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How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is
What special day during the year was established to show appreciation and love to friends and family by giving them candy, treats and cards? If you guessed Valentine’s Day that would be the incorrect answer. Celebrated the 3rd Saturday in October, Sweetest Day gives us an opportunity to shower our friends, family, coworkers and children with love and admiration. Although some argue it’s a commercial ploy by candy and card companies for additional profits, some of us may need a push to tell our friends and family they are special to us. What are some cheap and easy ways you can tell those in your life they mean the world to you? 1. Cards Purchased or handmade, cards can easily translate, or put into words, what you’re feeling. Send cards to distant friends –…

 

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Top 10: Trail Mix Recipes

Top 10: Trail Mix Recipes
August 31 is National Trail Mix Day, and what better way to celebrate than to try out some new and amazing sweet and salty combinations? I know Pinterest can be overwhelming, since you can find literally EVERYTHING you could ever want or need on there, so I did the legwork for you and found 10 easy trail mix recipes that are sure to be a hit! Sweet & Salty S'MORES SNACK MIX   • Golden Grahams cereal  • chocolate chips  • mini pretzels  • mini marshmallows Find the recipe here. POPCORN SNACK MIX My personal favorite and something I have every time I go to a movie theatre – Popcorn and Buncha Crunch – AMAZING!! You could also add a bit of variety and make it even more delicious:  • pretzels  •…

 

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10 Ways to Say Sayonara to Summer

10 Ways to Say Sayonara to Summer
Ok, before I anger anyone, summer is definitely not over yet. But that's the point! You've got a little time left, so why not use that summertime sadness for motivation and enjoy all that summer has to offer before it's disappeared on us again? 1. Eat s’mores Ok, this is my own personal opinion here, but a true s’more, with the marshmallow lightly browned over a crackling bonfire is the most delicious, hardest-to-recreate-in-the-winter snack ever! 2. Go camping Really the most important thing here is enjoying a bit of nature, but it’s a great bonding experience with friends, families, or significant others. 3. Go for a swim Every year around August, I look down at my pasty white legs and think to myself “Hmmm…darn…I managed to not swim at all this…

 

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