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Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Saturday, December 10, 2016

Sometimes we forget just how lonely a party or family gathering can be for spouses of co-workers or people new to the group. Try to make sure every person in a group conversation feels included.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Friday, December 09, 2016

Give a dollar here or there at check out... it adds up! 

Life gets busy and giving at checkout is easy and helps millions of needy people. The following list shows retailers and amounts donated to charity (those listed more than once have separate campaigns).

1. eBay $54 million

2. Wal-Mart/Sam's Club $41.6 million

3. McDonald's $27.9 million

4. Costco $14.4 million

5. Safeway $12.4 million

6. Safeway $9.2 million

7. Safeway $9.2 million 

8. Walgreen $8.5 million

9. Kmart $8 million

10. Safeway $7.6 million

11. Lowe's $7.6 million

12. Kmart $7.5 million

13. Pizza Hut $7.4 million

14. CVS $6.4 million

15. Speedway $6.3 million

16. Rite Aid $6 million

17. iTunes $5.3 million

18. Walgreen $5.3 million

19. CVS $5.2 million

20. Chili's $5.1 million

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, December 08, 2016

When everyone around you is gossiping about someone, be the one to butt in with something nice. “A new commandment I give you. Love one another as I have loved you.” – John 13:34

How to Simplify the Holidays - Tip 2

Pujols Kitchen - Thursday, December 08, 2016

Simplify the holidays? Is it even possible? The short answer is yes. Here is Tip #2 to help you relax this holiday season.

2.    Before the decorations go up in stores and around town, consider what is most important to you and create the holiday you want. Pressures from various sides of the family pull us in all directions off our centers. When you and your spouse or partner make clear decisions about how you want to spend your time and resources for a particular holiday, the holiday becomes much more enjoyable. If there’s an annual event no one enjoys, you don’t have to go. A simple RSVP with a polite no and thank you is perfectly acceptable.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The holiday season is busy for everyone. Babysit for a single mom for free so she can do her holiday shopping.

Ready Your Home for the Holidays...

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

With only two weeks left until Christmas, it’s time to get your home ready for holiday parties and overnight guests. Here are some ways to organize and add cheer to your house without breaking the bank.

·         Brighten your bathroom by replacing your old hand towels with new ones in bold shades that complement the color scheme in the room. Clear the clutter from your bathroom counters and put out a nice liquid soap, hand cream and simple décor like candles or a dried floral arrangement.
·         It’s also important to de-clutter your living room too since this is where most of your entertaining will take place. Before guests arrive, make sure shoes are picked up along with the kids’ toys and your exercise equipment is stowed safely away.
·         You can add festive touches to your home by filling a glass bowl with pine cones and greenery, or place lightly scented candles (cinnamon, nutmeg or pine) on tables and other surfaces.
·         If you’re expecting a crowd, be sure to add a row of hooks near the door so you don’t have a pile of coats on the stairs or floor. Or, you can temporarily clear your family’s coats from the coat closet for the big event.
·         To make your out-of-town guests feel even more welcome, be sure to make extra space for their belongings. Clear out some space in your guest bedroom closet so they can hang their items. Plenty of us have forgotten to bring a toiletry or two from home. That’s why it’s nice to leave your guests a travel-size shower gel or hand cream in their room just in case.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Brighten someone's day...

Tweet or Facebook message a genuine compliment to three people today.

Tips for a Holiday Cookie Swap...

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, December 05, 2016

Holiday baking can be simple and fun when you host a cookie swap. Invite co-workers and friends and have each person make enough of one kind of cookie to share. At your cookie swap sample cookies, then trade and package in eye-catching assortments so everyone leaves with new recipes and tasty gifts.

For a successful swap, use the following steps

• Send out invitations to 7 or 8 guests 3-4 weeks in advance. Invite guests three to four weeks in advance. Seven or eight people are ideal -- manageable, yet enough for a good variety of cookies. 
• Ask each guest to bring a dozen cookies per guest, plus an extra dozen for the sampling. Have each person bring along copies of her recipe as well as some supplies for pretty packaging, such as cake/donut boxes and tissue paper.
• Create display cards to identify each cookie variety and the name of the contributor, i.e., “Hermits, from Laura Smith.”
• Set up a packaging station with cardboard boxes, sturdy paper plates, tags or sticky labels, ribbons, twine, baking papers, scissors, hole punches, tissue paper, cellophane, and other trimmings you prefer.

Today's Random Act of Kindness...

Pujols Kitchen - Monday, December 05, 2016

Write your spouse or partner a list of things you love about them.

Throw Your Arms Around the World...

Pujols Kitchen - Sunday, December 04, 2016

In our world of plenty spread a smile of joy. Throw your arms around the world this holiday season with Pujols Kitchen cookware. Profits from cookware sales are donated to families in poverty around the globe, providing them with cookware and non-perishable food. When you use Pujols Kitchen Cookware, you help improve the lives of those less fortunate.


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