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|I am thrilled to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the start of a 15 day long celebration here in China. Isn’t that amazing? The Chinese New Year is a collection of several daily celebrations that accumulate into what we know as the Chinese New Year. Now before you ask, people rarely get all 15 days off of work but they do get some of the bigger celebration days off. Most of the time people get the first seven days off. Today will be a day filled of jovial street dances, wonderful performances and knee-slapping theater.
This year is the Year of the Horse. Were any of you born in the Year of the Horse? If you were born in the Year of the Horse this next year is said to bring fortune and auspicious changes to your career. For those who were not born in the Year of the Horse, not to worry, this is a good year for prosperity as well as great travel experiences.
In the evening, we enjoy a feast, special desserts and fireworks! I am so excited! The fireworks in China are so incredibly loud. It is so fun! What will you do for the Chinese New Year? Does this festival inspire any products or colors? I want to know!
During the next 15 days, we will accept submissions of products inspired by the Chinese New Year. All submissions will be displayed on our blog and each submitter has a chance at a special goodie box from the Blog Kitchen. Good luck!
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January. In 2014, it falls on Jan. 20. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as Civil Rights Day, is a very special and important day.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”
This encourages each and everyone of us across this nation to come together and to serve our neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is part of the United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. All Americans are asked to work together and provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.
As today is Civil Rights Day, there are some important announcements that need to be made. Today, the Post Office is closed. No orders will ship if they have been ordered using this method. If you are waiting for an order through USPS, they will not deliver today. Check your mail box tomorrow! UPS is open today and we will ship all orders that use a UPS shipping method and UPS is making deliveries today.
Thank you and what ever activity you choose to do today, have a wonderful day!
Today is the day before Thanksgiving so we are here working until noon – processing your orders.
Any order received by 7:00 am MST will be shipped out today!
Be sure to select Next Day Air if you want your order delivered by Friday.
We sure work fast around here; that’s because we are reserving our afternoon to prepare for tomorrow! Thanksgiving! One of my favorite things to do (besides eating pies) is to make pies for this fabulous turkey day. What are some of your favorite items to prepare or eat on Thanksgiving?
I would like to share with you one of MMS delicious pie recipes, it is a recipe for Blackberry Pie! Yummy! This recipe was presented by Andee back in 2009. Click on the link or do a quick search for blackberry pie on blog.thesage.com to see the complete directions and how beautiful this pie looks. I need to ask Andee to help me with my pie edges. Hers came out perfect! Andee says “the resulting crust is out of this WORLD!” This crust may be prepared up to two day in advanced, what a convenient way to prepare for Pie Day!
I will see you back here on Black Friday where I will show you a fantastic way to use some of those turkey leftovers. So make sure you have some mild cheeses on hand; such as mozzarella or provolone, and of course turkey! I know that many of you will be out shopping on this crazy shopping day. There are some great deals to take advantage of, so I will demonstrate a quick and easy Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwich that will definitely keep your energy levels up for all the shopping activities on Black Friday! I might even have an extra surprise waiting for you. See you then!
|It is Father’s Day! I love Father’s Day. I often get to spend time with my Dad and tell him how great he is. Father’s Day reminds me of when I was a little girl. I remember climbing into his lap and once I got settled (and stopped wiggling and wriggling) we would read a book together. I will always remember the feeling of a book propped up in my lap while I leaned against his chest. The rumbling and roaring of villains, dragons and trolls would cause my Dad’s chest to shake while knights defended lands or perhaps a damsel in distress. My Dad would create voices for all of the characters. I love those memories. What special things would you do with your dad when you were little?
This Father’s Day, I am an ocean away but I will be taking some time to chat with him. I am excited to talk with him and do a virtual toast this year. Whether near or far, I hope you get some time with your father. Cheers!
I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable Memorial Day. To me Memorial Day is a day to remember all the American men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This is a day for many to gather with family and friends to visit cemeteries and memorials; to honor all whom have passed. On behalf of everyone at MMS, I would like to wish everyone a well, happy, and thoughtful Remembrance Day.
This day also marks the start of the summer vacation season and many enjoy gathering with their loved ones to enjoy a great BBQ and many outdoor activites. This week MMS would like to share a few of our family-favorite summer recipes. So, check back all week and maybe you would like to join in and share your favorite summer foods too.
We are closed today but we will be back tomorrow to get your orders out the door.
Enjoy your Memorial Day! Be safe and be well!
May 31st, 2010: The US Post Office, UPS and MMS are closed this day. No shipments or deliveries will be made on this day.