Icy Endeavors With Inline Skates

H-Have a Plan. Make a list and check it twice. This mantra couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to tackling the holiday gift giving season. Write down everyone you’re going to buy for (and I do mean everyone.) By adhering to THE LIST, you will avoid standing smack dab in the middle of a mall with carolers, screaming children and hurried shoppers, scratching your head and asking yourself: Who’s gift is this going to be?? *Feel free to also make additional lists for party prep, holiday cards and holiday home decor. Sorry if this is starting to sound like a “tweet” from Martha Stewart.

The Popsicle, that staple of summer, was created in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson — by accident! Epperson had left a mixture of powdered soda, water and a stick in a cup on his porch overnight — and it was a cold night. He woke up the next morning and it was a frozen treat on a stick.

Located in a charming red and white cottage that sits back from the street, the rooms of The Elf are filled from top to bottom with everything Christmas, including items from around the world.

I only have one problem with them but it can be easily prevented. The red filling stains the carpet very easily. I never worry about putting cookies up out of reach as my kids are good about only taking one or two at a time. They are not good about staying at the table when eating their cookies though. It took me a day to figure out why I had red stains in my carpet until my youngest sat by the couch with her cookie and a little piece broke off. I noticed that the stain matched the piece of filling that had fallen onto the floor. This will not prevent me from buying another box, just enforce the eating them at the table rule. I recommend trying them if you like Oreo cookies, just watch the kids with them so you do not get stains on the carpet.

The first known printed reference was in Montreal, in 1876, just a year after the first indoor game was played there. Another madman decided to equip the players with ice skates so that they could traverse the ice surface more quickly.

The kids, winners in First Robotics’ “First Lego League” competition for several years running, have a provisional patent on the device, one of four patents the teens hold on various inventions.

If you want to have an item that you can dress up or down, it is the knit dress. It is also called by other names like jersey dress and sweater dress. You can pair this dress with a pair of leggings, or some ankle or knee high boots for versatile outfits.

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