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Sacramento Vegan
Holiday Gifts for Vegans

Holiday Gifts for Vegans

If there's a vegan on your holiday shopping list, or if you're a vegan who wants to buy gifts that reflect your values and prove to your friends and family that being plant-based doesn't mean being deprived, here's a list of great gift ideas. These items are available online, but for those of...

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Guava Rose
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (Part 3): Tasty Bites

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Nov 28, 2014
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (Part 3): Tasty Bites

Racks of Meat PiesThere are so many food choices at the Dicken’s Fair, but I had kept reading about how wonderful these little pies were. How tempting they all looked stacked up on the racks. Hmm, what should I get? Steak and Mushroom Pie! Mmmm!!! The crust on top is...

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Baked Bree
Apple Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

Nov 28, 2014
Apple Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

  I hope that all of you had the Happiest of Thanksgivings. I spent the week getting ready for my favorite holiday with my mom and grandmother in New Jersey. We had so much fun being in the kitchen together and cooking. We laughed, told stories, and it made me really happy to be home...

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Guava Rose
The Great Dicken’s Christmas Fair (Part 2): Pretty Things to See and Do

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Nov 28, 2014
The Great Dicken’s Christmas Fair (Part 2): Pretty Things to See and Do

Floral headbands and headwreathsBeautiful Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes by Whispers From the Past~ There are so many interesting things to see at the Dicken’s Fair. One Yelp review said that it really takes four days to see everything, and I think with all the entertainments and performances scheduled, that...

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Guava Rose
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (Part 1): Characters Abound

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Nov 27, 2014
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (Part 1): Characters Abound

Making tea sandwiches in Dicken's kitchenEbenezer Scrooge scowling at Bob Crachit in the opening tableau~ Happy Thanksgiving everyone! After seeing posters for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair for years, I was finally able to attend it this past Sunday. I thought I’d share some cheerful holiday photos from merry old...

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Girls on the Grid
GOTG Give Thanks!

Nov 26, 2014

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and while there are an abundance of things to be thankful for, GOTG decided to narrow the... read more

Nanny Goats in Panties
Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Meet My New Buddy, Perry Mennow Paws

Have you ever sat on the cold, concrete tombstone of a stranger, just to watch a gravedigger? It’s twilight and all you can hear is the shovel cutting into the soil and the birds chirping in the trees. They all seem to wear flannel plaid snap-front work shirts and muddy boots. Most have beards....

Girls on the Grid
Small Business Saturday: November 29, 2014

Nov 25, 2014
Small Business Saturday: November 29, 2014

By Laura Braden There’s literally no reason to shop online, or at big box retailers – except mayboe NAMASTE: A 5... read more

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Girls on the Grid
It’s complicated: Why I prefer to forget Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2014
It’s complicated: Why I prefer to forget Thanksgiving

By Shawna Malvini Redden    Am I really being screamed at, literally screamed at, in front of the entire family?... read more

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Girls on the Grid
Global Winter Wonderland: A Festival of Light

Nov 24, 2014
Global Winter Wonderland: A Festival of Light

The Editors This weekend Global Winter Wonderland, Sacramento’s newest holiday extravaganza had their opening weekend!  Located at Cal Expo –... read more

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