Author Archives: Chicz

Say goodbye to staticky strands

By Jessica Sly Winter is here again, and you know what that means. Dry air and static. Do you ever try to style your hair but can’t seem to prevent it from sticking to your face or lifting from your … Continue reading

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Quick and easy appetizers

By Lori Mork Whether you use these treats as appetizers at your next holiday gathering, or for a quick snack, using wonton wrappers makes quick work of theses treats. SPANAKOPITA BITES INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped … Continue reading

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More great reads!

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Killing Lincoln tells of the time leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and events after. The reader experiences the end of the Civil War with details and insights not … Continue reading

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New trends for the 2014 holidays

By Lori Schultz Do the words “new trends” or “trendy” make you nervous? Are you afraid to invest in new, trendy items, only to have them be “out” next year? Here is my advice: If you are seeing these new … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the dark side of wine

‘Midnight’ and ‘black’ blends offer bold, sensual characteristics By Al Edenloff Here’s a way to sip through those long, darkened days of fall and winter: Try a “black” or “midnight” wine. These bold, dark blends of red wine, touted as … Continue reading

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Make your photos stand out this Christmas

By Lori Mork Christmas is one of the best photo opportunities of the year, so make it one to remember with some of these tips: 1. Skip the flash Turning off your camera’s flash brings out the warmth in your … Continue reading

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Naught nog

By Crystal Dey Ah, the holidays. When spices spice up kitchens and cups of cheer are cheered. Eggnog was once a favorite of European aristocracy. The sweet milky nectar migrated into common folks’ mugs in North America in the 1700s. … Continue reading

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Money saving tips for a debt-free Christmas

By Lori Mork With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get shopping! But how do you spread good cheer and still refrain from going in debt? Here are a few budgeting tips to guide you through the season: … Continue reading

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A wreath made with love

By Courtney Bitzan Make a memorable keepsake with your child this holiday season in just six simple steps! Gather the materials and enjoy making this holiday wreath together. Supplies: • A piece of white felt approximately 14 inches by 14 … Continue reading

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By Dr. Pete Pfeffer There are pumpkins, cornucopias and symbols of harvest everywhere. It is the time of year when happiness comes easy and we naturally count our blessings. Last issue, I wrote about meditation and mindfulness. These are easily … Continue reading

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