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National Kite Flying Day

Kite Flying Day

by celebratethisday

Have you ever flown a kite? I remember in school one of our teachers had a kite-flying contest. We had to design and make our own kite. Remember this was before Google, it was a lot harder to find information, you needed to actually GO to the library and do some research on kites, find the best one and then how to make it.

I found out that box kites were great at getting the lift I was wanting and seemed pretty easy to make. A few dowels, tape, trash bag and I was good to go. I put mine together and went to school very excitedly (I didn’t usually care for school). It was finally time to have our contest and I WON!!! I was so excited, there were so many really cool looking kites. But, my little trash bag and dowels box kite won. I can’t really remember what I won, I was just happy that mine won and it was a lot of fun.

How to Build and Fly a Box Kite

Box kites are known for their high lift. In fact, most of the altitude records for kite flying are held by large box kites. You can make this box kite with easy-to-find materials from your hardware or craft store. Lightweight materials will help it soar, even in a mild breeze. Boys Life

Lets Go Fly A S’mores

We thought it would be fun to make a kite out of S’mores. We still have lots of leftover candy around here from Easter and Valentine’s Day so we are always looking for creative ways to get rid of it! These are really easy to make and lots of fun for the kids! Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

DIY Newspaper Kite

I love this little activity, because it’s the perfect combo of craft and physical exercise. It’s educational and artsy, but then you get to run and play with it! You can buy kites at the dollar store, so while this is pretty much a free craft, it’s not something you’re doing to save money necessarily: it teaches the kiddos a little bit about physics and lets them make something that’s fun and actually works. Living Well Spending Less

Easy Kite Bookmarks 

Make some cute little kite bookmarks for those kite flying books you might be reading.

How To.. make a Beautiful Kite!

We didn’t know we could do it, until we did it!  That’s right…this weekend, we designed, constructed and flew our own homemade kites.

Kids most definitely need some help and some patience. But the results are spectacular and give you a perfect reason to go outside and run like the wind. What’s a better reward than this?  This project makes it on my top 3 favorite craft DIY ideas for sure!

By the way, on a difficulty scale from 1-10, it is “officially” a 7.33. (This number is comprised of 3 votes: mine (3 difficulty level) a 7-year-old (9.5 difficulty level) and a 5 1/2-year-old (9.5 difficulty level). Red Ted Art

DIY PAPER KITE MOBILE

If for some reason, you can’t fly your kite outside, you can still have your very own kite celebration at home! And to this end, we have an all-new craft for you – a DIY Kite Mobile! This is a super-easy craft that young kids can do on their own, while preschoolers can do with a little assistance. And don’t worry about visiting a craft store; you need very basic supplies for this craft. Artsy Craftsy Mom

Paper Bag Kites

The kids will have so much fun decorating and making their very own paper bag kites. Somewhat Simple 

How will you celebrate NATIONAL KITE FLYING DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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Make National Frozen Yogurt Day special by celebrating with these quick, healthy and easy recipe treats. Your family will be sure to love them and ask to celebrate with these every day.

INSTANT HOMEMADE FROZEN YOGURT

All you need for this recipe is frozen fruit and yogurt. That’s it! To me, this is the perfect dessert or afternoon snack because the fruit is balanced with some protein, which means that you won’t need to worry about a sugar crash. But the best part? You can eat it instantly! No waiting for it to set in the freezer required. Yummy Toddler Food

Homemade Frozen Yogurt Recipe

This homemade frozen yogurt recipe requires no ice cream maker. It’s easy, delicious and wholesome. Healthy Recipes Blogs

Frozen Yogurt Pops

This is why I like having a guilt-free type of Popsicle on hand at our house. These will still put a smile on their sweet, hot faces but cool them down at the same time. I absolutely love these easy go-to Frozen Yogurt Pops. Super Healthy Kids

HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT | JUST 3 INGREDIENTS!

