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Nov. 2019 - Jan. 2020

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Happy Holiday Season Mamas!
It’s such a wonderful season of family, fun and tradi-
This issue features Altomontes Italian Market, where
you can get everything you need this holiday season
from meats, wine, desserts, catering for your holiday
parties, and everything else you may need.
Mama will be at Altomontes on Dec14th for the
gingerbread making event . . . be sure to come make
a gingerbread house with mama from 10 to 11am at
the Doylestown location. I love this season, and try
and fill it up with as many holiday themed events as I
can squeeze in . . .
Here I am pictured with my girls last year as we
walked thru the Lehigh Valley Zoo Winter Light
Spectacular. Although my kids are older, they still enjoy all the fun things we did when they were little, and we
had so much fun that night. We bundled up, grabbed hot chocolate and enjoyed the beautiful lights.
Traditions are something your family will remember and cherish for years to come. Some other favorites of our
family are visiting Shadybrook Farm light show, then making smores over the fire, getting together to make
gingerbread houses, and finding a great tree farm, taking a drive out to the countryside, and cutting down our
This holiday season, be sure to take a minute to take it all in, I know you will all be so busy, but make sure
enjoy it as much as you can, try and slow down in some small way, and make time for new traditions and
memories. We have packed our holiday issue with tons of ideas, places to visit, and fun events for you and
your family to enjoy, as well as our giveaways on our facebook page to the Light Show at Shadybrook, so be
sure to check our page out frequently for contest and local events.
We want to wish everyone a beautiful Holiday Season full of love, joy and gratitude. We would also like to
thank all our fans, advertisers, and local businesses that make our lil guide going into our 10th year. We love
all of you, and are so grateful for your support and community! Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

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Winter is approaching, and those of you with pet
reptiles might notice a change in their behavior!
Many reptile species from temperate areas, such as
Australia, the United States, Europe, and parts of
Africa, will enter a state similar to hibernation called
brumation during the winter months!
In the wild, this natural process will usually consist of
the animal ceasing to eat, finding a burrow where the
temperature is cool but not cold, and then lightly
sleeping through the cool months.
Not all reptiles in captivity that brumate in the wild will
want to every year, but may decide to on their own!
If your pet decides it wants to brumate, you will be
able to tell by a drastically decreased diet, going to
sleep earlier or more often, or sleeping in cooler
You can assist your pet by first checking that it is healthy, and then by researching the conditions that they like to
have during this time!
Not all reptiles brumate though, so make sure it is natural for your pet and take it to a veterinarian if it isn’t!

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Perkasie, PA
Mama's Pic for a Great Holiday Town
I have always loved the town of Perkasie for all the great local businesses, farmers markets, and great community
events. I wanted to highlight them to share all the great things they do and have available so that you may find a
new place that you will love to visit as well. Special Thanks to Lovely Lady Bugs Consignment shops for sponsor-
ing this page. Visit this great kids consignment shop for deals and things you need for your family!

Things to do in Perkasie:
Perkasie's town center is beautiful in December! On Dec 7th Join specially selected vendors in a heated tent at the
corner of 7th & Market. Grab a cup of cocoa, some AWESOME gifts, and head over to find shopping and dining
specials at our town center stores and eateries then Mary Poppins and Bert fly in to Perkasie's town center for the
nation's oldest community Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5pm-8pm Now in its 110th year, Perkasie's traditional
ceremony began in 1909 and is officially the oldest community tree lighting ceremony in the United States.

Santa arrives to light the tree at 7pm at this traditional family event. He rides in on a Perkasie Borough Electric Truck
then travels to the very top of the tree to turn on the lights. One lucky child will climb the stage and flip the switch to
light the tree: every child who brings a non-perishable food item for Pennridge FISH is entered into a drawing to
win the honor.

