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The holiday season is as much of a time of giving as it is receiving. As the winter holidays approach, get together with your kids and brainstorm ways to give back to your community through small volunteer projects! Volunteering teaches children the valuable lesson of appreciating what they have, and making sure to extend kindness and good to others who may not have as many resources. We have compiled a great list to get you and your family started on sharing the joy this season!   1. Help Bake Cookies or Food to be Donated  Whether you buy the famous...
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Fact: everyone love potatoes. It is a family favourite side dish. Why not add some additional recipes to your book to wow your family and guests at your next social gathering? These 3 recipes are sure to impress, especially with the holidays right around the corner. 1. Garlic Butter Potatoes  What you'll need... 1 1/2 lb. new or small potatoes 1/4 c. butter, melted 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 c. finely chopped parsley Directions Preheat oven to 375° and line...
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With autumn finally in full swing, we can be sure of a few things. The air will continue to get colder and drier, your bank account will take a bit of a hit now that Starbucks' holiday drinks are back (hello, Caramel Brulée Latte!) and your hair will most definitely start to feel damaged. We are here to offer you some help with the last point! Check out these four awesome DIY hair masks that can help protect and nourish your hair to keep it glossy and beautiful for all of the upcoming holiday gatherings in your schedule.    1....
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Let's cut to the chase - you probably had a million extravagant halloween costume ideas for your kids. You know, witch costumes with fifty different accessories, or perhaps a state-of-the-art robot with 5 moving paper mache limbs that take hours to paint. And here you are, a little less than a week away from Halloween, and no costume ready for your trick-or-treaters! Don't worry, we have a great starter list for awesome costumes that take less than a day to make, isn't a trick on your wallet, and is a treat for your little ones.  1. Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube...
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Using the same old tired Halloween treat recipes? Here are some quick, easy, and terribly spooky new recipe twists to prepare with your kids!  1. Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats What You'll Need... 3 tablespoons butter 10 ouncesmarshmallows 6 cups rice krispie cereal 10 drops yellow food coloring 10 drops blue food coloring Melted Chocolate/Candy Coating Candy Eyes Instructions Melt the butter in a large pot and add the marshmallows. Stir until they are all melted! Add in the food coloring and stir until it turns green. Add rice krispie cereal a little bit at a time and stir to combine. Press rice krispie cereal into a buttered...
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Halloween is almost here, and your house definitely needs to be the source of all screams in the neighborhood on the 31st! From eerie mason jars lights to blood-spattered creepy candles, we've got a list of great crafts to make sure your home is totally GHOUL for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and costume parties alike!   1. Halloween Mummy Lights  What you'll need... Glass mason jars, vases Gauze Googly eyes Instructions Tape an end-piece of gauze to the top of your jar (so you can re-use the jar later if you would like). Wrap and twist the gauze all the way...
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Not all recipes that have pumpkin have to be followed by "pie". Here are just some of the great ideas we found for your next pumpkin dish...   1. Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped onion 2 cup pumpkin purée 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons honey kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 4 slices white bread 6–8 slices gruyère cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Directions In a large...
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The air isn't as warm, moist and kind as it used to be in the Summer. It is thus much easier and much more likely for your skin to begin losing moisture and to experience all kinds of weather/related problems. Luckily, we have compiled some great tips to help you transition into this cooler weather and protect your skin!   1. Make the switch from lotion to cream Trust us on this one. As the air gets drier, your skin will need a thicker layer of moisturizer to keep it supple and hydrated. Creams provide a great, oily layer that...
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Everybody loves an easy and delicious slow-cooker meal. The steady drop in temperature as we get closer to fall makes these three recipes even more appetizing.   Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes  Ingredients Cooking spray Baby potatoes, halved and quartered if large 3 Cups shredded cheddar 2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced 8 Slices bacon, cooked ¼ Cup sliced green onions (plus more for garnish) 1 Tbsp. paprika Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Sour cream, drizzling Directions  Directions Line a slow cooker with foil and spray with cooking spray. Add half the potatoes, 1 1/4 cups cheese, half the garlic, 1/3 of...
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Let’s face it – Summer is fading fast, and that means no more beaches and barbecues to entertain the family. But now, we get to cozy up in our burgundy sweaters, smell the crisp air, and drink Pumpkin Spice anything-and-everything!  There are also plenty of fun kid-friendly activities to take part in as a family. We’ve compiled a great starting list for you.   Colour Walk The Colour Walk is an even more exciting version of a Nature Walk. During your walk, give your little ones a notebook and some coloured pencils or a digital camera, and have them identify...
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