Have you ever wondered how to make frozen yogurt? It’s easier than you think! With just 3 ingredients you’ll be swapping out those froyo shops for homemade frozen yogurt every day! The Healthy Maven

How will you celebrate NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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World Nutella Day

Join fellow Nutella fans coast to coast for a chance to unlock a coupon for free Nutella for WORLD NUTELLA DAY! And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving away the journey of a lifetime: a trip to
the home of Nutella… Italy!

Nutella French Toast

Is there anything better than Nutella? We don’t think so—unless, of course, it’s French toast stuffed with Nutella. The Spruce Eats

Homemade Nutella

Easy Homemade Nutella – you won’t believe how easy it is to make your own chocolate hazelnut spread at home! All you need is 7 ingredients and a blender or food processor. Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Nutella Monster Cookies

These Nutella monster cookies are like a cross between a nut butter cookie and an oatmeal cookie. Made with Nutella instead of the traditional peanut butter, they’re a truly special treat. Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Nutella Cheesecake

So easy to make and decadently delicious, this Nutella no-bake cheesecake is sure to make you swoon. The Spruce Eats

Homemade Nutella

For some people, Nutella — a smooth chocolate-hazelnut spread found in the peanut butter aisle in most supermarkets — is a nostalgic childhood treat. But I didn’t taste it until college when a friend who’d been living in Europe introduced me to it, so I may always think of it as a more sophisticated sweet. The Splendid Table

How will you celebrate NATIONAL NUTELLA DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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National Hemp Day

by celebratethisday

Today, February 4th, National Hemp Day is a good day to educate yourself and others on what Hemp actually is. There are some many that hear the word “Hemp” and immediately think “marijuana”

Hemp is a phenotype of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is defined by the THC content. Hemp is grown for industrial uses of its derived products, as well as for various phytochemicals other than THC.

It is one of the fastest-growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber thousands of years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items, including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects.  [Wikipedia]

With evidence of its use recorded throughout history, including the discovery of material made from hemp thousands of years ago, many believe that hemp was the first crop ever cultivated by mankind.

With the capabilities to produce crucial resources such as food, rope, clothing, paper, housing material, and more, hemp has been the catalyst for man’s earliest innovations. [CBD Origin]

Fall Table Decor

This wouldn’t only be used for the Fall. What a great way to cover up a chipped vase, bottle or jar. Make a cute little rustic decoration.

29 Easy, Breezy Hemp Bracelet Patterns

From braiding to knotted jewelry to weaving, these hemp bracelet designs encompass a variety of super-simple techniques and take few-to-no tools to complete, which makes them perfect anywhere craft. Today is the day you learn how to make hemp bracelets, and you’ll be glad you did. There are hemp patterns for any style listed below, so get started! From classic square knot bracelets to advanced hemp patterns, you’re set! All Free Jewelry Making

DIY Christmas String Ornaments and Lanterns

These delicate ornaments don’t have to be used just for Christmas, hang them around your home.

How will you celebrate NATIONAL HEMP DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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Oh, the sweet taste of National Carrot Cake Day, celebrated February 2nd every year. Do you want to get your kids to eat some veggies, try one of these Carrot Cake recipes. You could even cut back a little of the sugar and add honey, or your favorite sweetener instead.

We have selected 3 of the best Carrot Cake Recipes for you to try and enjoy with your family. And what better day to make one o them then today? National Carrot Cake Day

Best Carrot Cake

Best-ever carrot cake recipe, make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. For more flavor, try toasting the nuts and coconut before adding them to the batter. It’s important to cool the cakes completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will just melt right off. 

Myrecipes

My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe

With its outstanding spice flavor, super moist crumb, and velvety cream cheese frosting, this is truly the best carrot cake. Use brown sugar and toasted pecans for deeper flavor.

Sally’s Baking Addiction

The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

This is my favorite recipe for homemade carrot cake!  This cake is so easy to make, perfectly moist, and topped with an easy homemade cream cheese frosting.

