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These Valentine’s Day heart shaped sugar cookies are the perfect way to treat your special love on this special day. They are the perfect way to celebrate with your gal pals on Galentine’s Day, too. These heart shaped sugar cookies have two colors of dough and are easy to make. Just use a smaller cookie …

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October 24 is National Food Day. What better way to celebrate than with this collection of Halloween recipes featuring both sweet and savory ideas, all designed to thrill and chill your friends, family and Halloween party guests. They are the perfect snacks to enjoy for your annual pumpkin carving night, or to bring to a Halloween …

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During Halloween, you’re bound to see ghosts everywhere, from ghost-themed snacks, to easy DIY costume ideas. My favorite way to incorporate ghosts into the holiday is by making these DIY Halloween scrap wood ghosts. The local home stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s often have scrap pieces of 4 x 4 timber. This size is …

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Welcome to Always the Holidays! My name is Carol Speake, and I’m the founder of Always the Holidays, a place to learn about all of the holidays that happen each year, as well as the National Days that happen each day. At Always the Holidays, it is really my hope that I can help others …

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I love entertaining during the holiday season, and this easy DIY pine cone and ever green candle bowl is the perfect addition to my holiday spread. This lovely candle bowl is simple to do and very elegant when displayed.  It will make a lovely addition to any holiday table and is low enough for conversation …

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If you love to decorate cookies, this recipe for marshmallow turkey cookies is for you. They are as much fun to make as they are to eat. They make the perfect Thanksgiving sweet treat, because turkeys are one of the six main symbols of Thanksgiving. Having fun with food is one of the neat things …

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Have you ever wondered about the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday? Both the United States and Canada celebrate Thanksgiving but the traditions are rooted in very different origins. This post is about the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday, but if you want to learn more about the history of the United States Thanksgiving, check out this post on the …

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