Spring has officially arrived in all aspects. Whether you are out enjoying the fresh spring air on a walk or are working on some spring cleaning indoors, this season has fully begun. When people think of spring words like flowers, rain, and outside usually come to mind. If you are looking for some seasonal decor ideas, here are a few easy ideas that can help you jump right into the season!
This eye-catching vase will be sure to add a new look to any room. By simply using vinyl film and spray paint, you can showcase any spring flowers in your home. This shining piece can also be a fun gift to give to friends or a Mother’s Day gift.
Use this craft to brighten your front door this season. If you already garden, simply save your seed packets to be reused. This craft is pretty easy and can be customizable to your liking by adding ribbon, flowers, and whatever seed packets you want.
What better way to bring spring indoors than to start your own herb garden indoors? Choose from a variety of herbs to start off with planting. Click the link to watch a video of how to start one today.
With St. Patrick’s day quickly approaching, the perfect themed snack would be a way to show off your cooking skills at any event. Whether your cooking is superb or could use a bit of the luck of the Irish, we’ve gathered a few recipes that any cook can find a way to perfect for any occasion. Check out the following recipes and find something that you feel up to the challenge to try out!
These easy to make cookies add a chocolatey mint twist to the basic cookie recipe. This recipe makes roughly four dozen cookies when finished.
Pot of Gold Fruit Rainbow
This recipe is fairly easy and can use your choice of fruit for certain colors. Add a bowl at the end with either chopped bananas or rolos to be your “pot-of-gold.” Follow the graphic to see how you would display your festive fruit arrangement.
Try one or multiple recipes and bring them to your next St. Patrick’s day event. These festive snacks will be sure to share a little luck with all those who eat them.
This month is designated to recognizing and remembering all of the hard working and empowering women that have come before us. Their contributions have paved the way for all women to continue on by adding to society and making power moves. In honor of all the women who have come before us and have contributed to society in some way take some time this month to celebrate women’s history month by doing any of the following:
Look online and find a book that suits your style. Whether a book written by J.K. Rowling diving into the magical world of wizardry or a classic written by Jane Austen, read up on some literature you haven’t read before.
Listen to Iconic Hits Sung by Women
Many strong women sing some powerhouse songs that have become great hits for any occasion. A few of these women include: Whitney Houston, Adele, Rhianna, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, and more.
Write a Thank You Letter to A Woman in your Life that Inspires you
Take a moment to thank a woman in your life who has changed you or inspired you. Whether a teacher, coworker, or neighbor, tell them the impact they had on you and thank them for their influence.
Enjoy a day getting pampered at a spa or go out and buy those pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing up recently. You deserve a break and are allowed to treat yourself for all your hard work.
Go get Lunch or Coffee with your Mother or Grandmother
It is always important to make time for family and one way to do this is by scheduling a date with some strong women who raised you. They helped to shape who you are today so take the time to show them a little appreciation.
Attend a Women’s History Event near you
Join a march this month or look for a museum with an exhibit dedicated to women. Your options here are limitless and depend on where you live as well.
To some Valentine’s Day is a way to show a little extra appreciation to that special someone in their lives. Others might not enjoy the holiday as much though. There are five main love languages: words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Everyone’s love language is personalized to themselves and some even relate to having multiple languages speak to them. Here’s how to appeal to each love language:
Words of affirmation
This language can be shown appreciation in multiple ways. Simply writing a card or having a deep conversation with this type of person can really go far in their eyes. They dwell on the words that you say and thrive off of them.
Quality time is pretty self-explanatory and simply goes back to just spending time with that person. Some people enjoy doing this by staying in and watching a movie, others enjoy getting dressed up and going out to dinner or a local event going on.
3. Receiving gifts
This type of love language is straightforward. They appreciate the materialistic things that you bring to the table. Some basic ideas to gift someone for Valentine’s Day could be giving them flowers, candy, or a picture of the both of you.
Acts of Service
This language can be hard to get right at times. In doing acts of service for someone, you appeal to making their life easier by going the extra mile to do something for them. You can do this by simply helping them run an errand or assisting them in a project they are working on.
Physical touch is also more self-explanatory. Simply giving them a hug, kiss, or holding their hand really helps them to feel appreciated and cared for.
