Follow the Moon, Christmas stollen, making wreaths

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 7, 2018

stars and moon

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
―Victor Hugo (1802–85)

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Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
Sky Map (Star Chart): December 2018
See this printable sky map for December 2018 to navigate the skies! This month, we let the Moon guide us through some of the best starry sights in the winter sky.
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Frozen Stiff: A True Story of Winter Survival
Frozen Stiff: A True Story of Winter Survival
Here’s a chilling true story to welcome winter, as well as five tips to keep yourself safe from frostbite in freezing temperatures. 
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No pipes to freeze.

With no water and drains required, there are no pipes to freeze during the cold winter months. Learn more about Incinolet and change the way you think about toilets.

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Christmas Stollen
Christmas Stollen

A lovely version of an old favorite. Decorate with whole candied cherries, and use other candied fruit pieces to make leaves and stems.

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Pewter Zipper Pulls

Great for fleece coats and backpacks! Pewter zipper pulls are fun and convenient!  A stylish accessory that is also helpful for arthritic or small hands. Made in Vermont.

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George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
George Washington's Christmas Eggnog
Enjoy this homemade old-school eggnog recipe from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate. There’s also an amusing story to tell about this popular recipe, which might offer up a nice little tidbit of cocktail conversation to go with your festive concoction. 
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Crossbody Purses for Cell Phones by Chala

Top-seller! Available in different nature-inspired designs! Perfect size for carrying most cell phones, cash, ID, and a few credit cards. Very nicely made and features adjustable straps.

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Make a Christmas wreath from scratch! Plus, enjoy a good forage in your own yard or garden for natural materials.  Making your own wreath is an easy but very satisfying project—and we’ll show you how in eight steps with our guide and accompanying video.
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Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.

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