"Perkasie 140th Anniversary: Christmas in Perkasie" will

be the display at the Perkasie Historical Society Museum
on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.
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This display will feature the photographs, artifacts from consigned items
Perkasie during the holiday season . There will be a from Nov. 18 – Jan. 18
reading of Chris Van Allburg's "Polar Express" by our (must bring coupon into the
conductor at 4:30.PM store to receive discount)

Perkasie is also known for Menlo Park, a wonderful A consignment boutique for your little ones and you!
Library, and Perkasie Carousel which will be open also
on Dec 7th from 12 to 5. Perkasie is also my favorite New items hit the floor daily
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street, This quaint BYOB featuring local faire is my fav • Kids from infant-youth size 20 • Toys
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5:15pm: Mayor Hollenbach recites “T’was the Night Before
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5:30pm: Pennridge School singing groups Dollar Sale on November 30 from 9am-4pm
6:15pm: Mike Greer & Co
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Tuesday, 11/19/19, 7-9pm - $15 Saturday, 12/14/19, 10-11am - $15 per child
Mom's Night Out ~ Taste & Learn! Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Decorating with Santa!
Cocktail Party Gingerbread Cookie decorating! Cut-out cookies,
Making Spirits Bright! Taste & Learn how to make Gingerbread and Hot Chocolate. A fun classic
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build memorable gifts to give! Fee includes Gift Giving!
actual basket and wrapping. Fillers sold
separately. Sunday, 1/5/20, 2-4pm - $15 per child
La Befana- The Feast of the Epiphany
Saturday, 12/7/19, 7-9pm - $75pp An afternoon dedicated to the children with Befana herself
A SPECIAL HOLIDAY APERITIVO - Glam Cocktail Party giving out small gifts, games and her special cookies. In Italian
Italian Style! Kick off the holiday season and celebrate in style folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children
with family and friends! An elegant evening showcasing different throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5). Don't
food stations, glamorous cars, Ferrari sparkling wine and miss this special Italian tradition!
scrumptious Venchi Chocolate- Italy's #1!
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Twas the Night Before Christmas Train Ride Christmas Concert and the Dickens Based on the 1983 Cult Movie of the
11/16 - 12/7 Christmas Village on the 3rd floor. Macy's same name, a young boy named Ralphie
Wear pajamas and listen to the tale, "Twas Santaland and Dickens Christmas Village is Parker only wants one thing for Christmas:
the Night Before Christmas," Santa will open daily from 10 AM - 7 PM. a Red Ryder BB gun. But as everyone
bring a gift for good boys and girls. reminds him "You'll Shoot Your Eyes Out"
Passengers can enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas Festival Contact: 484-809-9228
Christmas music and holiday lights. 11/30 - 12/1 | 10am-6pm Peddlers Village, Lahaska Bolton Mansion Holiday House
Santa Parade starting 1:30 PM both days. 12/6 -12/8
Opening Night of Holiday Trees Shops are open until 9 PM on Saturday 85 Holly Dr Levittown
11/20 | 6-8 pm and 7 PM. on Sunday. Visit the Annual Photos with Santa, face painting with
Bucks County Visitors Center Bensalem Gingerbread House Competition and princesses, ornament workshops, balloon
Kick off the Holidays at the Bucks County Display in the Village Gazebo. art for an additional charge. Adults $5,
Visitor Center. Enjoy light refreshments, Children 12 & under $3. Please bring a
entertainment and Santa arriving by fire 3rd Annual New Hope Parade new unwrapped toy for the Salvation
truck at 6:20 p.m. to light the trees and 12/1 | 11am - 1pm Army's Angel Tree Program Toy Drive
stay for photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus! New Hope Bridge and Main Street
