A Christmas Story Home, A Major Award, and an Official Red Ryder BB Gun

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My adult daughter Lexi and I took a girls’ vacation to Cleveland, Ohio.  One of our favorite stops on the trip was the Christmas Story House (which is really more of a Christmas Story home, if we’re being honest), where the classic movie, A Christmas Story, was filmed. We had so much fun learning about a Christmas Story bb gun and the Leg Lamp in a Christmas story (it’s a major award, ya know).

An Unforgettable Mom Daughter Day – Things to do in Sandusky OH

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My adult daughter and I love to spend quality time together. Come along with us on our mini-vacation that turned into an unforgettable mom-daughter day! Just because we don’t enjoy an old-fashioned little girl tea party like we used to, we still like to work on our mother daughter relationship. We love to spend time exploring and traveling, so read on for some great ideas of fun things to do in Sandusky Ohio for your very own mom daughter day!

Stressed? How to Practice a Mindful Attitude During the Holidays

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Practicing a mindful attitude during the holidays can reduce stress.  Begin journaling mindfulness and these other techniques to reduce stress. But first, know that you are not alone if you find your stress level rising as autumn settles in and the holiday season looms large?  A 2015 survey by Healthline found that almost two-thirds of people report that their stress level increased throughout the holiday season.  I found it particularly interesting that even more women than men reported higher stress during the holiday season.  What’s the difference?  Could it be because we get carried away with trying to pull off the “perfect” holiday each year?

The Best Apple Crisp Recipe without Oats – a Simple Classic from Grandma’s Kitchen

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no one makes delicious apple crisp like my grandma did.  My grandma passed when I was only 13, so I can only imagine how much I loved her homemade apple crisp when I was little.  I wish I had stronger memories of making it with her, but since I don’t, I can look forward to passing grandma’s apple crisp recipe along to my grandkids.  Her old fashioned apple crisp recipe is so simple and easy with only five ingredients.  And even better, I get to use some of my favorite kitchen tools!