When, When, When will it be Christmas?

Look—what do you see? Red, red berries, and a green, green tree. Ballerina mice frosting a snowy white cake, and pretty wrapping, bows, and tape. All the signs are in the air—it's almost that time of year. But when, when, when will Christmas be here? Come celebrate with this festive picture book from Cathy MacLennan. It's all dressed up in bright Christmas colors and filled with rhythm and rhyme to create the happiest holiday experience. When, … Continue Reading...

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Chicken and Vegetable Risotto #glutenfree

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For decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore's enchanting holiday poem. Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Tom Browning, this stunning edition stands apart from the rest. I can't get over how amazing this book looks!  Browning has created a classic Saint Nick—the quintessential round, jolly, white-bearded figure that … Continue Reading...

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Door to Door Organics Giveaway!

Door to Door Organics is an online grocer specializing in organic produce and natural groceries including dairy, prepared foods, baked goods, meats – you name it. Door to Door Organics began delivering in Chicago in 2010 and they deliver for free within 50 miles around the city.  They partner with local farmers and artisans such as Red Hen Bread and Deer Creek Organics to … Continue Reading...

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Children's Activity Atlas is the best atlas out there for your kids.  This isn't the boring atlas we remember as kids.  This atlas is way more interactive and allows your children to learn without them realizing it.  They will also want to read this book, because it is so fun!  Featuring 12 fully illustrated maps, this atlas is jam-packed with … Continue Reading...