celebrate the day: Red Nose Day is May 25! Grab a Nose and Help! - 05/22/17 05:11 PM
Red Nose Day is May 25! Grab a Nose and Help!
 
This weekend, when we attended a high school graduation ceremony, I couldn’t help but think how lucky these young people are. How exciting to know that they are ready for the next leg of the journey that is life.
 
However, there are so many children in our own communities who still struggle for a daily meal.
 
Throughout the world, children are in need of a safe place to call home, where education is not taken for granted but welcomed.
 
Doesn’t every child deserve to grow up not wanting for food or healthcare?
 
Can’t … (27 comments)

celebrate the day: National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15, 2017! Who’s In? - 05/14/17 04:28 PM
National Chocolate Chip Day is May 15, 2017!  Who’s In?

Yes, this is one of my favorite days of the year! I am not ashamed to admit or celebrate it. For those of you who are no longer “doing” chocolate, sugar, or any of the other fun things, you may move on. I will not be offended if you do not read or participate in this post.
 
However, for those of you who appreciate how much those divine little chocolate morsels can elevate a pancake, cookie or most anything else, you owe it to yourself to use this one day to celebrate. … (39 comments)

celebrate the day: Selling or Staying...April 29 is the Day to Clean the Air - 04/27/17 03:35 PM
Selling or Staying...April 29 is the Day to Clean the Air
 
When I read that Saturday, April 29 is Sense of Smell Day, my head and nose immediately turned to one of the biggest things that could derail the sale of a home.
 
Ask any agent and this one issue- odors in your home- is a quick turn-off for buyers.
Even if you aren’t planning on selling, you owe it to yourself and your guests to have a home that smells fresh and clean.

You can search the internet and there are dozens of ways to help combat odor. Here are just a few, … (29 comments)

celebrate the day: Walk On Your Wild Side Day is Wednesday, April 12! - 04/10/17 04:37 PM
Walk On Your Wild Side Day is Wednesday, April 12!
Why this day?  I really don’t know but when I saw it it made me think about what my wild side was and if I’d ever brought it out.
 
As we matured, or are still maturing, many of us pushed our wild side to
the back burner, only to be brought out for special occasions or not at all.
Some people, though, are courageous enough to not worry about keeping their wild side on the QT.
 
Somehow while I wrote this Kathleen Daniels and Barbara Todaro came to mind.
 
I do admire that. I … (41 comments)

celebrate the day: National No Housework Day is Today, April 7, 2017 - 04/06/17 06:07 PM
National No Housework Day is Today, April 7, 2017
 
As usual, the origin of this day is not known to me.  I happened upon this yesterday and thought it apropos since our family just left after almost a week with us and I was planning on doing all sorts of fun household chores.
 
National No Housework Day falls on the day I was going to don my rubber gloves and begin windexing and soft scrubbing everything that needed it.
 
I had 2 loads of clothing and 3 loads of linens and towels, eagerly awaiting the washing machine and a vacuum that keeps calling my … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: Happy Birthday Sharon Tara! - 03/29/17 12:46 PM
Happy Birthday Sharon Tara!
 
 
Please join me in wishing Sharon Tara a very Happy Birthday.

Sharon and I became virtual friends here on ActiveRain many years ago.  As Home Stagers, we bonded over the “what would you do” kinds of questions.
If you’ve read any of her posts then you know that Sharon is one of the most creative people I’ve met.  
 
Check out her Wordless Wednesday posts!
And if you think Halloween costumes are made of sheets or purchased at a party store, think again...or look at her way of adding more fun to Halloween!
 
 
A day I will forever treasure is the day … (38 comments)

celebrate the day: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is March 26, 2017. - 03/23/17 04:17 PM
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day is March 26, 2017.
 
From time to time I like to write about little-known or odd days that are celebrated.  There have been…
 
National Chocolate Cake Day

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

National Chocolate Chip Day
 
(get my drift?)

They’re fun to write about!  I try to pick days that are interesting to me and I like to include something about the subject or whatever thought I might have on the subject.