Live Well Bake Often

How will you celebrate NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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As a kid did you ever have a difficult day at school and come home and your Mom had just baked a delicious batch of homemade cookies, and as you walked closer to the door the smell made its way to your nose and your bad day begins to melt away.

National Homemade Cookies Day is celebrated on October 1st of each year.

3 INGREDIENT BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES

Ready under 20 minutes, these healthy, chewy and soft banana & oatmeal cookies are made with only 3 simple ingredients. They are a very simple and light version of the traditional oatmeal cookie with added dark chocolate chips. Flourless, eggless, low-calorie and low-fat these delicious cookies are made without butter, brown sugar or baking soda. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free this recipe is friendly to most diets trending right now. Are you on a low-cholesterol diet? Give these a shot!

One Clever Chef

No-Bake Cookies

My all-time favorite cookie recipe! Just a few ingredients and no time in the oven for these delicious No Bake Cookies. Yes, I cook and bake every day, but my favorite cookie is a No-Bake Cookie! 

The Diary of a Real Housewife

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

Homemade Nutter Butters are a literal game changer. They are soft, with crisp edges, loaded with peanut butter flavor and filled with a delicious peanut butter buttercream!

Cookies & Cups

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Our Carrot Cake Cookìes wìth Cream Cheese Frostìng feature a lìght, and fluffy cookìe chocked full of carrots and cìnnamon and topped wìth delìcìous cream cheese frostìng.

Mom’s Recipe Healthy

Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are soft, chewy, and turn out picture-perfect! Just a short chilling time and an EASY dough make these the best Christmas cookie for your holiday baking!

Savory Nothings

The Most Amazing Brownie Cookie

This brownie cookie recipe is all of the good parts of a brownie- crackly crust, fudgy middles, chewy edges, & intense chocolate flavor -in one little cookie! Also, if check out the how-to video right above the recipe.

Cook All Recipe

Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies

These from-scratch Ooey Gooey Butter Cookies were inspired by my Ooey Gooey Butter Cake! They are sweet and satisfying and super fun to make! 

I am Baker

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are amazing and taste every bit delicious as they sound!

Simplistically Living

Keto Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These homemade keto double chocolate chip cookies are rich, moist, fudgy and chewy. And they may be the best keto chocolate cookie recipe you’ll ever try!

Low Carb Crave

How will you celebrate NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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National 7-Eleven Day

On July 11, the 7-Eleven Convenience store chain celebrates the whole day. And especially celebrated is their signature, Slurpee.

The Slurpee began in 1966. The machines were already being used to make the Icee. But, they modified those machines and changed the name and advertising to, Slurpee. Name for the sound that the sweet cold drink makes when sucking it through a straw.

Along with Slurpee, may come a “brain freeze,” the term in which 7-Eleven took over meaning an extreme headache brought on by drinking a very cold drink too fast.

Here are a few tips to help if you experience a brain freeze.

  • You can try and press your tongue or thumb against the roof of your mouth
  • Sip warm liquid
  • Try stirring the Slurpee a little to warm it up before eating
  • Keep the cold drink off the roof of your mouth
  • When eating your icy dessert, flip the spoon and it the bottom of the spoon toward the roof of your mouth

Raspberry Lemonade Slurpee Recipe

Making homemade Slurpee’s is great when the kiddos have their friends over in the summer. These yummy drinks will cool them off. Plus they always think they are scoring a special treat, ha ha. Oh and they are so cheap to make at home.

Cincy Shopper

Easy Homemade Juice Slurpees

 I decided that we could make our own slurpees at home without using any pop. I made quick stop at the grocery store and then we headed home to make these delicious Homemade Slurpees with Juice.

The Write Balance

5 Homemade Slurpees Recipes

Whether you call them slushies or slurpees – these cool icy drinks are the perfect fun summer recipe for your kids. Just change the fruit to change the flavor of your homemade slurpees, add a straw and you are all set!

slurp!!

Kids Activities Blog

DIY Slurpees

  My kiddos {and hubby!} are absolutely obsessed with slurpees, and when I came across this article and video on Facebook, I knew we had to give it a go at making our own.  For us, it definitely wasn’t as easy as it looked in the video, but it was lots of fun to experiment and it is SO cool when you get it right!

