Monthly Archives: December 2010

Cozy Books for Winter Days

The winter days can be long, cold and dreary, but we’ve got something to engage your mind – great books. Nothing beats cozying up by the fire or under a blanket with a good book to pass a chilly winter’s … Continue reading

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Celebrate Kwanzaa

Celebrate family, community and culture – celebrate Kwanzaa! This African American and Pan-African holiday is observed from December 26 – January 1 each year. It was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State … Continue reading

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What Is the Winter Solstice?

It actually only lasts a moment, but the WINTER SOLSTICE is celebrated by many cultures with a spirit of rebirth and long tradition. Holidays and festivals mark the winter solstice, the time when exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is … Continue reading

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Video Recap of Our Travels to the Gulf Coast

In early December, a team of our BlueMountain.com employees partnered with United Way and traveled to Bayou La Batre, Alabama in hopes of bringing Christmas joy to the families affected by the BP Oil Spill. Using conributions from fundraisers, we raised … Continue reading

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Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are the time for us to open up our hearts and homes to others. It’s both exciting and a little daunting. Here are some easy holiday entertaining tips to help keep the spirit jolly this season! Invitations Be … Continue reading

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Time-Saver Gift Tips

 ‘Tis the season to be busy, and for some of us, that’s six-places-at-one-time busy. So when it comes to saving time when holiday shopping, yet still buying gifts that are thoughtful for friends and loved ones, we’re all ears. Struggling … Continue reading

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Christmas Angels

“Thank heaven for angels who help us fly when our wings are too tired.”  The holidays call us to count our blessings – our family, our friends and our good fortune.  We are also called to recognize the people who … Continue reading

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BlueMountain.com Visits Bayou La Batre, Alabama

Two days prior to our trip, there was an odd sense of peace that overtook the group.  We still had camera equipment to prep, gifts to buy, presents to wrap, crafts to set up, and a hall to decorate.  But … Continue reading

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Your Pet-Perfect Holiday

The holidays aren’t the same unless we include our furry and feathered friends, but there are some things to keep in mind in order to keep them safe and secure this season.  No Bones About It  Any item outside an … Continue reading

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Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!

“Oh, bring us some figgy pudding;  Oh, bring us some figgy pudding;  Oh, bring us some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer.” – From the Christmas classic, We Wish You a Merry Christmas  But what IS figgy pudding, … Continue reading

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