Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe

Vienna: Classical Music, Royal Lipizzaners & Cauliflower Cream Soup Recipe






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 4 We arrived in Vienna mid-morning Wednesday via train from Budapest. The Friedensbrücke metro station landed us just a few blocks from our hotel.

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Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine

Budapest: Christmas, Culture & Cuisine






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 3 We landed in Budapest early on Sunday afternoon

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London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!

London: The Libka Girls’ Cup of Tea!






#LibkaGirlsTakeEurope | Part 2 After meeting Kristen in New York, we boarded a Virgin Atlantic night flight for London. If we were going to have to sleep somewhere en route to the city of Shakespeare, we had decided to do it on a plane. We considered it a “cracking” (excellent) way to multitask. After all, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” (The Tempest)

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How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box

How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box






Valentine’s Day is February 14, and the kids will be celebrating with parties in their classrooms. They’ll do a happy dance when you help them make this penguin Valentines box to hold all the cute cards they receive from classmates! Penguin party time! Penguin Valentine Mailbox* This “tweet” mailbox is perfect for holding Valentine cards from friends and family. You will need: – recycled cracker box, 6″ x 9″ – (2) 1″ wiggly eyes – craft glue – scissors, paintbrush

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving






The concept of the American Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas, who was born in Asia Minor about 280. He was known as a kind, benevolent man and made a saint because of his generosity. In honor of St. Nicholas, December 6 became the traditional day in Europe for the exchange of Christmas gifts and the beginning of the holiday season. Dutch immigrants to the United States brought with them their version of the gift-giving St. Nicholas, known as “Sinter

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Keep Calm and Camp!

Keep Calm and Camp!






Being a Michigander means a vacation consists of camping in the great outdoors. Nothing is better than sitting around a campfire with family and friends. Don’t even get me started on the magnificent smell of a campfire; it really is one of my favorite smells of all time. That is why I love Michigan so much. No, not just for the campfire smell! I love it because it is filled with SO MANY beautiful places to camp, both in the

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach






Summer … nothing like lazy, hazy days at the beach. Sunshine; the sound of water lapping the shore; the brush of sand over and all around your feet; the bright colors of sailboats, beach towels, ice cream, beach balls and bathing suits – bright memories you want to recall all winter long. And now you can! Wander the water’s edge in search of tiny shells and polished pebbles, and scoop up a cup of sand before heading home. Here you

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