Clean and Sensible

Copycat 7-Eleven Cherry Slurpee Recipe

This Copycat 7-Eleven Cherry Slurpee recipe is a MUST-MAKE during the summer months! Easily make your own homemade Cherry Slurpees with a few simple ingredients and a blender at home. 

Mommy Musings

How will you celebrate NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!



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National Sugar Cookie Day Feature

Every year July 9th is NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY. We honor the sweetest and cutest cookie around. If you are like me, when I think of a sugar cookie I think of Decorated Sugar Cookies during the Holidays, and little kids having fun decorating them for Santa.

sugar cookie is a cookie with main ingredients such as sugarflourbuttereggsvanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda (depending on the type of sugar used). Sugar cookies may be formed by hand or rolled and cut into shapes. They are commonly decorated with additional sugar, icing, sprinkles, or a combination of these. Decorative shapes and figures can be cut into the rolled-out dough using a cookie cutter. –Wikipedia

The sugar cookie is believed to have originated in the mid-1700s in Nazareth Pennsylvania.  German Protestant settlers created a round, crumbly and buttery cookie that came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie.

National Day Calendar

Chewy Soft Sugar Cookies

This is the BEST soft sugar cookie recipe! These drop sugar cookies are chewy and soft and perfect with or without frosting.

I know I always say something is the BEST or PERFECT, but these really are. I’ve fine tuned my “perfect” recipe so that they’re not only soft, but chewy too. When I made these for a party everyone absolutely RAVED about them!

Crazy for Crust

Super Soft Sugar Cookies

Super Soft Sugar Cookies – A Tried And True Recipe That Has Been Made Hundreds Of Times! This Sugar Cookie Recipe Works Great With Cookie Cutters And Bakes Up Nice And Fluffy. Best Served With Buttercream Frosting!

I heart Naptime

Soft Sugar Cookies

Our ALL-TIME Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe!! These Homemade Sugar Cookies Are So Soft And Have The Best, Creamy Frosting With Hints Of Almond. Everyone Is Obsessed With These Delicious Sugar Cookies.

Lil Luna

Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe (with Frosting)

These are my favorite sugar cookies! This recipe makes a simple, versatile vanilla sugar cookie; the dough is easy to roll and to work with and doesn’t spread when baking, so your cookies will always have sharp, defined edges!  You can decorate these cookies with sanding sugar, or you can use my recipe below for a simple (and tasty!) pipeable vanilla sugar cookie frosting.

Sugar Spun Run

Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies

Soft and chewy sugar cookies are one of the best. These are one of the softest and easiest.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Soft sugar cookie bars topped with vanilla buttercream frosting are the perfect treat to feed a crowd or take on the go!

Completely Delicious

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough

A new way to enjoy cookie dough, no baking needed.

Family Fresh Meals

Apple Pie Sugar Cookie Cups

These cute little Apple Pie Sugar Cookie Cups totally scream fall! Perfect for potlucks, school functions, parties or just a quick treat.  It is an easy non “recipe”, recipe.  More of a clever idea than actual recipe. Enjoy!

How to This and That

How will you celebrate NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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National Chocolate with Almonds Day feature

National Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated every July 8th. Today is the day!

Almonds are full of health benefits:

  • Loaded with Antioxidants
  • Loaded with massive amounts of Nutrients
  • High in Vitamin E
  • Can assist with Blood Sugar Control
  • Magnesium from the Almonds help lower Blood Pressure
  • Can lower Cholesterol Levels

You can find a few of the top recipes to help you celebrate NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY. Why not make a little more to share with your friends and neighbors?

