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Remembering 20 Years Later - Memories of 9/11

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Remembering 20 Years Later - Memories of 9/11

  Greetings to my pen and paper lovers, I hope you enjoyed this summer and are looking forward to the upcoming fall and winter seasons. As a change of pace from my usual blog posts, I wanted to take this moment to reflect on the tragedy of September 11th, an unforgettable event that changed the world forever. Those of us who experienced it in some way, shape, or form, will never forget that day and how many lives were lost, who left us way too soon. Every one of us remembers what we were doing that day. I happened to...

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Celebrate with Confetti Firecrackers

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Celebrate with Confetti Firecrackers

What’s a summer without fireworks? They light up the night during times of celebration, especially on Independence Day, and create lasting memories for young and old alike. But what if you could bring the fun of fireworks indoors without the pyrotechnics? You can with these confetti firecrackers!   Materials Paper towel cardboard tube Scissors Decorative paper Colorful card stock Hot glue gun/glue Plastic water bottle cap String Rubber band Paper clips Tape Confetti Directions: Cut a paper towel tube in half. Put the one half aside for now, and cut the remaining half down its side so that it creates...

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

The 4th of July is one of the most exciting holidays of the year, with picnics, fireworks, and plenty of delicious food. Though this beloved occasion is a blast for Americans, our pets might not find the loud noises associated with the day quite as fun. If your pet is one of many affected by the fireworks displays and firecrackers, follow these tips to keep them safe and content.     Test for the quietest area of your home Look around your house for a relatively quiet place to keep your pet during the fireworks display. Make sure the spot is...

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Throw the Best Father’s Day BBQ

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Throw the Best Father’s Day BBQ

Mother’s Day is known for brunch, whereas Father’s Day is all about having the world’s best barbecue. These BBQ party ideas will make this day one to remember for the father figure in your life.   Photo by Askar Abayev from Pexels Have cold drinks at the ready. Whether you put beers and ice in a wheelbarrow or put pitchers of drinks on the table, having cold beverages available for guests is essential to any party. Nobody likes a lukewarm drink to complement their barbecue spread.   Photo by Alena Darmel from Pexels Party game the day away. Life-size games like Jenga®, Scrabble®, Yahtzee®, and checkers are a...

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Dad’s Day Out: Must-Visit Destinations for Father’s Day

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Dad’s Day Out: Must-Visit Destinations for Father’s Day

When it comes to shopping for Father’s Day, it can be tricky to avoid the old clichés of a new tie or a seventh (unnecessary) screwdriver for his toolbox. Besides, what if your dad isn’t the businessman or handyman type? Instead of scouring a store for a gift, think outside the box and bring Dad on an adventure he’ll never forget instead.   Photo by Tatiana Syrikova from Pexels    For the outdoorsman If your father loves to spend his free time in nature, there are plenty of exciting activities you can conjure up for his Father’s Day celebration. Luckily, June weather is...

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