Month: December 2016

Q & A w/ Kitchen Chemistry

It’s that time of year again. Time to break out the rolling pin and cookie cutters. Dust off the utensils and dig out the baking sheets. Maybe you slave away in the kitchen nightly or maybe you haven’t turned on the oven since last year. Either way, baking holiday goodies is always a fun, family activity, even if you have the baking skills of a three-year-old. Sugar cut-out cookies are just as important as the trimmings on the tree, so to find out how to whip up the best batch we talked to baker extraordinaire, Lisa Diemer, owner of...

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Date Night @ Tony’s

As residents of the Pocono Mountains, we’re lucky. Not only do we have the best fall foliage and the coolest indoor water parks, but our spot on the map isn’t so bad either. The beach is just a short drive away, and a trip to the Big Apple takes less than two hours (when traffic cooperates). It’s time to stop taking our proximity to the city that never sleeps for granted. This season, find a sitter and spend your date night (or day) in New York City. If you’ve never experienced New York City during the holidays, you’re missing...

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Mountainhome Holiday House

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Jack Faler is anything but a Grinch. He has so much Christmas spirit that he makes Elf look like Ebenezer Scrooge.  But just like the Whos...

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Unicorns. Sarahs. Carlys.

LuLaRoe with Lori Zbylicki Unicorns. Sarahs. Carlys. Have no idea what I’m talking about? It’s time to learn; you’ll thank us later… Have you ever chased down a toddler in a pair of skinny jeans? Or dressed a flailing child in a restricting button down? We know the scene all too well. You can’t move, you’re frustrated, your rear may or may not be hanging out, and now you’re sweating. Comfortable? Not a chance. Enter LuLaRoe. We know you’ve seen LuLaRoe popping up on your Facebook. Maybe you’ve noticed the unique prints and flattering outfits at school pickup. Whether...

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Creative Little Hands

Mrs. McWilliams’ Kindergarten Class Tobyhanna Elementary Center Have you ever noticed your snowman’s smile is crooked or his buttons are missing and wondered what he might have been up to last night? Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner is a perfect wintertime tale about the secret life of snowmen. Mrs. McWilliams’ class had fun learning what snowmen do at night. Using shaving cream and popsicle sticks they made snowmen of their...

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