Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Irish Blessings & Colcannon Recipe

Want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but wish to keep it simple? Decorate with Irish blessings and devour a warm bowl of colcannon! I must confess that I delight in decorative touches in my home for various holidays. However, I don’t wish to invest a great deal of time or money. Christmas is a bit of an exception, but even then I’m looking to spend time and money wisely. Choose from Many Irish Blessings I decided to start by choosing

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Craft Yourself a Great St. Patrick’s Day

Craft Yourself a Great St. Patrick’s Day

We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Hair turns green, beer turns green; it’s green, green, green all day long! Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these delightful green crafts and a few treats, too! There’s something for the whole family to make and enjoy!

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Department 56 Giveaway and Winter Display Ideas

Department 56 Giveaway and Winter Display Ideas

– THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to Shawn Kennedy from California, the winner of our Department 56 Dickens’ Village giveaway of “Russell Street Books”! Thank you to everyone who entered. No winter doldrums here! Read on for your chance to win our Department 56 giveaway, the Dickens’ Village piece “Russell Street Books.” Along the way, snag some great Department 56 winter display ideas.

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Celebrating Michigan with a Cookie Recipe

Celebrating Michigan with a Cookie Recipe

Michigan celebrates 183 years of statehood January 26, 2020. So you’ll find us celebrating Michigan, the only state with two peninsulas, with a delicious cookie recipe! In brief, the special ingredient is cream cheese, and we’ll double the deliciousness with both upper peninsula and lower peninsula cookie cutters. Smitten with the Mitten Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas are separated by the 5-mile Straits of Mackinac waterway joining Lakes Huron and Michigan. As a result, the Mackinac Bridge, a state landmark

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A Star Wars Christmas & DIY Stormtrooper Wreath

A Star Wars Christmas & DIY Stormtrooper Wreath

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? Whether or not you’re a fan, chances are you’ve at least heard of the global phenomenon Star Wars ®. For decades the infamous space opera that takes place in a galaxy far far away has captured the hearts and imagination of kids of all ages. But, if by chance you are not a Star Wars ® fan, be warned … this is not the blog post you’re looking for.

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