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Hot air balloon rides, for example, are a popular idea. They combine all the excitement of lighter than air travel with color, drama and shared joy. Within an hour or so of many large population areas there are businesses that will offer a half-hour or hour long ride, sometimes longer.
Participants get a very short... Read all »
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Ask his friends. Whatever he hasn't told you, he has told them. They won't tell you his secrets, but they will tell you what he has confessed he wants for Valentine's Day. That may be the music you never knew he liked. Or, it could be a special vacation he has just never thought to tell you about.
Ask his Dad. Men... Read all »
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In the colder climates, nothing is more romantic than a snow bound lodge with a roaring fire. Put your feet up, clink two glasses of wine together and toast your good fortune at finding one another.
Vermont and other popular ski areas provide ample space to accommodate couples for Valentine's Day. Cabins range from... Read all »
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Dinner for two.... What could be more romantic?
Prepare It Yourself
Personally, the stuffed chicken breasts sounds like a winner. Delicious. Easy to prepare. And full of all those things that make the heart go zing.
2 medium chicken breast halves
1 tart apple
3/8 cup apple cider
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The reality is the vast majority of us do not keep our resolutions. By the time it is February, you are feeling guilty because all your good intentions have flown out the window. According to the professionals, there are a number of reasons why you keep failing.
They say it is because you think big. You imagine... Read all »
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A New Year’s Eve bash is perhaps the longest party of the year. Many revelers party the night away and keep going until the sun rises on New Year’s morning. If you are planning on hosting a New Year’s Eve party then be sure to have enough food, drink, music and activities to keep your guests occupied for many... Read all »
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This is the time of year when people enjoy letting their hair down and are more than willing to act a little silly. However, no matter how ‘silly’ the behavior and how much fun is being had, everybody wants good things to eat and drink. It is a good idea to include the table in your decorations.
It is highly... Read all »
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Before you start planning a fireworks display as part of your New Year’s Eve celebrations you should find out if it is legal in your area. More and more neighborhoods are making it against the law to store and/ or shoot fireworks at any time.
If you are going to have fireworks at this time of year then be... Read all »
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This might be a paperback that will go in their stocking or a nice hardbound picture book for their coffee table.
A Soft Scarf
This gift is perfect for men or women.
Something From Their Favorite Sports Team
Think of a pennant, a baseball card, a "bobble head" doll, and so on.
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Oprah’s chef, Art Smith, makes a great garlic chicken that is one of Oprah’s favorites and a great dish for your family to try at home. To make this dish, crush the garlic and add olive oil so you get a nice paste and rub this over the skin of the chicken before roasting. Keep the heat high, typically 425... Read all »
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Model Xmas Villages
A model Xmas village is either sold as a single unit or can be bought as distinct parts. Of course, the benefit of purchasing the parts you prefer is the ability to create a village that looks unique. The model village may include a skating rink, a park, Xmas tree and small human figurines. You... Read all »
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You don't need to just "throw in the towel" and overindulge during this day, although you may allow yourself some special treats during this holiday. Having some alternatives that are lower in fat and calories can mean enjoying your dinner without completely sabotaging your healthy eating habits.
As an example,... Read all »