How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box

How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box






Valentine’s Day is February 14, and the kids will be celebrating with parties in their classrooms. They’ll do a happy dance when you help them make this penguin Valentines box to hold all the cute cards they receive from classmates! Penguin party time! Penguin Valentine Mailbox* This “tweet” mailbox is perfect for holding Valentine cards from friends and family. You will need: – recycled cracker box, 6″ x 9″ – (2) 1″ wiggly eyes – craft glue – scissors, paintbrush

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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving

From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus: A Tradition of Giving






The concept of the American Santa Claus originated with St. Nicholas, who was born in Asia Minor about 280. He was known as a kind, benevolent man and made a saint because of his generosity. In honor of St. Nicholas, December 6 became the traditional day in Europe for the exchange of Christmas gifts and the beginning of the holiday season. Dutch immigrants to the United States brought with them their version of the gift-giving St. Nicholas, known as “Sinter

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Keep Calm and Camp!

Keep Calm and Camp!






Being a Michigander means a vacation consists of camping in the great outdoors. Nothing is better than sitting around a campfire with family and friends. Don’t even get me started on the magnificent smell of a campfire; it really is one of my favorite smells of all time. That is why I love Michigan so much. No, not just for the campfire smell! I love it because it is filled with SO MANY beautiful places to camp, both in the

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Life Is Better at the Beach

Life Is Better at the Beach






Summer … nothing like lazy, hazy days at the beach. Sunshine; the sound of water lapping the shore; the brush of sand over and all around your feet; the bright colors of sailboats, beach towels, ice cream, beach balls and bathing suits – bright memories you want to recall all winter long. And now you can! Wander the water’s edge in search of tiny shells and polished pebbles, and scoop up a cup of sand before heading home. Here you

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Celebrate in Red, White & Blue – Dessert, too!

Celebrate in Red, White & Blue – Dessert, too!






I’m going to tell you what is PERFECT at a 4th of July party. A delicious (I swear you won’t be able to put it down) bowl of Russian Cream. You’re in luck … we are sharing that recipe with you today and showing you some fun patriotic gifts to give someone or even yourself! Before we jump headfirst into that dreamy bowl of tastiness, we want to showcase the 4th of July weekend in Frankenmuth.

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What’s Your Special Message for Dad This Father’s Day?

What’s Your Special Message for Dad This Father’s Day?






Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a special gift that says, “Thanks, Dad, you’re the best,” then you have come to the right place! We have a do-it-yourself Father’s Day card for the person you call Dad in your life, and we have hand-selected some of our favorite Bronner’s pieces that will WOW your dad this Father’s Day.

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Simply “Egg”cellent Easter Decorations

Simply “Egg”cellent Easter Decorations






Spring is in the air! Time to put away those winter decorations and bring some color into your life. We have just the project for you. A lot of people only use ornaments for Christmas, but we are here to show you that they can be used for more than just that. These beautifully painted egg ornaments are here all year long and perfect for your spring/Easter decorations! They are finely crafted from glass in Poland, come in multiple colors,

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