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Happy Holidays and Blessings in 2022!

It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by.

It’s been such a difficult one for so many people, around the world. We are living in such strange times right now. It’s hard to hold onto hope that things WILL get better but when there is no hope, all is lost.

I’ve been trying to stay as upbeat and hopeful as possible and has been the case during so many difficult times through the years, writing and the creative process have made a big difference for the better.

After a long hiatus from writing for a variety of reasons, I am finally back to the “work” that I enjoy most of all.

I have a new Kindle eBook being released in January:

A book project that I had “percolating” in my mind for many years.

After that, I hope to complete two more Kindle eBooks before the end of 2022.

Got to make up for that long hiatus, right?? 🙂

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I hope that my readers/followers here at Veggies (past and present) are staying well, and that the New Year is a much better one for all of us.

I’m trying not to dwell on all the doom and gloom news, it can be SO depressing and serves little purpose. Especially watching some of the misguided and life-changing decisions that so many of the “leaders” continue to make, in response to this pandemic.

We can’t give up now and there is light at the end of this tunnel if we hold on to what really matters, even now. Family, friends, real values, integrity, kindness, health and wellbeing….those things that never change, even when we are stressed to our personal limits.

I will leave you with a couple of holiday “goodies” that I hope will bring a smile to your day.

One of my favorite Christmas CDs continues to be:

Christmas With Boney M.

Christmas with Boney M

I noted that it is once again at the top of the charts over at Amazon Canada again this year. Talk about staying power! Guaranteed to lift your spirits, especially when you sing along. I’m guessing a lot of you already have this one in your collection.

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CRANBERRY MANDARIN CHRISTMAS LOAF

Enjoy the recipe and perhaps learn a thing or two about cranberries in my post:

Crazy About Cranberries.

IF I can find some organic fresh cranberries here in BC (supplies have been rather limited with the flooding, weather…) I hope to make a couple of these “beauties” this holiday season.

They make a wonderful hostess guest too. Great for fruitcake haters too!

Have some other news pending but I’ll wait til it’s a “done deal” before I share it here and at my other sites. I read a quote recently that I thought was very wise: “tell me what you have done, not what you are going to do“. That I thought was very good advice. Suffice to say for now, it is a BIG move in the works already and hopefully will be a “done deal” and a “have done” before my birthday in April. It won’t be easy with all the restrictions in place right now, but where there is a will, there IS a way.

Wishing you peace, love, prosperity and all the good things in 2022.

Hugs and All the Best!

PS: My apologies for the less than stellar formatting, I didn’t have time to “fight” with WP any longer today. Blogger is SO much easier to navigate, at least it is for me.

Six Stocking Stuffer Suggestions!😊

Well, Black Friday has arrived once again.

I thought it was rather low key (based on the Amazon  Canada site) after all the sales offered earlier this week. I did place an order this morning though.😉

How is your shopping going? Are you planning to spend more or less, this year?

I’m sharing a few of my favorite items (with reviews) ideal as stocking stuffers or other small gifts.

Hope you enjoy them and find these suggestions helpful.

Andalou Circle of Light Hand Cream, Lavender Scent.

My absolute favorite hand cream!

Rich and creamy, but not greasy.

Good ingredients, reasonable price.

Lovely, natural not overpowering scent.

Available wherever Andalou products are sold.

And this line of their products supports charities that empower women and girls, around the world . 👩‍🌾 It’s all good!😊

 

Six In One Metal Tool Pen

Joe and I both ❤  these pens.

So handy and so nicely made too.

Less than $8 as of today, at Amazon.

Click link above to read my full review.

 

Raincoat Peelable Nail Polish

👣 The only nail polish I use! 👣

Definitely NOT just for kids.

Comes in a wide range of colors.

A lot less “scary” ingredients, compared to regular polish.

With the top coat that they provide it stays on until you soak and peel. No remover required!

Click link above to read my full review.

 

Prime of LifeYoga DVDs

I can’t imagine NOT doing yoga!

It’s been such an important part of my life, for so many years.

For anyone just starting out with yoga or perhaps, looking for a new regime, this is an excellent series to check out.

Larry Payne focuses on “the Prime of Life” age group, those 45-75. But it is great for people of all ages.

Click link above to read my complete review.

 

Cat Craves (cat treats)

Not to leave the felines out, this one is Mr. Cheddar approved!😸

His new favorite treat, he just ❤❤s Cat Craves.

I appreciate that they have better than average ingredients and are reasonably priced.

Available at all major pet stores including Pet Smart, Amazon and Chewys.

