Category Archives: Holiday

The Ultimate Sacrifice

photocredit: mta.info.org BY: RACHEL SMITH Memorial Day is a wildly anticipated holiday in the Midwest.  Often, it means the official end of cold, winter months with the promise of summer on the horizon.  Those who spend forty hours per week in the grind are appreciative of a long weekend.  It’s often spent with friends or neighbors firing...
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New Year… New You? Or Maybe Not…

photocredit: health.harvard.edu BY: RACHEL SMITH I used to make a New Year’s resolution every year.  And not once did said resolution make it through February.  Not even one time. One year, I decided maybe a New Year’s Resolution was too lofty of a goal, and instead set a Monthly Resolution.  Something I wanted to achieve solely in the...
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The Uglier – the Better!

photocredit: poshmark.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Once upon a time people gathered for Christmas parties and Holiday get-togethers dressed in their “Christmas Best.”  Women donned beautiful gowns with gloves up to their elbows, while their gentleman friends wore a suit and tie with pride. And then the 80s happened, shifting the meaning of “Christmas Best” to something all-together different. Sweaters...
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There’s a First Time for Everything!!

photocredit: singsnap.com BY: RACHEL SMITH *NOTE: Due to weather, Christmas by the Lake will be held December 8th & 9th.* It’s definitely not our first rodeo hosting the epic holiday celebration, Christmas by the Lake!  After the Festival of Trees kicks off a weekend of family fun, you can expect all your favorite activities to be back by...
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