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  • Do you have a long gift list? A gift from your kitchen might be the answer. But what if you're also short of "talent in the kitchen"? No need to be a Master Chef to make these treats.

    Handmade Food Gifts

    Handmade Food Gifts

    by Linda Lum12

  • Do you dread the Christmas season between Thanksgiving and New Year? You are not alone. There are ways to change that outcome and enjoy a Merry Christmas.

    How to Have a Merry Christmas

    How to Have a Merry Christmas

    by Sandy Carlson0

  • A fun and festive spin on a traditional breakfast favorite. This recipe yields a delicious treat that looks and tastes like no other French toast you have ever tasted. Perfect for Halloween.

    Frute Brute French Toast

    Frute Brute French Toast

    by Heather Rode11

  • Enjoy these rocking tunes from a Memorial Day playlist used for indoor cycling class. These songs will get your heart pumping and your holiday cookout off and running.

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    by Marcelle Bell3

  • Easter is fast approaching and it's time to start planning how you're going to decorate your classroom! Here is a list of 10 good Easter bulletin board ideas to get the kiddos involved!

    10 Easter Bulletin Board Ideas

    10 Easter Bulletin Board Ideas

    by Tatiana0

  • When thinking of Halloween, you usually think about fancy dress parties, fireworks displays, and various other social observances, but for some, these activities don't seem quite so enticing.

    Spooktober: Halloween Ideas for Introverts

    Spooktober: Halloween Ideas for Introverts

    by BunnyClaws0

  • Fall is in full swing and winter is near, this can mean only one thing: Thanksgiving is near. Here are a few examples of Thanksgiving poems to read at your celebration.

    5 Thanksgiving Poems and Rhymes

    5 Thanksgiving Poems and Rhymes

    by Tatiana0

  • Information on the characteristics, lifestyle, and personality of those born during the Chinese year of the Ox.

    Year of the Ox

    Year of the Ox

    by Samantha Harris1

  • This is my true story of a lovely little visitor I had on Mother's Day in 2014, and how it will never leave my mind. Have you ever had a Cardinal Experience? Please enjoy!

    My Mother's Day Cardinal Experience

    My Mother's Day Cardinal Experience

    by Faith Reaper95

  • Have an egg roll like they do at the White House. Make sculptures with carrots and toothpicks. Learn the Bunny Hop. Bake a carrot cake. Enjoy these new family traditions and create Easter memories.

    9 Easter Traditions to Share With Your Family

    9 Easter Traditions to Share With Your Family

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • We often end up with a ton of garbage after the Christmas holidays. It's time for us to help out in reducing and recycling waste. Here are 10 eco-friendly tips for the holidays you can easily do.

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    10 Eco-friendly Tips for the Holidays

    by Chin chin0

  • My comprehensive list of music for Halloween with a heavy emphasis on classic rock. Add some of these to your playlist for this year's big party or haunted house.

    25 Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

    25 Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

    by Sara Krentz5

  • Halloween party dessert recipes include fun and frightening roach-infested popcorn, gory cake ball brains, chocolate cookie dough rats, zombie and spider cupcakes, cute werewolf snack cakes, and more.

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    by Margaret Schindel25

  • Hey, big kids wanna have fun too! But teens and tweens can feel awkward joing in traditionally "little kid" activities like hunting for Easter eggs. Here's a great idea for including those older kids and letting them have some fun too!

    How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

    How to Plan an Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids

    by poowool55

  • It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

    by Ellen Gregory2

  • Tell the story of Jesus' death and resurrection with the help of objects inside 12 plastic eggs. My kids LOVE this tradition, and my husband and I love that they are learning about Jesus!

    Resurrection Eggs: An Easter Activity for Kids

    Resurrection Eggs: An Easter Activity for Kids

    by ExpectGreatThings19

  • Did you know that Christmas was banned for about 400 years? Christmas in Scotland is truly magical, these days! Let me tell you about the beautiful winters and flaming puddings.

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    My Experience With Christmas in Scotland

    by Silver Fish8

  • These adorable little ghosts are easy to make and taste just as fabulous as they look. Check out how easy it is to make these not-so-scary little guys for your next celebration!

    Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts

    Homemade Marshmallow Ghosts

    by Jan Charles0

  • Two projects that are quick and easy for kids to make for Valentine's day. Find out what supplies to get, where to get them, how to prepare these crafts ahead of time for smaller children and tips for smooth crafting. Includes pictures.

    Homemade Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids

    Homemade Valentine Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Heather Rode18

  • Legends depict leprechauns as tricksters, so part of St. Patrick's Day is all about the wearing green, playing tricks on people, and having fun. Learn how to prepare a leprechaun hunt with clues!

    How to Prepare a Leprechaun Treasure Hunt

    How to Prepare a Leprechaun Treasure Hunt

    by iamradiantrose0

  • Start another Thanksgiving tradition using this sample Thanksgiving Acrostic for the Family Gathering. Directions are included. Make your family gathering an auspicious occasion this and every year.

    Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem for the Family Gathering

    Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem for the Family Gathering

    by Dora Weithers29

  • Stumped for ideas on what you should go as for Halloween this year? Sick of the same boring costumes at the store? Here are some ideas for costumes you can make yourself at home!

    10 Ideas for Homemade Halloween Couple Costumes

    10 Ideas for Homemade Halloween Couple Costumes

    by Lori Leigh0

  • Looking for fun Halloween activities for your kids? Read to find creative crafts, spooky snacks, and fun family ideas to get your children excited for the upcoming holiday.

    5 Fun Halloween Activities for Children

    5 Fun Halloween Activities for Children

    by Alissa Roberts5

  • Wearing something fun at Easter gives the holiday just a bit more sparkle. Making boutonnieres and corsages is quite simple, and you can wear your handiwork or make one for someone special.

    How to Make an Easter Boutonniere or Corsage

    How to Make an Easter Boutonniere or Corsage

    by iamradiantrose0

  • Make unique Halloween decorations by upcycling plastic milk jugs into Jack-O-Lanterns. A great way to reuse something that would normally be considered trash.

    Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Craft

    Milk Jug Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Craft

    by Sherry Hewins17

  • The Manx holiday Hop-tu-Naa is an October 31st holiday that pre-dates modern Halloween. It has connections to the old Celtic pagan holiday Samhain, the New Year in the Celtic calendar.

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    by Carolyn Emerick8

  • During the Thanksgiving season, it makes sense for givers to be as grateful as their recipients. Initiating and inspiring gratitude in others is a blessed opportunity for which to give thanks.

    Five Reasons for Givers to Be Grateful

    Five Reasons for Givers to Be Grateful

    by Dora Weithers46

  • Interested in starting a Halloween boo in your neighborhood? Check out this article to learn more about this fun tradition, what to do if you're boo'd this Halloween, and learn what boo sign is.

    How to Start the Halloween Boo in Your Neighborhood

    How to Start the Halloween Boo in Your Neighborhood

    by Lela Davidson18

  • Christmas comes with joy already built in. No personal spending is required to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread cheer. Here are six activities to enhance Christmas joy with no extra money.

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    Six Christmas Activities With No Extra Spending

    by Dora Weithers38

  • This ultimate holiday country music playlist includes 40 of the best festive songs that the genre has to offer. Celebrate the season with your favorite country legends and current stars!

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    The Ultimate Holiday Country Music Playlist

    by Isabella King0

  • This Christ-centered Easter egg hunt is the perfect thing to bring the real spirit of Easter into your home while having a lot of fun with your family at the same time.

    Fun, Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt

    Fun, Christ-Centered Easter Egg Hunt

    by Rebecca Young1

  • Here are some fun and easy Thanksgiving arts and crafts ideas for kids, including: Thanksgiving popcorn art, balloon turkeys, hand and feet turkeys, sugar cube art, and a leaf thank you card. card.

    Five Fun Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

    Five Fun Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids

    by blessedmom15

  • Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • It's Halloween Time at Disneyland once again! Here is your guide to all the things you can expect at the park this Halloween season!

    Halloween Time At Disneyland

    Halloween Time At Disneyland

    by Lyndsay Gamber6

  • It was late on a cold, snowy night in February. I was on my way home through the slushy country roads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when much to my childish delight, I noticed a tree along the way that had been decorated for Christmas, wrapped in...

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    The Snow Tree: A Photo Gallery

    by Brian Gray14

  • Information of the year of the pig and the personality traits of those born during the Chinese year of the pig.

