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 McDonnell Planetarium, part of the St. Louis Science Center, has a lot of info and activities planned for our area. I encourage everyone to take the time to learn more … 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 shades. Many folks test out a lipstick shade on the back of their hand but that is not always the best test. The skin on your hand may be a … 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 have memories of my Grandpa H. having ice cream each evening. It was always vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and he would mix it all up so it … 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 just by celebrating all the rest of the fun events during the month of July! National Baked Bean Month Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more … 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 custom information, I found some paid and free templates, and a lot of tutorials for those fancy chalkboard signs. Hmmm….. I would love to do it all myself but it … 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 flag, but there is no archival evidence or other recorded of verbal tradition to substantiate this story. It has been perpetuated by her descendants to this day though. You can … 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? The Love for Mom Cookie Gift Box might be just the right thing for your mom. These cookies are delicious – I was very impressed when I received them. The … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Celebrate National Strawberry Day February 27 with Strawberry Sorbet (recipe)

Your mouth is watering looking at this strawberry sorbet, isn’t it? I know mine is! I love strawberries and so when the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa (I would love to go to this spa) shared this recipe from Chef Anthony Stewart I knew I had to share it with you too. Today is National Strawberry Day (February 27) so this sorbet made with strawberries is a perfect way to celebrate. Not only is it delicious, but it is also healthy! Notice there is no added sugar or cream in the recipe. The recipe does call for fresh ginger juice. Most … Continue Reading →
How to Say I Love You Around the World

How to Say I Love You Around the World

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so for this week’s infographic I thought it would be fun for us to learn to say “I Love You” in different languages from around the world. Impress your Valentine this February 14 by saying I Love You in all sort of different languages. Another idea that this infographic might help you with would be taking one (or more) of the languages and maybe making a meal with foods from that culture. This is great for adults, but also if you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with the kids. Are you ready for Valentine’s … Continue Reading →
Football Shaped Foods for the Big Game Plus Free Printable Super Bowl Bingo Cards

Football Shaped Foods for the Big Game Plus Free Printable Super Bowl Bingo Cards

The big game day is coming, Super Bowl LI (the 51st event) on February 5, 2017. If you are hosting or attending a party below are some fun football shaped foods that you can make for the football game. Some of the ideas are even things you don’t have to cook! I’ve also included a download of some free Super Bowl Bingo cards for you. These are just a fun little thing to play along during the event.   Cheesy Football Who doesn’t love a cheese ball? Make your own at home easily with the Cheesy Football recipe from Kraft. … Continue Reading →