Love languages can be confusing at times and also change as people do. When it boils down to it, if you want to show someone that you care for them just make an attempt to appeal to their likes. Try to stop and take the time to show someone you care about them this week whether it be your significant other, a friend, or a coworker.
Whether you are a mom trying to come up with a last minute snack to send to school with your child for their Valentine’s party or you were simply asked to bring a snack to a Valentine’s themed event and you are struggling to come up with an idea, these easy to prep ideas will be a solution for you. All these ideas are creative and can even be given out to a few friends or coworkers you want to show appreciation to. Each treat has a festive twist that will be sure to woo any crowd.
1. Cupid Kabobs: These fruity treats are easy to make and add a healthy twist to an already sugar filled holiday. Pick from a variety of fruits to customize them to your liking.
3. Peppermint Candy Pops: Using candy canes, you can make these cute little hearts really pop at any event. Add ribbon to the sticks to add a cute decoration to this candy.
4. Valentine’s Popcorn: This mix is sure to add a splash of color to any array of treats at a party. This treat allows you to also be creative by taking out any of the ingredients and adding whatever else you want to snack on.
5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: These sweet treats pop with their marbled color at any event. This recipe includes a step by step video to show you how to make these showstoppers.
All these treats will impress at any event and can be an easy snack to bring to any occasion. Comment below if you try any of these recipes on your own and let us know what you think!
In a few days, the month of February begins and it’s crazy to think that January has already flown by! With the month of February, comes the celebration of Valentine’s Day as well. If you are looking for a gift to give that special someone or just want to add some more holiday decor to your home, check out these crafts. Here are some crafty ideas to add a little extra love to your home during this time of year! All these crafts are inexpensive and can be stored to be reused every year too.
If you are a plant lover, this is the home decor piece you’ve been looking for! All you need is wire, wire cutters, pliers, and any kind of plant you wish to have.
Any of these decorations can add to your home and show off your crafty side as well. All of these crafts only require a few things to make the entire piece. With all this love in the air don’t forget to treat yourself this time of year as well.
Happy New Year! With the new year here, many people have probably made New Year’s resolutions in hopes of breaking some bad habits that they’ve deemed need to be resolved from their lives. Resolutions don’t always work out though because people struggle to break out of their old ways. Instead of creating those cliche resolutions that usually fall through; we should focus on setting realistic goals to break those bad habits we have. Here are a few steps to get you started:
Make it Conscious
The first step is to realize that there is a bad habit that needs breaking in the first place. Whether it is something as little as cracking your knuckles or something bigger, it helps to know a target for what to work on bettering.
Have a Better Reason for Quitting
Dig deep and find a bigger meaning for why you should give up on this habit. Make it personal so you find a fulfilling purpose in what you’re doing.
Set Realistic Goals
Fixing something, in any case, usually just doesn’t happen overnight. It’s easier if you set attainable goals to set yourself up for success.
Bad habits rub us the wrong way, but it depends on you and your level of motivation for change to occur!
It’s that time of the year again, Halloween! Whether you are hosting or attending a Halloween themed party, these treats are sure to make everyone want the recipe. Are you looking for something cute and simple? Make some Reese’s Bats. Interested in a pumpkin-flavored dessert? Try the Pumpkin Fudge! Here are some treats that your friends and family are sure to love!
If you want to go the extra mile with your fall treats, this Pumpkin Fudge is the perfect dessert for you! It may seem like extra work, but the prep time is only 10 minutes before it chills in the refrigerator until it is set.
This wide variety of Halloween treats are sure to impress your guests. Whether you are looking for something cute and simple or a divine dessert these treats are perfect for your party! For more Halloween Treats click here!
These festive bars are cute, yummy, and easy to make. With marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs as the main three ingredients, your kids will be asking you to make this delicious treat again next Easter!
This fun twist on sugar cookies brings the Easter egg hunt inside. Made with cookies and mini Cadbury eggs, everyone will love them. Check out the recipe site to see how they can even double as place settings!
You do not want to miss this extravagant Easter Brunch! It will include malted waffles, rock shrimp summer rolls, unlimited mimosas, and a delicious dessert bar. The Easter Bunny will also be attending to take photos and hiding the eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt at 1PM!