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Sometimes Halloween creeps up and surprises you. When this happens, you may not have loads of time or money to rent a suitable costume for a fun holiday gathering. That doesn’t have to be a scary situation if you use your head. Here are some do-it-yourself Halloween costume ideas for that last-minute party. 1. A Piece of Notebook Paper For those who like to take the easy approach, this DIY costume idea can be executed in a few minutes. Find a white shirt of any kind. It can be a T-shirt, a work shirt, or a sweatshirt. Take a drinking…

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Think about the last time someone did something sweet for you when you didn’t expect it. It probably brightened your day or at least made you smile. If you’re someone who looks for a reason to spread happiness, then you’re in luck. National Do Something Nice Day is observed on October 5th each year. Although you may do kind things every day, its fun to take one day to do a little extra. There are many ways to participate and get your family involved. Here are eight ways to join in on the kindness. Leave a Surprise Pay for the…

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Most people see Labor Day as just a three-day weekend to relax or go on a vacation getaway before their children return to school. However, Labor Day is an important holiday, once established by the labor movement, that occurs every year at the very beginning of September. This year it will fall on September 2nd, and most businesses are usually closed in order to honor all the American workers and their accomplishments. When was Labor Day established? This year will mark 125 years of celebrating and recognizing Labor Day as a national holiday. The first state to pass the Labor…

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Did you know that July 26th is National Get Gnarly Day? Celebrating National Gnarly Day each year gives you a chance to do something challenging, cool, and/or unexpected that maybe you wouldn’t normally do. In other words, this is a chance to get out of your comfort zone and take it to the next level. If you’re not sure what you’re going to do to celebrate National Get Gnarly Day, here are some ideas to get your mind moving in the right direction. 1. Plan a Gnarly Day Trip. The best way to decide what to do on your day…

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The 4th of July is a great time to get together with friends and family for some great food and beverages. Several mixed cocktails feature red, white, and blue ingredients, perfect for a festive and fun 4th of July party or celebration. Make these 4th of July themed cocktail recipes for your Independence Day celebration. Red, White, and Blue Shot Recipe Ingredients • 1/2 Ounce of Blue Curacao • 1/2 Ounce of Grenadine • 1/2 Ounce of Peach Vodka Instructions 1. Take out a 1.5-ounce shot glass and set it on a flat kitchen surface. 2. Pour the grenadine layer…

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The 4th of July may be considered as one of the most famous and loved holidays of the year, but for pets, the day might not be as celebratory as it might seem. One of the biggest things that can cause a strain is fireworks, which tend to be one of the main attractions of the 4th of July celebrations. While firecrackers might seem like one of the most beautiful things to look forward to on this day, it is not always the same case when it comes to dogs. Dogs don’t understand and consider the loud sounds as something…

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Nothing beats a corned beef and cabbage meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March. While recipes vary, there are a few unwritten rules you need to follow in order to create the best-corned beef and cabbage dinner to wow your friends and family. Main Ingredients • Corned Beef Brisket (roughly 4 pounds) with spice packet • Head of Cabbage (medium sized) • 10-12 Baby Carrots (3-5 large carrots cut) • 7-8 Small Red Potatoes Instructions 1) Start by trimming any excess fat from the brisket. (Don’t worry if you don’t get all of it, the remaining fat will liquefy.)…

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Fruitcake appears at every Christmas, unfortunately many people dislike it. Luckily fruitcake has the potential to be delicious if transformed. Here are some tasty recipes you can make using your leftover fruitcake. Fruitcake Bread Pudding Use your leftover fruitcake as the staple ingredient in a holiday bread pudding. This is a easy dessert or Sunday morning brunch that is sure to satisfy. You can even Spice up your fruitcake with a little eggnog and bourbon for a grown-up bread pudding. 1) Break up a fruitcake into small, bite-sized chunks. 2) Add in 3 eggs, 3 cups of whole milk, and…

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Champagne is the ultimate party drink for New Year’s. It’s crisp, sparkly, and bubbly. Not only does it taste amazing and look pretty, it’s a key part of any New Year’s Eve celebration! We’re ringing in 2019 with a few tips and tricks to pick the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Here are few tips on how to ring in 2019 by picking the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Champagne vs. Sparkling White Wine It’s important to differentiate between champagne and sparkling white wine. True champagne comes from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine is not champagne and neither…

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Looking for a unique way to incorporate the Christmas themed cocktails with your holiday menu? Candy canes are one Christmas themed food that can be incorporated into a variety of different cocktails. If you are on the lookout for ways to make a candy cane cocktail, try the options below. Peppermint White Christmas Ingredients: 2 Candy Canes White Creame de Cocoa Champagne Peppermint White Christmas is an iconic winter themed drink that has become popular owing to the rising prominence of this drink on social media pages that are dedicated to cocktails and Christmas themed food. To start off this drink,…

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