National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 is September 10-16. Please take some time to learn the facts about suicide and the warning signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide. Reach out to those you think are at risk. Share this information on your social networks. And if it is you that is in crises please know there are people who love you and can help you. This week’s infographic … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →
Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Today is National Dog Day! Woof, woof! Annie is celebrating today here at home. She is our rescue adopted dog who is part Old English Bulldogge and part Boxer – and probably a few other things. She is about 7 or 8 years old, but we have only had her a couple of years. Annie said she wanted me to share some fun facts about dogs with you all to … Continue Reading →
Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

Total Solar Eclipse Roundup: Make your own safe eclipse viewer, crafts, recipes, worksheets and more

The world is ending!!! No, no, no, really it is not, it is just a total solar eclipse. While it seems like a very rare occurrence, solar eclipses happen on a fairly regular basis. This one seems bigger because there is a great viewing path across the United States. I am in St. Louis, Missouri and the path goes right over my area so it is huge news here. The … Continue Reading →
Pucker Up! It’s National Lipstick Day – History, Shade Selection and Even Make Your Own Lipstick

Pucker Up! It’s National Lipstick Day – History, Shade Selection and Even Make Your Own Lipstick

Pucker up today and celebrate National Lipstick Day! Another fun holiday today, it’s #NationalLipstickDay. Break out that lipstick shade that you dare to wear and show off your lips today. If you are not sure what shade of lipsticks will work best for you, take a look at the chart below. It is not definitive, but it gives you a jumping off point. Do not be afraid to try new … Continue Reading →
July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

July is National Ice Cream Month Plus Fun Infographic

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? What a cool holiday to celebrate, pun intended. I do love ice cream, although I eat a super small scoop these days plus a little topping (stay tuned for a Fireball caramel sauce recipe later this month). Hubby loves ice cream, he puts peanut butter on his. Growing up I … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in July – National Month of…

What to Celebrate in July – National Month of…

Need more reasons to celebrate in the month of July? There are plenty of things related to July being the national month of… National Anti-Boredom Month National Baked Bean Month National Blueberry Month National Cell Phone Courtesy Month National Culinary Arts Month National Horseradish Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month National Picnic Month National Watercolor Month National Anti-Boredom Month Well this one is easy enough to fix … Continue Reading →
Chalkboard Signs Even If You Are Not An Artist

Chalkboard Signs Even If You Are Not An Artist

Chalkboard signs are all the rage right now.  BUT… I am not an artist, I love to craft, but that does not mean I’m overly artistic at all. When my twin granddaughters turned one in March I wanted to make some really super cool, amazing, awesome, artistic, fantastic chalkboard signs like I have seen on Pinterest and around the internet. I started searching and found several people selling them with … Continue Reading →
Flag Day is June 14: Facts and Infographic

Flag Day is June 14: Facts and Infographic

Flag Day is June 14. This day commemorates the adoption of the flag which happened on June 14, 1777. However, it was not until 1916 that the current president, Woodrow Wilson, issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Then it was not until 1949 that National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Most of us were taught that Betsy Ross designed the American … Continue Reading →
Send Mom a Gift for Mother’s Day from GourmetGiftBaskets.com! PLUS GIVEAWAY

Send Mom a Gift for Mother’s Day from GourmetGiftBaskets.com! PLUS GIVEAWAY

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s not too late to send Mom a gift though with the help of GourmetGiftBaskets.com (disclosure: I have been compensated for this post, opinions are my own). They offer a wide variety of gifts for you to pick from and can ship it directly to your mom. How about a pretty box, which is reusable too, filled with lots of soft cookies in different flavors? … Continue Reading →