Category Archives for Holidays

A Fun Little History Of Valentine’s Day

Curious how Valentine's Day became what it is today? Here's a fun little history lesson for you.

Each year, couples from around the globe celebrate their love on February 14. They exchange cards, flowers, chocolate and other gifts, and go out for special dates. But have you ever wondered why we do this? There were actually three saints with the name Valentine, all of whom were martyred on February 14. This makes […]

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New Year’s Day Lucky Meal

Here's what we're cooking (and eating) each New Year's Day for Good Luck. It also makes for a mighty tasty dinner.

Down here in the South we cook a traditional New Year’s Day meal that’s supposed to bring good luck, fortune and wealth in the new year. For us there are four components to the New Years Meal. Pork, Greens, Black-Eyed Peas and Corn Bread. Let’s break them down according to what they mean. This is […]

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Frugal Handmade Christmas Gifts

Pretty colorful dish cloths.

It’s November and time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. One of my favorite type of gift to give is something handmade. There’s just something special and meaningful about a gift you make yourself. I’m a knitter and just recently started doing a little bit of sewing as well. I love to craft, cook and bake, so handmade […]

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Easy Coffee Cozies Knitting Pattern

An Easy and Free Pattern for knitting these adorable little coffee cozies

I started knitting up these little coffee cup cozies as a way to use up yarn leftover from sock knitting projects. They make cute little gifts and stocking stuffers. I love using them year around for both hot and cold drinks and they are much nicer to hold and look at than the cardboard sleeves […]

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Easy Cookie Recipes

I thought I’d share some of my favorite cookie recipes with you today. They make great after-school snacks, quick and inexpensive desserts and of course they are perfect with a cup of coffee any time of the day. Don’t tell anyone, but I had a sugar cookie for breakfast this morning with my coffee. Ready […]

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