This Week

HANUKKAH RECIPES

Hanukkah is MUCH more than potato pancakes – latkes – or noodle pudding – kugel.
And in this terrific collection you can discover a whole lot more!!

https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id445269546?mt=8

THE CHRISTMAS LIST

The Christmas List helps you get your shopping done, tracks how much you spend, watches to see what’s ordered and what’s come in and much more!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-christmas-list/id340779800

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DESIGNER

You want to dress up your house, but how to make it look Christmassy without making it look tacky?
You might want to consult Christmas Lights Designer for Windows. Load up pictures of your house and the software does the rest. 
Don’t like it? Add or subtract lights as you will, til you’re happy!

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/christmas-lights-designer/dac6449e-d2ae-4a20-8e9e-5c3306d6b432

SKYSCANNER

You know it’s expensive and how you have to plan ahead to get from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon with your husband, three kids, 2 pillows and a blankey and you can’t afford it anyway but your inlaws will be so disappointed if you can’t come…….  Try skyscanner…

http://www.skyscanner.com

REAL CHRISTMAS TREES

Real Christmas Trees are much more charming than the plastic ones!  And they smell better – much better!!

http://www.realchristmastrees.org

Recent Programming

CLUTCH

A whole new way to shop – bargains, coupons, online specials check this out!!

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/420/420-641/420-641.html

CHOOSE YOUR TREE

So now you’ve decided on a real tree – how do you choose the right one for you?
Everything you need to know about type, size and recycling is here in the section called
Selection and Care of Christmas Trees!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chanukah-guide-jewish-holiday/id735518901?mt=8

CHANUKKAH 2014

Every year the Chanukkah apps get better and this year this app is optimized for iOS 8. 
And it contains prayers in several languages including English, Hebrew and Russian and 
song and videos. And it’s free!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chanukah-guide-jewish-holiday/id735518901?mt=8

PAPERLESS POST

A great solution to your Christmas card list — Paperless Post.
Put it all together to make cards that are uniquely yours.

http://www.paperlesspost.com

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

An old fashioned Christmas where you decorate your tree for free, make your gifts and give of yourself.

CAROL SONG BOOK

Now there’s a high tech way of caroling in the snow, the wind and the rain …

http://evolver.fm/appdb/app/the-christmas-carol-songbook/

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

When you need inspiration, purple rope lights or just a super star for the roof — this is the place for your Christmas lights!

http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/

WRAPITAPP

If you can’t wrap the perfect package – take heart! You can now with this handy app that not only shows you what to do – but tells you how much paper, tape and ribbon you need to package up the perfect gift! Now the presents under your tree can look picture perfect!

http://wrapitapp.com/

SANTA’S BAG

Do you know how much you’re spending, or how much you have to spend? Or when you’re running out of funds, and how many more gifts you have to buy?

If you don’t – you need Santa’s Bag — a useful Christmas Shopping App that does know!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santas-bag-christmas-gift/id397698040

PACK FOR A PURPOSE

Thanksgiving is a time for giving and a peak travel time – and what better to celebrate than combining a visit with the gift of a donation.

http://packforapurpose.org/

THANKSGIVING AS IT REALLY WAS …

Pilgrims with buckled hats, turkey and all the trimmings – NOT! The first Thanksgiving was nothing like the idealized version we’ve come to know! Check this out to find out more.

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving

BEN FRANKLIN

The one figure from American History I would love to have had the chance to hear speak – is Benjamin Franklin.
This may be the next best thing!!!

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/

SOUND PORTRAITS

If the idea of sales and standing online for 2 hours to pay for that green velvet dress that —  when you get it home —  has a broken zipper — is way to much for you, here’s another idea. Let everyone else go shopping and YOU stay home with Sound Portraits – a fabulous compendium of streaming audio archives …

http://soundportraits.org/

NATIONMASTER

Here’s a destination where there’s almost every fact or figure you might want to know about any country, and quite a few you probably never heard of. One of those sites you start looking through, and can’t tear yourself away from.

http://www.nationmaster.com

PASSWORD SECURITY

Password security has never been more important. Change your passwords now if they are weak or obvious. 
And don’t write them down!

KAYAK

Is it a canoe? Is it a boat? No – it’s a website for great deal on airfares. And it’s an app – a fully fleshed out app for deals on planes, boats and trains and hotels. And all around travel advice. And when its holiday time, it’s even more useful.

http://www.kayak.com

HOME ROUTINES

Is your house cleaning a disaster? Have you done last week’s laundry? If you need a little help – and who doesn’t, check out Home Routines from the iTunes App store.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/homeroutines/id353117370?mt=8

THE JOY OF BAKING

Leave room for dessert! You have to – this time of year they’re too fabulous to pass up….. Go to Joyofbaking.com and see.  Plan a long walk to burn off the calories. Dust of the discs for your Wii or Xbox – but don’t forget the desserts. Oh bliss!

http://www.joyofbaking.com/

HOLIDAY DECORATING

The holidays are here and oh boy! – decorating is back.
Here’s a great place for ideas for home, hearth and table!

http://www.hgtv.com/thanksgiving-ideas/package/index.html

TIME PANTHER

Timetracking for freelancers – Track your clients and projects with drag and drop through your browser.

http://www.timepanther.com/