Kick off the holiday season at this Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
A Very Furry Christmas all-inclusive family event. From floats 12/6
Nov 23rd - Jan 21 to fire trucks, dance troops and 110 S west End Blvd., Quakertown
Sesame Place, Langhorne more. Santa Claus arrives at 7PM on a
Featuring a one-of-a- Quakertown fire truck to light the
kind Christmas Christmas Tree Train Borough Christmas Tree.
wonderland with 12/1 - 12/15
millions of twinkling The train departs at 8am. Cut Natural Decorations
lights, festive down a tree, bag it and deliver 12/7 | 2pm - 4pm
decorations and whirling rides. See Santa, it to the station. Trees are $40 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope
Rudolph, and the Sesame Street gang too! for train ticket holders only. Join Bucks Audubon for an
Santa will NOT be on this afternoon of DIY fun for the
Santa’s Steam Spectacular train. family as we use natural materials like
Nov 29th - Dec 24th pine cones and grapevines to make
The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad New Hope Holiday Tree Lighting decorations. Please bring a hot glue gun if
cordially invites guests to join Santa and 12/1 | 5:30-8pm you have one! Bring the kids for a Pop-Up
Mrs. Claus aboard their magical and 10 West Ferry St., New Hope Story time. 215-297-5880
historic #40 Steam Train as they take a Festive Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, and
ride to the North Pole by way of historic Fireworks Finale Junie B. Jones The Musical
Bucks County. 12/7 | 11am
Barnyard Animals Acting Naturally Theatre, The Shoppes at Flowers Mill, 164 N.
Wild Lights at the Elmwood Park Zoo 12/3 - 12/15 FREE. Flowers Mill, Langhorne
11/29 thru 12/1 | 5-9pm Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 Easton Rd., Doylestown
Celebrate the holiday Goats, sheep, a mini cow and llama. 267-798-9165
season with the return
of Wild Lights to Hibernation Hunt Perkasie Tree Lighting Ceremony
Elmwood Park Zoo! 12/4 12/7 | 5-8pm
We're flipping the switch Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown Perkasie Town Center, 620 W. Chestnut St, Perkasie
on millions of lights that Hear a story about an animal getting Mary Poppins and Bert fly in to Perkasie
will shine throughout the zoo's 16 acres. ready for winter. Play a hibernation game for the USA's oldest community Tree
and make a take home craft. re-registration Lighting Ceremony. Santa travels to the top
Macy’s Christmas Light Show is required. Ages: 3 & up with an adult: of the tree at 7pm. Live music, food,
11/29 | 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm fee: $5 per child. characters & live store dioramas.
1300 Market St., Philadelphia, The Grand Court
Experience a Philadelphia tradition at A Christmas Story the Play Santa's Great Candy Cane Hunt!
Macy's Christmas Lights Show. In addition 12/5 - 12/8 | 2pm & 7:30pm 12/7 | 10-11am
to the light show, Macy's offers a free St. John's UCC Emmaus, 139 N. 4th St., Emmaus Robert's Ridge Park, 286 Frost Lane, Newtown
Join Santa for a fun morning of hunting Holiday Open House to the North Pole for an interview but, Lilac
thousands of candy canes spread through- 12/8 | 12-4pm is Jewish and... Christmas is not!
out the park! Several of the canes are Fonthill Castle, 525 E Court St., Doylestown
specially marked and can be redeemed for Sip hot cider, make a holiday ornament,
prizes. Take photos with Santa and his enjoy hot chocolate, holiday music and a Winter Fair At River Valley Waldorf School
firemen elves. Ages 3-7 visit with Santa. 12/14 | 11am - 3pm
River Valley Waldorf School, 1395 Bridgeton Hill Road, Upper
NBA Breakfast with Santa Newtown 9th Annual Holiday Parade Black Eddy
12/7 | 9:30am + 11am seatings. 12/8 | 2 pm The event, organized by the Paper star making, candle rolling, a secret
Temperance House 5 S. State St., Newtown Newtown Business Association, is winter garden, King Winter, live music,
Cost $19.95 for adults; $14.95 for expected to have 1,800 participants. food, desserts and an artisan market.
children, all inclusive, tax and gratuity,