    Year of the Pig

    Year of the Pig

    by Samantha Harris2

  • If you have thought that August has no holidays, here is a pleasant surprise. The month is full of days to celebrate, from the well-known to the bizarre.

    26+ Weird "Holidays" in August

    26+ Weird "Holidays" in August

    by Patty Inglish19

  • Information on the Chinese Rabbit year and the personality traits of those born during the year of the rabbit.

    Year of the Rabbit

    Year of the Rabbit

    by Samantha Harris3

  • Despite bringing those we love together, Christmas can be a very hectic time of year. Here are a few tips to help it go a little more smoothly.

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    by Stephanie Elford0

  • No Halloween party is complete without a table full of spooky and delicious treats to set the scene. These ideas are sure to tickle your taste buds and impress guests of all ages!

    Awesome Halloween Treats

    Awesome Halloween Treats

    by Jaynie200027

  • If you are interested in a small, simple and healthy Thanksgiving dinner, give this menu a try. You could also add some corn on the cob or creamed corn to round it out, with pumpkin pie, of course!

    Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

    Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

    by Efficient Admin4

  • Christians can carve a pumpkin for Halloween that is not scary or a jack-o-lantern, but one that shares the message of Jesus, the Light of the World. Here are some free printable stencil templates.

    Christian Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

    Christian Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

    by kab86

  • A witch greeting craft that uses clear string lights and a pizza box. So easy to make and very impressive to view. Kids can help make this Halloween project.

    Pizza Box Halloween Witch Greeting Craft

    Pizza Box Halloween Witch Greeting Craft

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • How to make Disney inspired Easter eggs for Easter. An easy way to decorate your eggs and add some Disney to your Easter!

    Disney-Inspired Easter Eggs

    Disney-Inspired Easter Eggs

    by Lyndsay Gamber1

  • Folded paper bats are fun during Halloween or any time of the year. Here you'll find easy, step-by-step photo instructions. The bat is curious and a little scary too. It's a great craft for any age.

    How to Make Origami Bats for Halloween

    How to Make Origami Bats for Halloween

    by Sherry Venegas8

  • From non-vegan relatives to navigating traditional holiday foods as a vegan, here are some helpful tips for Christmas, Thanksgiving and other major food holidays.

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    How to Survive the Holidays as a Vegan

    by Emily Nemchick0

  • Find directions for creating four easy, quick, inexpensive, and fun Hanukkah decorations here: Latkes on a Plate, Maccabee Helmet, Hanukkah Banner, and Dreidel Box. Kids will have a blast and you won't have broken the bank buying supplies. Happy Hanukkah!

    Make Your Own Easy Hanukkah (Chanukah) Decorations

    Make Your Own Easy Hanukkah (Chanukah) Decorations

    by Rachel Vega8

  • If you're a proud Canadian but haven't yet decided how you'll be spending your Canada Day holiday, here are a few fun ideas for showcasing your national pride.

    Fun Ways to Celebrate Canada Day

    Fun Ways to Celebrate Canada Day

    by Sadie Holloway1

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  • This is a super simple recipe and decorating technique to creates an edible bouquet that even a beginner baker can make. It is constructed on a flat surface so it is easy.

    How to Make A Simple Valentine Cookie Bouquet

    How to Make A Simple Valentine Cookie Bouquet

    by iamradiantrose0

  • Add a Halloween witch light to your fall decorations. This is a simple, easy-to-make Halloween craft for kids or adults. It uses felt, raffia, and a string of lights to bring the witch to life.

    Lighted Witch Centerpiece Craft

    Lighted Witch Centerpiece Craft

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • I love Halloween. Every year, I can’t wait for it to roll around. I even splurge on the full-size candy bars – and, no, I won’t tell you where I live. But I don’t want to spend too much decorating. There are plenty of things you can do to decorate your house without going broke. Most of them you can do yourself, and if I say that, then you should know they’re all super easy because I’m one of the least craft people I know!

    Homemade Outside Halloween Decorations on a Budget

    Homemade Outside Halloween Decorations on a Budget

    by Katherine Sanger2

  • Many people have never heard of the fun Halloween event "trunk or treat," but it's a delightful evening full of chocolate, creativity, and contests!

