Category: Spring

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…

Peeps Centerpiece – Whimsical Table Fun

Peeps Centerpiece

This adorable Peeps Centerpiece will be the hit of your Easter table. The project is simple to do and uses edible grass for an extra tasty treat. The kids will love helping you make this fun table decoration.  (and it will be a miracle if all the candy makes it into the jar!) Join me…

Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail

Easter midnight kiss cocktail

Easter is not just for the kids with this yummy cocktail recipe.  This pretty drink is one that I call an Easter Midnight Kiss Cocktail.  It conjures up thoughts of a romantic evening for two before the fun of Easter Egg hunts the next morning. Fun Adult time with this Easter midnight kiss cocktail While the…

Easter Gift Tag Labels – Free Printable

Wrapped Easter Gift

Are you looking for a pretty label to use for a special Easter gift, Mason Jar recipe or Easter Basket?  Do you have a teacher that your child would like to give an Easter gift to?  These adorable Easter Gift Tag Labels will add the perfect personal touch to all your Easter gifts. These gift…

Easter Bunny Gift Bag with a Free Gift Tag Printable

Easter Bunny gift bag

Easter is such a fun time of the year for kids and grown ups alike.  There are Easter egg hunts, family gatherings and lots of opportunities to show your love of someone with a small gift, home made Mason Jar Easter cookie recipe, or a pretty gift basket. This adorable Easter Gift Bag is the…

Shamrock Pretzels – Fun St. Patrick’s Day Snack

Shamrock pretzel

I love playing with food.  Some of my favorite posts on this blog are sweet treats that have me being a bit of a kid while I make them.  These Shamrock Pretzels are simple to make and a lot of fun too.   Twist pretzels are the perfect treat to use for this snack.  They…

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Food & DIY

St. Patrick’s day is almost here. What are you planning to do to show the green?  This one day holiday welcomes fun the way we welcome spring at just about the same time – with a bang! These St. Patrick’s Day fun projects bring tasty food, decor and DIY to your home for one green…

Leprechaun Snack Mix – Time for Some Crunch!

Serving Leprechaun snack mix

 Trail mixes are a fun and easy way to combine your favorite treats into one easy to eat snack.  If you are having a celebration for St. Paddy’s Day, this sweet and salty Leprechaun Snack Mix is perfect for your party table. The snack mix is super easy to put together.  Really, it’s just a…

Leprechaun Hats – S’Mores Style!

Leprechaun hats

I love fun and easy holiday recipes that tell the story of the celebration by the look of the sweet treat. Desserts like this set the mood for a party and are so whimsical. It’s time for some luck of the Irish with these adorable Leprechaun Hats made with chocolate and marshmallow. It’s almost like…

St. Patrick’s Day Banner

St. Patrick’s Day is a one day holiday that centers around celebrating with friends.  I don’t normally do much in the way of decorating for this fun day, but I do like to have a bit of green around the house. This St. Patrick’s Day Banner is perfect to set the mood for a party.…

St. Patrick’s Day Printable – Irish Blessing

St . Patrick's Day printable - Old Irish Blessing

When my daughter was little, I used to decorate for all of the holidays throughout the year.  I no longer do this other than at the end of the year, but the creative side of me still likes a little bit of seasonal decor when the various holidays roll around.  This is where printables come…

Indoor S’mores – A Rainy Day Treat

Indoor S'mores

Today is National S’mores Day!  When the weather is raining cats an dogs outside, thoughts of camping are normally not at the front of the mind. But when bad weather hits, the kids can still have a fun camping food favorite.  In honor of this fun National Day, how about making these indoor s’mores in…