Lent is an important holiday, but it can also be fun! For young kids, the message and meaning of lent are sometimes lost. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate, have fun, and teach the kids about the truth of lent, then read on! I’ve highlighted some great projects from Pinterest. I even remember some of these from childhood, and I always loved making the calendars and sacrifice lists. Be sure to check them out and share some of your favorite lent recipes in our comments section below!
Lent in a Bag
40 Days of Decluttering
Stones of Lent
Lent Prayer Station
Printable Stations of The Cross
Lent Word Search
The Lenten Tree
If you celebrate lent, you’re probably looking for ideas for your meat-free days. While lent is meant to be a time of sacrifice, that doesn’t mean you need to forgo your healthy and protein sources. This is especially true if you’re doing it my way, which is no meat for the full 40 days of lent. If you’re up for an adventure, learn how to cook some delicious vegetarian and pescatarian friendly recipes! Not only will this make it easier when you skip the meat, but you’ll also pick up a skill. Learning how to cook is fun, and knowing a few vegetarian friendly recipes will come in handy when hosting parties or attending pot-luck events. Check out some of these delicious recipes I found and plan to make this year. You’ll see a lot of portobello mushrooms and quinoa on this list because…. UH THEY’RE DELICIOUS. Do you have a favorite meat-free recipe? Share it with me in the comments section below. I’ll surely be grateful for the meal option!
Pescatarian Parmesan Pecan Crusted Salmon
Pescatarian Garlic Parmesan Halibut
Vegetarian Portobello Fajitas
Vegetarian Mexican 3 Bean Salad
Vegetarian Quinoa Stir Fry
Vegetarian Portobello Cheesesteaks
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
Loaded Guacamole Vegetarian Tacos
Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Update February 2nd @ 10:25 a.m. (est): Good news everyone! We may not have to experience the feelings below! Looks like Phil Did NOT see his shadow!
So, we’re all probably feeling more like this right now!
Originally Posted February 2nd @ 6:00 a.m. –
We all know about Punxsutawney Phil and we understand the importance of his job. He will be the determining factor in most of our moods today. If he does not see his shadow, we can get started on our spring cleaning and decor shopping! However, if he sees it… we’re doomed to six more weeks of cold. In most of the country, it’s not a huge deal… but in Western New York, it’s everything. Six weeks of slush, wind chills, and lake effect snow is too much for me. Just like every Groundhog Day, I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.
If Phil see’s his shadow, there will be five stages of the Groundhog’s verdict that many of us will experience. Please Phil, don’t let us down.
We’ll remind ourselves that Phil boasts only a 39% Accuracy Rate
We’ll be convinced that it will be dark, cold, and snowy forever.
We will all promise to be on our best behavior for some sunshine and flowers!
We will blame Phil, even though he’s only a messenger.
Eventually, we’ll deal with it and just make hot chocolate
Small accents actually have a big influence on the look and feel of a room. Simple features like wall plates, switch covers, hooks, stands, and accent tables can complement or detract from the aesthetics in the room. Improve organization and style with decor that no only serves a purpose, but also looks amazing in your home. It will take time to find the perfect accents for your home, but with a little inspiration and shopping you’ll get there. To get you started, I’ve highlighted some of our decorative stands and wall hooks, as that’s a great place to start. I opted for items with a rustic charm, as that is a very popular decorating style (it’s also my favorite). Check out some of the photos below to get an idea of what you’d like to see in your home. Click the photo for more info and pricing.
Mardi Gras is called Fat Tuesday for a good reason. It’s the Tuesday before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which means most people like to feast. During Lent, participants will sacrifice something they love and partake in often. For most people this is a favorite food, plus you have the fasting days for people who get really into it.
If you’re having a Party Gras, you MUST have a lot of food, and the RIGHT food. Turn your party into a fun fiesta and a”food funeral” with some of these delicious Mardi Gras recipes I found! Someone, please… PLEASE make me the King Cake Cheesecake.
King Cake Cheese Ball
Cajun Potato Salad
Pineapple Black Bean Salsa
Mardi Gras Chex Mix
Mardi Gras Jello Shots
Masquerade Sugar Cookies
Mardi Gras Cupcakes
King Cake Cheesecake
If you’re like me, you love the ridiculous, absurd demonstrations you often see on infomercials. While they sometimes offer useful products, most of the time they’re selling something you don’t really need. They do this with their extremely exaggerated clips of things gone horribly wrong. We’re all aware of the obvious lies in these commercials, but let’s look at a few and laugh at the gross exaggerations. Before you find yourself purchasing new appliances, gadgets, or home improvement items, think about the reason you want it. Is it something you’ve been thinking about for a while? Great. If an infomercial can solve a problem for you, wonderful. However, if it draws attention to an issue you weren’t previously having, you may not actually need it. It’s probably just their hilarious advertising doing it’s job. I must say, they MUST have a lot of fun making these clips. Check them out below!
Cutting Sandwiches is Hard
It’s Impossible to Move Furniture
The Microwave Breaks Your Plates
Normal People Touch Steaming Hot Water
Filling a Bucket While Carrying Too Much is Reasonable
Kids Will Deliberately Throw Food and Drinks on Your Carpet
No Adult Knows How to Cook a Burger that Fits a Bun
Most People Don’t Own Tables or Put Things Down
Your Dog Wants to Wear a Snuggie
This Thing Won’t Rip Tiny Hairs out of Your Head
Sitting Up to Watch TV is Too Hard
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Kids LOVE making giving and receiving tokens of admiration to friends, teachers, parents, siblings, and grandparents. Basically, they’re excited to show just about everyone how much they care. That’s the beautiful thing about kids; they have so much love to give. Try getting the little ones pumped up for Valentine’s Day with some of these extraordinary fun and adorable DIY crafts. Want to share photos of your creations? Post them to our Facebook Page and we’ll highlight the best ones!
Rainbow Heart Suncatchers
Glitter Rock Valentines
Fun DIY Valentine’s Boxes
Cardboard Heart Stamps
Folded Heart Mouse
Show your love with elegant, sassy Valentine’s Day decor this year. With a decorative tree, festive lights, and gorgeous window silhouettes, you can creatively display your love for this holiday. I personally love the blends of pinks, purples, whites, and reds during this time of year, so I love the idea of a Valentine’s Day tree. I’ve highlighted a few of our Valentine themed products below to help spark inspiration for your decor. Click the photo to learn more about each item.
Table Top Decor
Valentine’s Day Trees
Valentine’s Day Ornaments