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…

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…

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…

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. Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the…

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. If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to check out National…

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…