Lose Weight with the Werewolf Diet?

A New Year is here. That means a lot of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and get fit. Once upon a time I used to resolve I'd drop X amount of pounds and get myself in better shape starting January 1st of certain years. (The "X" number has

Happy Holidays from Haunt Jaunts

Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noel! Happy Holidays! It's that time of year for pausing, reflecting, counting blessings, and extending glad tidings. I'll start with a bit of reflection and blessings counting... 2017's Good, Bad & Sad Good: The year started off on an exciting note with a trip to HAuNTcon that resulted in the launch of

The Nutcrackers of Amazon

Funny how one thing leads to another, isn't it? While I was writing about the lore of nutcrackers, I learned about Steinbach Nutcrackers. They sort of "revolutionized" nutcrackers, if you will, by turning them into not only artistic keepsakes, but in some cases very valuable collectibles. I couldn't help but wonder,

Do You Know the Lore Behind Nutcrackers?

The other day I was finishing up some holiday shopping when I spotted these gigantic dog nutcrackers in TJ Maxx/Homegoods. And when I say gigantic I'm not kidding. Yes, I'm only 5'1" so most everything and everyone towers over me, but these were even taller than my 6'2" husband! Anyway, the