Santa’s on his way: Watch online!

The Official NORAD Tracks Santa website has been one of our family favorites for years. Click here: NORAD and you can follow Santa on his Christmas Eve journey in Google Maps or Google Earth.

Don’t miss the Explore YouTube videos and photos from each location Santa visits, and track his route in Google Earth to watch him fly around the world!

The website has lots of fun activities for kids, including a holiday village countdown, Santa snacks, videos and more.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For dollhouse and diorama lovers: These are SO cool!

In Lori Nix’s latest series, “The City,” the photojournalist turned fine-art photographer imagines a human-less world where Mother Nature has reclaimed our cities; and she makes these breathtaking images all without the help of Photoshop.

Click here:  Dioramas

Thanks, Slate!

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Advent envelopes and 24 other great holiday crafts

Home and Garden Television (one of my favorites!) shows you some beautiful — and easy! – Christmas crafts, including one by Share My Craft user Katie Watson for a special way to count down the 25 days of Christmas. “Each envelope has a coupon inside that is redeemable for something special (i.e., a family game night, a cup of hot chocolate, a piece of Christmas candy, Mom reading a book, etc.),” she says. It’s not only a fun family activity, but a creative piece of holiday decor, too.

Click here, and go to picture #11:

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Make a beautiful monogram wreath for the holidays

Love this monogram wreath! Find out how to do it here:

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Free admission to national parks September 29

The National Parks are sponsoring another FREE entrance day for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy any of our almost 400 National Parks for FREE Not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days.

Next FREE days: Nov. 10-12, 2012.



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FREE Home Made Simple coupon book!

Fill your mailbox with new coupons!! Head over to request your FREE Home Made Simple Coupon Book! — includes over $17 in coupons!

The coupon book will be sent to you in the mail. You also can request their newsletter, which has GREAT tips!

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Using books as home decor: Some COOL ideas!

Books, books, books, they are everywhere in my house. Yes, I have my Kindle, but it’s just not the same. The tactile nature of books, particularly a new one or perhaps a well-loved one, can never be duplicated.

So, OK, you have books you love to read. How about decorating with them?

“A Little Design Help” blog has some really cool ideas and tutorials.

For instance, a clock, shelves or even a light! To see these and other cool book ideas, click here: Books As Home Decor


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Hot happenings in York County this weekend!

Wondering what to do this weekend in York County?

Check out bike racing, art competition, puppet show, farmers market, movies in the park, baseball, kayaking ….. Click here for full list!

Want to go farther afield? Click here for fun things to do in August throughout North Carolina.

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Kindle Book $3.99!

I confess, I’m a Pioneer Woman wannabe. A homesteader at heart. I read this woman’s blog and long for a farm! And let me tell you, Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond can COOK!
Now you can get her Kindle Book for just $3.99!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier (Enhanced)

Amazon says: “The enhanced e-book edition of The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier gives you behind-the-scenes access to Ree at home on her ranch. In it you’ll find videos of Ree cooking a bunch of her favorite recipes, six recipes not found in the book, and Ree’s list of her favorite movies and songs to cook to.”

You can find the following recipes:

  • Breakfast (13)
  • Lunch (14)
  • Soups (7)
  • Starters, Party Food, and Drinks (15)
  • Pasta and Pizza (10)
  • Supper (21)
  • Sides (10)
  • Sweets (17)
  • Canning (12)

Click here to get your copy! The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier (Enhanced)



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Land’s End deal: 25% off item, 6% off everything, NO tax, FREE shipping!

It’s tax-free weekend in the Carolinas! Get shopping!

If you’re shopping online, here’s  an incredible deal from Land’s End. They are having a big sale, plus you can save an extra 6%, plus there’s an extra 25% off one item and free shipping if you spend $50.  WOW!!!

Here’s how to get the deal:

1) Go to and either sign in or sign up. Search for Land’s End coupons and click to open the Land’s end site. You’ll get 6% rebate.

2) When you’re at Land’s End, use promo code CREW and PIN number 1850.

3) There will be no sales tax if you’re in the Carolinas (or another state with same deal), plus you’ll get the 25% off one item and free shipping if you spend at least $50.

*** NOTE: The 25% deal is good through Aug. 6.

Happy shopping!

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