MAY
09
2015

Happy Mother’s Day 2015!!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful moms out there who dedicate their time and souls to raising up the next generation! We wouldn’t be here without you! And a special thank you to my beautiful and strong mama, and kind and loving mother-in-law. You are both amazing and wonderful women and we love you! “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” ~ Proverbs 31:29 … [Read more...]

MAY
03
2015

May 2015 Holidays and Fun Days

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Did you know that May is national BBQ Month? It’s also “date your mate” month, so I’m thinking a BBQ dinner date sounds in order, what do you think? What’s your favorite BBQ recipe or restaurant? Leave a comment below! Then again it’s also national blood pressure month, and that seems kind of contradictory. I’m thinking eating lots of BBQ might not be so healthy. Hmm… Holidays May 10 Mother’s Day May 5 Cinco De Mayo May 25 memorial Day Fun Days May 1 May Day May Day is celebrated around the world an usually signifies the celebration of spring and the coming of summer. Some like to celebrate by sharing May Day baskets typically filled with flowers. If you have little guys, you can do an easy flower planting activity using small terra-cotta pots. Or you can use colorful construction paper to create  May Basket art! May 2 Brothers and Sisters Day This day is to honor and celebrate our siblings! Have a sibling dear to you? Take some time today to call them up … [Read more...]

APR
05
2015

Happy Resurrection Day 2015!

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Good morning beloved readers! I just wanted to drop in today to wish you all a Happy Resurrection Day! I hope you are enjoying the beauty that God has provided us with today, and celebrating the Risen Christ!   After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away … [Read more...]

APR
01
2015

Fun and Easy Easter Activities for Kids!

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Good morning everyone! Easter weekend is already upon us, and I have some really fun and easy Easter crafts that you can do at home to celebrate! Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (in the Christian religion) and His promise of eternal life.  It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon on the Spring Equinox, usually sometime between March 22nd and April 25th. Many people begin celebrations with Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday and runs for approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. Many people celebrate Lent by giving up something of value to them for this time period. Popular items to abstain from are various foods, drinks, sugar, TV, etc. Traditionally one was to abstain from eating animal products including eggs during Lent. Holy Week starts off with Palm Sunday, commemorating the arrival of Jesus of Nazareth into Jerusalem. It is followed by Holy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper, and Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

MAR
30
2015

April 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

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Did you know that April is national humor month? Yep that’s right, all month long we get to be funny! Sounds like a good time to me! And April is full of interesting days, so let’s get started shall we? Holidays: April 1 – April Fool’s Day. April 5 – Easter Sunday. Weekly Celebrations: Week 1 Library Week Week 1 Read a Road Map Week Week 2 Garden Week Week 3 Organize Your Files Week Week 3 Medical Labs Week Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week Week 4 National Karaoke Week Monthly Fun Days April 1 April Fool's Day – The day when it’s acceptable to play jokes or tricks on one another. I’ve never been able to decide if I like this holiday or not. I don’t like the thought of being tricked all day long, and I’m just naive enough to believe these tricksters! But I do think it might be fun to leave a comment below telling us all your favorite April Fool’s Day trick. April 2 Children's Book Day – Great day to pick a favorite classic and have a … [Read more...]

MAR
18
2015

We’re on Spring Break! YAY!

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Hi everyone! We've been on spring break this week, so I’m taking the rest of the week off of blogging too! We don’t always take a spring break, but this year allowed for it, and everyone agreed that we needed a break before we finish off our year. So I made an executive decision and gave everyone a much needed break! Also I had it already scheduled in my plan for the year, so we’ll still finish in time for summer break. Since my husband didn't have the luxury of taking a week off, we stayed home, but still did a lot of fun activities this week! Here's our schedule for the week: Monday: Denver Museum of Nature & Science - Silk Road exhibit, space odyssey, gems & minerals. Tuesday: Movie Day! We saw the new Cinderella movie, it was really cute! Wednesday: Planned a zoo trip, but weather foiled our plans. So we ended up going to Casa Bonita for some indoor excitement with my mom and niece. Thursday: TBA we're still debating on what to do for our last day. If the … [Read more...]

MAR
16
2015

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Who was this man that now encourages us play bagpipes, eat corned beef, and what’s with all of the people sporting green? St. Patrick of Ireland was a 5th- century Christian missionary in Ireland. When he was about 16 years old, he was captured by Irish pirates and taken as a slave to Ireland.  He lived there for about six years before escaping and returning to his family in Britain. After years of training and study, he returned to Ireland serving as an ordained bishop, and later became revered as the patron saint of Ireland. March 17th, thought to be the date of his death, is the day we now celebrate St. Patrick’s work, as well as Ireland itself. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York City on March 17, 1726. Irish Americans celebrated the day with a traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage, a parade, bagpipes and drums. Over the years many Irish immigrants fled to America in the wake of the Great Potato Famine, and the … [Read more...]

MAR
04
2015

March 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

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Welcome to the monthly holiday’s and fun days post everyone! It’s March. And for me, that means that I have serious spring fever…it also means that I’m looking out the window and seeing about a foot of snow. Normally I love the snow. But why can’t it come down like this when it’s actually Christmas time? I mean by March I’m ready for warm weather, and I’m definitely ready to get outside and get some exercise! I feel like we’ve been stuck inside for months now and I’m getting cabin fever! But no worries, I’ve got a bunch of fun days to celebrate this month, and knowing Colorado, it’ll be sunny and 70 tomorrow. Better get out the flip-flops just in case. What’s March like where you live? Holidays: Irish American Month National Craft Month March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Fun Days: March 1 National Pig Day – Oh my goodness! Tinker Bell LOVES pigs! And she’ll be thrilled to know that there’s actually a day dedicated to pigs! Take a couple of minutes to learn all about … [Read more...]

FEB
10
2015

DIY Valentine Candy Jar Gift

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Hi everyone! Well, I can’t believe it’s February already, and that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This year I wanted to do some fun activities with my kiddos, as well as create some great DIY Valentine’s gifts for friends and family!   Today we’re going to be making these super cute little DIY Valentine’s Day Candy Jars. What you need: Candy of your choice Small empty jars (I used some tiny jam jars, but you can use anything you have on hand. Baby food jars are great for this!) Some fabric scraps (preferably Valentine colors) Optional: Washi Tape and labels   Not only are they super cute, but they’re also easy and fairly inexpensive to make!     Directions: First you’ll want to fill your jar with your favorite candy. Or better yet, the favorite candy of your intended recipient.     Next cut out a piece of scrap fabric to about 5”x5”. It doesn’t have to be a specific valentine print, recycle what you have … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2015

February 2015 Holidays & Fun Days!

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Hello and welcome back! Looking for some fun educational opportunities for February? Look no further, today I’m sharing my monthly holidays & fun days post!   Everyone knows that this month is the month for love! But I’m going to warn you ahead of time, it seems February is also riddled with sweet treats, candy, pies, and other cavity causing days. Just a heads up. I also have some great recipes and crafts coming up for you next week, so make sure to stick around. But today we’re taking a look at what is going on this month, so let’s get on with it shall we!   Holidays: February 2 Ground Hog Day – The day the groundhog decides how much winter we’ll have left. If he sees his shadow that means we have six more weeks of winter. No shadow? Spring is just around the corner! February 14 Valentine's Day – The day we celebrate our loved ones with cards, candy, and special dinners! February 16 President's Day (Third Monday of month) - Today we honor all of the … [Read more...]