That most wonderful time of the year

From our house to yours, enjoy the wonders of the human spirit throughout this string of holiday seasons that carry us into 2011. May your holiday spirit enjoy broad sprinklings of merriment, family, safe travels, and optimism for what lies ahead.

One-of-a-kind, On-line, Odd-ventures

double genache chocolate cheesecakeIn ongoing ventures as an E-preneur, I've gathered a marketplace for world-class goods that you can't find anywhere else. Please explore with me the worlds into which I've  wandered, studied long and hard the last 3 years, and discovered wonders -- gourmet specialty coffee roasting and blending; gourmet artisan chocolate; gourmet cheesecake; art prints, and artisan crafts by amazing family artists. MORE DETAILS

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Join in themes that support living in good cheer and overcoming anything the world throws at us. Favorite subjects: Family. Grandchildren. Dogs. Friendship. Excellent books. Incredible food. Cameras and photos. Espresso. Movies. Music. College sports. Baseball. Fountain pens. Cooking. Other stuff. Yours?

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Signature Tokens personalized gifts

Preserving memories. That's what Carol Belville is doing in her home business. Carol and Jim, staunch friends, like family, reside in College Station, Texas, with their four rescued Boston Terriers - Cricket, Beasley, Leo, and Sadie. Jim is retired as a meteorologist, former director of the largest radar center in North America, and has passed Year 7 in his ongoing battle with cancer. Prayers welcome and appreciated.

Carol started her business this year of placing photos of your loved ones on Signature Tokens such as sports balls, Christmas ornaments, and various awards, plaques and trophies. When the Belvilles had to put down a rescue dog, Rowdy, Carol created yet another memorable token: marble headstones commemorating beloved lost pets.

You will enjoy the vast array of selections, including jewelry guaranteed to break eye contact, at her Web presence. Just send her your photo of children, grandkids, sibling, spouse or whoever you want to seal a memory with.