Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.
You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style. Throwing a fun-filled party that is unique and in the spirit of the Emerald Isle is a feasible task you just need a little bit of know-how, a brave spirit, and some good ideas and maybe a wee touch of leprechaun luck! If you want to throw an impressive shindig that will guarantee a good time for your friends and family, these tips can get you started.
The holiday season is here—the perfect time of year to be thankful for all that we have and pass our good fortune along to others. Lending a helping hand can start in your own home; from donating much-needed clothing to filling a local food pantry, every effort will benefit an individual or family in your community. Here are five simple ways to spread joy this month.
This time of the year is often called “the season of giving.” It’s a great time to give not only thoughtful gifts to family and friends but also to give a needy animal the gift of a loving home. If you’re ready to bring an animal into your home, see our tips below to make the process as easy as possible.
Black Friday is approaching (cue the theme from Jaws). If you plan to brave the crowds, it’s not too soon to plot out a strategy for finding the best deals! With a little planning, you’ll be sure to successfully navigate the chaos and make the most of this traditional kickoff to holiday shopping. Here are some great tips.
Thanksgiving is a hard-to-beat holiday. It’s all about families, fellowship, food, and fun. Oh, and football, of course! Just thinking about the traditional dinner can conjure memories of wonderful aromas and pies almost too pretty to eat. While every family has its own favorite dishes, it’s all about gathering together with loved ones. This might be your immediate family or extended family, or a group of special friends as close as family. While this special day is centered on togetherness and thankfulness, the focus is also on the food!
As September comes to a close, we also move a month closer to the winter holidays and the season for giving. Holiday giving doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. If you start now, you can learn to crochet a variety of beautiful items for gift giving—anything from baby blankets and afghans to stylish ponchos, shrugs, berets, hats, and scarves—pretty much something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Read on for some of the basics, as well as tips about sites where you can get more details on patterns and directions for advanced stitching.
The month of March is host to one of the most festive days of the year. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century. For Christians of many denominations, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the story of how he brought Christianity to Ireland. However, it gradually became a more secular celebration of all things Irish all over the world. Every year on March 17th, celebrations abound from Ireland to the United States, Argentina, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, and even Japan and South Korea. What are some of the most long-standing Saint Patrick’s Day traditions, and how did they come to be? Read on to find out.