Category: Winter

Chinese New Year Celebrations and Traditions

Chinese new year traditions

Chinese New Year is a traditional Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese calendar.  In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year falls on January 25 – almost a month later than our normal New Year.  This special day on the Chinese calendar is also celebrated in quite…

February National Day Calendar – Free Printable Calendars

February calendar

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this February National Day Calendar for 2020. It showcases one special national day for each day of the month that I have picked out to feature. You can use the calendar to plan your recipes, craft projects and winter indoor and outdoor activities for the…

National Curried Chicken Day – Fun Facts, Recipes and More!

Curried chicken

It’s National Curried Chicken Day! January 12 is a day set aside to honor that most spicy of main courses – chicken curry. From Asia to the Caribbean, this dish has a huge following among those who like a bit of heat in their food. This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small…

January National Day Calendar – Free Printable Calendars

January National Day Printable Calendar

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this January National Day Calendar for 2020. It showcases one special national day for each day of the month that I have picked out to feature. You can use the calendar to plan your food, DIY projects and winter indoor and outdoor activities for the…

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…

No Sew Fortune Cookies for National Fortune Cookie Day

July 20 is National Fortune Cookie Day

July 20 is National Fortune Cookie Day.  This sweet treat with a fortune inside is a popular feature that ends a night out at your favorite Chinese restaurant. It’s not often that we think of fortune cookies in the middle of the year. Other than having them as a treat at Asian restaurants, the little cookies…

Snowflake Calm Down Jar for Winter Relaxation

Snowflake Calm Down Jar

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the kids are not delightful!  Looking for something to help your kids calm down and relax when they are cooped up indoors because of the cold weather outside?  Try this Winter Snowflake Calm Down Jar.  This relaxing project is as easy to make as they come.  In a…

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.…

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…

DIY Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments

These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

One of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, when my daughter was little, was to make Christmas crafts and let her take part in the process. These little DIY bottle cap snowmen ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will really enjoy helping you put them together. I love making home…

Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas and Tips for the Perfect Present

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

For the ultimate in Holiday gift wrapping, look no further than these 23 creative Christmas gift wrap ideas. From recycled paper to using items from your garden, these ideas will add a special touch to your presents this year.  I love wrapping Christmas gifts almost as much as I do receiving them!  I find it…

Christmas Quotes and Graphics

Christmas quotes and graphics

The holidays are such a lot of fun. Everyone seems to be in the festive mood and fun. Christmas quotes and graphics are really great way to share the holidays with loved ones.   Christmas printables and graphic are a great idea to use as holiday greeting cards, inserts in gift baskets and for using in Christmas crafts. Enjoy…

Easy DIY Alphabet Block Christmas Tree

DIY alphabet block Christmas tree

Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom? The alphabet block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. One of my favorite types of DIY projects are those that recycle old items into something new and decorative for the home. See my…

The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

Kissing under the mistletoe

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  December 1st is National Mistletoe Day.  Since the plant is a symbol of Christmas and, for many, the Christmas season starts on this day, lets find out…