The holiday season would not be complete without an obligatory gingerbread house project, so if you are looking for some inspiration, the Biscuiteers, a team of talented pastry artists working at a London cookie company, built this phenomenal gingerbread replica of Waddesdon Manor, a French Renaissance-style chateau ... [Read More]
"Every year, many of us gather around a Thanksgiving table and stuff our faces with food before ducking out of awkward conversations with distant relatives by blaming our post-feast food coma on 'too much turkey.' It’s true that there is no slumber quite like that of a Thanksgiving nap, but it’s time we faced what’s ... [Read More]
"Let us consecrate the day to benevolence of action, by sending good gifts to the poor, and doing those deeds of charity that will, for one day, make every American home the place of plenty and of rejoicing."
Sarah Hale (1788 - 1879), a dedicated advocate for women’s education and economic independence (though she strangely ... [Read More]
"What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done… Just you wait! Just you wait!" - Cleo, age 6, dressed and singing as American statesman Alexander Hamilton (from the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda).
According to Cleo’s mom, Carrie Goldman, ... [Read More]
"Makeup can be so much more than meets the eye..." - Tal Peleg
Meet Tal Peleg, an insanely talented visual artist from Israel with a unique specialty… eye-art. Using her own eye as the canvas and makeup as the paint, she creates micro-illustrations that incorporate the shape of the eye to tell a detail-rich visual story. Finding ... [Read More]
As we get ready to celebrate America’s birthday, let’s run down this 4th of July safety and awareness checklist I’ve created to help us all enjoy an incident-free, star-spangled weekend! ... [Read More]
For the twenty-plus years I have owned this decorative country-style wooden calendar, I have experienced a flashpoint of rage every June 1st when I flip the banner tile over from May to June, and move the date tiles around. I always check my paper calendar to see if there are any special holiday tiles to be displayed each month. My calendar has a painted Christmas ... [Read More]
Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a magical "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]