America’s second favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is next week on Thursday, November 24, 2016. What’s not to love about a holiday where friends and family gather to consume a giant, delicious meal? After enjoying the classic dishes of turkey, gravy, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, you may have trouble finding room for dessert, but dessert is one of the most exciting parts. Whether your friends and family choose to go with the classics, like pumpkin or apple pie, or select a non-traditional dessert, finishing off dinner with something sweet is a great way to end the day.
After thoughtfully shopping for holiday gifts for friends and family far and wide, the last thing you want is for your gifts to arrive after the holidays. The professionals at PostalAnnex have compiled a list of final days to ship with UPS, FedEx, and USPS for a likely delivery by Christmas.
Halloween is right around the corner, coming up on Monday, October 31, 2016. If you want to have the best candy in the neighborhood, it helps to know what people actually want. Thanks to Candystore.com, you can shop with confidence. The site has collected and analyzed sales data from 2007 to 2015 for the three months leading up to Halloween in order to discover each state’s most popular candy. According to the site, California’s favorite candy is salt water taffy, with residents consuming 1.6 million pounds of the sticky treat.
With Halloween fast approaching on October 31, 2016, if you haven’t planned out this year’s costume, now is the time to take action. But, what if you’re at a loss for a great idea this year? First, decide if you’re doing a group or a solo costume, and then consider the genre you want. Do you want something scary or clever, historic or fantasy, simple or elaborate? Once you’ve answered these questions, you can scour the internet for ideas if you still need to decide on your exact costume. You can also pay a visit to your local costume shop.
Like many people, you probably have a few packages you’ll want to ship over the upcoming holiday season. While you could compare shipping rates between UPS, FedEx, and USPS and choose the absolute cheapest method to ship your package, you may not be happy with the end result. Before you ship your packages this holiday season, ask yourself these five questions to help you figure out which carrier best suits your needs.
For many people, October comes with Halloween festivities, which for some, means seeking out the adrenaline rush of a spooky attraction. The Quilter’s Newsletter recently made reference to The Haunted Quilt of Poy Sippi, a patchwork quilt in Oshkosh, WI which, in 1963, was said to be haunted. The family who owned the quilt claimed it moved about the house on its own, was tugged off beds, and was at the center of other strange occurrences.
San Diego, which is known for its residents’ passion for craft beer, has well over 100 breweries in the county. Many of the local craft breweries started as a hobby for the brewmaster and have grown into much larger operations. With home brewing legal in California, all a passionate beer enthusiast needs to try his or her hand at the craft is the right equipment and a little education. With multiple home brewing clubs and competitions throughout the county, it’s easy to immerse yourself in San Diego’s beer culture.
Bees are an important part of our ecosystem because they are major pollinators of the flowering plants and agricultural crops we depend on. However, the Xerces Society, a non-profit organization which works to protect pollinators, reports that there are several species of bees in North America which are at risk of extinction. While it may seem like a single person cannot prevent the extinction of a species, things individuals can do their part to help protect the bees. One thing is to create a friendly environment in your backyard by selecting native plants which attract bees.
Whether they are family heirlooms or pieces you’ve found in antique stores, adding some vintage accents to your decorating can help create a warm, stylish atmosphere in your home. Don’t be shy about mixing and matching your modern décor with antique touches. This can be a great way to let your personality shine in your home and create a space that you love to live in. If you’re not quite sure how to achieve the look you’re after, scour the multitude of interior decorating blogs on the Internet for inspiration or consider hiring an interior decorator.
Especially with the holidays right around the corner, everyone wants a gorgeous home to host festive parties and events in. Whether you just want to add a few cosmetic touches or do a complete home renovation, it can be hard to figure out where to start. We’ve scoured the web and found some home improvement tips on the website of everybody’s favorite cable channel, HGTV.