2018's brightest comet, wassail, candy cane bark

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas wreath

Oh! Christmas wreath upon the wall,
’Neath memory’s tender spell
A wondrous charm doth o’er thee fall,
And round thy beauty dwell

–Anna de Brémont (1864–1922)

Friday, December 14, 2018
348th day of the year

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2018's Brightest Comet

2018’s Brightest Comet Comes Closest to Earth December 16
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is 2018’s brightest comet and comes closest to Earth on December 15–16, 2018—this weekend! As awesome as they can be, you can’t trust comets. We can always predict where they’ll be, but not how they will react with the Sun’s energy. So, the question is: Will it be an amazing sight or another bust?
Candy Cane Bark

Candy Cane Bark

Spread holiday cheer with this easy candy cane bark recipe. You can swap the white chocolate and dark chocolate amounts if you desire—it is foolproof!

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.
Go Wassailing!

Traditional Wassail

For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other “Wes hal!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink.

Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.
Make a Chili Strand

Make a Decorative Chili Pepper Strand (Ristra)
Create a colorful strand of red and green chili peppers—called a ristra—to hang outdoors for a unique holiday decoration. Here’s how:
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open

Colorful socks with terrifc advice! Makes a great gift!  
Toiletries from the Pantry!

Homemade Shampoos, Toothpaste, & Deodorant
Explore our recipes for homemade toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, and more. Our DIY toiletry recipes are basic, relying on pantry ingredients, nothing fancy. They’re safe, natural, fun, and easy on the wallet!
Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!