(children under 3 FREE) Kid’s Night Out Holiday Cookie Night 12/11 | 5:30-7pm Victorian Christmas Open House
Sweet Occassions, 74 Peddlers Village, Lahaska 12/14 | 2-8pm
Yardley Olde Fashioned Tree lighting and Bake and decorate a variety of holiday Pennypacker Mills Historic Site, 5 Haldeman Road,
Holiday Parade cookies, then box them up and take them Schwenksville The mansion comes alive with
12/7 | 3:30-5:30pm home. Everyone leaves with about 2 ½ living historians, Santa himself & a bell
Buttonwood Park Yardley dozen cookies. Ages 7+. $30.00 per box choir performing on the porch and see a
See Santa light the tree then visit with going home, $9.50 for additoinal kids who clear toy candy demonstration.
Santa and Mrs. Claus at the pavilion in wish to split a box.
Buttonwood Park.
Child's Play Series- Holidays Holiday Movie Marathon!
Bucks For Kids Fundraiser - Breakfast 12/11 | 10am + 1pm 12/21 | 10am-5pm
With Santa (And Free Photo!) Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale Warminster Township Free Library, 1076 Emma Lane
12/8 | 8-10am Preschoolers will learn about historic 10:00 AM: A Christmas Story 11:45 AM:
Applebees Restaurant, holiday traditions and make a craft to take The Nightmare Before Christmas 1:15 PM:
Barn Plaza, 1745 S. Easton Road, Doylestown home. Ages: 3 and up & accompanied by The Polar Express 3:00 PM: The Grinch
Join us for some festive fun & support a an adult. Fee: $5 per child; Pre-registration
good cause! Enjoy pancakes, sausage, required. Info: 610-584-5104 267-317-1333
beverage, & free photo with Santa. $10
for adults, $5 for children under 12: Miracle On 34th Street Sellersville Theater 1894 12/12 | 2pm, 4pm, 8pm 12/30 | 11am 24 West Temple Ave., Sellersville The
Acting Naturally Theatre, 164 North Flowers Mill Rd, Imagination Movers are a high energy,
Natural Ornaments Langhorne interactive live act. Their ST94 perfor-
12/8 | 1pm Adapted by Mountain Community Theater. mances sell out, so act fast and get the
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a kids out of the house this holiday season!
Farm Road, Norristown retirement home, gets a job working. Box Office: 215-257-5808
Use seeds, pods,
evergreen cones, and New Years Eve Fireworks
other natural materials to Community Holiday Open House 12/31 | 6pm + Midnight
create holiday ornaments and 12/12 | 6-8pm Ring in the New Year twice during
whimsical woodland critters. Pearl S. Buck International, 520 Dublin Rd, Perkasie Rivers Casino’s New
Bring a glue gun, glue sticks, and a box to Entertainment, an appearance by Year’s Eve Fireworks on
carry home your creations. Pre-registration Santa and Mrs. Claus, compli- the Waterfront.
is required. Ages: adults & children 8 & up; mentary tours of the Festival of
fee: $5 per person. 610-270-0215 Trees. Sesame Place New Year's
Eve Fireworks
Christmas at Aldi Chasing Santa - A Christmas Musical 12/31 | 6pm
12/8 | 5pm 12/13 | 7:30pm Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA
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Fun Holiday Craft Gnomes
I made these little gnomes and gave them as gifts last year if I went to a house party or
saw a friend over the holidays. They are so easy to make. Start with a white sock and
cut the long piece off, fill with rice and use a tiny rubber band to secure the top, then
shape a small nose in the middle using your fingers and another small rubber band.
Then you can get cute colorful winter fuzzy socks at the dollor store and use the same
color or mix and match the bodys and the hats. The furry beard was a piece of material
you can get a craft store and cut out the triangle. Use the bottom of the sock for the body
and put over the white rice filled bottom, and get a taller styrofoam cone and hot glue
onto the top and then use the other piece of the sock to cover. I also used twine, and
candy canes for more decor. The opportunites are endless! And it’s a fun craft to do with
the kids too. Keep an eye out for a live video on our page and I will make one so you see every step on
our Facebook page Dec 6th at 11am.

