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.
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.
Jewel-toned illustrations make this children's picture book adaptation of Henry Van Dyke's story a good selection for Christmas reading.
Here's a great craft for young and old. Very inexpensive and easy to do with great (and creepy) results.
Ever play Mummy? How about Ghost Busters? These 14 games are sure to keep a horde of young zombies busy and happy!
Don't have money this Halloween? Create bruise effects using washable markers with this how-to tutorial!
Snowmen are part of the Christmas decorations and ornaments but they can really last all winter long, if it's cold enough outside.
There are some truly oddball holidays most have never even heard of; the first 6 months of the year are put forth here for your amusement
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.
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.
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!
Whether you want to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas or countdown the days until Santa Claus comes to town, these advent calendar theme ideas will surprise and delight the lucky recipients.
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.
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.
Kids will leave your doorstep with a smile and you won't have to worry about any of the issues we can have with candy in the 21st century.
Information on the characteristics, lifestyle, and personality of those born during the Chinese year of the Ox.
Making homemade Father's Day gifts can be quick and easy. All of these ideas can be done in less than 30 minutes.
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!
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.
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.
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.
DIY rose heart craft for adults & kids to make and give as a Valentine's Day gift or to hang up in your home as a decoration. I love making craft projects with my children. It's a great way to spend
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.
Bring a little Rock N Roll to your Halloween decorations this year with these KISS inspired pumpkin carving templates!
Here are some funny Thanksgiving jokes I came across and wanted to share. I hope you enjoy a good laugh or groan. These can be fun way to break the ice or smooth rattled nerves. Happy Thanksgiving.
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!
It's so simple and inexpensive to make outdoor decorations from bits of shrubs and berries you have right on your property.
Even though Valentine's Day comes but once a year, it is such a joy to send and receive cards. See some neat images and get some ideas of what to say in a Valentine's Day card.
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!
Something that you have personally made for someone can have a very special meaning, and, it doesn't have to be expensive or difficult to make.
Just because you're not in high school anymore doesn't mean you can't go to Monster High on Halloween!
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.
Easy, inexpensive, and last-minute ideas for decorating real or artificial pumpkins. Get inspiration for what to do with your pumpkin. All ideas don't require carving or gutting pumpkin.
How do you fill a child's Christmas stocking without wasting money on useless junk? Here are ideas for frugal and useful stocking stuffers for kids.
If you want to stay on budget and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas this year, here are some things you can do to make holiday parties and gift-giving more affordable and much easier to manage.
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!
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.
Use these Valentine's day greeting card messages for your girlfriend. Or you can write your own message using these tips. Your options include writing a love poem for your sweetheart.
I collected these up for my granddaughters, but I thought I share them here with you all too. Ready to bone up on your Halloween jokes?
Who are some of the people that go unnoticed in your life? Read through this list of people who'd love to receive a plate of your Christmas cookies this year!
The holidays can be incredibly stressful. I've written this helpful step-by-step guide based on years of being a mom and a grandma. Your holidays are sure to go from "stressful" to "a breeze"!
Memorial Day is the kick off to summertime fun, but June offers bushels of holidays to prevent boredom and create good memories.
Check out these "hearth-warming" options for decorating your home this holiday season, even if you don't have a Christmas tree.
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!
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.
Looking for movie night ideas for Valentine's Day date night at home? Here are seven great romantic movies sure to set the mood!
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!
A pre-fab gingerbread kit looks easy, but they can be challenging. Here are a few tips, gleaned from painful experience. I hope this information is helpful, in case you want to try one.
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.
The SMART system aims to help people achieve their goals, including their New Year's resolutions. Good goals are challenging but realistic and are measurable.
Creative and great-looking homemade gift ideas for Father’s Day. Father’s day gifts that dads will actually appreciate.
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.
Halloween is around the corner, but there is still time to plan a great party. Here are some spooky food recipes.
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.
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.
From Louis Prang's art to artistic renderings of famous homes, these images are sure to bring back memories for you!
Need hors d'oeuvres ideas for your St. Patrick's Day party? From green drinks to green appetizers, try these ideas for a successful party!
A family documents their celebration hoping it will enthuse and ease Thanksgiving preparation for cooks and planners who need a little inspiration - includes ideas and recipes.
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.
Contains easy, printable templates of coloring pages for Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year units and celebrations. These sheets contain Chinese characters along with pinyin transliterations.
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.
Oh so gory, but oh so tasty and sweet. Here's a great little Halloween treat for those that love the taste of white chocolate.
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.
Pumpkins come in dozens of shapes, sizes, and even colors. Which ones make the best jack-o-lanterns?
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!
Skyrim costumes can be made easily from common materials. All it takes is a little inspiration and imagination.
Detailed instructions on how to carve an Elsa pumpkin from the Disney movie Frozen. This technique is different from the normal way of carving a pumpkin ... It's a better easier way.
A collection of printable crafts for Year of the Rooster. You can print Chinese New Year art projects for kids include greeting cards, coloring pages, bookmarks, and lanterns.
In the Victorian Era, ideas of Pilgrims, women, and turkeys at Plymouth were created by one widow in her ladies' magazine. Her 40 years of campaigning changed Thanksgiving for the next 150 years.
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.
Madeline is everyone's favorite little girl from France and she also celebrates Christmas. Her Christmas book is a fun way to combine reading and a cultural experience in baking for Christmas.
Celebrate Easter with this cute bunny! This project uses just basic materials and can be simplified to do with all ages. Or you can add a lot of detail to dress up your bunny for the Easter holiday!
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.
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.
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!
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...
Information of the year of the pig and the personality traits of those born during the Chinese year of the pig.
