Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

Experiencing Easter Through Semana Santa

“When Lorene Bronner shared with me her experience of Semana Santa in Guatemala last year, I was captivated by her story. Semana Santa is the celebration through Holy Week leading up to Easter. I invite you to take a trip to Latin America with me as Lorene vividly and reverently recalls her encounter with Semana Santa and the Guatemalan culture!” – Aileen Libbey

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted pumpkin seeds are crunchy, delicious and easy to make. Not to mention you can spice them up anyway you would like. I just love pumpkin seeds, so every fall I bake my heart out to make the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are not the only benefit of gutting out a pumpkin… lets use the leftover pumpkins to create some beautiful fall decor. Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1-1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds Tablespoon melted butter 2 teaspoon garlic salt (additional if desired)

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2021 Fourth of July Fireworks in Michigan to Awe Over. Let Freedom Ring!

2021 Fourth of July Fireworks in Michigan to Awe Over. Let Freedom Ring!

Let freedom ring with these eye-catching 2021 Fourth of July fireworks in Michigan! In the state of Michigan, Independence Day is celebrated far and wide. Celebrate from Frankenmuth, Dearborn, Bay City and Traverse City to Grand Marais. Certainly, these five Michigan cities know how to celebrate their freedom in style with some family-friendly entertainment. 2021 Fourth of July Fireworks in Bay City, Michigan First we are going to start with my hometown, Bay City, Michigan. This is my favorite place

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10 things to do with ornaments

10 things to do with ornaments

Here at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland we have thousands of ornaments, which got me thinking … why are we limited to just using them around Christmas time? Here are 10 things to do with ornaments … other than put them on your Christmas tree! P.S. No tools required. 1 This one is my favorite out of the 10 things to do with ornaments. Bringing the ocean to a home near you! I’ve had this driftwood that I picked up years ago

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A Thrill Of Hope This Christmas

A Thrill Of Hope This Christmas

Post by HOLLY NOEL What Are You Hoping for This Christmas? Have you ever wondered why Christmas has such a powerful effect on people? What causes people to stand in the freezing cold for hours to purchase a gift?  Is it really just about getting a deal or watching the excitement in a loved ones eyes, or is there something deeper going on?

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A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

A Heart For Farmers Markets + Watermelon Salad Recipe

A LIVING PASSION Passions are certainly peculiarities. While one person may like cars or sports or even holidays (How about Christmas?!), it was evident early on I had a huge passion for farmers markets. That excitement stemmed from my interest in food, another primary passion. Seeing the entire process from the planting of the seed to the plating of the final product fascinates me. As a matter of fact, to say I like to cook doesn’t even begin. Farmers markets

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