So March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!

It’s like letting a kid loose in a candy/chocolate store.  What to pick??
 
I’m considering these:
Eat whatever I want day.
Spend … (32 comments)

celebrate the day: Organize Your Home Office Day is March 14, 2017-10 Tips to Help! - 03/13/17 01:34 PM
Organize Your Home Office Day is March 14, 2017
 
Even if you don’t work from home, most everyone has some kind of home office these days. Some of us are neat and well-organized and then there’s the rest of us!
And so today is as good a day as any to take the first step in organizing that space.
 
You may have a designated office as most homes today do, or you may have carved out a niche in one of your rooms. Wherever it is, why not take the work out of work by getting it organized so your time at your … (25 comments)

celebrate the day: Sticky Bun Day is February 21-Tickle Me Tuesday - 02/20/17 04:28 PM
Sticky Bun Day is February 21-Tickle Me Tuesday
 
Where the idea of Sticky Bun Day came from is a mystery to me.  I’ve never had a sticky bun, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t discuss it in public!
 
I suppose one could get a sticky bun sitting on those plastic car seats that people used to have to protect their new car.  It would certainly be the case here in South Florida where in the summer it can be in the 90’s with an equal amount of humidity.
 
 
When Larry’s daughter was about 6, she was in the back seat eating her … (38 comments)

celebrate the day: Random Acts of Kindness Week Has Begun! - 02/13/17 04:13 PM
Random Acts of Kindness Week Has Begun…
 
This is Random Acts of Kindness Week and this Friday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I think it wouldn’t hurt for all of us to reach down and activate that kindness gene.
 
Do you remember the last time you smiled because of what someone said to you or did for you...for no reason?
 
What you can do…
Give someone a smile or pat on the back when they need it most.
Say Good morning to someone you pass on the street.
Buy someone’s coffee or beverage.
Call to check on someone … (36 comments)

celebrate the day: Valentine's Day in Delray Beach - 02/09/17 11:59 AM
Valentine’s Day in Delray Beach
 
Looking for some last minute things to make your special Valentine smile?  Yes, anyone can orders roses and make a dinner reservation but why not try something just a little different?  (or as my friend likes to say “with a twist!”)
 
Sundy House
561-272-5678
106 S. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach
One of my favorite spots for a special or romantic dinner is the Sundy House.  It sits near downtown Delray Beach and if you can, reserve a spot outdoors.

Kilwins’s Chocolates
561-278-0808
402 E. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach
Watch the fudge being made or sit outside, enjoy your sweets while you watch the goings on down … (26 comments)

celebrate the day: National Inane Answering Message Day (a Day Late) - 01/30/17 03:59 PM
National Inane Answering Message Day (a Day Late)
 
This actually is a celebration of two days… today is Backward Day.   And, thank goodness it is because I missed posting on National Inane Answering Message Day, which was yesterday, January 30, 2017.

Since we have had the ability to leave outgoing messages on our answering machines, it has been a goal, I think, of many of us to try to make ours as creative and expressive of our true selves as we can.
It may begin with a favorite rock song or a cute message that sounds like our favorite celebrity.
 
That’s all good and … (28 comments)

celebrate the day: Belly Laugh Day is Tuesday, January 24, 2017... - 01/22/17 04:42 PM
Belly Laugh Day is Tuesday, January 24, 2017
 
I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a good belly laugh, and now even more so.
 
First of all, as you chuckle, THAT is not a belly laugh.  I’m talking about a from the bottom of your belly up, body shaking, big smile on your face belly laugh.  It’s a laugh-so-hard you cry laugh.  
 
Did you know?
Laughter can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
Laughter can strengthen your immune system
Laughter spreads quickly!!
 
You know the posts that contain jokes and funny stories or funny videos?  I don’t know about you but I try to … (66 comments)

celebrate the day: Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day... - 01/10/17 06:28 PM
Step in a Puddle And Splash Your Friends Day.

