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.

Jello candied popcorn

I made these super cute red, white, and blue popcorn bags to sell at a local fundraising event.   This was my first time making candied popcorn. I had been collecting recipes for caramel corn and other candied popcorns, but the recipes made the process seem...

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Pursuit of Happiness

Consider the words “pursuit of happiness” and ponder what those words mean to you. Do not be concerned about the dictionary definition of those words, or what those words may have meant in the year 1776. Just think about what the pursuit of happiness looks like for...

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Quarterly planning

Schedule your quarterly planning session. Choose a day in July to plan your next 3 months. This is when you will look ahead and remind yourself of birthdays, appointments, vacations, and anything else that's coming up that you don't want to sneak up on you. Imagine...

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Uncle Sam Santa

I would dearly love to know the name of the artist who created this card. I have only been able to determine that there was a series of similar images, printed around 1910. Sometimes the cards wish the recipient a "Jolly" Christmas, and other times a "Merry"...

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Celebration cake

If you are in the States, bake a Happy Birthday cake or batch of cupcakes or cake pops to celebrate Independence Day. Or, this would be a good day to make those fireworks cookies that we practiced a couple weeks ago. (Image credit: White77) You might also like these...

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Christmas in July TV

Christmas in July is here! That means two things. We'll start seeing Christmas projects in some craft stores (not all of them participate). This helps makers get a head start on projects to sell or to give during the holiday season. And, it means Christmas movies on...

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July week 1

July is here, as well of a week of celebrations in the US and Canada! It is very unfortunate that this year in many places the celebrations will be more low key, or even "virtual". But you can still celebrate at home... I couldn't resist planning for some extra sweet...

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Fireflies

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere with fireflies, pause and appreciate them, and think of me, who is not lucky enough to live somewhere with fireflies. I didn’t see a firefly (that wasn’t a Disneyland firefly) until I was about 35 years old. I love seeing...

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Lemonade

I mentioned lemonade yesterday…make yours homemade with a simple syrup. It’s just so much better than pre-made lemonades or even homemade lemonade with plain sugar. You can also make batches of lemonade syrup to dilute later. Alternatively, try making your lemonade...

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