Amanda Cade

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

As I mentioned in my Gingerbread House Day post, my plans to decorate a cookie house with my niece fell through, so I drafted my friend Mike to help me in the endeavor. Here are some highlights Mike: So I’m filling in for an eight year old? Amanda: Exactly. Mike: Good, because that’s about my …

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National Cat Herders Day is actually tomorrow, but I have something else planned for tomorrow’s post, so I’m saluting chaos coordinators a day early. I’ve loved the expression “like herding cats” since the first time I heard it, and there are so many situations where it applies (my nieces’ birthday parties, my friends on a …

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During the holidays, I always plan a special day or evening with each of my three nieces. This year, when I asked four year old Carly what she wanted to do, she said, “Eat spaghetti”. I suggested several more unique activities, but she was set on spaghetti (like I said, she’s four). So last night …

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As usual, lots of people at work have been adding holiday decorations to their desks, shelves, doors, etc. I am no exception. However, my new favorite decoration (pictured above) has gotten some interesting reactions. The most common (as the post title implies) is “What is THAT?” Others include: “Is that a frog? No, it has …

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  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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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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I started my blog just over a year ago (and I still can’t believe it’s been a year already), so shortly after I got going I started seeing lots of Blogmas posts. The challenge, I soon learned, was to post every day from December 1 to December 25. I knew there was no way I …

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