Have a Blast on July 4th — Safely!


It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks. Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having […]

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Mother’s Day

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“Look, Ma—Successful Adult!”:  Ten Thank-Yous Your Mother Should Hear Nothing makes mothers happier than to know that they’ve raised fulfilled, healthy, successful, and self-aware kids. On Mother’s Day, let your mom know exactly what she did to turn you into the adult you are today and how her influence still shapes your life. Be specific! From […]

Guide to Gift Card Giving

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With the holiday season right around the corner, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options for family and friends. Gift cards may seem like a simple solution, but Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from a good deal. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility […]

12 Schemes of the Holidays

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Gifts and appeals may seem like true love, but the Better Business Bureau says be aware of the top 12 schemes of the holidays: 12. Trip Troubles: Before visiting relatives, evade overly enticing travel deals. Watch out for unexpected hotel and flight “confirmation” or “cancellation” notices—which trick consumers into clicking unsafe links to “stop” unreal […]

12 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas


?What does it take to qualify as a last-minute gift? With a few quick searches, you’ll find suggestions ranging from knitted scarves to diamond stud earrings. Unless you have an abundance of cash or lightning-fast knitting fingers, such suggestions don’t offer much help. If you’re looking for legit last-minute holiday gift ideas — not just […]

Kate Larson’s Under the Mistletoe Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookies

Snickerdoodle Shortbread with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Under the Mistletoe Snickerdoodle Shortbread Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting were Kate Larson’s entry in the 2012 Holiday Cookie Contest sponsored by Fayette Woman Magazine and the Peachtree City Farmers Market.  “These cookies take their name from a holiday tradition because, like a good holiday smooch, they are sweet and homey, but with a little […]

Driving Safely While Shopping During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. The following tips from law enforcement can help you be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season. • Avoid driving alone or at night. • Keep all car doors locked and windows closed […]