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brownies

Today is National Blonde Brownie Day. We’ll take it. It gives us an excuse to point to give blogs with great brownie recipes.

My Baking Addiction
Jamie has a whole page dedicated to delicious brownie recipes. We’d like to try the Peppermint Cocoa Brownie Cups right about now.

Browneyed Baker
Check out the Chocolate Frosted Brownies with a delcious chocolate buttercream frosting.

Susan Branch
Susan shares her Mom’s homemade brownie recipe for chewy brownies filled with walnuts and love.

Sally’s Backing Addiction
Fudgy, chewy, homemade brownies.

Shari’s Berries
You know all about the delicious treats you can get from Shari’s Berries, but check out their post of the 50 Best Brownie Recipes…Ever.

Have a favorite brownie recipe? Share it in the comments.

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drking

The third Monday of the month is set aside as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to honor the civil rights leader born on January 15, 1929 who was assasinated on April 4, 1968.

Dr. King’s legacy lives on and is a testament to the fact that, while we may not always like our history, we should always remember it.

Here are five American History blogs to peruse:

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog
Up-to-date news on Civil Rights issues from Editor Andrew M. Ironside. A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Discourse.net
Michael Froomkin Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law writes about contemporary civil rights issues.

Old Virginia Blog
Richard G. Williams, Jr. is an award winning Southern writer, autodidact, tour guide, relic hunter, preservationist, researcher, and raconteur who specializes in Virginia history and the War Between the States.

History and Women
Mirella Sichirollo Patzer offers a compendium of Women’s History and Biographies.

Religion in American History
An expansive and engaging group blog looking at religion in American history and culture.

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eventblogs

What better way to learn the business than to follow those who are already making a go at it? Here are five event planning blogs we like. You should follow them as well.

Endless Entertainments is a nationwide event production company. Will Currant was still in high school back in 2007 when he started planning events learning along the way. After heading to Arizona State University by the end of 2010 Endless Entertainment was becoming one of the largest production companies in the Southwest.

Event Manager Blog is a great resource for trends in the event industry, especially technology, innovation, and education. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting out this is a great resource.

Thoughtfully Simple. Tori Tait offers great creative ideas for planners on a budget. Check out her DIY ideas, her cocktail recipes and more. Tori’s goal is to “inspire you to tap into your creative confidence, one simple step at a time.”

Planning Forever Events is focused on weddings, which can be a great place to start your planning career. But even the experience planner can find some great ideas here.

Weditorial is another blog that focuses a lot on weddings, but there are also great party ideas to be found here and great ideas for entertaining at home.

Have a favorite event blog? Share it in the comments.

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trickortreat

Thank you for your patience as we were out dealing with a family emergency last week.

We return today with Five Halloween Blogs that We Love. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend some $8.4 billion on Halloween in 2016.

Keep in mind that not all of these are for the kiddies.

Neatorma brings the neatest, weirdest, and most wonderful stuff from all over the web…so they tell us. Check it out.

Halloween Love is a horror blog with a team of writers contributing their work.

The Write Side Shop

The Write Side Shop

Mystic Halloween Blog. It’s bewitching.

Instructables Halloween for when you want to Do it Yourself.

Pumpkingutter.com an amazing gallery of pumpkin carvings. Don’t miss the tutorial if you’re willing to accept the challenge.

Have a favorite Halloween blog or tradition? Share it in the comments below.

Happy Halloween!

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There’s a lot to look at and read out there on the Internet. Each Monday we’ll point you to some of the best content.

Life In & Around Martinsville-Henry County
Get to know this wonderful, less-traveled, part of Virginia.

17 Apart
Do-it-yourselfers Mary and Tim search for simple solutions to live life more sustainably.

This Old Art Room
Kristin talks about inspiring ideas she finds around the web and loves to incorporate art into life.

Lenses in Bloom
Allen Pearson offers photography and gardening pictures and tips.

Richmond Beermeister
Find out where to find all the newest and greatest beers in the River City.

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newyearseve2015

Fast away the old year passes. And, you’re running out of time to make New Year’s Eve plans. Here are five blog posts we love that talk about New Year’s Eve.

Confused about what to wear? Lauren Conrad gives her Guide to New Year’s Eve Party Dressing.

U.S. News and World Report offers 6 Ideas for a Fun and Frugal new Year’s Eve.
You don’t have to spend a lot to ring in 2016.

While it’s a post from 2014, Somerton Dwelling Still has some ideas for a Memorable New Year’s Eve Party.

New Year’s Eve Blog
It might be a little late for 2015, but this blog talks about celebrations and opportunities to bring in the New Year all around the world.

And, if you’re in the Central Virginia area, we can’t help but remind you about this unique New Year’s Eve event like none other. Fairies and Gentlemen is a game within a party within a play. Tickets are still available.

Have a safe and prosperous New Year!

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Image: The Nativity, Western Dioces of the Armenian Church, Burbank, California

Image: The Nativity, Western Dioces of the Armenian Church, Burbank, California

Christmas is Friday and Christians all over the world welcome the
coming of the Christ child. Homes and churches display the
traditional nativity scene with the child in the manger surrounded by
angels, shepherds, kings and animals. It’s a romanticized version of
the actual history, but it tells the story.

Here are five blog posts that talk about the Nativity and what it
means to Christianity.

Stone Gable Blog asks and answers the question “What is the
Nativity?

At Salt and Light, Vivian Cabrera sits down with producer and
correspondent Sebastian Gomes to talk about the Birth of the Messiah.

Pastor Bill Randles looks at the gospel of Luke and the descripion of
the Nativity: On Singing Christmas…Luke’s Nativity pt 10.

At Ibelieve.com Noelle Kirchner offers 8 Nativity Activities to Teach
Little Ones about Christmas.

Youth Ministry 360 offers 10 Christmas Story Takeaways Your Students
Need To Know.

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