Dec 01

How to Make Festive Christmas Bath Bombs

christmas-bath-bombsLooking for that perfect, unique handmade holiday gift idea?  Here’s a lovely and useful gift idea!

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges.

Find out how to make your own festive bath bombs for the holidays here…

Nov 29

Spread Holiday Cheer with Gingerbread Butter

Gingerbread Butter

Gingerbread Butter

‘Tis the season of baking delicious desserts and pastries filled with festive flavours. For many of us, it’s a time to bake and fill our cookie tins with the traditional holiday taste of gingerbread.

This year, try experimenting the flavours of gingerbread in more than just cookies. Follow this recipe to purée the perfect gingerbread spread. Made in less than 10 minutes, spread the sweetness of gingerbread butter on your homemade or store-bought cookies, toast, pancakes, and more.

Recipe after the jump…

Nov 28

Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

-Norman Vincent Peale

Nov 25

Leftover Turkey Ideas That Will Make You Want To Come Back For More!

Turkey Enchilada Quinoa Soup from Half Baked Harvest

Turkey Enchilada Quinoa Soup from Half Baked Harvest

If you’re dreading leftover turkey sandwiches, then fear not, you’ll want to come back for more turkey when you take a look at these yummy ideas for using those leftovers!

Find unique ideas ranging from Zesty Soups to Turkey Pop Tarts after the jump…

Nov 24

On Being Thankful – 10 Quotes on Gratitude

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Here are ten brief but wise quotes on being thankful. Have a happy weekend, wherever you may be.

Find the good and praise it.

-Alex Haley

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

-Mark Twain

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.

-Meister Eckhart

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

-The Hausa of Nigeria

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

-Thornton Wilder

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

-Epictetus

Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.

-Joseph Wood Krutch

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.

-Ralph H. Blum

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

-Henry Miller

Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

– Marcel Proust

Nov 23

Video: DJ Taye – “Burnin Ya Boa” feat DJ Manny

dj-tayeThis week DJ Taye released his premiere song & video, “Burnin Ya Boa” on Hyperdub records. The song rides along entrancing keyboards & nostalgic samples, and the video highlights some incredible footwork shot in Chicago.

You can find the song on his Move Out EP on his BandCamp available November 25th. The video was directed by Desmond Penn, and definitely not one to be missed, here is “Burnin Ya Boa:”

Video after the jump.

Nov 23

Thanksgiving Cardboard Craft Project

cardboard-craftThis cute craft project is fun to make and only requires a few inexpensive supplies.  The kids will love making these adorable decorations for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Cardboard Craft Project – Native American and Pilgrim Decorations

Nov 19

New: Animal Collective – “Mountain Game”

animal-collectiveAnimal Collective just shared an amazing unreleased track from 2010 they had recorded for the game Red Dead Redemption, but wasn’t used.

Listen to Animal Collective – “Mountain Game” after the jump!

Nov 19

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade – Charter To NYC’s Biggest Event

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a staple each year since 1924. Although it started as a way to get people excited about the store and the first parade was actually at Christmas rather than Thanksgiving, whatever they did worked as today over 3.5 million attend annually and another 50 million watch from the comfort of their living rooms.

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