more about: holidays

Everything You Need For a St. Patrick’s Day Party from POPSUGAR Home

To some, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day means wearing green and enjoying a chilled mug of Guinness with some corned beef and cabbage. While that’s perfectly acceptable, there are a few other ways to get into the spirit. POPSUGAR Home can recommend great dishware and table settings to bring a touch of sophistication and class to any St. Patrick’s Day fete. […]

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How to Create a DIY Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Meredith Perez, founder and creative director of Belle Fleur, explains how to create a lush flower arrangement.

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Holiday Gift Ideas: More New Cookbooks

If these three cookbooks don’t fit anyone on your list, try these new options for holiday gift-giving: For the Baker Payard Desserts, Francois Payard with Tish Boyle World-famous pastry chef Francois Payard  offers up this mouthwatering collection of sophisticated sweets, including tarts, pastries, custards, ice creams, and more. Along the way, you’ll get his expert tips gleaned from years spent […]

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Wednesday Trivia: 4th of July Celebrating (and Shopping)

You may think of fireworks as synonymous with the Fourth of July, but according to a new survey from coupon website Offers.com, “oohing” and “aahing” at the annual attraction isn’t America’s favorite way to celebrate its independence. That honor goes to the humble outdoor barbecue (41 percent of respondents said it’s the highlight of the day; 36 percent said they […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Have you figured out what you’re going to give your mother on Sunday? If you’re looking for ideas, here’s a little market research to steer you in the right direction. According to a recent survey by coupon website Offers.com, 43 percent of moms would like to receive something homemade on Mother’s Day. Not up for a last-minute craft project? We […]

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Have You Fallen for Any April Fools’ Day Jokes?

Today is a day loved by some (pranksters) and hated by others (no-nonsense types). And the internet has only made April Fools’ Day more hilarious/obnoxious depending on how you feel about the holiday. Google always has a few clever “new products” on April 1st. This year they’ve announced Google Nose and Gmail Blue.  We’ve also gotten a few bogus press […]

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What to Do With Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

Easter egg dyeing, decorating, and hunting has probably left you with an abundance of hard-boiled eggs. You can slice them into a Cobb salad or chop them up for egg salad, but there’s nothing more delicious (or trendy, these days) than the classic deviled egg. To add some zip to the traditional recipe, try some of the following variations: -Stir […]

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Without Food Coloring

If you’ve yet to dye eggs for Sunday’s hunt, you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store in search of that last bottle of food-coloring. Instead, use these simple (and all natural!) recipes (which use ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator and pantry). To make blue, bring one pound of frozen blueberries and 2 cups of […]

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Friday Links: Easter Bread

Several of my friends have recently taken up bread-making, and it’s gotten me thinking that I should try my hand at it, too. I’m considering starting with one of these tasty looking Easter bread recipes. (Find out more about Easter bread here.) Do you make homemade bread? If so, what are your favorite recipes? Italian Easter Bread, Revisited from The […]

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Link Round Up: Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Thanks to my friend Alicia, who is organizing an egg dyeing party this weekend, I’m going to be decorating some eggs for the first time in years. I’ve been looking for fun ideas that we can try, and here are a few of my favorites: Watercolor Easter Eggs from Spoon Fork Bacon   New York Subway Eggs from The SoHo […]

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