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CHRISTMAS STORIES FOR EVERY FAMILY
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Your local source for all things home goods! At Blackbird Home Goods, we specialize in unique, one-of-a-kind home decor pieces - from furniture, to accent pieces, candles, textiles, bath and shower goodies, gifts, specialty clothing and childrenâ€™s items! We also devote a large part of our inventory to St. Clair and Michigan speciďŹ c products. Approximately 40% of our brick and mortar is supplied by local artisans. - Owner: Heather Bernhardt
201 North Riverside Ave., St. Clair - 313-701-4846 Located at the back side of plaza behind War Water
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Christmas WAVES A MAGIC WAND OVER THIS WORLD, AND BEHOLD, EVERYTHING IS SOFTER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL. – NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
s we enter into the season of “Giving and Receiving” and being grateful for all we’ve got, too many people think Winter is just another season of snow shoveling, cold temperatures and slippery roads. But to the staﬀ at Lakeshore Living Guide it’s all new and exciting. We see the upcoming months as fun in the snow with family and friends, beauty in the lights that decorate your home and holiday tree, a time to pause for reﬂection and wonder, as well as a time to plan for what’s to come. It’s a time to reﬂect, recharge and enjoy time spent with loved ones. So as we turn to a new calendar year in the months ahead, we hope you ﬁnd some time to purge the old (from clothes to thinking) and turn again to basics to ﬁnd new perspectives, clarity of thought for practical and healthy living. Think about what stirs your spirit, gives you fulﬁllment and makes you a stronger person in 2019. Here’s to wishing you a wonder-ﬁlled holiday and memorable moments all winter-season long. From our families to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
LAKE ST. CLAIR WINTER 2018/2019 EDITION
Meaghan Rudnicki Publisher / Owner
Bernice Brown Editorial Manager
Design Inspired Studios Creative Design / Graphics
Michael H. Brown
Executive Vice President of Marketing
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WHAT YOUR PET REALLY WANTS THIS CHRISTMAS
hen the scent of hot cocoa and cinnamon-coated pine cones fills the air and you’re in the midst of making your holiday shopping list, don’t forget about your furry children because they’ve been good - for the most part - all year long. BARKBOX.COM If you can’t decide what to get your furry companion, opt for a monthly subscription box like BarkBox that’s filled with a little bit of everything. Starting at $21/month PETCO- $15.00 Cats love new hiding places. So this year get your cat a Santa-themed crinkle bag to play in.
AMAZON.COM - $13.00 This soft squeaky dog toy stimulates mental play with a fun game of hide & seek. Place on the floor for your dog to sniff and hunt.
CHEWY.COM - $6.00 The KONG Holiday Cozie Reindeer Dog Toy is the perfect stocking stuffer for your fur-baby. It’s bound to be their favorite toy in the bin. PETSMART - $29.00 Provide your pup with a place to sleep and relax in optimal comfort this holiday season and beyond with this Merry & Bright Red Snowflake Cuddler Dog Bed. SHELTER PETS As you snuggle up with your furry friend by the tree this Christmas, remember that there are plenty of animals that aren’t lucky enough to have an owner like you. If you have any toys your pet no longer plays with or any treats they no longer enjoy, consider donating them to your local animal shelter.
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THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE SMELL OF CHRISTMAS. ESPECIALLY AT A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM.
Building Memories Through Traditions
At Christmastime, the world around us becomes a little softer, basking in the warm
glow of a thousand twinkly lights and countless celebrations. It’s a time for family and traditions. Whether it’s baking special cookies, picking out a tree, decorating it with ornaments you have carefully curated over the years, or taking the time to wrap presents with ribbons and bows — all these moments are opportunities to authentically bond and reconnect with the people who matter the most to you. Start a family tradition this holiday with a family trip to the Christmas Tree farm. We have some amazing Tree Farms here locally in our Lakeshore community that we would highly suggest. The comforting scent of pine swirled around you amidst the brisk, wintery air… The crackling, smoky tinge of wood burning in the ﬁre pit… The chocolatey goodness of hot cocoa warming up your cups…
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this Holiday Season at Lakeshore Spa Lounge, Your local destination of Massage, Beauty, & Wellness.
Shea Tree Farm
6214 Shea Rd, Marine City (810) 765-5882
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Tollander Christmas Tree Farm 5680 Griswold Rd, Smiths Creek (810) 982-7031
Centennial Pines Tree Farm 2775 Bricker Rd, Goodells (810) 384-6662
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EASE UP ON TRADITIONAL REDS AND GREENS
Work with colors like teal and cream that are already in your decor. Then decorate with seaside-inspired items - like these super cute Christmas ornaments from On The Bay Customs Boutique in New Baltimore, MI (see pg 16) 8 Lakeshore Living Guide
Seas and Greetings!
