’twas the day AFTER Christmas!

fleur de lis holiday season

“twas the day AFTER Christmas!

What to do now?

1} The holiday presents have been opened, judged and enjoyed;…, but some of us want to do returns or exchanges: Go to the Mall! Today is one of the best shopping days to get huge holiday discounts and shopping perks.

“It’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with the store’s current — and temporary — return policies. And passing along gift receipts with the present is also recommended. People will find some returns more difficult this year, and only a few will be easier,” says Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org. In fact, the National Retail Federation says about 13 percent of stores tightened the rules for certain merchandise, especially electronics. Based on ConsumerWorld’s annual return policy survey, Dworsky says…”

AND, if you are still up for the-after-Christmas-day-shopping mayhem!

Consider these ‘tips for after Christmas shopping‘:

Stores have plied shoppers with discounts during the holiday shopping season, but bargain hunters can get deeper markdowns immediately after Christmas as retailers make room for new merchandise. Read more.

2} The holiday feast has been cooked, presented, devoured and (toilet flushing time!); …, but,

some of us still have left overs:  serve leftover food for lunch and those midnight snacks and munchies for the sleep-walkers in your family.   Sorry if you’re heading back to work just take the holiday leftover food to keep you smiling,too!  :-0

3} The relatives are still at YOUR house,…: Get to cooking more holiday favorites!  Have a friendly cooking-context with a theme.  Team up! Cook ‘At Home’ vs. ‘Visitors’ recipes, with the Hosts cooking the food of their guests and the guests cooking the dishes of their hosts. Remember to involve the kids, too.

Get to cooking a Cajun & Creole Feast Nouveaux Orleans style! New Orleans one of the tastiest towns in the south - New Orleans and Lafayette have been named among the "Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South" in Southern Living magazine's January issue, now on news stands. Read more...

Tacos mexicaino - Aujourd'hui c'est le Mexique qui s'invite à table dans ce jeu ta de cocina pour filles avec des plataforma nacional: le taco! Tu como le goût de (...) Jouer Aux Jeux de cocina: Tacos mexicain

Here’s a cooking blog with games for your kids:

jeux de cuisine – Jeux de fille

jeux de cuisine : deviens la meilleure cuisinière de ton groupe de copines en t’ exerçant sur ces jeux cuisine  Découvre les nouveaux clips vidéo de musique ! 

OR…

since you’ve been in the kitchen cooking for hours last week…

Patronize a local restaurant that highlights the regional cuisine.  We enjoy  The Nouvelle Cuisine menu highlights entrees such as Duck, Chateau Briand, Quail , Pork, Monkfish… Every dish provides additional sophistication with an elegant … Nouvelle cuisine (French, “new cuisine”) is an approach to cooking and food presentation used in French cuisine.

fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_NouvelleOrléans – Translate this page La NouvelleOrléans (New Orleans en anglais) est la plus grande ville de l’État de Louisiane, aux États-Unis, comptant 354 850 habitants et 1 189 981 dans  New Orleans – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The city is named after Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of OrléansRegent of France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage.[2] New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz),[3][4] and its annual celebrations and festivals…

4} The relatives are still in town: Go to the game!  Tailgate! Watch on tv/live streaming! Enjoy the after-Party!

Christmas a tourism success for New Orleans – A Saints victory tonight in the Superdome would put a perfect ribbon on this year’s New Orleans’ Christmas celebration. Tourism officials say Santa was very good to the city this year. Read more. Also, check out this sports analyst’s perspective: http://bcove.me/cwp5lm9h . Here’s more gameday coverage:  WWLAMFM Saints – Falcons Streaks and Stats bit.ly/s003Bh ; WWLAMFM Saints – Falcons Preview bit.ly/sC59yE.

'Arthur Christmas' - a 3D, CG-animated family comedy movie that's already a family favorite!

