Celebrate Earth Day with the 8 Rs


Earth Day is today, which means that the Internet is suddenly completely abuzz with tons of articles with tips on protecting the environment, reducing waste and saving money. While I absoultely support all of those things, I noticed that almost all of the articles suggest buying TONS of expensive new things in order to help save the environment. I was a little startled---I mean, if that's the ONLY way that people think they can make a difference, then it's no wonder that more people aren't ... [ Read More ]

How to Blow Out Eggs

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I absolutely love Easter. To me, Easter always signals the beginning of Spring, although Spring actually has technically already started, and makes me remember fondly all those years when my older brother and I would decorate eggs and eat entirely too much chocolate to sit still at church service. While I enjoy hard boiled eggs and the traditional dying method as much as anyone, my favorite way to decorate eggs is to blow the yoke out first, and then decorate. Not only do you have these ... [ Read More ]

Create a Valentine Date Jar

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In this hectic hustle and bustle life, I think that people sometimes forget how to have a good old-fashioned (and inexpensive) date night. While there's nothing wrong with splurging on an expensive evening, I've found that my favorite memories came from spur-of-the-moment, inexpensive dates. So this year, why not create a fun Old-Fashioned date jar for your loved one and fill it with cheap date ideas to do year round! To create your own date jar, find a pretty jar at the thrift store or ... [ Read More ]

Old Valentine’s Day Traditions


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I wanted to shoot out a quick post about some of the fun old fashioned traditions associated with the most romantic day of the year. For example, did you know that it was commonly believed that the first bird (or small animal) a woman saw on Valentine's Day would predict what her husband would be like or do for a living? Here are some examples: ... [ Read More ]

DIY Seed Starter Valentine Gift


So, I admit I'm pretty terrible at doing Valentine's gifts for my loved ones. I never know what to get. If you're like me and trying to find something that's both inexpensive and unique, then check out this freaking adorable little Valentine's seed starter from Hands Occupied!! You can get the full instructions and DIY walkthrough here. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of mason jars (I know, I'm awful) so I'd be more tempted to just go to the thrift store and find an adorable cup, glass, ... [ Read More ]

10 Best Homemade Kids Valentines Cards


As a kid, my favorite part of Valentine's Day was finding the perfect little valentine to give to all of my friends and classmates. While you can purchase a whole pack of valentines at just about any store, instead why not have some good old fashioned fun at home and make homemade valentines? Not only will they mean more, but your kids will have a blast making them! Here are 10 of my favorite homemade valentines ideas from around the web: ... [ Read More ]

Groundhog Day Winter Weather Predictions


Groundhog Day is this coming Monday, and on that day Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous groundhog in the US, will peek out of his hole in Gobbler's Knob at exactly 7:25 a.m. and predict whether we can expect an early spring or six more weeks of winter. Historically, Phil seems to prefer early winters and has predicted 101 of them since this tradition started in 1887. There are a few years that we don't have any record of Phil's predictions, but he has only predicted an early spring 17 ... [ Read More ]

How To Have an Old Fashioned Valentines Day


Well, February might not be here yet, but the stores are already bedecked out in red and pink in preparation for Valentine's Day. And, while I am as much of a fan of all that chocolate as any other girl, I can't help but feel like a lot of the romance is lost with the commercialization of the most romantic day of the year. If you're looking for some ways to help make your Valentine's Day even more romantic and old-fashioned than ever, then check out these tips for an affordable, fun and of ... [ Read More ]

8 New Year’s Eve Traditions


Tonight is the last night of 2014, and around the world, tons of traditions will be embraced in force in the hopes of bringing a prosperous and wonderful 2015. If you're looking for something fun to add to your New Year's Eve, check out these traditions from around the country and the world: 1. First-footing - Scotland Be the first to step across a friend or neighbor's threshold, and bring with you gifts such as a coin for prosperity, bread to always have food at the house, salt for flavor, ... [ Read More ]