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Enjoy a Good Laugh: Toss That Fruitcake!

~ More about Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Happy New Year! So glad you’ve come to check out the information on my blog. I post new entries every Tuesday and Friday.

Win a FREE Book

If you or a friend could use a FREE book, make sure you visit the Win a FREE Book tab. Share your story ~ I’d love to give you a copy of my book. It’s filled with all kinds of help, interesting information, and hope.


Laughter’s a Good Thing

Laughter is an important concept I talk about in my book. Laughter is good medicine for your soul. The text of my book says this, ” Did you know that laughter can reduce your stress? And even if you fake a laugh, your immune system will benefit. Having a good sense of humor is also very important to your well-being.”

Fruitcake: Love it or hate it?

Back to the message of this post — Fruitcake Toss. You either love fruitcake or you hate it. There is no middle of the road here. Personally, I love fruitcake. My mom made the best fruitcake. She soaked it in bourbon which gave it a delicious flavor. I do admit, I never liked the green candied fruit though. What about you? Do you buy fruitcake, eat it when someone gives you one, try to unload it at a friend’s New Year’s Eve party, or do you just toss it out like the title of my post indicates: Toss That Fruitcake?

January Fruitcake Ritual

Tossing your uneaten fruitcake can be an early January ritual if you really hate the stuff. Participating in a fruitcake toss locally on some national level can certainly make you laugh and give you a sense of satisfaction too. It can be a healthy way for you to connect with others in the winter months, give you something to look forward to after Christmas, and give you oodles of  laughs all at the same time. Here’s more from the annual Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs, Colorado, on the first Saturday in January — this Saturday!

National Fruitcake Day

(from their website) … At last, the answer to that age-old question: How do I get rid of this terrible stuff –fruitcake? People in Manitou Springs have found the answer. Throw it as far as you can, by any means that you can, and hope it’s never found again. You can come watch this amazing event for free (however, contestants pay a small fee or donate a can of non-perishable food to enter the events).

I love this sentence about the event from their website: “Several local Inns offer Fruitcake Toss specials, including a heavy-duty cake to use in the event, and advance coaching on the art of fruitcake tossing.” Too funny! And just think, all this fuss is about a sweet little cake loaded with nuts and fruit! Mmmm good!

Follow this link if you want to get in on the action in Colorado or find out more:

I hope you enjoy a good laugh today but remember to look out for those flying fruitcakes this weekend!

God Bless You!


January 4, 2013 at 12:29 am 1 comment

Better Than Black Friday ~ Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour

~ More on Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

If you’re a Black Friday Shopper you’ve got it all wrong! Instead, I’ve got a way for you to enjoy the leftover turkey, watch football, and bless someone right from your own home. Hey, you won’t even have to take off your slippers for this shopping event! Now that’s livin’!

New Rules for Home-based Black Friday Shopping

Anytime from now, November 23, until December 5, you can take that good feeling way down in your heart and bless someone else this Christmas. Sorry, this version you won’t get any sugar cookies left at the fireplace but what you will get is a satisfying feeling being part of the solution for someone else’s difficulties this holiday. “Giving” and “Blessing” someone else is really what Christmas is all about. Isn’t it?

Details: Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour

Be a part of the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour between November 23 – December 5. Make someone’s life brighter and filled with “Hope” this year for a single mom, family with kids, or someone unemployed — buy them a copy of my new book Fresh Hope …. Cleveland. Really anyone could use my book. I’ve shared all the resources  in my book at the Resources in Fresh Hope tab so you can see how helpful my book can be.

Join the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour

See the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour tab for the details on how to shop from your home computer and join the Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour.

Bless Someone Else This Holiday!

God Bless You!


November 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Updated Blog ~ View the “2” New Tabs

~ more about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Look! I’ve added two new tabs to my blog! I actually published this a day early so lots of people could check out the new stuff on this blog!

The two new tabs are:

1. Xmas “Blessing” Book Tour

Information on how you can “Bless” someone else this Christmas. Check out the details ~ it’s the last tab on the blog.

2. Resources in Fresh Hope … Cleveland

Here you’ll find everything you want to know about the resources in my book and where I got them. For now, I’ll keep that a secret. You can check it all out when you have time. You’ll be astonished all the things that are there!

God Bless You!


November 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Buy a Book Friday + Saturday ~ Grace Church’s “Once Upon a Christmas”

~ Learn more about my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Part of the “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ Weekend Edition

I’ll see you this Friday, November 2 and hopefully Saturday, November 3, at Grace Church’s holiday craft show “Once Upon a Christmas.” I’ll be there to share my  book, answer questions, sell books, and sign your book too! If possible, I’ll wrap it for you if it’s a gift. Free admission both days.

This is part of my “Thankful” Holiday Book Tour ~ which means you can come to Grace Church and buy a book from me in person then GIVE it to someone else for Thanksgiving. You gotta love the “Giving” in Thanksgiving!

Location: Grace Church ▪ 7393 Pearl Rd. ▪ Middleburg Hts., Ohio

Hours: Friday  3 – 7 p.m. for me (open til 9)  Saturday  10 – 1 p.m. for me (open til 5)

Grace Church Website: ~ events on right side

For More Info: Author’s blog (Book Signings + Events  tab & Thankful Book Tour tab)

Thank you !

God Bless You!


November 2, 2012 at 9:42 am Leave a comment


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