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The holidays are expected to be times filled with meaning and joy, but sentimental feelings can evaporate in the cold reality of a holiday internet scam. Here are several ways to avoid scams this holiday season. Shop What You Know Businesses off all kinds,... 

Make your own halloween costume at home with a cardboard box and some good old fashion creativity. With Halloween on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about costumes. While store-bought costumes are really easy to find, there’s nothing like... 

Take your Halloween pumpkin carving to another level with these tips! The kids have their Halloween costumes picked out and are eagerly anticipating trick or treating! And one of the best parts of Halloween for most kids is carving Jack O’ Lanterns. Around... 

Try baking these yummy, easy-to-make pumpkin cookies this fall. A real treat for the kiddos, these cookies are also incredibly good for you, using pumpkin as the main ingredient, they fit well into the Thanksgiving repertoire of fall harvest comfort foods! Nothing... 

Save money this holiday season by doing your own gift wrap! Exquisitely wrapped gifts add a magical touch to Christmas. These shimmering silvery parcels or textured fabric bundles are a pleasant change from the mundane store bought gift wrap. But why... 

With some planning and bargain hunting you can still find great christmas presents for less than ! Well its just about ninety days til the big day every kid waits for so impatiently; they’ll start counting the days before Santa’s visit all... 

Its easy to paint your own autumn tablecloth using these simple materials and our How To guide and pattern. Autumn is my favorite season and I love to toss in some of falls blazing colors in the decorating scheme. Particularly at Halloween and Thanksgiving,... 

Bake these heavenly chocolate cookies for the holidays ... or whenever your sweet tooth begs! When you make these decadent chocolate cookies your family will snatch them up as soon as they come out of the oven so you might want to make a double batch. They... 

Little details such as this guest check will make your dinner party one to remember.So what makes a dinner party memorable? You know; the one that people are still talking about years later like “You remember that dinner party the Wilsons threw... 

With Easter right around the corner, you might be wondering what the Easter bunny is going to bring this year. Yes, you can purchase a ready-made Easter basket off the shelf, but it’s not very personal, not to mention that it’s more expensive. Creating... 

Yes, you can simply break out the food coloring or purchase an Easter egg dyeing kit, but that’s not half as much fun as breaking out of the mold and trying something different. Consider these fun Easter egg decorating ideas for your family. First,... 

If you have young children in your family, the Easter egg hunt is probably one of the key highlights of your holiday festivities. But putting on a successful egg hunt is a little more difficult than it works. You need to make sure that the younger children... 

We don’t necessarily have to give large gifts to be remembered for our thoughtful behavior. Some of the nicest things I’ve ever personally received are things that are smaller, and were well thought out to take into consideration what I liked... 

Every year hospitals treat some 9000 people for holiday injuries, particularly during the Christmas season. Whether it’s not safely cutting a tree or loosing their balance when installing lights, the holiday season can be hazardous. To avoid all... 

We’re all looking for the absolutely original to give for a Christmas gift aren’t we? Something we are sure that no one else is going to give them.That goes not just for Christmas giving, but for every occasion. Strangely enough, nearly everything... 

This dip is absolutely wonderful for those gatherings where you want your guests to mingle. When you place a bowl of this on our table it’s a sure thing that people will gather around and naturally begin to chat. You can add a bit of chopped shrimp... 

These cookies are wonderfully moist and will keep in the freezer fro some time so can be made ahead. Just wait until the last minute to drizzle the chocolate on top. Though if you aren’t careful, they may disappear from the freezer before you have... 

These are for your fantasy tree, unicorns and Pegasus, as well as gingerbread men and gingerbread houses to cross stitch for your tree. The colors are represented on the graphing paper. The unicorn and Pegasus are white, with black or deep grey backstitching,... 

Being from Pennsylvania, the history there is old and very full, and I loved learning about it. When I moved to Nebraska, one of the things that fascinated me there as well was the rich history that was part of the area by way of the pioneers. The history... 

This gorgeous swag would look superb on the mantel or draped on the fireplace, as well as on a sideboard or buffet. It’s made by you, from a rich mix of many varied materials, including being made from pine boughs. The bluish pine (spruce) that... 

These little ornaments are fun for kids to make and work up easily and quickly for them if you use fast drying gel type glue, so that they can be painted within a half hour of making them. (Recommended for ages 6 and up) Materials: Bow-tie pasta Spool... 

Christmas is glitter and glitz and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make the room shine exactly as if it had. I love candles and candlelight, and the more ornate the holders, the more they sparkle and reflect the light, the more I like it. These... 

Christmas Recipes and Crafts That Kids Love! This Christmas, make the delicious snacks and crafts below and you will have a wonderful time. You can even have some on hand for your Christmas visitors or give them away as personal gifts! Chocolate Coffee... 

The holidays are a time to break out the hand made things, such as potholders and towels that you craft yourself. This easy quilting project could as easily be done with any holiday, supplementing the tree with an oval Easter egg shape from a printed... 

“Blessed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” Lydia M. Child Father, Dad, Daddy, Papa – we may call them in different ways but we respect them the same way. Our dad is an authority figure. Traditionally, he is the one who...