Celebrate Fourth of July with these fun Ideas!

Celebrate Fourth of July with these fun Ideas!

The Fourth of July is just a few days away! This is our favorite time of year because we can proudly celebrate this wonderful nation we live in. We have a few ideas to help make things a bit more festive. If you already have your patriotic attire, decorations and flags, you are halfway there. Here are a few more fun things you can make or buy to bring to any party or simply enjoy for yourself: Publix cakes or cookies – if you don’t want to bake, Publix always goes “all out” when it comes to themed baked goods. For example, this pull away cake made of cupcakes. American Flag Caprese Salad – this is unlike anything you have every seen before; a Caprese salad decorated like the American Flag. Just add some toothpicks, so people can assemble them and enjoy. Rocket cocktail – inspired by the classic popsicle, this cocktail only needs 3 ingredients and crushed ice. Not only does it taste just...
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Father’s Day is June 20, how will you celebrate?

Father’s Day is June 20, how will you celebrate?

  Fathers are a very important part of everyone’s life. A father is meant to be a provider and protector. Whether or not they are present in a child’s life has a big impact.  Studies have shown that when a father is a part of a child’s life, that child has a better IQ and has less of a risk of behavioral problems during teenage and adult years. For those families without a father around, there is good news. Father figures in general whether it’s a grandfather, uncle, or another supportive man, can make up for situations when a father is not around. The most important aspect is that there is someone, in addition to a mother or mother figure, that is supportive and adds a male perspective to a child’s development. This Father’s Day, it’s important to take time to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives both alive and deceased. Having a barbeque or being outside in the...
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Gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day

Gift and recipe ideas for Mother’s Day

Are you stuck on a Mother’s Day gift for the mother figures in your family? It’s always difficult to know the best thing to give, especially when everything is easy to buy from Amazon these days. A few ways to personalize an otherwise ordinary gift are: Make a personalized basket Sure, a basket full of wine and goodies is always fun to give, but how about personalizing it a bit with things you know she’ll love? If she’s an avid gardener, add in a few new tools she can use. If she enjoys painting, giving her new paintbrushes or paint could be very thoughtful. Create a small photo album Have a bunch of photo memories with her? Put it together in a small, handheld album. You can print out the photos at a local store or use a photo book maker online. This is always a special gift and one that is easy to move around instead of a large book that gathers dust. Bring cocktail recipe...
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