All posts tagged christmas

The Health & Wellness Christmas Show

Published December 22, 2018 by Maryanne

DSCF3192.JPGLeft, Maryann Castello of “The Health & Wellness Show”; Right, Maryanne Mistretta

It was super exciting to return to The Health & Wellness Show as a guest a few evenings ago. While I was the featured author, there were also two chiropractors. This event was fun and inspirational. We also sang some Christmas songs.

You can view the whole show here on You Tube:

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Merry Christmas 2017!

Published December 22, 2017 by Maryanne


Merry Christmas to all my fellow bloggers and followers.

Thanks being a part of an incredible 2017 when a couple of dreams came true!

Reflecting back on the year, three years after self-publishing my first book, a traditional publisher picked up my third! (“The Gypsy Smiled” available on Amazon:

My “Learn & Listen” library series skyrocketed and is now being made into a documentary! You can read about it on my Pear Tree website:

And I became editor for Renna Media! (

But best of all, I made some incredible friends! I used to say I could count the friends I have on one hand, but after this year I’m up to two hands. That’s a lot of people you can count on; what a blessing!



Christmas Time for Cats

Published December 21, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_9322From a Cat’s Eye View, in the PT Cruiser

Every year my husband and I love to take our cat, Derick, out to see Christmas lights. It’s so cute to see a little kitty in awe of the Christmas magic.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is the author of “Love Cats” — available on Amazon:

New Holiday Tradition

Published December 4, 2014 by Maryanne

Holiday Spirit

I’m starting a new tradition this holiday season so people can truly embrace the meaning of Christmas and be in the moment with those we love unconditionally.

You know how some people ask guests to leave their shoes at the door? This year I’m asking our guests to leave their iPhones at the door!

Merry Christmas!

Published December 25, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_3255Christmas Eve at Mom’s!

Wishing all fellow bloggers and followers a very Merry Christmas.

We had a most wonderful Christmas Eve! We were thrilled when my husband’s nephew Luke and his wife Tara dropped in! Luckily we caught them before heading out to my Mom’s, what a blessing!

SAM_3248Nephew Luke, Pop (my father-in-law) and niece Tara

We had such a night night at my Mom’s house with her, my sister Kim, my 12-year-old nephew Matthew and their friend Lee.

A great night filled with joy and lots of laughter, good food, reminiscing about old times and fun and games!

It was a super magical moment when the snow started to fall — nice big chunky snowflakes!

SAM_3274Sister Kim

As tradition, we like to go see the nativity scene, with live animals, but it was too cold in New Jersey as temperatures dropped below freezing.

SAM_3272Nephew Matthew

Merry Christmas to all!

Getting excited for the next shift of family, friends and merriment!

Jenkinson’s Sea of Light

Published December 22, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_3140Snow kisses!

Last night my husband and I took a last minute trip down to the Jersey Shore to check out the Sea of Light show at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant, Jersey Shore. It was a gorgeous night, unseasonably warm at almost 60 degrees! It felt good being in the humidity and walking on the boardwalk!

SAM_3144Underwater World!

SAM_3145Me and a Christmas Elf friend!

SAM_3146Buried Treasure!

SAM_3151Was that fin on your back part of the deal? SHARK!


SAM_3176Magical sea horse

SAM_3188Hawaiian Christmas

SAM_3190Dennis, love of my life!

SAM_3197Jelly fish!


SAM_3207White penguin

SAM_3223I won a snow man!

SAM_3224Fun House

SAM_3225Sandy devastation

SAM_3233Rudolph in restaurant

We topped off the evening with a snack. I had a few Blue Moon beers and oysters — yum!

SAM_3234Beautiful water view at the Wharf Side restaurant

SAM_3240Cool tree house with Christmas decorations