Archive for the Holiday Category

How to Celebrate Martin’s Luther King’s Legacy All Year ‘Round

Posted in Holiday, Volunteer with tags , , , , , , on December 21, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate of equality, justice, and nonviolence. Each year we officially honor his memory on the third Monday in January as a national holiday. King was a unique and forward-thinking individual, and the celebration of his life should reflect his progressive and peaceful views. Along that line, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act in 1994 to change the view of the holiday from a day off to a “day of volunteer service.”

The King Holiday helps inspire Americans to get involved for the betterment of their communities. But this is only one day of the year. How can you carry the energy and enthusiasm for volunteer service throughout the entire year? Here are some tips.

How to Make a Scrapbook Calendar

Posted in Christmas, Crafts, Family, Friendships, Holiday, Photographs, Relationships, Scrapbooking with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Have a hard to buy-for person on your list? If you’re stumped for a one-of-a-kind gift idea, consider making a memory calendar. With a few simple steps, you can create a unique gift your recipient will cherish for years to come.

How to Make a Dating Scrapbook

Posted in Books, Christmas, Crafts, Friendships, Holiday, Photographs, Relationships, Scrapbooking with tags , , , , , , , on November 27, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Looking for a unique gift idea in honor of the new love in your life? How about a dating scrapbook? It’s easy to do and personalize; making it a present your partner won’t get from anyone else. Here’s how to get started.

How to Make Pumpkin Pancakes

Posted in Cooking, Fall, Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Got some leftover pumpkin you don’t know what to do with? Or perhaps you’re looking for an easy yet unique breakfast for the day after Thanksgiving? These pumpkin pancakes are just the ticket.

How to Decorate Pumpkins in a Fun and Unique Way

Posted in Autumn, Cooking, Crafts, Fall, Family, Halloween, Holiday on November 21, 2007 by thedifferencenow

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Nothing says fall like a freshly carved pumpkin. But don’t let that be the only way you decorate these autumn vegetables. With a little creativity, you can make them look very distinctive (and have fun doing it.)   Here are some ideas.

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How to Make Christmas Pistachio Dessert

Posted in Christmas, Cooking, Holiday with tags , , , , , on November 16, 2007 by thedifferencenow

Christmas pistachio dessert

Looking for a change of pace when it comes to holiday baking? Here’s a light and refreshing dish that is the perfect ending to that large Christmas meal. It’s easy to make and feeds a large group.

The best thing? It can be made a head of time and refrigerated.  Here’s how.