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There is nothing better than spending the day with dear old dad on Father’s Day. For those who don’t live close enough to gather for the occasion, it can leave a big empty hole in your dad’s heart. Family time is precious, and that is why you need to make sure you make an effort to make this day special. Giving and receiving love doesn’t cost a thing. Regardless of your budget, you don’t have to go broke to show the most important man in your life how much you care. Invite your siblings and their kids, it’s going to…

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Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces. It’s a day to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made for our country and to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as a result of their service. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate Memorial Day. 1. Attend a Memorial Day Parade Many cities and towns host Memorial Day parades to honor fallen soldiers. Attend one of these parades to show your support and pay your respects. You can bring your family and…

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Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate and show appreciation for the women who have nurtured us and helped shape who we are today. Here are some ideas to make the day extra special: Breakfast in Bed: Start the day off right by preparing a delicious breakfast in bed for your mom. You could make her favorite pancakes, omelet, or French toast. Spa Day: Treat your mom to a relaxing spa day. You can either book her an appointment at a local spa or create a spa experience at home by giving her a manicure, pedicure, or massage. Outdoor…

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Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage. Tacos are a popular dish enjoyed on this day, and there are many creative and delicious ways to make them. Here are some fun taco recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Grilled Steak Tacos: Marinate some steak in a blend of chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and lime juice. Grill the steak until it’s cooked to your liking, then slice it into thin strips. Serve the steak in warm tortillas with diced tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro. Fish Tacos: Coat some white fish fillets…

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April 22nd is Earth Day, a day where we recognize Mother Earth for all she has done for us! Here are several ways to celebrate Earth Day and show your support for environmental protection: Reduce, reuse, and recycle: One of the simplest ways to help the environment is to reduce waste by recycling and reusing items. Make sure to properly dispose of hazardous materials such as batteries, light bulbs, and electronics. Conserve energy: Reduce your energy usage by turning off lights and electronics when they are not in use. Use energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs. Plant trees: Planting trees can…

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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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Even if Easter hosting duties fell on your plate this year and added one more thing to your holiday to-do list, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. After all, Easter is a time meant for fun and fellowship with the food just one part of the celebration. Building the menu around simple, one-pan dishes can keep the focus where it needs to be: spending time and creating memories with family and friends. These dishes call for short lists of ingredients, many of which you may already have in your pantry, and simple preparation to create a full spread…

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4 DIY projects with a touch of Irish flair Pairing Shepherd’s pie and potato soup with green pints and Irish delights are surefire signs of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Food and drink may be the stars of the show, but a little festive ambiance can transport guests from your dining room table to the streets of Dublin. A few seasonal touches are all it takes to complement a menu of corned beef and cabbage. Consider these DIY decorations for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Set a St. Paddy’s Mood – Show off your holiday spirit for all to see…

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If you’re feeling pressure to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date, it may be time to veer away from tradition. While flowers, chocolates and dinner for two is a classic, thinking outside the box can make for just as romantic of an experience. Consider these simple date ideas to reduce stress and make your day extra special. Take a Dance Class Learning something new together can be a great way to bond with your significant other. Research dance studios in your area and book a lesson for a night out. Many studios offer new or first-time discounts and typically have…

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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 2024 with a few tips and tricks to pick the perfect New Year’s Eve champagne. Here are few tips on how to ring in 2024 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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