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It’s Time to Get Spooky!

As temperatures start to cool off around the country, the kids become settled in their school time routines, and leaves begin to change color, thoughts of Halloween parties, trick or treating, and Halloween costume contests fill young minds everywhere. Are you ready for the spookiest time of the year? You’ve come to the right place! Lillian Vernon is your Halloween Headquarters, with trick or treat bags, Halloween décor, and spooktacular ...

Staycation vs Vacation | Which one is right for you?

Should you stay or should you go? That’s a question many families face this summer when debating the best use of their vacation time. There are multiple benefits to both staying at home and enjoying your vacation time and taking a trek together to explore new and exciting places. To help you in your staycation vs vacation decision, we’ve compiled a list of benefits for both the family staycation and the family vacation. Staycations have ...

Essential Back-to-School Checklist

It’s that time again…time to get the kids ready to go back to school. Summer is coming to a close, and thoughts are turning to new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new school supplies. To help you with your back to school shopping, we’ve created a back to school checklist of several different items, including the standard necessities and a few things you might not think about until the need arises. Pens and pencils Colored markers ...

Summer Themes for Kids

  The kids have been cooped up in a classroom all year long, and now that summer’s finally here, they’re ready to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Are you looking for a way to encourage your youngsters to get some much needed movement? If you live near a lake, river, or beach, a day in or on the water is a great way to get the kinks out, have some fun in the sun, and get the oxygen pumping. To make it even more fun, here are some ...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is a worldwide celebration designed to honor fathers and father figures, celebrate fatherhood, and recognize the contributions of fathers in society. Father figures can include biological fathers, adoptive fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, fathers-in-law, and other male relatives, friends, mentors, or other influential males who provided leadership, love, support, and guidance ...

6 Meaningful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is an annual holiday with a lot of meaning for many of us, but giving a meaningful Mother’s Day gift doesn’t necessarily have to mean spending a lot of money, or buying Mom the typical flowers or chocolates. Think beyond the mainstream ideas and television commercials, and you can do something even more meaningful for this Mother’s Day. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas to help spark your creativity. Give Mom a ...

5 Easter Egg Crafts

Are you looking for something a little different this year when it comes to Easter activities and crafts for you and your kids? We have some great ideas for you to try, from some folks who really know theiregg crafts. We’ve included some of our favorite projects for you to try your hand at this year.  Galaxy Easter Eggs. These other-worldly eggs look very cool and are not difficult to make. Inspired by a fine art museum exhibit, these ...

How to Organize Your Closet

Do you often find yourself staring at a closet full of clothes yet having trouble finding something to wear? The culprit could be the way your closet is organized. You may have hidden treasures stashed away amongst the hanging clothes, drawers of folded jeans, piles of lingerie, and stacks of shoes in your closet just waiting to be rediscovered. Here are some suggestions on how to organize your closet and maximize your clothing options, not ...

10 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You” On Valentine’s

“I love you.” Those three little words mean so much, and yet somehow fall short of expressing how you truly feel. But actions speak louder than words, and Valentine’s Day is really about saying “I love you” in more meaningful ways. True Romeos use the occasion to be creative and find thoughtful, original expressions of love. To help you be a romantic hero this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together 10 creative ways to say “I love you” without ...

4 Fun DIY Calendar Ideas

Calendars are very common and used items in all types of homes, regardless of the interior design. They are very versatile and they can adapt their design to any décor. We have selected seven variants that we find particularly creative and beautiful. Choose the one that better suits your home and get to work! 1. A paint sample calendar. This is a customizable design and it’s easy and fun to make. The supplies required are a frame, paint ...

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions (And Not Break Them)

Does anyone take New Year’s resolutions seriously anymore? Former President Obama doesn’t. He acknowledged as much in a recent interview with Prince Harry on the BBC: “I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions – typically people break them,” the former president said. Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle says she isn’t a fan of keeping to strict New Year’s resolutions anymore, either. The princess-to-be wrote ...

9 Christmas Desserts You Can Leave For Santa

Leaving out treats, a carrot and glass of milk for Santa is an easy way to enhance the magic of Christmas for small children … And it’s a pretty delicious surprise for ‘Santa’ too. Magic Reindeer Food: Guide Rudolph and his team this Christmas Eve with some magical reindeer food. Sprinkle the mix of oats and edible glitter in the yard – the glimmer in the moonlight will light the way for Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer will have ...

10 Tips to Help You Stay Productive At Work (Even Though It’s The Holidays)

We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and as you try to juggle parties, shopping, hosting, planning, traveling, and work, there’s a good chance you will lose focus and momentum in the office. There are so many competing demands and expectations during the holidays that it is very easy to get overwhelmed. Many people lose focus during the holiday season because their to-do list swells while their time shrinks. Travel planning, guest ...

15 Christmas Home Decor Ideas

Everyone loves decorating for Christmas. Grab your garland and get ready for wreaths as we share some of our favorite new ideas for Christmas decorating. These decorating ideas for your mantel, front door, mailbox, Christmas tree, and more will surely fill you with Christmas cheer. We show you how to give a twist on tradition with handmade willow-branch wreaths that you can use inside or out. We show you how to welcome your guests in ...

20 Things to be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

As the holidays quickly approach and dreams of turkey, stuffing, and parades fill our heads, it can be all too easy to forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Instead of stressing over dinner, decor, and guest lists, take some time to reflect on what makes you #thankful. Here are 20 things we are especially thankful for this year. 1. Kids Thank you for the creative crafts, hugs, and endless love. 2. Great home decor Ah yes, there truly is ...

10 Fall Activities for Your Fall Bucket List

You’re sitting in your house, gazing out the window at the warm pastel colors of Fall in full swing. Yellows, reds, browns, and an impressionist-leaning sky pull at your heartstrings and fill you with nostalgia. The season is a time for change and a time for action, but it’s easy to fall victim to autumnal inaction. Buy hey, there’s never a bad time to stop looking backward and start looking forward. That’s what Fall ...