Create a Valentine Date Jar

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In this hectic hustle and bustle life, I think that people sometimes forget how to have a good old-fashioned (and inexpensive) date night. While there's nothing wrong with splurging on an expensive evening, I've found that my favorite memories came from spur-of-the-moment, inexpensive dates. So this year, why not create a fun Old-Fashioned date jar for your loved one and fill it with cheap date ideas to do year round! To create your own date jar, find a pretty jar at the thrift store or ... [ Read More ]

Old Valentine’s Day Traditions

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I wanted to shoot out a quick post about some of the fun old fashioned traditions associated with the most romantic day of the year. For example, did you know that it was commonly believed that the first bird (or small animal) a woman saw on Valentine's Day would predict what her husband would be like or do for a living? Here are some examples: ... [ Read More ]

DIY Seed Starter Valentine Gift

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So, I admit I'm pretty terrible at doing Valentine's gifts for my loved ones. I never know what to get. If you're like me and trying to find something that's both inexpensive and unique, then check out this freaking adorable little Valentine's seed starter from Hands Occupied!! You can get the full instructions and DIY walkthrough here. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of mason jars (I know, I'm awful) so I'd be more tempted to just go to the thrift store and find an adorable cup, glass, ... [ Read More ]

10 Best Homemade Kids Valentines Cards

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As a kid, my favorite part of Valentine's Day was finding the perfect little valentine to give to all of my friends and classmates. While you can purchase a whole pack of valentines at just about any store, instead why not have some good old fashioned fun at home and make homemade valentines? Not only will they mean more, but your kids will have a blast making them! Here are 10 of my favorite homemade valentines ideas from around the web: ... [ Read More ]

Groundhog Day Winter Weather Predictions

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Groundhog Day is this coming Monday, and on that day Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog in the US, will peek out of his hole in Gobbler's Knob at exactly 7:25 a.m. and predict whether we can expect an early spring or six more weeks of winter. Historically, Phil seems to prefer early winters and has predicted 101 of them since this tradition started in 1887. There are a few years that we don't have any record of Phil's predictions, but he has only predicted an early spring 17 ... [ Read More ]

How To Have an Old Fashioned Valentines Day

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Well, February might not be here yet, but the stores are already bedecked out in red and pink in preparation for Valentine's Day. And, while I am as much of a fan of all that chocolate as any other girl, I can't help but feel like a lot of the romance is lost with the commercialization of the most romantic day of the year. If you're looking for some ways to help make your Valentine's Day even more romantic and old-fashioned than ever, then check out these tips for an affordable, fun and of ... [ Read More ]

8 New Year’s Eve Traditions

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Tonight is the last night of 2014, and around the world, tons of traditions will be embraced in force in the hopes of bringing a prosperous and wonderful 2015. If you're looking for something fun to add to your New Year's Eve, check out these traditions from around the country and the world: 1. First-footing - Scotland Be the first to step across a friend or neighbor's threshold, and bring with you gifts such as a coin for prosperity, bread to always have food at the house, salt for flavor, ... [ Read More ]

Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

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Now that Christmas is over and done, it's time to star thinking about New Year's Eve! But don't worry--if your budget is a little tight from all of the Christmas shopping, I have some tips for throwing a fun and memorable party without having to break the bank. 1. DIY Decorations - One of the great things about New Years is that there isn't really a theme that you have to stick to, so depending on what kind of party you want, you can easily create your own New Year's Eve decorations! If you're ... [ Read More ]

Christmas Leftover Ideas

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The presents have been opened and exclaimed over, the guests are gone and the dinner is over, and the host of the most wonderful time of the year is sometimes left with a ridiculous amount of leftovers. If you find yourself in this boat, don't fret! There are tons of things you can do with your Christmas leftovers, and with a little ingenuity, no one will guess that they're actually eating leftovers! Some of the recipes even will use more than one ingredient, depending on what you made for ... [ Read More ]