Gift Idea: Digz Gardening Gloves Are The Perfect Addition To Your Gardening Gift Basket!


Gardening can be tough on your hands. Thankfully, 
Digz Gardening Gloves are here for anyone with a passion for plants.

This incredible line of gardening gear makes sure your digits stay safe while you get to work in the soil (or even making your next crafting masterpiece).The durable gloves are available in a variety of colors and hand-drawn patterns and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds.  


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Besides being perfect for gardening they are stylish too! I find them so comfortable and love that they are touchscreen compatible. 



The durable gloves are steeped in color and also have touchscreen-compatible fingertips in case you need to snap a pic in the flower beds.



I love the Signature Gloves the best. They are so pretty. All three pairs are super comfortable but most of all I love that I can secure the wrist area. I love gardening but hate bugs so knowing no creepy crawlers can get into my sleeve makes me feel good!

The only problem I have when I get new gloves is getting them dirty. I get over it fast but just the fact that these pretty gloves are going to get dirty the first time I use them is killing me. 


I have to start pulling down some vines from over the summer. I plan on wearing these. They have great cushions in the fingers so I don't get pinched. Perfect!






These gloves will look so pretty in the garden gift baskets I have planned for two friends this year. 

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Buy it on HomeDepot.com here from $3.98.


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5 Tips to Celebrate an Occasion in Style



Photo by Marisa Morton on Unsplash

If your friend or family member is about to celebrate a special occasion in 2020, it can be incredibly difficult to choose an exciting and memorable way to celebrate with them and to make them feel special. If you are struggling to organize a kids birthday or a family anniversary, here are some top tips that will help you to celebrate any special occasion in style. 

Decorate

One of the simplest actions that you can take to make the special day different from any other is to decorate your home or the place where the celebration is going to take place. Decorations do not have to be difficult or expensive, however, and homemade décor such as banners and bunting is just as heartfelt as the confetti and balloons you may be planning to shop for at your local supermarket. You may also consider personalizing the décor with a message or their names, or combining décor and a gift in one by filling the space with flowers. 

Create a special cake

No occasion is a celebration without cake or another sweet treat. However, rather than simply pop to your nearest supermarket or cake shop, you should consider making the cake in question stand out by investing in special cake stencils for your loved one. You can either bake a homemade cake or simply add flair to one that you have bought previously. At Confection Couture Stencils, they offer a range of cake stencils for party planning, including Halloween, Christmas, and even Art Deco patterns. 

Choose the perfect gift 

At the heart of most occasions is the practice of gift-giving, and although not the most important touch on this list, giving the perfect gift can make your loved ones feel special and can show that you are thinking of them. Some of the best presents include those that relate to their hobbies and interests or that are personalized with their name or a feature that is specific to them. You might also pair this with a card within which you can write an encouraging message for them to keep forever. 

Organize a small gathering

The most important aspect of celebrations, however, is enjoying them with your loved ones, and so you should try to arrange a gathering of any size with all of their- or your- family and friends. You can even organize a gathering in 2020 through digital platforms such as Zoom or Hangouts, which can allow you to feel like you are all in the same room together.

Dress up

Not many people feel like celebrating without first getting dolled up. Whether you decide to arrange fancy dress, or simply decide to opt for top hat and tails, dressing up can instantly help you to get into the party spirit and can allow you to separate the occasion from daily life. You should also take as many pictures as possible of you and your loved ones in their fancy get-up as a way to preserve the special occasion for the future and to remind you all of a wonderful time that you spend together.

Kool-Aid Man Will Come to Your House on Halloween

  

 

KOOL-AID MAN CRASHES THROUGH HALLOWEEN TO SAVE TRICK-OR-TREATING

The Kool-Aid Man Will Bring Ghoul-Aid Popping Candy and Kool-Aid merchandise to Kids Stuck at Home 

 

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO – October 21, 2020 – There’s no telling what the rest of 2020 has in store for us, but it’s safe to say Halloween is going to look a lot different this year. The CDC has advised against traditional trick-or-treating*, leaving kids disheartened to not be dressing up like their favorite character and getting their favorite candy. Have no fear, this Halloween, the Kool-Aid Man is saving the ghoulish celebrations by reverse trick-or-treating and bringing Kool-Aid fun to kids stuck at home – OH YEAH!

 

On October 31, the Kool-Aid Man will deliver Halloween-themed Kool-Aid Scary Berry Jammers, which is refreshing blackberry flavored ready-to-drink juice drink in a convenient on the go pouch, as well as Ghoul-Aid Scary Berry popping candy and Kool-Aid Man costumes to select homes and kids nationwide. Fans in select cities will receive a kit delivered on-demand, and a few lucky winners will be surprised when the Kool-Aid Man himself makes the delivery. For a chance to get in on the Kool-Aid Halloween fun, parents can enter on Kool-Aid Man’s Twitter, and keep an eye out for the announcement tweet.

