Holidays


The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

The Best Cupcake Ideas for Your Next Party

One of the most versatile party decorations are cupcakes. With the right cake toppers, they can match any party theme. Best of all, you don’t have to pack away the decorations once you’re done. You just eat them. Plus, have you ever met anyone who hated cupcakes? I’m pretty sure that’s right up there with hating puppies. […]

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17 Creative Masquerade Masks for Halloween

17 Creative Masquerade Masks for Halloween

Thanks to the “Phantom of the Opera” and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Red Masque of Death,” masquerade balls are just creepy enough to be appropriate for Halloween. Even if you don’t throw an out-and-out masquerade, though, a Venetian-style mask is a great costume option, with or without a matching outfit. The Best Masquerade Masks for […]

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19 Creative Ideas for Gingerbread Houses

19 Creative Ideas for Gingerbread Houses

Like Christmas wreaths and light decorations, gingerbread houses are a holiday art that can be either really simple and pretty or extravagant, time-consuming and spectacular. Either way, making & decorating a gingerbread house takes patience and ingenuity, especially if you want to enter into a gingerbread competition. For inspiration, here are nineteen creative ideas to help you begin […]

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9 International Easter Bread Recipes

Hot cross buns aren’t the only type of traditional Easter bread. As an international holiday, Easter has a great variety of foods and customs unique to each region of the world. There are so many delicious kinds of Easter breads, for instance, that you could try a different recipe each year and never run out of […]

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Historical American Recipes and Cookbooks for the 4th of...

The American Independence Day is usually celebrated with a barbecue, but if you want to try something different, visit the Colonial Williamsburg website for American recipes from the 18th century. They have a whole department dedicated to researching and recreating colonial American foods, called the Department of Historic Foodways. They’re currently researching culinary topics like coffee, dairying, food […]

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18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

18 Unique Easter Egg Ideas

Once your excitement for dying Easter eggs wears off and you’re faced with a dozen hard-boiled eggs, a problem can arise: “How am I going to decorate these eggs, actually?” To help you answer that question, here are 18 excellent ideas for dying and decorating Easter eggs. Brilliant and Creative Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs […]

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10 Creative Cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day

10 Creative Cupcakes for Saint Patrick’s Day

The tricky part of making St. Patrick’s Day desserts is figuring out which flavors go with the color green. If green isn’t an option, then you have to figure out how to make something look ‘Irish’ to someone who isn’t Irish. Cupcakes are a good option because they’re small and flexible; you can try a […]

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5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

5 Delicious Piñata Desserts

Happy Cinco de Mayo! While the meaning behind this Mexican-American holiday is unknown by many, everyone enjoys getting together with their friends and family to celebrate. Besides the beautiful dresses and dancing, there’s always lots of food and piñatas for the kids. Adults can have piñatas, too, but if you’re too shy for the mad […]

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18 Homemade Halloween Costumes

As Halloween approaches and the thought of buying yet another mass-produced costume from a retail shop doesn’t seem all that appealing, why not make your own at a fraction of the cost?  Here are 18 homemade Halloween costumes that we loved and that are sure to be a hit at your next party! The Best Homemade Halloween […]

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A Recipe for Homemade Eggnog that Actually Tastes as...

I love eggnog season. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect store bought eggnog. There are many that have fallen short that were either too this, or too that. None of them tasted just quite right. But I’ve always dreamed of having the perfect eggnog recipe for our holiday parties and to save on my […]

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16 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

16 Alternative Christmas Tree Ideas

If you’re disappointed in your quirky version of a Christmas tree this year, don’t be. What is “classic” anyway? Finding a “classic” Christmas tree is sometimes impossible. It seems as though the cheap ones sell out immediately and the only ones left cost a small fortune. So, if a traditional Christmas tree isn’t happening this […]

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beautiful pictures of clovers for st patrick's day

17 Charming Pictures of Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day

According to elementary school bulletin boards across America, March is St. Patrick’s month. No matter about Mardi Gras, the first day of spring, or Doctor Suess’s birthday; life-according-to-bulletin-boards has declared March as St. Paddy’s Day’ (perhaps because clovers are easier to make than glittery women and multicolored fish). However—as cool as elementary schools are—some people […]

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hot cross buns for easter

2 Simple Recipes for Hot Cross Buns This Easter

Making hot cross buns can get complicated. Take these first three sentences from Martha Stewart’s ‘Hot cross buns with dried cherries’ recipe: Heat 1 cup milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it registers 110 degrees on a candy thermometer. Pour milk into a mixer bowl, and fit mixer with a dough hook. […]

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non conformist christmas tree idea with yarn balls

13 Nonconformist Christmas Wreaths

Factory-made plastic wreaths are not always ugly, but I do sometimes feel that they do lack the personal touch that Christmas implies. Besides, the plastic plant industry is productive enough already with hospital gift shops and low-budget play props. Instead of increasing the fake plant population, here is a collection of thirteen non-aisled wreaths for the creative mind. 13 […]

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Earth Day: 10 Ways to Make Your Home and Office More Green

Earth Day: 10 Ways to Make Your Home and...

It’s Earth Day! Sometimes I think my family thinks I’m a little nutty. They might be onto something, but that’s okay with me. Everyday I take small steps to be more in the “green.” You can too. It really is easier than you think. Start with a few things, and change as you go. If […]

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