Christmas Gift Ideas – Try a Xmas Hamper!

Christmas is the time to be merry. It is the time to share and care, but it can quickly become a nightmare when you realise that you have to pick up gifts for your nit-picky friend, demanding kids and your expectant significant other. Then there’s the pressure of office secret Santa and buying presents for parents. Well, in short, there are enough ingredients for turning the holiday season into a Michael Bay movie. Thankfully, things don’t have to turn out like that because you are smarter … [Read more...]

Top 8 Holiday Destinations For 2017-18

Exquisite seafood and local delicacies along the French Canals; Pandas, The Great Wall and luscious Sichuan cuisine in China; and raw blues at Senegal's surfing spots! What more could you ask for a vacation bling? Whether it's New Year's Eve or Valentine's Day, the places listed below are sure to add excitement and fervor to your holiday. Take a look:  Senegal-Western Africa Senegal is a beautiful region located in Western Africa popular for its secret yet adventurous surfing spots. … [Read more...]

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...]