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The holiday season is all about the gift of giving to others. But, amidst all of the dinner party preparation, holiday card sending, and dessert baking, how about treating yourself to a little gift? From face masks to foot soaks, we have some quick and easy DIY spa treatments to pamper yourself with during this holiday season.    1. Peppermint Foot Soak Bombs  What You'll Need... 1/4 Citric acid 1/4 Epsom salt 1/4 Baking soda 1/4 Corn starch 20 Drops of Peppermint essential oil (add more as desired) 10-20 Drops Eucalyptus essential oil (add more as desired)  4 Drops of...
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Happy holiday season everyone! Menorahs will be lit, Christmas trees trimmed with lights and ornaments, and overall cheer will be at an all-time high. With all of the holiday celebrations soon to be in full swing, there is bound to be some baking in the house. We are here to make your life easier (a even a little more fun) with quick and creative treats to bake with your kids for each and every party the season throws your way!    1. Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls Ingredients 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened 36 OREO Cookies (regular size), finely crushed 16 oz . vanilla...
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The holiday season is as much of a time of giving as it is receiving. As the winter holidays approach, get together with your kids and brainstorm ways to give back to your community through small volunteer projects! Volunteering teaches children the valuable lesson of appreciating what they have, and making sure to extend kindness and good to others who may not have as many resources. We have compiled a great list to get you and your family started on sharing the joy this season!   1. Help Bake Cookies or Food to be Donated  Whether you buy the famous...
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means family and friends are about to take over your home for dinner, football, parades, and leftovers. In preparation for all of this wonderful mayhem, you may be searching for some fun ways to keep your kids out of the way of the pies in the oven, cranberry sauce mixing, and potato mashing. We have some great crafts to keep your kids entertained during the Thanksgiving day kitchen chaos.    1. Handprint Turkey Hat  What You'll Need... Brown, white, orange, yellow, and red paper Glue/Tape/Stapler Black marker Instructions Cut two wide strips of...
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Fact: everyone love potatoes. It is a family favourite side dish. Why not add some additional recipes to your book to wow your family and guests at your next social gathering? These 3 recipes are sure to impress, especially with the holidays right around the corner. 1. Garlic Butter Potatoes  What you'll need... 1 1/2 lb. new or small potatoes 1/4 c. butter, melted 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley Directions Preheat oven to 375° and line...
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Fact: everyone love potatoes. It is a family favourite side dish. Why not add some additional recipes to your book to wow your family and guests at your next social gathering? These 3 recipes are sure to impress, especially with the holidays right around the corner. 1. Garlic Butter Potatoes  What you'll need... 1 1/2 lb. new or small potatoes 1/4 c. butter, melted 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley Directions Preheat oven to 375° and line...
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With autumn finally in full swing, we can be sure of a few things. The air will continue to get colder and drier, your bank account will take a bit of a hit now that Starbucks' holiday drinks are back (hello, Caramel Brulée Latte!) and your hair will most definitely start to feel damaged. We are here to offer you some help with the last point! Check out these four awesome DIY hair masks that can help protect and nourish your hair to keep it glossy and beautiful for all of the upcoming holiday gatherings in your schedule.    1....
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Let's cut to the chase - you probably had a million extravagant halloween costume ideas for your kids. You know, witch costumes with fifty different accessories, or perhaps a state-of-the-art robot with 5 moving paper mache limbs that take hours to paint. And here you are, a little less than a week away from Halloween, and no costume ready for your trick-or-treaters! Don't worry, we have a great starter list for awesome costumes that take less than a day to make, isn't a trick on your wallet, and is a treat for your little ones.  1. Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube...
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Using the same old tired Halloween treat recipes? Here are some quick, easy, and terribly spooky new recipe twists to prepare with your kids!  1. Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats What You'll Need... 3 tablespoons butter 10 ouncesmarshmallows 6 cups rice krispie cereal 10 drops yellow food coloring 10 drops blue food coloring Melted Chocolate/Candy Coating Candy Eyes Instructions Melt the butter in a large pot and add the marshmallows. Stir until they are all melted! Add in the food coloring and stir until it turns green. Add rice krispie cereal a little bit at a time and stir to combine. Press rice krispie cereal into a buttered...
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Halloween is almost here, and your house definitely needs to be the source of all screams in the neighborhood on the 31st! From eerie mason jars lights to blood-spattered creepy candles, we've got a list of great crafts to make sure your home is totally GHOUL for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and costume parties alike!   1. Halloween Mummy Lights  What you'll need... Glass mason jars, vases Gauze Googly eyes Instructions Tape an end-piece of gauze to the top of your jar (so you can re-use the jar later if you would like). Wrap and twist the gauze all the way...
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