    What Is Trunk or Treat?

    What Is Trunk or Treat?

    by Amanda2

  • The top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations along with the lore associated with them. Photo gallery of the Christmas spices.

    Top 10 Christmas Herbs and Spices

    Top 10 Christmas Herbs and Spices

    by Charlotte Gerber5

  • A special article for all of those who have lost their Moms and are facing the dismal prospect of Mother's Day without her. Offering hope and consolation for this painful occasion.

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost  Their Mom

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost Their Mom

    by Sharilee Swaity92

  • Do you want to make an Easter dessert that is both adorable and disgusting at the same time? Well, I have the recipe for you! Bunny poo poo is an easy new Easter snack that is sure to be a hit.

    A New Easter Tradition: How to Make Bunny Poo Poo

    A New Easter Tradition: How to Make Bunny Poo Poo

    by Jeannie InABottle33

  • Beautiful poems that will inspire you with their verse and messages as they celebrate the special bond between mothers and children. Whether it be through a mother's eyes as her child grows up or a child reflecting back on his memories.

    Poems to Honor Our Mothers on Mother's Day

    Poems to Honor Our Mothers on Mother's Day

    by Marie Lawrence3

  • Practical tips to learn how to survive hosting Thanksgiving include tips for prepping ahead, what to do the day of, managing clean-up, and enjoying yourself with friends and family on turkey day.

    How to Survive Hosting Thanksgiving

    How to Survive Hosting Thanksgiving

    by WheelerWife3

  • Celebrate National Pi Day on 3.14 using food, games, contests, art, humor, song, movies and other fun activities. March 14 is also Albert Einstein's birthday. 25 creative ways to honor them both ...

    25 Best Ways to Celebrate National Pi Day

    25 Best Ways to Celebrate National Pi Day

    by Governor's Academy for Engineering Studies4

  • You can have an attractive present without splurging big bucks on elaborate bows, decorated wrapping paper, and rolls of ribbon. Check out the ideas and tips for frugal gift wrapping.

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    Frugal Gift Wrapping Tips

    by Virginia Allain2

  • Many people have been asking if Christmas trees go on sale on Black Friday. Certainly on the approach to Christmas itself, festive trees, both artificial and real, are on sale, but whether or not any bargains are to be had is up to the individual retailer.

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    Do Christmas Trees Go On Sale Black Friday?

    by Christmas Shopper0

  • Need an idea for a fun and easy Halloween dessert to serve at a party or school function? This pull-apart pumpkin cupcake cake is super cute and very easy to make!

    How to Make a Pumpkin Cupcake Cake

    How to Make a Pumpkin Cupcake Cake

    by Corrinna Johnson34

  • Make glamorous, ghoulish, or a ghostly costume in one night. It can be done by looking in your household closets and using your arts and crafts skills. Use makeup on hand for facial expressions.

    Glamorous, Ghoulish, or Ghostly One-Night Outfits

    Glamorous, Ghoulish, or Ghostly One-Night Outfits

    by Tricia Deed0

  • If you are looking for a fun activity to brighten everyone's day at the office this spring, why not try "hopping" your co-workers? It is simple, inexpensive, and fun for all participants.

    Easter Fun at Your Office: I've Been Hopped!

    Easter Fun at Your Office: I've Been Hopped!

    by Jeannie InABottle17

  • Halloween in its various forms has been around for many centuries, especially in Northern Europe, where it originated. Here are ten fun facts that you might not know about the popular fall holiday.

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    Ten Fun Facts About Halloween

    by Harry Nielsen0

  • Do you have piles of wine corks that savor memories of good cheer from the Christmas fun and you can't part with them. Then this project is for you. Make some Christmas reindeer out of your wine corks and put them out for the holidays to keep your memories fresh.

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    How to Make a Cork Craft Reindeer

    by Susan Britton17

  • For the first time ever, Descanso Gardens hosts an interactive holiday season light show, Enchanted: Forest of Light. Guests stroll along a one mile path to 8 different interactive colorful displays.

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    Best Holiday Light Show in Los Angeles

    by Jill Weinlein0

  • Christmas is big business in America. If you walk through Wal-Mart or Target in August, you'll feel like you need to put on a sweater and sip some hot chocolate. Santa faces are leering at you from the shelves, along with boxes and bows and reindeer...

