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December 15, 2015

Bill of Rights Day
Click on the link and you'll see what our rights, in America, are. These are unique because not many other countries in this world have the freedoms we do.  America has its major problems, to be sure, but we are still one of the few countries in the world that offer the freedoms we do to its citizens.

National Lemon Cupcake Day
I'm a wee bit obsessed with all things lemon. I love it!
And I love that in the middle of December lemon makes an appearance to brighten our taste buds!

Here are a couple of recipes to try out. Why not just make both? I don't think you can ever have too much lemon!  :) Click here for one and here for another.

If you are an adult you could always drink a lemon cupcake as well! *wink* Cupcake Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Cat Herders Day
Well, it's not literal - this day. I mean, if you want to try and herd cats go for it!
Today is actually about trying to manage what seems unmanageable.  What's going on in your life that feels that way?
When I Googled "tips to manage the unmanageable" the only topic that came up in the search was ideas on managing employees!  Surely there are other life topics that feel tough to manage.  Right?  :)


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