5} The kids are still out of school…:  Don’t let the winter doldrums get to them.  Take down the decorations.  Go to the amusement park , zoo or a holiday movie ( seasonal venues, weather permitting).  Are your children visiting with school friends?  Have them introduce their out-of-state visiting relatives.  Play swap-a-present for an hour{each player selects 1 favorite gift they received, close your eyes and pick a present; ‘borrow’ if for a lil’ while; and return UNDAMAGED!}

6} The office is still closed: RELAX.

7} The snowstorm still has you snowed in:

SAVE YOUR BATTERIES FOR EMERGENCIES!

But, if you have a surplus and if you don’t think your power(electricity) will fail…,

Organize your holiday photos.

Share some on your social networks.  Send smartphone/SMS/texts/iPad/emails of  some to family members to enjoy.

Read some good inde blogs!

'The Pistol, Not My Fault' " i-got-your-back" pic Deidra Alexander WordPress 12-23-11

The Pistol, Not My Fault December 23, 2011 by Deidra Alexander

Every week, we share several of our favorite blogs written by our social network friends.  Check them out at ‘Enjoying The Hi-5s of Autism – A Family Experience’.

Howabout, enjoying how the holiday season is celebrated around the world.  The World Wide Web has a plethora of holiday cheer to spread around until the New Year and beyond!  Christmas around the world in pictures

Christmas 2011 Ice Swimming Club 'Berliner Seethunde' in Orankesee Lake Berlin Members take a dip as part of their traditional Christmas ice swimming session.

Try some different APPs.

You are enjoying new, borrowed and pre-owned mobile devices that permit iTunes, Android and other types of platform applications.  Challenge yourself to find and use at least 3 new APPs.  Now is a good time to learn how to work all of those electronic, mobile devices and e-gadgets you bought.

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KBJ Cosse' Family   KBJ Cosse’ Family @babymiracle2005

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Babies APPs

BabyFirstGames Baby’s Encyclopedia

Free early learning app, inspired by the Montessori education.http://www.babyfirstgames.com

Baby's Encyclopedia

@BabyFirstGamesBaby’s Encyclopedia
Do you have a pocket Zoo, Vehicles, Farm, Underwater World, Fruits, famous Arts, all-in-one app? http://bit.ly/vqWayp #kidsapp #appsforkids  Early learning app will help your child learn about the world around them.  http://bit.ly/vqWayp#parents #moms #dads #grandparents #momchat

zaggdaily

ZAGGdailyzaggdaily

Just Posted: Top iOS Games of 2011 – zagg.to/sVq93A

Appmodo

AppmodoAppmodo

Newest Walt Disney World iPhone App Makes Going to the Parks Easy http://bit.ly/vkccqV
Make sure your kids fully learn about the human skeleton w/ D. Bones http://bit.ly/vWHSSx
FaceMan 3.2 Released – Reinventing the Photo Booth Fun in Your Pocket http://bit.ly/sJ3pVW
Celebrate Beauty in Diversity this Holiday Season with DressApp and Win http://bit.ly/rySres

Tracking ImageCNET

@CNETCNET
Start your iPad off right with the apps everyone should have http://cnet.co/urJJoK
pocket-lint Review: PlayStation phone finally became a reality….kind of. … Sony Ericsson … standard Android smartphone with some PlayStation controls…  Read More
And keeping with holiday traditions, enjoy a look at our First Family celebrating the holidays!

20/20 12/23: Christmas at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama reads “‘Twas the Nig...

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to crowd of children as her daughters look on during the 'National Christmas Tree Lighting'

(U.S. President Obama & The First Family White House Holidays )Barack and Michelle Obama in an exclusive joint interview with Barbara Walters. [ABC 20/20air date: 12/23/2011 Episode 77  40:14 NR]

 

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA - DECEMBER 21:   U.S. President...

President Barack Obama shopping for holiday gifts with Bo the White House family dog (Image by Getty Images via @daylife)

Obama Foodorama: Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses OnThe Record: The White House Gingerbread

video of the White House Gingerbread House featuring Bo the First Family Dog

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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