Category: Seasons

Gingerbread House Tutorial

Did you know that December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day? Making Gingerbread houses has always been one of my favorite Christmas memories.  My daughter and I would make one each year and it was always one of the highlights of the Christmas season.   There are almost 2000 National Days in the year. This is…

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. Many households make cookies for Santa Claus to leave out on Christmas Eve, but what about his…

Candy Corn Turkey Cupcakes – Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Idea

Cute turkey cupcakes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and dessert is a big part of the celebration. The kids will love these candy corn turkey cupcakes and you can let them join you in making them. Since November 4 is National Candy day, today is the perfect way to make these fun cupcakes. These adorable little Thanksgiving…

Mini Pumpkin Planters for Succulents – Fall Decor Idea

Succulent planter box

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day. What perfect way to celebrate than to make these adorable mini pumpkin planters for my succulents. I love succulents. They are easy to grow, perfect for a beginning gardener and so pretty to look at. I have done a variation of this project in larger form on my gardening…

DIY Spider Ice Cubes – Spooky Halloween Drink Idea

Halloween drink with cockroach ice cube

There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction. These spider ice cubes are simple to make and so effective at setting a mood at your Halloween party. Spook up your Halloween party with Spider Ice Cubes The bug ice cubes…

Thanksgiving DIY Cookie Train

Thanksgiving DIY cookie train

How adorable is this Thanksgiving DIY cookie train?  This delightful holiday centerpiece will delight both the youngsters and the young at heart. This Thanksgiving train will have your child “toot tooting” all through Thanksgiving day!  The project is not only fun to make, it’s a great dessert idea too. For another fun Thanksgiving dessert idea, check out…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins – Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins for Fall

Fluffy pumpkin muffins with cheesecake topping

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins have a delicious cream cheese layer that is swirled into a soft and fluffy pumpkin muffin. They are perfect for fall!  And since October 21 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, that makes it a great day to try this recipe! There are lots of fun food days in October. National Cake Decorating Day…

Leaf Cookies – A Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe that Looks Like Fall

Plate of Thanksgiving autumn leaf cookies.

Make these autumn leaf cookies to bring the color of leaves and the feel of fall to your holiday table. Pumpkin spice creamer gives this Thanksgiving Cookie recipe a very seasonal flavor For another fun Thanksgiving dessert idea, check out these candy corn turkey cupcakes. They are also a delight and fun to make. I…

List of National Days in October

List of National Days in October

This list of national days in October gives a detailed look at the month to find out how to celebrate your favorite national day with food and drink ideas, and lots of craft projects.  Each time I cover a new and fun national day about October on the blog, I add new links to the list…

Oreo Mummy Pops – Halloween Mummy Cookie Pop Recipe

Oreo mummy pops

These Oreo mummy pops are a spooky snack on a stick. They are super easy to make and perfect for a Halloween party or for handing out to trick or treaters. Since October 28 is National Chocolate Day, these fun cookie pops are the perfect way to celebrate, white chocolate style! National days give us a…

National Cake Decorating Day – Celebrate with one of these Cakes

National Cake Decorating Day

  October 10 is celebrated each year as National Cake Decorating day. What better way to observe this national day than with a few beautifully decoraated cakes? Whether you are a professional cake decorator or someone who decorates cakes as a hobby, this day is the perfect day to show off your skills. When my…

Fall and Halloween Wreath Ideas – Making Outdoor Wreaths

Wreath ideas for front door

From burlap wreaths covered with bats to a colorful Halloween mesh wreath made with a black kitty cat center, these fall and Halloween wreath ideas will capture the spirit of the season in a spooky and fun way. The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling.  I love this time of the year,…

Witch Legs Decor – Halloween Decorations with Witches Feet

Witches feet decorations

These witch legs decoration ideas will make sure that the wicked witch won’t be flying away on her broom any time soon! Instead her feet and legs are being used in garden planters, as table legs and in so many other freaky ways! Making your own Witches Legs Decorations This is such a fun time to…

Candy Corn Pudding Pops

Candy corn pudding pops

This is such a fun time of the year for spending time in the kitchen. It’s sort of a cross between cooking and crafting.  These candy corn pudding pops are a fun treat to make and are the perfect choice for those who love the traditional Halloween and Thanksgiving candy corn. Did you know that…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holiday season.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. Since October 1 is National Home Made Cookie day, it’s the…

June National Day Calendar – Free Printable

June calendar National Days

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this the June National Day Calendar. It features one special national day that I have chosen to feature 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…

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…