Acts of Kindness on #GivingTuesday

On Thanksgiving Day, we commemorated the joy of giving thanks. Today, we commemorate the ability to give. Although we celebrate #GivingTuesday today, we can’t forget the message of giving throughout the year. You don’t have to be financially wealthy in order to give in some aspect or another. Whatever you decide to do today, do it out of love and with a humble heart! Happy #GivingTuesday!

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Posted by on December 1, 2015 in News


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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Thanksgiving Day, Happy Thanksgiving

As you pause on Thanksgiving Day, make it your daily mantra to give thanks and have a heart of gratitude always. May peace dwell at your dinner table today, tomorrow and forevermore.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Celebrations, Holidays


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Keep Writing for NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Writing, Novels, Novel Challenge





Keep those creative juices flowing and bust this novel writing challenge wide open with a blockbuster!

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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Writing & Speaking


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Celebrating National Fragrance Month in November

National Fragrance Month, Colognes, Parfum

Oh the essence of cologne, perfumes, eau de toilettes and eau de parfum. During the month of November we celebrate National Fragrance Month. The pleasant scent of delightful, sexy and sensual fragrances adds the perfect touch to any outfit. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 5,000 different fragrance chemicals — in countless combinations — are used in products today.

A fragrance adds a sense of personality or luxury. Nowadays, you can find some type of fragrance added to just about anything that you use, including air fresheners and cleaning products. What is your favorite fragrance? Personally, my number one fragrance is Angel by Thierry Mugler. And ladies, who can’t adore a man who subtly wears a fragrance that compliments his body chemistry? Ooh-la-la!

There is also something sexy and sensual about fragrance containers. If you’re a fragrance vessel fanatic like I am, check out my Pinterest Board: Eau de Parfum Vessels and lets share some pins.

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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Celebrations, News


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American Education Week

American Education Week, Classroom, NEAHow can we help our children be successful in school? November 16-20, 2015 is American Education Week. It is imperative that parents form a close partnership with educators, particularly in the public education sector. We are so fortunate to live in a country where everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender or financial status have the freedom to get a good education.

This week all Americans have the opportunity to celebrate and support public education, while honoring individuals who are helping to make a difference by ensuring that every child gets a quality education. This year’s American Education Week’s theme is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” Here is a lineup of weeklong celebrations and observances in education:

Monday, November 16: Kickoff Day
Tuesday, November 17: Parents Day
Wednesday, November 18: Education Support Professionals Day
Thursday, November 19: Educator for a Day
Friday, November 20: Substitute Educators Day

For more information about American Education Week and the National Education Association, visit Be sure to show your educators and education support staff your appreciation. Happy Learning!

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Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Celebrations, Education, News


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A Sincere THANK YOU to All of Our Veterans

Veterans Day, Armed Forces, Service Personel

No amount of words can express how deeply we are grateful to all of our veterans. Please accept our heartfelt THANK YOU for your dedicated service to our country! God bless!

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Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Memorial, News


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Celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Happy Diwali

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This year Diwali is celebrated on Wednesday November 11, 2015. So exactly what is Diwali? Diwali, derived from the Sanskrit fusion word Dīpāvali, is a celebration of millions of lights that dates back to ancient India. It is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. Spiritually, this festival signifies the victory of good over evil. Preparations and rituals typically extend over a 5-day period. This festival coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Before the night of Diwali, people clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices. Diyas (lamps and candles) are lit inside and outside of homes.

According to Wikipedia,
On the same night that Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira, and Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas. Diwali is an official holiday in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, and the Australian external territory of Christmas Island.

The name of festive days as well as the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, based on the region of India. In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras(in Northern & Western part of India), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhau-beej dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra.

Happy Diwali



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