 

“The Kool-Aid brand is all about crashing in and bringing the fun and despite Halloween being celebrated a bit different this year, we don’t want to sacrifice one of the best parts – trick-or-treating,” said Naor Danieli, Head of Kids Hydration at Kraft Heinz, “The Kool-Aid Man will bring Halloween fun to kids stuck at home.”

 

Kool-Aid merchandise, including Kool-Aid Man costumes, are available on www.KoolAid.com. For more information on Ghoul-Aid and other Kool-Aid Halloween products, fans can follow the brand on Twitter (@koolaid), Instagram (@koolaid), and Facebook (facebook.com/koolaidfor updates. Visit KoolAid.com for the official rules.

 

*https://www.nytimes.com/article/halloween-cdc-guidelines-coronavirus.html

 

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3 Tips for Making Your Event Run as Smoothly as Possible


Hosting an event Warren OH can be an exciting yet daunting thing. You likely have visions of exactly how you want the day or night to go, but you may be nervous about actually executing it. Event planning and hosting takes a lot of time and work, but it can be worth it in the end. Consider these tips for making your event planning as successful as possible.

1. Plan, Plan, Plan

Planning is essential for success in any venture, and this is especially true when planning an event. You cannot simply show up the day of the event and expect everything to fall into place with no planning. It often takes weeks or months to get everything ready to go. It also helps to have written plans so that you are able to coordinate all aspects of the event.

2. Get an Accurate Headcount

If you are hosting an event where food will be served, gathering an accurate headcount can save you a world of trouble. One of the biggest fears of hosts is running out of food. When you know exactly (or almost exactly) how many people to expect, this aspect of the event will be much less stressful. You can work with a caterer to develop a menu that will work smoothly for the crowd you are hoping to feed.

3. Roll With the Changes

Planning is essential before the event, but flexibility is essential on the day of the event. No matter how much preparation you do, there is bound to be something that goes awry. You can then default to the backup plan and keep enjoying the rest of the day or night. Guests typically do not even notice these small blunders, and you should just let them roll off your shoulders.

When you keep these simple tips in mind, you can be on your way to becoming a pro at hosting any type of event.

How to make your dog feel at home in your home


If you have a dog, you’ll know they are just as much a part of the family as anybody else. That’s why it’s important that they feel just as home in your home as everyone else. Here are some ways to make sure your dog feels comfortable in your house. 


Start with the outside first 


While you’ll want to spend most of your time indoors, your dog will want to spend the majority of their time outdoors. Dogs love nothing more than having a large space to run around in, and your back yard is the ideal space to allow them to play in. Make sure you have a surface that won’t hurt them. For example, in extreme heat, concrete can get hot and burn their paws. 


If you don’t have a soft surface for them to jump around on, consider installing an artificial lawn for them. Arranging for experts to carry out pet turf installation is quick and surprisingly affordable. Employ experts and your back yard could be transformed within just a few hours. Choose a product that has been designed to be pet friendly. For example, the manufacturer US Turf is the only company to work with the Helen Woodward Animal Center of San Diego to make sure they design the best product for dogs. Not only is it safe, it requires very little maintenance and can transform a dull area into a beautifully aesthetic space. 


As well as a lawn, make sure they have somewhere they can get some shade when it gets too hot. This could be anything from a big tree to a pergola. 


Give them a space of their own


In your home it might seem that wherever you go, your dog will follow. If you’re watching TV on the sofa, it’s likely your pet will want to come and sit next to you. If you let them, they’d probably jump in the bed or even your bath with you. While they might enjoy roaming around the whole house, it’sstill important that they have a space to call their own. Make sure they have a designated corner of the house that is purely for them. Buy them a comfy bed that they can go to when they’re tired, or stressed, or just want a place to chill out during a busy day. Make sure they have access to a constant supply of water in the exact same place every day. 


Make sure you’re there regularly


No matter what amount of toys, beds or treats you buy them, your pet will only feel truly at home when you’re there. If you’ve got a dog, you’ll know the level of excitement that greets you when you arrive home from a long day at work or even a quick 5-minute journey to the store and back. Dogs can get very stressed out if you leave them for a long amount of time, so make sure you’re there regularly to keep them company. If you do have to leave them, try leaving on the radio so they can hear voices while you’re away. 

 

Peer - Pressure is REAL. How to Say No - Even if its Family

Jennifer Ritchie 'the parent whisperer’ best-selling author, and  Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) spent more than a decade helping countless parents navigate parenthood and health challenges, including nursing, postpartum, illness, mental state, and overall PARENTHOOD. 

Ritchie has worked with many new moms including a-list celebrities as an on-location consultant and is known worldwide for her educated expertise for new moms.
 
