Monthly Archives: December 2012

Best and Worst of Christmas 2012

I hope you all had reason to celebrate Christmas joy and be merry despite life’s challenges. Here are my top 10 things about Christmas this year, not in any order: 1. Some generous people, of my extended family and friends, … Continue reading

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A New Christmas Movie For You

Every year we like to watch the same movies the week before Christmas: It’s a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey¬†(yes, it’s not just a picture book, but a movie as well). OK, … Continue reading

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Star of Wonder: the Story Behind the Star

I went for years without letting the wonder of the Christmas Story awaken me to thinking beyond the miraculous parentage of Jesus. I guess all the presents every year overshadowed the simple wonder. But now that I am a boring … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story Told With Food

If you don’t have a tradition yet for celebrating Christmas Eve, may I suggest the following two ideas. Growing up, I always yearned that we had a tradition for what to eat on Christmas Eve. I remember once having clam … Continue reading

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GAPS Holiday Recipes

(Photo credit Mommypotamus) My girlfriend Tara told me about these lovely recipes for a GAPS diet. All of these recipes are GAPS friendly! Pecan sandies, grain-free gingerbread men, holiday spiced nuts, coconut date linzer cookies, and more! This is the … Continue reading

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Free Holiday Issue of Cooking Magazine Using Real Food

When you go to the grocery store to buy those few things you CAN’T get at a natural foods store, your garden, or healthfood buying co-op, do any of you wish you had a woman’s magazine that reflected how you … Continue reading

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A Packet of Easy Christmasy Things to Bond Over with Your Kids

Like all of you I am shocked and saddened by the news from Connecticut. One of the little girls who was killed has Utah roots. Her parents grew up in Ogden and her grandparents live there. I like what Charlotte … Continue reading

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Recipes of Naturally Healthy Holiday Treats Using Whole Foods and Essential Oils

Doesn’t this look pretty? These are my Holiday Crispy Kale Chips with my friend Lynda’s Pico de Gallo salsa. They look like Christmas! And both recipes involve essential oils! Yum! Just imagine, salsa with lime and cilantro essential oils! My … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas Is Loose, Soft Curls

All I want for Christmas is loose, soft curls, and I think I have found them! I have been searching for how to get the loose curl look, and so far this method looks the easiest and healthiest because it … Continue reading

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You are Never Alone Because of the Birth of Jesus

My friend Becky sent an email telling us all about this new Mormon Message featuring her neighbor who is the actress. I love the powerful message that we are never alone in our struggles because of Christ. That is really … Continue reading

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