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North Sac Beat
Rudolph brings candy canes to Del Paso Blvd this weekend

Dec 12, 2013
Rudolph brings candy canes to Del Paso Blvd this weekend


The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership hosts Rudolph's Candy Cane Walk this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

These participating businesses will be distributing free candy:

  • Del Paso Grooming
  • Angel's Gallery
  • Son of a Bean Coffee & Art
  • Uptown Café
  • GameFit
  • Uptown Fitness
  • Schiff's Estate Sales
  • Casa Bella Galleria
  • Forgotten Furnishings
  • Li'l Joe's
  • So-Cal Speed Shop
  • Uptown Bike & Accessories
  • In2Win Records &...

North Sac Beat
Breakfast with Santa this weekend

Dec 12, 2013
Breakfast with Santa this weekend

Breakfast with Santa on The Boulevard returns this Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to Masonic Hall.Breakfast includes delicious pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties and beverages. Coffee provided by Son of a Bean.Fun activities in...

The State Hornet
Winter break is great, unless you work retail

Dec 10, 2013

Christmas time is finally here and us college students are looking forward to graduation, celebrating the holidays with the family and a five week break to recover from the semester and prepare for the next. Unless, of course, you work in retail. 



Undercover Caterer
Egg Nog Pumpkin Bread

Dec 9, 2013

Hi! What did you guys do this weekend?  I picked up my tree from the local Mexican supermarket parking lot, decorated it, went to a political fundraiser, hung out with my kids, bought my dog some sweaters and burned two batches of popcorn. Oh, and I listened to a lot of Christmas music.  Good...

Foods for the Soul
Eggnog Donut Holes

Eggnog Donut Holes

Healthy eggnog-flavored donut holes that are baked, not fried! Dipped in sweet cinnamon sugar for a festive holiday treat.     While serving jury duty in April, another lady and I exchanged pleasantries in the spacious courthouse break room during…

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Foods for the Soul
Gluten-Free Gingerbread

Gluten-Free Gingerbread

Moist gluten-free gingerbread loaf that’s soft and spicy. A festive low-fat and healthy treat for the holiday season!     A year ago, my mom dropped a bombshell on me. After we both scheduled to play hooky from work, Mom…

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Undercover Caterer
Cyber Monday — 5R Farm

Dec 2, 2013

You may or may not have noticed a little box on the sidebar of this here blog advertising 5R Farm.  It’s owned and run by my friends Stacy and Sean.  Stacy is the maker of soaps and lotions, as well as the chicken whisperer.  I’m not sure if the chickens came before the soaps...

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Foods for the Soul
Sunday Funday #8

Sunday Funday #8

In this Sunday Funday Series, I share little tidbits and finds from my week that brought a smile to my face, in the hope that they’ll do the same to you!       1. Gobble, Gobble! Last weekend, an old…

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The Blue Muse
Thirdsgiving and other things

Nov 30, 2013
Thirdsgiving and other things

Something I learned today: Zumba is incredibly difficult when you have gravy coursing through your veins. Like me, this week.We just finished "Thirdsgiving"--our third Thanksgiving meal in four days. It's the price of being well loved I guess.Despite t...

The Blue Muse
One month to finish all the things

Nov 30, 2013
One month to finish all the things

Well, crap.It just occurred to me that putting up Christmas decor = almost December = end of the year = I ONLY HAVE ONE MONTH LEFT TO FINISH ALL THE 2013 GOALS!The all-caps should indicate to you, dear reader, that I am nowhere close to finishing said ...



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