Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

  I’m really excited to have completed the first week of Blogmas! So far, I’ve posted: Day 1: Accepting a challenge Day 2: Lights and Lessons Day 3: Giving Tuesday Day 4: An Amazing Holiday Experience Day 5: Holiday Playlist Day 6: Emergency Gift Stash Day 7: Dear Blogging Community Today, I wanted to share …

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Today is National Letter Writing Day. The intent is to encourage handwritten letters, preferably mailed, and I am doing that (three to family members and one to a dear friend in another state), but it also seemed like a good time to share a few thoughts with all of you. So here goes: Dear Blogging …

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I wrote a post last year about unconventional holiday music (one of my favorite early posts) and I definitely have my offbeat holiday tunes on shuffle right now. I’m also mixing in more traditional music, and I have absolutely fallen in love with Idina Menzel’s Christmas: A Season of Love. I’ve been a Menzel fan …

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Last weekend, my mother and I attended the Cirque Dreams Holidaze performance at the Fox Theater here in St. Louis. It. Was. Awesome. Check this out: The music and costumes were amazing, but of course the incredible performances by the acrobats, jugglers, and magicians were the center of the show. As a huge circus fan, …

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Giving Tuesday has been around since 2012, and is intended to encourage people to donate time, support, money, etc. to good causes and to their communities. For more information click here. I’ve been participating in Giving Tuesday since I first heard about it in 2014 (missed the first two years, unfortunately) and it’s always a …

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