Ok, I admit, I have no idea where this day came from.  However, it’s Wednesday, typically known as hump day, or around here, sometimes
known as Wordless Wednesday.  

And since many of you have been busy with Lynn B. Friedman’s Annual Blog Jumpstart Challenge, I thought you might like to put aside your serious blogging thoughts just for a tad and have some fun in the rain.
 
Somehow when I read the name of this day, I thought of ActiveRain and all the fun we often have here playing in the Rain.
And … (22 comments)

celebrate the day: Copyright Law Day is January 1. - 12/28/16 04:31 PM
How it Relates to You and ActiveRain.

I’m not even going to attempt to discuss what constitutes copyright infringement, especially since I am not an attorney.  But if you are blogging here or anywhere else, then it would be in your best interest to acquaint yourself with the basics.

The best source here is Lenn Harley .

 
I’ve noticed two types of non-originally written-by-the-blogger posts on ActiveRain:

There are some bloggers who subscribe to posts that are written by someone else but from whom they have permission to use.  They have paid for these services and many use them for their newsletters.
 
That is … (36 comments)

celebrate the day: Celebrate the Day...Indulge Me If You Will... - 12/18/16 04:15 PM
Celebrate the Day...Please Indulge Me
 
December 21 has many special days that are celebrated (at least 8) so I thought I’d have some fun and wind the days into my post in the form of a short (silly) story. Bear with me as liberties will be taken and this will be written sans any adult beverage. The celebrated days are highlighted with links.

Wednesday, December 21, is Short Story Day.
 On this day, two young sisters, Jennifer and Stephanie, were on Christmas break.  At 10 and 8 years of age, they were not old enough to drive but young enough to get … (29 comments)

celebrate the day: December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! YEA!!! - 12/14/16 04:32 PM
December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! YEA!!!
 
While I like to celebrate this every day of the year, December 16 is a day specially marked to celebrate all things covered in chocolate!

I may not know the origins of this day, but I do know how to celebrate it!!!
 
Now, for those of you who choose not to indulge in chocolate, that means more for the rest of us!

Some things to know…
~For most chocolate connoisseurs, there’s dark chocolate and milk chocolate.  Period.  White chocolate just isn’t chocolate.
~Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70%+)has been shown to have certain health … (31 comments)

celebrate the day: Use Less Stuff Day is Thursday, November 17, 2016. - 11/13/16 08:01 AM
iUse Less Stuff Day is Thursday, November 17, 2016.
 
Or as my husband would say...isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black.  Everyone I run into is in the process of purging their garages, closets, drawers, storage units and any other hidden areas of items that they no longer need, want, use or still can’t figure out why they bout in the first place.
 
What can we do?
 
First- Acquire Less
We spend the First Third of our lives trying to figure out how to get the things we want and see...a new car, purses, houses, jewelry, boats, kayaks, and the list … (41 comments)

celebrate the day: On This Veterans Day...One Man's Story - 11/10/16 08:02 AM
On This Veterans Day...One Man’s Story
 
Today is Veterans Day...a day we honor those who have served and continue to serve in our military.  These are the men and women who have committed to performing whatever duties are required of them to ensure the safety of our country.

For your service, for the sacrifices you made, and to your families, you have my heartfelt thank you, respect, and admiration.
 
Please let me share with you the story of our beach-walking friend, Vic.
 
To look at Vic, you would have no idea of his age or what he experienced in Viet Nam. In fact, … (27 comments)

celebrate the day: National Men Make Dinner Day is Thursday, November 3, 2016. - 11/01/16 09:13 AM
National Men Make Dinner Day is Thursday, November 3, 2016.

This is a day that most women dream of, especially if you’ve been the primary meal decision maker and preparation expert.

Sandy Sharkey is the founder of this day and the website is fun, creative and explains it all.  
When Larry retired, he decided to take up cooking.  Wonderful!  I was getting quite bored with my cooking and as any wife/mother/chief cook will tell you, it gets old trying to decide what to prepare for dinner.

He is actually a better cook than I since he is willing to read and follow … (30 comments)

 
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