So I’ve been bad. What’s up with the lump of coal as a present?

    There was a pervasive belief in the mid 19th century that if you were poor it was because you or…

    Where did Santa and the legend really come from?

    We got a little help from on good old Santa The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back…

    Decorating trees. There are proven methods for great results.

    How do I decorate outdoor trees and bushes? It’s easy! The first thing to remember is there can never be…

    DMX lights can add a new dimension to your display.

    If you have any kind of theatrical background you’ve probably heard the techies throw around the ‘DMX’ term. It’s a common…

    Chewy oatmeal Cookies with chocolate, cherries, and toffee bits.

    From an older Martha Stewart recipe but a favorite Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups flour, sifted • 1 teaspoon baking…

    Incandescents. Tried, true and cheap but what power hogs!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked why with mini-lights, when one burns out, how do the…

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    Until Christmas

    (the most magical day of the year)

    Until the Reveal

    (typically just after Thanksgiving)

    Now this is a light show!


    What an Outdoor Display!

    Silent Monks Singing