiday gifts. When you shop local you can find unique gifts instead of whatever thing all the big box stores and major online sites are shilling, plus you help to keep your community vibrant. Below are just some of the stores in Edgewater and Andersonville that have... Read more »