Chocolate Almond Buttercrunch Toffee Recipe

If you’ve never made candy, this one is really simple and incredibly delicious, so there’s no reason not to try a batch. You chop nuts, make a syrup, and then you pour the syrup over the nuts. Sprinkle some chocolate over it, spread it out, and finish it with more nuts. That’s it. 

https://www.davidlebovitz.com

Chocolate Almond Clusters

These simple 2-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Clusters are easy, adaptable, and make great gifts!

https://bakerbynature.com/

Gluten-free Chocolate and Almond Brownie

Sweet and chocolatey brownie, full of Almonds and it’s Gluten-Free, what could be better?

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Twice-baked chocolate cookies are flavored with almond extract and studded with chopped almonds. Enjoy the biscotti like it’s done in Italy – dunked into hot coffee.

https://www.mccormick.com

Chocolate Almond Pancakes

These sweet Chocolate Almond Pancakes are the perfect brunch treat! Chocolate and almond are a match made in heaven!

https://createmindfully.com

Easy Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

Quick and Easy Chocolate Almond Butter Cups, make up a bunch and freeze them for a late night snack.

How will you celebrate NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day

National Strawberry Shortcake Day is observed each year on June 14th.  Either on a shortcake biscuit or a sponge cake, strawberry shortcake is an easy and refreshing summertime dessert!

Strawberries are sliced, mixed with sugar then allowed to sit for about an hour until they have surrendered plenty of their juices. The shortcakes are then split, and the bottom is covered with a layer of the strawberries, juice and whipped cream.  The top is then put back on, and more strawberries, juice and whipped cream are added to finish it off. –National Day

Strawberry Shortcake

Warm buttermilk biscuits filled with juicy, sweet strawberries and whipped cream make the best strawberry shortcake.

Once Upon a Chef

Slab Strawberry Shortcake

Shortcake to feed a crowd! With no individual assembly required, this genius recipe couldn’t be more perfect for all of your spring and summer gatherings. The from-scratch biscuit base is scone-like in its buttery texture and tastes great on its own, but when topped with sweetened whipped cream and sugared strawberries, it’s simply divine. If you have other fresh berries on hand, you can use your favorite combination to top the shortcake base. This dessert will be your new party favorite. Shortcake to feed a crowd! With no individual assembly required, this genius recipe couldn’t be more perfect for all of your spring and summer gatherings. The from-scratch biscuit base is scone-like in its buttery texture and tastes great on its own, but when topped with

Betty Crocker

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake

Poke cakes aren’t just easy, they’re also messy, sloppy, and delicious.  This Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake is perfect for hot summer days when the strawberries are ripe.  It’s strawberry shortcake in a pan!

Everyday Laura

Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

This Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake is a feast for the eyes. Three layers of butter cake are sandwiched together with fresh sweet macerated strawberries then smothered with sweetened whipped cream. Assemble the layers and chill then slice and serve for an incredible sweet ending to a special meal.

Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Scones 

These Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Scones are flaky, tender, and filled with fresh strawberries. If that isn’t enough to draw you in, the scones are drizzled with a sweet and creamy glaze.

Blogghetti

Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies

It’s Summer, so strawberries are on my mind! These Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies have a great strawberry taste, but they get the flavor from a strawberry cake mix. No, I don’t usually use cake mixes. These cookies are a delicious exception to that rule.

My Recipe Reviews

Strawberry Shortcake Roulade

This Strawberry Shortcake Roulade is the quintessential summer dessert. Cake rolls are always stunning but this one is particularly so. Light and airy cake wrapped around a sweet whipped cream and fresh strawberry filling. Irresistible!

Mom on Timeout

Summer Fruit Overnight Oats – 4 Ways

Four new summer fruit overnight oats recipes to add to your rotation! All four are themed around fruity summertime desserts — strawberry shortcake, peach pie, blueberry cobbler and cherry cheesecake. Serve them for breakfast, snack or even dessert… they’re that good!

Eating Bird Food

Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups

Sweet and delicious, Strawberries are now in season. Why not make these little Strawberry Shortcake cookie cups for your next get-together?

How will you celebrate NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY? Today is the day.

Take a little time today to celebrate with your family and friends and make lasting memories!

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