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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

7 Tips for Fun & Safe Trick-or-Treating This Halloween

Little princesses. Tiny ghosts. Mini mummies. Baby vampires. There’s only one time of year that these pint-sized monsters walk around the neighborhood, treat baskets in hand, cold-calling for candy at every decorated home they pass. Halloween is an evening full of fun and excitement, but it’s important to establish some trick or treat safety tips so you and your children will have an enjoyable and safe Halloween experience. We’ve also ...

Some Bunny Loves You! Tips for Easter Baking With Your Little Ones

  From coloring eggs, decorating Easter baskets and planning scavenger hunts, activities for children are always a cherished part of the holy season.  Baking with the little ones is a fabulous way to make memories and sparks a lifelong love of the kitchen.  It’s also a good time to teach a few lessons along the way.  Besides feasting on sweet treats, they learn valuable skills and practice math and reading without even realizing ...

Here Comes Peter Cottontail…Our Top 10 Tips for an Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt

    The daffodils are emerging, birds are chirping, and the sun is finally shining.  Spring is officially here!  Young or old, some of our best memories are receiving a beautiful Easter basket on Sunday morning.  Whether it’s shiny chocolate eggs, a plush bunny rabbit, or special treats, filling the basket is just as much fun.  Once the pretty baskets are opened, why not plan a special Easter Egg Hunt for the entire family. ...