 

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Jelly Belly Fruit Flavoured Snacks

A  fun snack for kids of all ages.😏

Six snack sized portions in each box.

Much better ingredients than most gummie type candies.

I ❤ the colorful packaging too.

Available at many retail and online stores.

Happy Shopping and Happy Week!😊

Merry Christmas 2018!

miracles still come true

And all the best in the New Year!

PS: If you are in need of some holiday gift ideas/inspiration, check out my new gift list, with something affordable for everyone on your list. 

Happy Holidays 2017 from me and Mr. Cheddar!

Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

and a

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! 

Holiday Cookbook Sale 2017!

I have a limited supply of my first print cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians, on sale for the rest of November and all of December.

You can read all the details here.

Makes a great gift idea!

Happy Cooking and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!

Christmas: A Time for Miracles

christmas-miracles

Check out my new review for this eBook: Christmas Miracles, especially if you are in need of some hope and inspiration.

I really enjoyed the holiday-themed stories in this eBook

In a world that often seems to have gone mad (just watch the news!!) it’s so easy to give up on goodwill, hope and miracles, big and small. But the world IS filled with all kinds of good people and wonderful things, we just need to be open to seeing and believing that’s true. 

I wish you all… a magical and memorable holiday season!!

 

Happy Holidays from Me and Mr. Cheddar :-)

mr cheddar and me skating

Cheddie and I are busy promoting his new kindle book right now.

Hitting the rink a bit too. 😉

Will be taking a bit of a break from blogging until the New Year.

We Both Wish You:

A Magical, Memorable Christmas 

and 

A Furrrrbulous New Year!! 😉

10 Under $20: Holiday Gift Suggestion List 2015 :-)

The
first of
December
brought thoughts
of Christmas magic.
The Day, so soon to arrive.
Our expectations ran high.
Through snow days and blizzards.
Making a list and checking it twice.
Santa’s letter printed and ready to mail.
Christmas baking: heady, wonderful aromas.
Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.
The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.
We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.
With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.
The long days of dark December. Finally, homework complete.
Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.
Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.
Gazing far beyond to the bliss to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!
Then the long awaited, special treasures.
The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.
Finally revealed and always worth the wait.
Off to sleep, to dream of a perfect snowy Christmas Day.
Now content, to still remember these childhood memories.
On
this
November day.

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This is a Christmas-themed poem that I wrote, several years ago.
These lines still conjure up some wonderful holiday memories for me, from long ago. I hope you enjoy it too. 😉

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My Holiday Gift Suggestion List for 2015 (all under $20) including links to my reviews.

                TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Hitchcock Thrillers (Suspicion / Strangers on a Train / The Wrong Man / I Confess)

TCM: Hitchcock Thrillers DVD

A must-have DVD collection for the “Hitch” fan on your list!

reiki

The Power of Reiki

One of the best books on Reiki I’ve ever read! 

Down & Dirty (gardening book)

My all-time fav gardening book.

Fun and Easy Gardening for even the “green thumb challenged“! 😉

Crafting with Cat Hair  >^^<

A Mr. Cheddar Approved Title! 

Never Too Late to Go Vegan

Enlightening and Informative. Recipes Too! 

Seven Year Pen - Bee Happy

The Seven Year Pen

Wonderful Pens! Mine Are Still Going Strong, Years Later! 🙂

Check out our Green Gifts Guide for tons of eco-friendly seed paper gift ideas for the season.

Botanical Paperworks

Beautiful Eco-Friendly Stationary, with a Difference!

Larry Payne's Prime of Life Yoga- Immune Booster and General Conditioning - Level One

Larry Payne’s Prime of Life Yoga DVDs

Yoga CAN Be For Almost Everyone! 

Badger Sleep Balm 2 oz Tin - Lavender and Bergamot

Badger Sleep Balm

Sooooo relaxing!!! ZZZZZzzzzz…. 😉

Suncoat Peelable Nail Polish Kit

My Go-To Tootsie Polish! It’s Great.

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♥Happy Shopping and Holidays♥ 

Thinking About Christmas Gifts to Knit….

IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO START! 😉

Discover all nine of these patterns for knitting gifts when you download this free eBook.

Get your free copy for all these lovely patterns: here

I just ♥ that white chevron bag and the ruffled wine-colored scarf.

Happy Knitting and Week!

Hitting the Ice With Mr. Cheddar!! ;-)

 

 

I’m glad the Chedster is holding me up; I’ve never been much of a skater. 😉

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PS: I’m catching up on some end-of-the-year projects right now so won’t be blogging much until the New Year.

Wishing you a magical holiday season and all the good things in 2015. 🙂