Mom’s around the world are reaching out to Ritchie to get her insight on one thing all parents are dealing with right, the weight of the pandemic, COVID-19 and all the struggles that are coming with it.
 
As parents, we all want what’s best for our children, and ultimately that should be to keep them safe. But really, WHY is It harder than it sounds? And why it’s OK to say NO. 
  • Don’t Buy into the Telephone Game. ‘Orders’ during the pandemic are ever-changing, and confusing for anyone. Keeping up with all the press conferences and CDC guidelines is not easy. It’s really becoming a game of telephone, from one friend to another who missed the conference. At the end of the day, make your own executive decision for you and your family and do your own research if needed.
  • Dealing with friend/family barriers. With the upcoming election, there are already barriers and eggshell walks when views are different in your friend/family groups, add a pandemic to it. Not every parent is doing the same thing right now. Some parents are getting kids back into school, some parents are homeschooling. Some parents are still practicing strict social distancing, and some parents are keeping their kids home. All decisions being made have the best intentions, but if you do not agree with another parent and their choices, that’s OK. 
  • Covid Peer-pressure is a thing. There are many parents being peer-pressured to do what they are not comfortable doing right now. New mom’s especially, it’s OK to stay home in your bubble, enjoy the time with your family, do not feel pressured to expose you and your family to anything if you do not feel comfortable, Its’ OK to SAY NO.
  • Getting a Cold Is OK. Right now, everyone that coughs, sneezes or has an unexpected runny nose seems to get banned. Kids get runny noses all the time. This is their way of building an immune system. We cannot add more stress to our lives thinking the worst, the more positivity we have during the circumstances the more better chance we have to stay strong through it all. Try not to overreact as that affects everyone around you. Now is best to get yourself and your family healthy, so put all the extra love you can into living a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Take Advantage of a Quiet Holiday Season. This is the one year that you actually have an excuse to get out of family functions during the holidays, so take advantage. Everyone will still be there, when you decide to make decisions in your own time.
As parents for our children, stay safe, stay smart, and know it’s OK to just say NO.

COVID SAFE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY IDEAS FROM SEE’S CANDIES

This Halloween is going to be a little different than in years past. Gone — for the time being — are traditional Halloween parties, neighborhood trick-or-treating, or scaring ourselves silly on haunted carnival rides. 

Instead, we’re socially distancing and living our lives via video call (some things are still terrifying). But that doesn’t mean Halloween has been cancelled...it just needs some creativity and some sweet treats! 

See’s Candies has compiled some spooky and fun, COVID-conscious Halloween ideas that you can implement this year with little or no prep. Take a look at our tips and tricks for a fun and safe Halloween.

The Curse of Blackbeard’s Treasure 
Avast, ye mateys it’s Halloween again which means it’s the perfect time for a spooky, Halloween-themed treasure hunt. Hide caches of your favorite See’s Candies around the house, the yard, or the neighborhood and provide clues for finding the next box of loot. The clues can be fun puzzles, word-games, limericks (G-rated of course, this ain’t Tortuga). Or create your own fun way of keeping the action moving. If you have little kids, create an authentic-looking treasure map for a swashbuckling time! 

Automo-BINGO! 
Halloween is the start of the great home decorating season where neighbors try to outdo each other and have the spookiest house on the block. Since trick-or-treating may not be an option in your area, you can still participate in the monster fun by checking out the haunted houses nearby from the safety of the family car. Create a set of BINGO cards consisting of all the outrageous, slightly terrifying, but always hilarious decorations to be found around the neighborhood or around town. Some of our favorites include pumpkins, scarecrows, witches, spiderwebs, graveyards and ghosts! Next, hop in the car and do a tour of the neighborhood to try and find items on your card. Extra points if you honk the horn at the first BINGO! 

The Last Zoom Window on the Left 

We’ve all had the same nightmare: it’s Tuesday (no, not that), you’re on a zoom call with the boss giving the big presentation and realize through your own camera that your kids have gotten into the finger paints, your husband has somehow burned a turkey sandwich, and the dog took a mud bath and is drying herself off...on the carpet! Oh, whew. Just a dream. Why not make video calls a different kind of nightmare fuel with the most epic scary story competition ever, but do it over a video call? Have everyone turn out the lights and illuminate their faces solely with flashlights to set the mood. Everyone takes turns telling their best, or favorite, ghost story in the hopes of providing a little wholesome fright for each other in a totally safe way. A benefit of this game is that you can sneak more See’s Candies when the lights are off! Extra points: for an original scary story. 

