Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

**Updated dates for the 2019-2020 season!** Nothing screams Christmas like a festival of lights! We are fortunate enough in the great state of Michigan to have more than a handful of towns that display their Christmas thrill with thousands and sometimes millions of lights. We have narrowed down our list to 10 towns in Michigan that have must-see light festivals during the holiday season. (Cities shown in no particular order)

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How to Create a Disney Frozen Christmas

How to Create a Disney Frozen Christmas

I live in a house full of Disney’s Frozen. Do any other parents relate? I’m talking about 24-7 Frozen music, dresses, hair … the works. The movie was first shown to our 3-year-old daughter this past May. It’s been non-stop Frozen Fever since. It’s rare to catch my daughter not in her Elsa costume, running around the house singing “Let it Go.” Frozen has connected with hearts young and old since 2013. Both kids and adults were excited to hear

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Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

If you’re a DIY’er looking for a unique way to share the CHRISTmas story, we’ve got a few ideas that are perfectly cut out for the task with these 3 fun cookie cutter crafts.

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The 12 Days Of Christmas

The 12 Days Of Christmas

Isn’t it ironic that the “12 Days Of Christmas” we start singing our hearts out to … well in advance … actually refers to the days following December 25 instead of leading up to it? Perhaps that’s not so surprising to you (and if so, please don’t judge me!) But I’ll be the first to admit that despite working at the world’s largest Christmas store, I hadn’t actually ever given the twelve days of Christmas much thought beyond happily humming

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Harry Potter and the Hogwarts House Contest – Enter Now

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts House Contest – Enter Now

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – Albus Dumbledore. For over 20 years the Harry Potter series has brought so much joy and wonder to millions. Even as the ink on the pages may fade, our fascination with that magical world continues to grow. We fantasize about receiving a letter to Hogwarts, wielding our very own wands, and donning the Sorting hat on the first day of school!! Perhaps in Gryffindor, or maybe Slytherin,

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes… and a Little Fall Decor

Roasted pumpkin seeds are crunchy, delicious and easy to make. Not to mention you can spice them up anyway you would like. I just love pumpkin seeds, so every fall I bake my heart out to make the perfect roasted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are not the only benefit of gutting out a pumpkin… lets use the leftover pumpkins to create some beautiful fall decor. Garlic Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients 1-1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds Tablespoon melted butter 2 teaspoon garlic salt (additional if desired)

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Department 56 for Fall

Department 56 for Fall

No time or money to buy and set up a huge Department 56 display for fall? No problem! Use one or two village pieces and accents to create an attractive seasonal display for your home. Fireplace mantels, end tables, side tables … all work well for a Department 56 village display. I wanted to try something different. Something I hadn’t seen before. Something simple you can do at home, too. So I borrowed an empty wine barrel from a coworker!

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