The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most jam-packed and stressful. We want to give this gift to you: the magic of making this special season feel relaxed and fun. With simple, streamlined decorating suggestions from our own local decorators and boutiques, you’ll have more time to spend with your family creating new memories. So stop worrying about how to get everything done, because we’ve got you covered. -Lakeshore Living Guide
TURN A WREATH INTO A CHANDELIER
Using a hook and ribbon, suspend greens from the ceiling above your table. Decorate the greens with soft colored ornaments and burlap strips. Don’t have a permanent light fixture? Drape pine boughs around the frame & secure them with ribbon.
ADORN YOUR DINING CHAIR BACKS
Mini wreaths tied to chair frames with raw-edge ribbon or burlap strips will make everyone at the table feel like the guest of honor. Visit MC Marketplace located in downtown Marine City for some amazing home decor items.
DECORATE WITH GARLAND... ANYWHERE
Secure branches with Command Strip hooks to lend cheer to a door frame, mantle, or banister. Add neutral soft-toned ribbon and ornaments to finish the look.
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Add a delightful, soft glow to your Christmas tabletop displays with these festive lanterns.
These adorable reading Christmas Owls are the perfect decoration for any display space.
Snowglobe Lanterns, Christmas Owls and many more Christmas items available at Stuck In Seaweed Coastal Lifestyle Boutique located in Fair Haven, MI. (see pg 15)
THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE...
These adorable stockings are the perfect addition to your Coastal Christmas mantle display. Warm up a non-working fireplace with a pile of birch logs and a few sprigs of greens. Finish this look with incorporating large sea shells filled with scented pine cones and large floor lanterns that produce a warm glow this holiday season. Find them at www.Wisteria.com
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CHECK THE POTTING SHED
Be creative with what you have. Want to be the talk of the block this Christmas? Decorate the perfect Holiday porch with stacked galvanized potting tubs to give the cutest Christmas tree look. Don’t forget to wrap it in burlap and add a lantern “topper”.
TIN IS IN THIS HOLIDAY!
This adorable metal reindeer decoration and Merry Christmas metal container work great both indoors and out! Fill them with scented pine cones to give your guests an instant welcome this Christmas season. This item and many, many more available at Blackbird Home Goods located in the Riverview Plaza in St. Clair, MI (see pg 2) Lakeshore Living Guide 11
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DATE: November 16th at 6pm EVENT: Santa’s Lighted Parade LOCATION: Downtown St. Clair DATE: DECEMBER 6TH AT 6PM EVENT: Sip N’ Shop LOCATION: War Water Brewery
NEW BALTIMORE DATE: December 3rd at 7pm EVENT: Annual Christmas Tree Lighting LOCATION: Downtown NEW BALTIMORE DATE: DECEMBER 9th at 1pm EVENT: Jingle Bell Run 2018 LOCATION: Downtown NEW BALTIMORE
MARYSVILLE NEW HAVEN DATE: December 1st at 5pm EVENT: Christmas Parade LOCATION: village green shopping center
MARINE CITY DATE: November 20th at 7pm EVENT: Lighted Santa Parade LOCATION: Downtown MARINE CITY DATE: DECEMBER 1st AT 10am EVENT: MERRY TIME CHRISTMAS LOCATION: Downtown MARINE CITY
DATE: NOVEMBER 24TH AT 6PM EVENT: Parade of Lights DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN
DATE: DECEMBER 5TH AT 6PM EVENT: Santa Parade & Christmas Festval LOCATION: Downtown algonac
ST. CLAIR SHORES DATE: DECEMBER 7TH AT 6PM EVENT: Tree Lighting Ceremony LOCATION: ST. CLAIR SHORES CITY HALL
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Christmas 14 STORIES to read with your children
It’s that Magical time of year again: The weather outside grows colder, bright lights start twinkling in the trees, and the little people in our life grow ever more impatient for the coming of Santa Claus. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by cuddling up with our children and reading these wonderful Christmas books for kids? Whether old or new, each of these books holds a powerful story with a valuable lesson.
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
A Charlie Brown Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The Night Before Christmas
Christmas in the Manger
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
I Saw Santa In Michigan
The Christmas Wish
by Susan Jeﬀers
Clement Moore & Charles Santore
Nola Buck and Felicia Bond
Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Charles M. Schulz
The Legend of the Poinsettia Tomie dePaola
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas Alice Schertle
The Wild Christmas Reindeer Jan Brett
Ecco Family Bookstore is a NON-PROFIT Christian bookstore operated by
community volunteers. Together with the outpouring of love from our community, we have helped many families and individuals to acquire needed items; such as food, clothing, and furniture. Most importantly, we show them God’s love.
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