Daily Prompts

Use these prompts for ideas for celebrating every single day as if it were Christmas. Here you will find daily treats and kindnesses for yourself and for you to give to others.

Your jewelry box

Go through your jewelry box. Organize it, clean things, give things to your daughters and granddaughters (or set them aside to give as Christmas gifts later this year). Find pieces you forgot you had. Give them to yourself and wear them again. Remember where the...

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Swans Down Christmas Belle Cake

This vintage Swans Down Cake Flour ad for “Christmas Belle Cake” is so gorgeous! The mint green frosting could be perfect for a spring cake this time of year. 2 1/2 cups sifted Swans Down Cake Flour3 1/4 teaspoons Calumet Baking Powder1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups...

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Quarterly Planning

Schedule your quarterly planning session. Choose a day in April to plan your next 3 months, or do it today, if you can. Sit down with your calendar and review April, May, and June. Review your appointments, upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, cards to send. Go over...

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A family-friendly April Fool’s Day

Tomorrow is April Fool's Day! Play some fun jokes, but not practical jokes, on your family. And definitely pretend to be fooled when your kids try to prank you. Here are a few family-friendly ideas. Turn everything in the house (that is practical) upside down, and...

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The Easter Bonnet

In my childhood, we wore fancy clothes on Easter Sunday, and hats! My mom purchased plain hats and then we would go to the craft store and buy ribbons and silk flowers to add to the brim. Our own custom Easter bonnet every year, and easy to do with some hot glue. This...

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April week one – plans and supplies

This week we begin a new month and a new calendar quarter. Dividing the year in this fashion helps us to feel that “new year” feeling more than once annually. This is an especially fun quarter for fresh starts because we can’t help but feel new when spring is visually...

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Bird feeders

Make simple bird feeders from peanut butter, bird seed, cardstock, and string. Or, you can refresh an existing bird feeder as shown in the photo. There are many complex recipes available for bird seed ornaments, but the peanut butter and bird seed combination is quite...

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