Give a “Boo Bag” to Your Boo Crew 

Halloween has always been a holiday best shared with your pals, so this year, why not spread a little spooky cheer throughout the neighborhood by anonymously dropping off “Boo Bags” to your entire Boo Crew. See’s has you covered here with their fully decorated bags of sweet treats. Have the kids decorate some of See’s free downloadable coloring pages and slip it inside the bag for a handmade touch. This can be a fun, simple activity for kids to do during those cool autumn evenings and it will add a little fun for whomever you deliver it to as they try to guess who is their secret Halloween benefactor. And who doesn’t love a little surprise chocolate? 

Trunk-or-Treat 

Sure, trick-or-treating house to house may be out of the question this year but no one ever said you couldn’t trick or treat car to car. It’s called Trunk-or-Treating and it predates COVID but happens to still be a terrific alternative. Simply have all those participating park their cars trunk side out with their Halloween candy baskets safely stowed in the trunk. Small Quaran-Teams can still have the feeling of trick-or-treating without knocking on the door and interacting with any monsters, oops I mean neighbors. 

With a little creativity, an open mind, and plenty of See’s Candies, Halloween 2020 can go down in history as your most spookifying October 31st.  Head on over to NationalToday.com to download the whole See's Halloween kit

Boys Town Books Are Amazing! They Teach Social Skills In A Child Friendly Way

 

Sammy wants you to know he’s no blabbermouth. He’s no tattletale. No squealer or rat. He has one golden rule: he never snitches!

When Sammy catches his best bud Carlos sticking a wad of gooey gum under a desk, Sammy doesn’t spill the beans. When the meanest kid at the elementary school sneaks off with an extra cupcake, Sammy doesn’t tattle. When the school counselor shows up 10 minutes late, Sammy stays silent. After all, he’s no snitch and proud of it.

But Sammy becomes concerned when his friend is bullied by another student. Will he be able to stay tight-lipped when his best friend is called a crybaby and targeted for a beatdown after school? Sammy isn’t the only one who’s worried – he sees anxiety building in his friend too. Will the many “see something, say something” posters plastered in the hallways make Sammy rethink his attitude and report the threat?

My Name’s Sammy, and I’m No Snitch is a powerful tale for children in grades K through 5 about why it’s important to report dangerous behaviors, how to recognize the difference between snitching and reporting, and why asking adults for help is sometimes the safest thing to do. Tips for parents and educators are included at the end of the story to help teach children how to communicate and put their decision-making skills to use when it comes to distinguishing “snitching” and reporting potentially dangerous situations.


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My Name Sammy, And I'm No Snitch is a must have for parents, caregivers, teachers and school administration. Everyone especially the school counselors or therapists need this book on their shelf. It teachers clear, situations to help children distinguish snitching and reporting!


Teaching kids that there is a difference between snitching and reporting is a hard concept and as a teacher I can tell you this is something all teachers talk about. There is always that one or two or three kids who feel a child isn't following the rules and it is their place to tell you. It makes them feel important but also as a parent of an Autistic child they need others to follow the rules because otherwise it messes with their "norm". My son was one that was always in conflict because he felt it was his place to let other kids know they were not following the rules. It made him a target and other kids don't like being called out. Now that he is older and understands it isn't his job to worry about anyone other than himself. I also have to press him about his social media. I want him to know that if he sees something that could get someone hurt it is his responsibility to say something. Truly a hard lesson!


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Cora June is back, and this time she's learning a thing or two about doing the right thing - even when no one is looking!

When Cora June half-heartedly cleans her room by taking a shortcut, Mom is quick to ask her about her integrity. Not really knowing what it means, Cora June assumes it's probably hidden under her bed, or in her closet.

She continues to school, where she cheats on a spelling test... impossible is a hard word to spell. Right? During her test, she finds that integrity pops up again. Again, it's probably under bed.

When Cora June learns what integrity means, she realizes that she can't find hers! Fortunately, her mom is there to help her put the I in integrity. Follow Cora June as she learns about her integrity, and see if she can use it to right what she did wrong.

Another hit for award-winning author and parenting expert Julia Cook, this book is part of The Leader I'll Be series and will teach children in grades K-5 the importance of self-reliance. Included at the end of the story are tips for parents and educators to help reinforce the values of honesty, honor, courage, authenticity, respect, responsibility, and restraint.


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Teaching integrity is done in a genius way. What is integrity? Well Cora has no idea and I am sure many young readers won't know either but Julia Cook has a wonderful way of explaining it.  All little kids fib if it gets them what they want, makes their life easier or are just plain lazy but allowing them to see why it is not okay isn't easy. Being able to have faith in yourself, respect others as well as their selves and be empathetic to others as well as themselves is a very important lessons. Having good morals and values is something we have to teach by modeling. As a teacher I notice little things all day that allow me those teachable moments. Reinforcing positive behavior when children are kids, empathetic and honest is as important as catching the moments. 


I loved this book and plan on loaning it out to the other classrooms in my school. The other teachers are going to love it!


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