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The 4th of July is here!The day where America celebrates it's hard won independence. It’s a day where patriotism, family and being neighborly all come together culminating into a big explosion, both figuratively and literally, of red, white, and blue along with food, festivals, and fireworks. You cannot help but get caught up in the spirit of the day. As you gather with family and friends, I encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge those who fought so that we have the freedoms we enjoy; and for those who continue to fight so that others can also. Happy Fourth of July, may it find you happy, healthy and safe!
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Fun Fact Friday
In a few days 2013 will come to a close. With that is the tradition of the ball drop in New York City. Did you know that a ball has been dropped every year since 1907 except for during World War II in 1942 and 1943 when there was a "dim-out". You can find out more facts about the Waterford Crystal ball which drops each year at 11:59 pm in front of a crowd of millions, probably more like billions by going to: Times Square Ball.
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Fun Fact Friday
The largest gingerbread man in the world is a dieter’s nightmare, weighing in at a whopping 466 pounds, six ounces. The Gingerbread House, in Rochester, Minnesota, baked the giant cookie on February 21, 2006.(source: RealSimple.com The Twelve Lists of Christmas)
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Fun Fact Friday
The first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany. According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds’ crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.
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2 weeks and 2 days until Dec 25th…The time flew by and we are in the home stretch for one of
the most celebrated holidays. It's time now to make a plan and work a plan. A master plan that covers both work and home.
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Fun Fact Friday!
Holiday PastPoinsettias were first introduced into this country in 1828 by the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett.
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Do you know Ada Lovelace? Perhaps not. Tech history enthusiast or those in England, may know who I am referring to.
Today is the fifth annual Ada Lovelace Day a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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I heard rumors that Saturday, August 10th is National Lazy Day. Curious me, I searched the internet and landed on the National Whatever Day website and they had an entry for National Lazy Day. Looks like I am kicking up my feet, how about you?
Happy Mother's Day.
Today is one of the largest gift giving days, with children everywhere expressing their love, admiration and appreciation for the person who was there when they need a lesson - sometimes hard, a helping hand - usually advice or just an someone to listen - a lot. Many shower their mom's with flowers and bunch, others do something a bit different.
OMG, Dec 31st is almost here! I can't thank you enough for hanging out with us! As we wrap up this year's deliverables and squeeze in client meetings before the holidays, we look forward to spending some time with friends and family. This year was a good year and 2013 is shaping up to be even better. We've said it before, and we can't say it enough, THANK YOU to our clients, past, present and future (*wink*). THANK YOU to our great advisors (we know how shy you are so I won't name names). THANK YOU to our friends and family who put up with us, we could not have done it without your love and support.Before we get too sappy here, reminding you, if you have not already done so, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest on us and our clients. Oh and before I forget...keep the feedback coming! Take care, Happy Holidays and see you in 2013!