Have you ever thought to yourself that you wish you knew the history behind St. Patrick's Day? Or ever wondered if there is more to the day than wearing green? Well read up and enjoy sharing your St. Patty's Day knowledge with friends and family - maybe even stumping a few along the way! Did you know... For starters, the real St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born in Britain. The actual color of St. Patrick is blue. Green became associated with St. Patrick's Day during the 19th ... Continue Reading
Learn the history and fun facts around St. Patrick’s Day.
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Keep your kids safe and secure this Halloween.
Halloween night is only a couple days away. This means our children are getting excited and anxious to put on their new costumes and fill up those candy buckets. But, before setting out on your Trick-or-Treat journey, make sure you follow a few simple steps to help ensure the safety of our most important sweets ... our kids! Here are my favorite Trick-or-Treat Tips: 1. Always travel in a group. I prefer to walk with friends, and we ideally have one adult for every two children at a minimum. ... Continue Reading
Get creative with homemade Halloween Costumes like fairies, scarecrows, and gypsies.
Not only is it less expensive to create homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, it gets your creative juices flowing and the kids can help with the preparations. Here are ten fun ideas for homemade costumes this year…. ScarecrowThis is always a family favorite. For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old ... Continue Reading
Go eco-friendly this Halloween using these tips to go green.
Ghosts, skeletons, black cats, oh my! The witching hour is soon at hand and the only thing spookier than the things that bump in the night is the impact our festivities can have on the environment around us and the health of our children. We've already talked about using soy candles, making your own costume, and purchasing earth friendly make-up - but here are even more ways to go green this Halloween. Pumpkins Support your local farm that uses sustainable and organic farming practices. ... Continue Reading
These Halloween-Inspired accessories are perfect for the holiday and all season long.
The month of October is all about fall colors and of course, Halloween. Moms everywhere will be busy shopping for and putting those last minute touches on their kids’ Halloween costumes. But what about the moms’ Halloween outfit? Whether you want to dress-up with Halloween colors all season long or you need just the right accessory for that big party you’ve been looking forward to, here is a great list of Halloween-inspired accessories. When it comes to Halloween night fashion, it’s ... Continue Reading
Celebrate Halloween the frugal way this year with a bit of planning and preparation.
As Halloween merchandise overtakes the stores this month, it can be tempting to overspend on candy, costumes, and decorations. Halloween is a huge money maker for retailers, and it is one of the most decorated holidays, second only to Christmas. With a little bit of planning this year, you can save money by celebrating the frugal way. Frugal Halloween Candy Have you looked at the prices of candy lately? Even on sale, name brand candy will put a hefty dent in your wallet. Name brand candy ... Continue Reading
Celebrate Halloween in a green and environmentally friendly way.
When you think of Halloween what do you think of? Is it the costumes, candy, decorations, or parties? Regardless of how you celebrate Halloween, you can do it in an environmentally friendly way. Here are a few simple steps to help green-up your Halloween festivities. Reusable Bags Instead of opting for the cheaply made PVC containing orange pumpkin candy container at your local grocery store grab a reusable grocery bag. Choose a high quality bag that you will use over and over again, or better ... Continue Reading
Find haunting Halloween recipes for all your favorite spooky treats.
It's almost Halloween and time for Halloween recipes. As I look outside my window, I see the beginning signs of fall, just a pane of glass between us, the leaves wave to me as the wind whirls them back and forth on the branches, as if to say, "Hello". I love the fall season-football games, back to school (and new back to school outfits), chilly nights, and the fall colors-all put me in the autumn mood. When I think of fall, my thoughts wander to the visions of candy corns dancing in my head, ... Continue Reading