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HVP December 2018

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Page 12 of 47 n Hudson Valley Parent 13 Fill your home with flowers When the last leaf falls from the trees, and the world outside seems unbearably gray, bring some brightness indoors to add some cheer to your home. Nix the myth that there needs to be a special occasion to buy a bouquet of flowers. Celebrate a particularly difficult Thursday with a colorful batch of seasonal beauties. Between bright colors and enticing scents, flowers will reduce anxiety and increase feelings of happiness and satisfaction. Not only will colorful plants improve your mood, but they are the perfect way to spruce up any dcor. Everything will look bright, new and cheerful. Spread the cheer wherever you go. Instead of bringing wine or food to a holiday party, bring some flowers for the host and watch their face light up! Poinsettias are beautiful during this time of year and come in a few nice colors. Be careful having this type of plant near pets. Their leaves can be poisonous if ingested, so extra mischievous fur babies need to be watched carefully. Settle in with a good book Cozy up this month with a good book and a nice warm cup of tea at the Mamakating Library. Join the Books & Tea group on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor. Readers at this Sullivan County library will gather for an unforgettable novel about World War I from the perspectives of a privileged young lady and a man in the heart of the battle. Follow Evie Elliot through her letters to soldier Thomas Harding. Will their budding romance survive the struggles of a war-torn world? Can Evie find her place in this great conflict? Pick up your copy of this novel at the library and find out! home & hearth Hampton Family Denistry Of Middletown 400 Midway Park Dr. Middletown, NY 10940 845-344-4336; Our team of dental specialists provide the most advanced and comprehensive oral health care available. We care for patients of all ages from infants to seniors. SAVE YOUR WEEKEND! Supermom always knows when the best events are. Supermom always knows where to fi nd the most exciting adventures. Supermom is always ready for fun! Be the supermom in your family.

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