Six Ways To Be Prepared For Emergencies This Holiday Season

Christmas tree fires, electrical socket overloads, cooking disasters, and other such emergencies are incredibly rare this time of year, but the overall statistics provide very little comfort to families touched by these mishaps. As preparations for holiday parties enter their final phases, take a few moments to be ready for the unexpected. Following these tips should chase some of the few remaining shadows from your mind, giving you the extra peace of mind you need to truly enjoy the time with … [Read more...]

Tips For Staying Safe For the 4th of July

These safety tips can help keep you and your family safe this 4th of July! Did you know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous weekends of the entire years, says experts. They can see over 11,000 fireworks accidents in this weekend and more. Making sure you stay safe, is important. Follow these tips for staying safe for the 4th of July, to protect you and your family! Sparklers are the cause of 10% of firework related injuries, they burn more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. It always … [Read more...]

Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink

If you need a new "adult" beverage for the holiday season or a party, I recommend this Citrusy Shirley Temple Black Drink. It's the perfect time to pull out fresh cocktail recipes. You can serve them with appetizers at a party, or just have a few drinks with your friends at a small gathering. I remember growing up, I loved drinking Shirley Temples. I always wanted to add extra maraschino cherries, and I felt so very grown up with my tall glass and cocktail fruit. Now, I love a grown-up … [Read more...]

Candy Roses Made From Tootsie Rolls

These Tootsie Roll Candy Roses are the perfect cute and easy to make Valentine's Day treat everyone will love to get from you this year!  They are ideal for those who just can't afford to buy a dozen roses.  Candy rose are also a great idea for kids who would love to get a special treat just like the adults in their life! Why Make Candy Roses Instead Of Giving Real Roses? Candy roses can be just what you need to make up for the lack of actual roses on a special day.  Valentine's Day, … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Stamps

Kids love crafting during the holidays, and these easy Valentine’s Day heart stamps are perfect for little hands. Here is how with just a few supplies you can make your own Valentine’s Day heart stamps, perfect for making cards and other sweet crafts. Supplies needed: Wine cork Wood heart Paint in choice of color Scrap paper Hot glue, glue gun You can find all of the supplies mentioned here at your local Michael’s craft store. Wood hearts come in a variety of sizes so … [Read more...]

Preparing Your House For Thanksgiving Guests

Thanksgiving can be a beautiful time of warmth and love. Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress-free day with your family. Some preparations for holiday guests take only a few minutes; some take a lot longer. My advice: start preparing your home for the holidays now. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year. Prioritize The day before guests arrive is no time to pull apart junk drawers and clean out … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Mason Jars

Since I love to craft and with 4th of July approaching I thought a 4th of July craft was in order. It's the perfect time to get all Patriotic and have some fun with stars. Plus making some fun Patriotic decorations for your home is always a bonus. No one else will have them... Unless they make them too. =P With that being said, I introduce you to our new Thursday Craft, DIY Patriotic Mason Jars. Yep. Mason Jar fun!!! I don't know about you, but I am very excited! I had so much fun making these … [Read more...]

28 Valentine’s Books For Kids #EntertainmentHOP

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us! I love reading holiday books to my daughter. Here are 28 great books for kids to get into the Valentine's spirit! Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! My Fuzzy Valentine (Sesame Street) Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart Day It Rained Hearts Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Minnie's Valentine Hug Time Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George The Valentine Star (The Kids of the Polk Street School) The Biggest … [Read more...]