Monthly Archives: December 2017

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

Tonight is New Year’s Eve – 2017 seemed to fly by. There are so many traditions and resolutions made every year on this night, and if you are looking for some ideas, look no further: NEW YEAR TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD  MAKE SOME NOISE Making a lot of noise—from fireworks to gun shots to church

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Boxing Day In Cottage Country

Boxing Day means different things to different people. Some LOVE the thrill of hunting for those bargains, while some prefer to spend a quiet day at home, and still for some there is more visiting with family and friends. Whatever your plans may be please remember that it’s a busy day for retail workers and

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Merry Christmas from Cottage Country

May the spirit of Christmas bring peace in your heart as you celebrate Christmas with your families and loved ones. Merry Christmas Cottage Country!!!

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Have a Great Christmas Eve and Track Santa With The Kids

There is a fun website that allows you to track Santas progress. It’s filled with neat activities and even Kringle Radio! What a fun and exciting way to spend the evening, and don’t forget to leave the out milk and cookies and carrots if you have any 🙂 Check out the website here:

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New Peterborough Store Celebrates Local Artists

It’s that time of year where everyone starts making lists and scheming the perfect surprises for their loved ones. We know some of the most thoughtful gifts are one of a kind. Think of your grandmother’s eyes lighting up as she opens something unique and useful by a local artisan, or something beautiful you made

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Easy Festive Holiday Cocktails

Christmas and New Years are stressful. There are wreaths to hang, gifts to buy, trees to decorate, and events to attend. The last thing you want to worry about is what beverage to serve at your holiday bash.  Fortunately, there are easy-to-make, festive Christmas cocktails, based on standard ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, that you

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How a Homemade Holiday Cookbook Can Bring Your Family Together

This year, why not try something new? A homemade gift is always a welcome change from the same old mass-produced merchandise, and a personalized gift with a long family history is even better. Chances are you have some great cooks in your family, so why not create a one-of-a-kind gift everyone will cherish for years

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Perfect Holiday Latte Recipes

Christmas-themed lattes can be found in many coffee shops during the holiday season, but rather than spending money on a shop-bought latte, you can easily make one at home to enjoy alone or share with friends. Gingerbread Latte For a gingerbread latte, many will suggest adding gingerbread-flavoured syrup to the espresso. However, you can create

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