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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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The holidays are finally here, time to indulge in some of your favorite seasonal treats. Whether it be candy canes or gingerbread, there is a special holiday flavor that is perfect for everyone. One of the most treasured holiday treats is eggnog. There many amazing recipes that you can make with eggnog holiday ingredient. Here are some gourmet eggnog recipes around that you should try this holiday season. Old-Fashioned Eggnog Here is the recipe to make a traditional holiday eggnog. This is a great homemade eggnog you can use as a starting point for many of the other recipes found…

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It’s Christmas time! Time to trim the Christmas tree, but there are numerous steps to make sure all pets remain safe during the holiday season. Pet-proof your Christmas tree and enjoy this festive time of year. Learn to Respect Boundaries When a pet approaches the Christmas tree, they should be told no in a stern voice. Pets should be trained to respect boundaries and learn that climbing, sniffing, licking or chewing on the presents or tree is wrong. When they listen, they should be given a reward such as a treat or an ear scratching. If pets won’t listen, place…

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Christmas sweaters accumulate in the back of everybody’s closet, festooned with marching reindeer, tipsy Santa’s, knitted snowflakes, frolicking elves, and lopsided tree ornaments. The Ugly Christmas Sweater tradition especially caught on in the UK, but now everywhere you look there are ugly sweater Christmas parties in the US. This year create your own Ugly Christmas sweater with the helpful DIY tips below. Materials You May Need Sweater Prowl gift shops, charity shops, yard sales, and vintage boutiques for likely candidates. You may find a tacky masterpiece that needs little alteration, but if you’re committed to your own unique vision, you…

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