This wall hanging will add a festive sparkle to your holiday decor, featuring your own jewelry as ornaments for this easy Christmas decoration. And you don't have to ruin your jewelry to make it!
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.
Information on the Chinese Rabbit year and the personality traits of those born during the year of the rabbit.
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.
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!
Check out these recipes to help plan your holiday meals. Stuffing, dressing, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, cranberry relish, pumpkin whoopie pies and much more! Happy Holiday!
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!
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.
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.
You can explain independence day, and the whole revolutionary war in less than 10 minutes at your 4th of July picnic only using condiments and pennies.
How to make Disney inspired Easter eggs for Easter. An easy way to decorate your eggs and add some Disney to your Easter!
Stay a while as I show you my beloved Christmas collection, from vintage Santas to antique ornaments. You'll probably see something you loved growing up but has since slipped your mind!
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.
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.
Valentine's Day is typically marketed to men, encouraging them to do more for their wives on February 14th. Why should women be excluded? Men need love, too. Read on to find out how to love your man.
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!
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.
It's wonderful to display photos of friends and family in your home, especially during the holidays. This cheery sign is a great way to incorporate your favorite photos into your Christmas decorating!
Working at Toys R Us during the Christmas season was enough to make me almost lose hope that the true Christmas spirit still existed... until one little boy taught me a lesson that changed it all.
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.
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.
Here are some common sense tips and suggestions to help you keep your kids, your pets and your home safe on Halloween night.
Valentine's Day craft fun equals a wonderful gift idea, so if you like to make your own decorations and cards, check out this pretty Ombre Heart homemade craft project. It's inexpensive and fun to ma
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!
Building a scary haunted house no longer has to break the bank. Follow these simple steps and you will be an A+ haunter in no time.
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!
The top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations along with the lore associated with them. Photo gallery of the Christmas spices.
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.
Valentine's Day has become increasingly commercialized and people feel pressured to spend big. Do your kids a favor by showing them love is best shown through actions, not money.
As Valentine's Day approaches, finding the perfect gift for your loved one has never been more important. This year skip the store and create the perfect gift your loved one will never forget.
These are examples of messages you can write on your wife or girlfriend's Valentine's day card. Use these to help you figure out the best sweet and romantic thing to write for her.
Looking for a fun and creepy Halloween party food? These deviled brains (eggs) make a delicious and gory treat for zombies, monsters, and ghouls!
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.
It is your turn to host the Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, you want things to be just right. This easy hosting and meal plan will help you get the job done so that you can enjoy the day.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tips on how to make a memory filled 4th of July and make new traditions in your family at the same time.
The kids are on break, and you're trying to prepare the holiday meal. These tips will keep your kids inspired, busy, and out of your hair. They will have fun, and your work will get done faster!
Instead of printing out pre-made shamrocks and clovers, learn to draw your own! This craft is great for a decorating and could easily be done by a group of kids in a classroom setting.
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.
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.
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.
Learn over 20 quick and easy recipes for Halloween-themed shots and shooters that looks as deliciously spooky as they taste.
How to make scary Halloween yard decorations from things you have on hand or can purchase inexpensively.
Looking for a few great ideas to put the finishing touches on your special Thanksgiving dinner table? This article shares fun, classic, easy ideas for creating a stunning holiday table.
Find out the history of Black Friday and just why it's "Black". You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
When you eat your Thanksgiving dinner, know that the food comes from many different states. See if your state is represented.
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.
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...
Do your own skeleton or skull makeup for Halloween or any spooky occasion. Be the creepiest one at the party!
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.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is about much more than feasting, watching football and snoozing. Share your blessings with others and you will be rewarded ten-fold.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this rocking 4th of July playlist! Add some patriotic songs to your summer workout or cookout playlist.
Joys and sadness of Easter in the late 19th century as recalled by my uncle Charles Copeland Burg (1889-1961).
Homemade cookies are the bomb but when you've never baked before or followed a recipe how are you going to do it? Its easy, I promise. Let's make cookies!
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!
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.
Holiday madness is bad enough, but throw in bad holiday music and it is sure to ruin the season. Here are the worst holiday songs on my list.
Here you will find quick, printable templates for greeting cards for the Year of the Rooster, celebrating Chinese New Year. Children and adults can print, color, and give out these holiday cards.
With a bit of planning, you can bake tons of Christmas cookies all in one day. Here are some tips on how to make lots of cookies all at once.
Napkins, some glue, and some rocks are all you need to make these adorable holiday decorations. They also make great gifts.
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.
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.
Some of my favourite Christmas ornaments are associated with the Charlie Brown Characters. Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of Seasonal TV programming
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.
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.
Advent begins on the first Sunday of December. Here you'll find eventually find some special readings for 2017.
Modern Christians will celebrate Christmas this week, most not knowing where the traditions they so love, originated from.
Create homemade snowflake Christmas ornaments with the kids using baking soda! These charming ornaments make wonderful Christmas gifts!
This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.
Akshaya Tritiya is an important festival celebrated by Hindus and Jains. Know more about this day’s origin, its significance and traditions.
Going to a Halloween party this year, but have no idea what to dress up as? This article has 18 great ideas for last-minute costumes that you can put together without spending a lot of money.
Use cardboard, paint, and brown bag to age a Halloween tome and making a stunning, spooky Halloween or fall decoration.
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.
Tackle the winter blahs with these 8 fun family-friendly activities. Eat “Monster Toast.” Make gingerbread play-dough and have fun with shaving cream.
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
This article outlines several easy Halloween costumes for adults that you can make quickly using some basic DIY materials.