Holiday Peppermint Plate Recipe

1 Bag of peppermint candies
• Preheat over to 350 and arrange
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Reid’s Real Estate Review
While real estate is hyper-local and
each area experiences its own ebbs
and flows, a number of trends still
affect the market as a whole.
Throughout the third quarter of
2019, inventory challenges and
declining mortgage rates certainly Chad Reid
remained a common theme. If low Realtor®
mortgage rates have you thinking
about buying or selling, continue
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reading to learn why the holiday O ce: 215-348-0000
season can be a great time to do so.
Declining mortgage rates. Despite
most industry predictions at the
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rates have remained below 4%. Low
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rates mean more buying power for
consumers, allowing them to afford
more home for their money. This also means that it could market, a home that’s in great shape and shows well will
be a good time to consider refinancing. Those considering stand out, giving it a better opportunity to sell. In addition,
that route should speak with a mortgage consultant to the buyer quality will likely increase as buyers shopping
determine if it’s the right choice. in the off-season are often more ready, prepared and
Inventory shortages. The steady declines in housing
inventory created an increase in real estate sales and • Buyers. There are typically fewer potential buyers
pushed median sale prices higher in most real estate during the holidays, decreasing the likelihood of a
markets where Long & Foster operates. In addition, tight bidding war and giving you a better shot at winning your
inventory conditions also led to a reduction in the number offer. Those selling in the winter are serious as well and
of days homes were on the market across the region. may be more motivated to get the deal finished.

Benefits of buying and selling during the holidays. While For advice on preparing your home to sell, I can provide
spring and summer are considered the “peak seasons” for you with a free custom market analysis of your home’s
real estate, many buyers are still shopping this time of value, get your property ready for listing, and guide you
year. There are several advantages to keep in mind if throughout the entire selling transaction, no matter the
you’re thinking about selling or buying this season – time of year. Alternatively, if you’re planning to take
especially the benefit of less competition. advantage of the low interest rates and buy a home, I can
also help you prepare so you’ll be ready to make a
• Sellers. Remember that the value of your home is based winning offer with the least amount of stress and for the
on the market, not the season. With fewer homes on the best price.

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Healthy Corner Tips to Reduce Stress…be sure to take the

time to take care of you!

HOLIDAY Belly Breathing – 4/4/4/4- breath in through nose

for 4, hold for 4, exhale for 4, 4 times. This brings
oxygen to the brain and helps clear your thoughts
and calm your body. Do as needed.
Do you feel stressed around the Meditation – Find a practice
holidays??! Between Halloween that works for you. This
and New Year’s Day there is extra helps you to have a
baking and shopping, parents and deeper sleep, increases
kids have extra holiday activities…the list your energy during the
goes on. Along with the holidays comes day, makes you feel
extra eating and drinking of sugar, sugar and more more connected, less
sugar! Did you know that the added stress and sugar anxious, more level-
suppress your immune system and making you more headed in demanding
susceptible to getting sick?? situations, helps with better
relationships and more.
Here are some tips to reduce stress and stay on track
with good nutrition during the holidays so you can enjoy Journaling – This is shown to be effective for relief.
and stay healthy… Write down your hopes, dreams, emotions, stresses
first thing in the morning. Getting thoughts down on
paper helps you to reflect and figure out how to
Tips for the Upcoming Holidays move forward.
• treat everyday like a normal day and just indulge on the Yoga – Releases tension in muscles and joints along
actual holiday with massage.
• eat a healthy meal and drink lots of water before heading Social Connections – Genuine friendships where you
to a holiday party so when you get to the party you are can be yourself and laugh, stick with positive uplift-
not hungry ing people and limit connections with negative
• keep healthy snacks at your desk and avoid the break people impacts stress.
room where there may be sweet treats If you would like to work with a Certified Health
• don’t stand next to the food table during a holiday party Coach on meeting goals for the New Year, contact
me for more information. I work with clients on
• enjoy talking and connecting with family and friends you
nutrition and lifestyle changes that include eating
haven’t seen in awhile instead of eating
healthier, weight loss, hormone balance, gut health,
• listen to your body-when you are full, stop eating better sleep, reduced stress and more.

At holiday events, opt for…

• veggies with hummus/guacamole instead of corn chips
and ranch dip
• handful of nuts instead of pretzels
• fresh Fruit instead of cookies/candy
• popcorn instead of potato chips
• dark chocolate instead of milk/white chocolate
• wine instead of Eggnog

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