Category: Seasons

Go Birding Day – April 28

Go Birding Day

Time to get out the bird watching binoculars! Go Birding Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in April. This year it is April 28 and it’s a great time to check out the activities of our feathered friends, the birds. Here are Always the Holidays, we love to celebrate National Days and other special…

May National Day Calendar – Free Printable

May printable calendar for national days

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this the May National Day Calendar. It features one specially chosen national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your food, craft projects and decor activities for the whole month!This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of…

Pictures of Orchids for National Orchid Day – April 16

Lady slipper orchid

Few national days are as dear to my heart as those that feature flowers.  I am a gardener by nature and enjoy growing and learning about all types of plants. I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of orchids in honor of National Orchid Day, celebrated every year on April 16. April…

National Beer Day – April 7 – Fun Beer Facts and Recipes

National beer day

Beer lovers take note! April 7 is celebrated as national beer day.  It’s a day to pour yourself a cold glass and celebrate with friends. Did you know that the origin of beer day dates back to the prohibition era? So many national days revolve around food and drink. Don’t know what they are?  Be…

Bird’s Nest Cookies – No Bake Easter Recipe

Easter nest cookies

These adorable Bird’s Nest Cookies are ready in just minutes and are a no bake recipe that is perfect for both Easter and spring. The cookies are super easy to make and will delight your children and the young at heart. The taste is a crunchy mixture of chocolate, peanut butter and chow mein noodles with three…

Easter Fun with DIY Projects, Home Decor & Recipes

Easter, Food, Fun and DIY

Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups.  It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. Are you ready for some Easter Fun? …

St. Patrick’s Day Truffles with Bailey’s Irish Cream

St. Patrick's Day Truffles

Are you looking for a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat? Look no further! These St. Patrick’s Day Truffles have a rich cookie center that is infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. The fun shamrock sprinkles add a festive touch to the candy. Any self respecting leprechaun hunter knows that there will be a pot…

Heart Tree – Easy Valentine’s Day Decor

Valentine's Day heart tree makes great seasonal decor

This easy to make Valentine’s Day Heart Tree is an inexpensive but pretty way to dress up a mantle or side table.  It uses branches from your yard and a few Dollar Store supplies and takes just minutes to put together. The finished tree is the perfect way to decorate for Valentine’s Day. Readers of…

Tootsie Pop Flower Valentines – Valentine’s Day Candy Flowers

Tootsie Pop Flower Valentine

Valentine’s Day is such a special day for children.  They love to share treats with their friends and special crushes.  These Tootsie Pop Flower Valentines are a special way to show their friend how much they care, and they are also a lot of fun to make. These Valentine’s Day Candy Flowers do double duty.…

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

January 10 is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

This tastu day is a favorite with food lovers!  January 10 is known as National Bittersweet Chocolate Day.  Most of us probably over-indulged with chocolate during the holidays and now it’s time to celebrate again. Heaven help us!  So many of the national days are associated with food in some way.  Any gathering is made…

Valentine Cupcake Decorations – Decorating Cupcakes

Easy Valentine Cupcake Decorations

Cooking for Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite things to do. Decorating cupcakes is such a fun way to say “I love you” to your friends and family. And when the sweet saying is accompanied by a sweet treat? Even better! I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite quick and…

Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

cream puffs

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. These light and fluffy pastries filled with cream have a taste that is worthy of celebration! What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes. There seems to be a National Day for pretty much everything you can…

DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

Peppermint Candle

This DIY peppermint candle will add a festive looks and aroma to any table.  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this holiday decor project is to make! Grab a bag of peppermints and let’s get started on this fun Christmas project.. T’was the night before Christmas, when all though the house, we had candles with…

Magic Reindeer Food – DIY Project to Delight The Children

Magic Reindeer Food

This Magic Reindeer Food Recipe is so much fun to make. All kids (and grownups) will love to sprinkle the reindeer snack in their yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. I first did this project so many years ago when my daughter was a little girl.  The…

Holiday Mailboxes – Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays

These holiday mailboxes add great curb appeal to your home.

These holiday mailboxes show that Christmas decorations are not just for indoors.  Decorating your mailbox for the holidays is fun, inexpensive and a great way to add holiday curb appeal. Decorating Your Mailbox for the holidays is easy with these Festive Ideas. It is time for decorating your mailbox for the holidays! I am a self…

Printable Christmas Gift Tags – Holiday Labels with Messages

Printable Christmas Holiday labels

These printable Christmas gift tags are the perfect way to send just the right message to your gift recipients.  Each of these holiday labels has a different Christmas message on it.  One will be just perfect for your friend or family member. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is heading our way this year. It…

Clay Pot Snowman – Easy Terracotta Christmas Project

This clay pot snowman is right at home near a bowl of peppermints

This Clay Pot Snowman project is an easy craft to do with kids. Using garden pots for crafts is a fun way to recycle left over items into an adorable terracotta Christmas project that will add a touch of holiday decor to any table. Are you as much into Christmas decorating as I am?  Check…

Christmas Labels – Print out These Christmas Gift Tags

Do you need some last minute Christmas labels?  Why pay retail price for Christmas tags when it is so easy to make your own?  These Christmas gift tags will look perfect on your holiday presents and you can just print them out right on your printer at home! Hand made Christmas gift tags show the recipient…

The Incredible Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge Christmas Shop

The Incredible Christmas Place Sign

If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then a visit to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. Tennessee is a must-see. This amazing Christmas shop celebrates Christmas every day of the year! Join me in a virtual tour of The Incredible Christmas Place. My husband and I toured the Christmas Shop as a part of…

Meringue Cookie for the Holidays – Christmas Snow Flower Cookies

Meringue Snow Flower Cookies

The recipe for these delicate Christmas snow flower cookies use red and green gum drops for their centers.  With its light as air texture, this meringue cookie is perfect for the holidays. Perfect for your cookie swap: Christmas Snow flower Cookies A meringue cookie is made with mainly egg whites and this makes it a naturally low…