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    How to Have a Non-Consumerist Christmas

    by juliaeverheart1

  • Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!

    How To Do Skeleton Makeup

    How To Do Skeleton Makeup

    by Raye6

  • Family traditions are important for children. I have several favorite traditions that have great meaning for me, and I passed them on to my children. Cutting our own Christmas tree is just one.

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    Christmas Traditions: Cutting Our Own Tree

    by Denise McGill5

  • Valentine's Day is the year's most celebrated day for couples to express love and affection for one another. Here are some tips for how to please your significant other on this romantic holiday.

    How to Wow Your Spouse on Valentine’s Day

    How to Wow Your Spouse on Valentine’s Day

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • There are many Buddhist and government public holidays in Thailand. Read about some of the long five-day weekend holidays that I have experienced while living in different parts of Thailand.

    Five-Day Weekend Holidays in Thailand

    Five-Day Weekend Holidays in Thailand

    by Paul Richard Kuehn2

  • Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this rocking 4th of July playlist! Add some patriotic songs to your summer workout or cookout playlist.

    4th of July Patriotic Playlist

    4th of July Patriotic Playlist

    by Marcelle Bell0

  • Joys and sadness of Easter in the late 19th century as recalled by my uncle Charles Copeland Burg (1889-1961).

    Easter Memories From 1900

    Easter Memories From 1900

    by Shelley H Cruz6

  • Christmas is around the corner, and this year I have vowed to focus more on being kind to others. These are ideas that are cheap or free that will hopefully lift peoples' spirits!

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    Cheap and Easy Ways to Be Kind This Christmas

    by Sarah Spradlin4

  • Snow came to Hundred Acre Wood early that winter. Unhappy Eeyore receives a surprise and understands the meaning of the charitable Christmas spirit from Pooh and Piglet.

    A Story About Pooh and The Christmas Spirit

    A Story About Pooh and The Christmas Spirit

    by Mohan Kumar47

  • Wampanoag tribal elders saved the lives of the first Pilgrims, showing them how to identify & grow native food. This article is about the history of Thanksgiving and its native foods.

    Celebrating Thanksgiving Day With American Food

    Celebrating Thanksgiving Day With American Food

    by Sustainable Sue1

  • It may seem strange for criminals to have a patron saint as people who engage in crime are sinners. However, Christianity is about redemption and, as the patron saint of thieves, St. Nicholas works and tries to turn thieves in his care away from a life of crime. In this story he succeeds in turning two young thieves around.

    St. Nicholas Turns Two Thieves Away From a Life of Crime

    St. Nicholas Turns Two Thieves Away From a Life of Crime

    by Chuck Nugent15

  • Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming

    Cool Charlie Brown Christmas Ornaments

    Cool Charlie Brown Christmas Ornaments

    by Christine and Peter Broster2

  • Learn how to make quick, cheap, and easy Halloween costumes out of things laying around your house. You can make a memorable costume out of a pizza box, some foil, or a poster board! Photos included.

    Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes and Fun Party Ideas

    Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes and Fun Party Ideas

    by VarietyWriter2115

  • Here you'll find step-by-step directions for three different designs. Includes pictures for a simple spider web cupcake design, pull-apart spider web cupcakes, and spooky looking spider cupcakes.

    How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes

    How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes

    by Alissa Roberts19

  • Advent begins on the first Sunday of December. Here you'll find eventually find some special readings for 2017.

    All the "Whys" of Christmas

    All the "Whys" of Christmas

    by Lynne Modranski0

  • This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • Halloween bookmarks are fun to make. This one has an origami bat on the top. A fun paper craft for Halloween or any time of the year.

    Make an Origami Bat Bookmark

    Make an Origami Bat Bookmark

    by Sherry Venegas3

  • Halloween treats in brown paper bags craft. Decorate the brown paper bags for Halloween treat bags. Homemade treat bag ideas. Halloween treat recipes. How to make treat bags for kids. DIY paper bag cr

    23 Halloween  Brown Paper Bags and Treat Recipes

    23 Halloween Brown Paper Bags and Treat Recipes

    by Loraine Brummer25

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