Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.

If you are a huge Christmas decorations fan, and you’ll be traveling over the holidays, read this article about the 25 most festive Christmas towns, in case you will be near one and could visit.  The article gives a brief history of the items used in traditional Christmas decorating like tinsel, ornaments and Christmas lights, and then ranks the 25 top decorated towns.

Aquila children’s magazine covers science, history, art and many other subjects for kids aged 8 – 12. It is a clever, well written and beautifully illustrated monthly British magazine.

Subscribe online for 70 pounds a year for delivery to the to the U.S.


Sample magazine here

One holiday movie I’m looking forward to is Cats with Taylor Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen and many other fabulous actors.   Taylor Swift wrote a new song for the production. This has been a controversial movie and it hasn’t even opened yet.  The first trailer, released last July, was panned by many critics and viewers.  A second trailer was released November 19th and still not received particularly well.  I have faith, however, that with the director (Tom Hooper who directed Les Misérables in 2012)) and an amazing cast, it will be worth seeing! The release will be December 20, 2019.

Watch the new trailer here.

If you are diligent about wearing facial sunscreen daily, you will be interested to learn that Good Housekeeping tested facial sunscreens and here was the top pick:

Julep No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen Gel SPF 40.  It is a broad spectrum and contains rosehip seed oil and Vitamin E.  It is quickly absorbed into the skin and completely transparent.  It is lightweight and because it is a water-based formula it is non-greasy. $20.00.


Catch up on all of these week’s articles;

Take Control of your Refrigerator (like Marie Kondo would)

control of your refrigerator


Holiday Gifts for 2019

Best Holiday Gifts 2019