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Posted on Jun 28 2013 - 9:37pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 7 Independence Day Celebrations You Won’t Want to Miss

  Looking for fun Independence Day activities and events for the whole family this year? Chances are, a city or community near you will be celebrating this Fourth of July with not-to-be-missed events, such as parades, good food, music, and a if you’re lucky, an eye-popping display of fireworks. But if staying home feels like a drag, it’s not too late to go...

Posted on Mar 8 2013 - 10:46pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Pinterest Favorites: Celebrate St. Patrick’s

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t one of those holidays people usually pull out all the stops for. But its under-the-radar nature is part of what makes it fun to celebrate. Unlike well trodden Valentine’s or Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day is the Wild West of decorating and baking. You can beat your own green creative path. The holiday’s inventive spirit is on display...

Posted on Feb 1 2013 - 10:03pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Pinterest Favorites: Valentine’s

  Photo via Marthastewart.com/272535/crayon-hearts Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is one of the year’s more festive and tasty holidays. So many bright, warm colors! So many tasty treats! Pinterest is the perfect place to find heart-studded inspiration, whether you’re looking for crafting ideas or just want to drool over red and pink cupcakes. ...

Posted on Dec 26 2012 - 10:47pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Do New Years in Style: Party Ideas from Around the Web

  Is this finally the year you throw a really great New Year’s party? You’ll need to be organized, but more importantly, you’ll need eye-catching ideas. The Web is swimming with creative inspiration about how to ring in 2013 in style. Here’s a brief tour of some highlights. Brainstorm Start by browsing fun party ideas. There’s no place better for this...

Posted on Dec 21 2012 - 9:30pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Gift Wrapping Tips from the Experts

If you’re doing it right, gift wrapping is so much more than slapping some paper and tape on a box and calling it a day. I find there’s nothing so satisfyingly thoughtful as a well-wrapped gift Not sure where to start? I’ve collected some tips from wrapping experts to help you up your game. Supplies Of course the basic things you need are a sharp pair of scissors,...

Posted on Dec 14 2012 - 8:42pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 15 Holiday Foods to Make Ahead

  The last mad dash of holiday preparations always has my hair standing on end. There’s so much to do in those last few days before the guests descend and the actual merry-making begins that the lead-up to Christmas can feel somewhat less than merry.   I’ve decided to take control this year by thinking about what recipes I can make ahead of time by...

Posted on Dec 11 2012 - 8:41pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on DIY Holiday Gift Guide

  The holiday season is my favorite time of year. That cheery spirit’s in the air, and there’s always an excuse to eat cookies. So it’s a shame that the need to spend so much money on gifts can cast a pall over things. To protect my wallet this year, I decided to find fun gift ideas I can make myself. I started out dubious, wondering whether I’d just...

Posted on Dec 10 2012 - 10:00am by Emily Emmer
Comments Off on Holiday Celebrations Throughout the US

  How are winter holidays celebrated throughout the US?  I’ve lived in many different regions of the US and have been intrigued by the way each area celebrates these holidays uniquely. Photo via Lds.org I grew up in Salt Lake City and for me the holiday season has always been a month long celebration from Thanksgiving through New Years, marked by numerous...

Posted on Dec 3 2012 - 8:04pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 10 Heartwarming Holiday Pinterest Boards

The holidays are upon us! The feasting season has begun!   Before you get out the decorating supplies and fire up the oven for your first batch of cookies, check these lavish Pinterest boards for all sorts of beautiful sights and fun ideas. I dare you to browse through these pages and resist the holiday spirit. ...

Posted on Nov 20 2012 - 8:17pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Enjoy the Holiday Season Without the Stress

Oh, the magic and wonder of the holiday season. The twinkling lights, the decorations, and the laughter fill you with excitement and anticipation… when you’re a child. For many adults, getting to the laughter part takes a lot of planning, time, and stress. That dreaded holiday s-word: stress. Somehow it creeps up on me year after year and takes the cheerful wind...