Category Archives: holiday

flavor.

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 Online novelty retailer Archie McPhee, with a fascination for innovative ways so reinvent the candy cane, has released their unique Clamdy Canes, a set of six clam-flavored candy canes. This flavor is perfect those who prefer to spend their winters on the beach in warmer climes.

“From the personified clam on the package to the clam taste, you’ll wonder how Christmas existed without Clamdy Canes. They’re a candy clamity! We all celebrate holidays in our own way and if your holiday tastes like the sea, this is for you. Add a little sand for extra clam realness. If anyone complains, just tell them to clam up.”

Archie McPhee also carries a comforting set of Mac and Cheese Candy Canes, which are perfect for those who prefer their holidays snuggling up with the family near a warm fire on a cold winter’s day.

“Macaroni and Cheese Candy Canes are a particular favorite of picky eaters. These candy canes taste like your childhood favorite — mac and cheese. It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food!”

 

“if life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.”

-eleanor roosevelt

 

 

 

 

credits: archie mcphee, lori dorn

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get in line.

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safe travels.

“if all the cars in the united states were placed end to end,

it would probably be labor day weekend.”

-doug larson

 

 

image credit: national toy museum (record for world’s longest line of toy cars)

summer christmas.

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is it one of the hottest days of summer?

is it time for our annual

christmas in july/august celebration?

absolutely.

with long-time friends

turkey dinner

wine

christmas cookies

 stories

and 

odds and ends re-gifts to each other

that we’re highly likely

to re-gift to someone else at a later date

no reason to keep the joy of giving all to ourselves.

‘christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”

-bryan white

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols

father and sun.

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some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,

others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
– pablo picasso


“the best way to make children good is to make them happy.”
– oscar wilde

happy father’s day and summer solstice

may you have many bright hours today

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image credit: etsy.com

flamin’ fat tuesday.

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today is a day of celebration

mardi gras

fat tuesday

from life on the mississippi

and

new orleans

is 

in full swing

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in keeping with

the spirit

of the holiday

i

shall celebrate

with 

a bag of

flamin’ hot cheetos

and stay up

one hour late.

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it has been said that a scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an american has not seen the united states until he has seen mardi-gras in new orleans.

– mark twain – march 1859

image credits: ‘life n the mississippi’ first edition, tumblr

americans kick off the week with a day off. some of us.

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here’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever read about our 10th president:

john tyler was born in 1790.

he took office in 1841, after william henry harrison died.

and he has two living grandchildren.

not great-great-great-grandchildren.

their dad was tyler’s son.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

the tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life.

lyon gardiner tyler, one of president tyler’s 15 kids, was born in 1853.

he fathered lyon gardiner tyler jr. in 1924, and harrison ruffin tyler in 1928.

harrison tyler has been interviewed in the last few years for new york magazine.

lyon tyler spoke to the daughters of the american revolution a while back.

it’s all in the math.

his living legacy continues.

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credits: j.english, mentalflossmagazine, google images