Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas we host our annual "Thanksmas Party" to give our employees, trade partners and families we have built for the opportunity to give back to The Salvation Army of Cleveland County. This organization is very dear to our hearts. Santa always comes to make sure everyone has been good and we get the opportunity to have our pictures taken with the Big Man!
Our team also takes a day and Rings the Bell! This is such a staple of the holiday season as much as the BC Clark jingle! If you have never volunteerd, you are missing out! It is such a great way to spread some holiday cheer. When they say, every penny counts, it truly does! We had fun this year and tried to put a really LARGE check into the kettle. Needless to say, it didn't work! Click on the picture and you can check out the video we did!
Our focus on giving back and The Salvation Army is not limited to Christmas Time. We had the opportunity to build The Judy McKown Children's Activity center that opened last year. This beautiful building gives families a safe warm place to go to and be mentored by those in our community.
If you are looking for somewhere to give- check out The Salvation Army!
Didn't Al's recipe yesterday look yummy? If you missed it be sure and check it out on the Blog, Facebook or Pinterest!
I don't know about everyone else, but some of us at the office are all about the desserts. If chocolate is in the title, then we are all in for skipping the main meal and just eating it! Today's recipe is one that looks pretty easy but is loaded with flavor. Aren't we all for the easy during Thanksgiving?
Kelli Thompson in our Accounting Department shared this one. Kelli graduated from Westmoore High School in the Moore Public Schools District. She continued her education and graduated from OU with her degree in Accounting. She has lived in Oklahoma all her life and is the mother to twins, a boy and a girl, as well as 4 dogs! Some fun facts about Kelli:
Winter is right around the corner as temperatures continue to drop! Now is the time to take care of a few maintenance issues around your home to make sure you are ready!
What are other things you do around your house as the temperatures drop?
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???
It is that time of the year to watch your favorite teams battle it out. We have some great theatre/bonus rooms that would be perfect to host all those parties.
1. Decide before what kind of food you are going to have. It is OK to have everyone bring their favorite snacks. In fact, it is even more fun because you will get to try a variety of items.
2. You can always create questions that your guest have to answer and give a prize for the person who has the most correct. Examples are: Which team will score first? How will they score? How many times will the camera's show the cheer/pom during the first half? How many times the second?
What ideas do you have for hosting your own football party?
When the thermostat outside is over 90 degrees, most garden plants, lawns, flowers, and veggies can tend to shut down. What is a homeowner to do? Here are some tips we have found that help make our yards in Carrington Lakes, Valencia, The Ranches, and Belleau Wood look their best!
After you have worked in the yard don't forget to take care of yourself! Find a swimming pool and relax. I can tell you our pools at Valencia and Carrington Lakes continue to be a popular place no matter how hot it gets!