Category: December 2017

Holiday Ho Ho Cocoa Mix – A Warm and Comforting Cup of Joy to Share!

Homemade food gifts are fun to make and share, especially during the holidays. There is something so special about giving a gift that you’ve put your hands and heart into — delicious cookies and cakes, spiced nuts, and even homemade beverages and liqueurs. I love sharing mixes, too; they extend that holiday feeling long after other treats have disappeared. Soups and pancake mixes are a great way to stretch out the celebrations, and over the years friends and family have anticipated the arrival of their favorites all wrapped up in baskets and bows.

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Housetraining 101

Some lucky dog and cat owners never have to deal with the frustrations of pet accidents. Some dogs pick up the habit of going outside perfectly and some cats would never think of using anything but the litter box. For the other less than lucky pet owners, here are a few tips and causes for accidents in the house.

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Assessing Our Progress

In late September, the State Department of Education released to the public standardized testing scores for schools and districts across California. This was the third release of scores under the new assessment system, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

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We Give Thanks

My family feels especially blessed to live in this great city of Visalia and to call it home. It’s not just the bricks and mortar that make our city great, but the many wonderful people and friends that we have here.

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Make a “Seed” Ornament

Since December is usually cold and dreary outdoors, let’s make a fun holiday gift that keeps on giving into the spring! You and your child can make herb or flower seed paper and shape into a hanging ornament for a gift.

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