Author Archive | Deena McDaniel

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How Christmas Near the Beach Came to Be: Ho Ho OH, my Christmas Dream!

Have you ever had a dream of doing something bigger than big? My theory is that it doesn’t cost any more to dream big, so I did.  Back in 2007, my husband came to me with an idea. “Why don’t you throw a party and make it the biggest Christmas party in South Florida!” Oh, […]

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Thanksgiving K.I.S.S. – Keeping Your Family Traditions Alive!

Entering the “holiday” season; the blues are possible. No one plans to have an explosion as the turkey is served, but nevertheless, emotions are on high to have perfection. All our memories may not be the glance of greatness, rather if you’re at my house, it might be “Pinterest Fail” for dinner. How can all […]

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From the First 5 to the Last 5: The Losing and Gaining Battle

I’ve lost 200lbs! With birthing 4 children and becoming bigger than a house each time, I’ve become quite the expert. Topping over 185 pounds this 5-foot 3-inch mama was quite the popular gal at the cook to order all you can eat breakfast. “Hey Deena,” the waitress would wave, “here’s your usual table.” You know […]

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