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.

Strawberry Picking

Are strawberries in season yet? Go to your local farmers’ market or roadside berry stand. Depending on where you live, you may have to drive some distance to get to one, but see what you can do. Whatever is there, enjoy browsing and sampling whatever is in season. If...

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Seasonal Gingerbread People

Bake gingerbread men and women and frost them with seasonal clothes, like swimsuits and sundresses and Hawaiian shirts. There's no reason gingerbread people should only be for Christmas! (Image credit: unknown baker, 2010 Blogger post) You might also like these...

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Washi tape tea lights

Get a big bag of Ikea tea lights and decorate with washi tape. Use them yourself or save them for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, etc. Although you can see it is very simple, go here for the full tutorial with lots of photos and tips. Half-inch washi tape is the...

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Memorial Day

I found this Liberty Magazine cover from 1943 to be quite haunting, and I wanted to share it with you on this week of Memorial Day. The artist is Frank C. Bensing. You might also like these posts...

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The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

Are your parks or beaches open yet? Need a beach read? Check this one out at your library (if your library is open) or, order now on Amazon (affiliate link). The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank is really more of a short story, so you can easily read it in one...

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White Shoes

If you have white shoes, especially white dress shoes, get them out and prepare to wear them immediately. Today is Memorial Day! Or, if you are as rebellious as I am, I hope you made a big show out of wearing them before Memorial Day. Because I never, ever...

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May week 5

We have a fun week ahead. If you have one of those big bags of tea lights around, it could come in handy. Also some washi tape, particularly the half-inch width. We'll be crafty with these things on Thursday. On Friday I will post a fun idea involving baking...

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Mow A Lawn

On this beautiful day in May, we are performing a random act of kindness. Today we are going to see if anyone we know needs help mowing the lawn, and we're going to mow that lawn! Some lucky communities have organizations that provide free lawn care for seniors. If...

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Homemade Starburst-type candy

As I promised earlier this week, here's another use for citric acid, besides making bath fizzies. Here is a candy recipe that is like DIY Starbursts. Some nice things about this is you can do your own candy (a) with no artificial coloring added, (b) as Christmas (or...

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