Welp, the holidays are over. That means no more caroling and no more decorating–what a bummer–but that also means we get to play with all our new presents! For those of you lucky ducks that unwrapped a SodaStream this year, you might be thinking, “So what do I do now?” Never fear, fizzers, I’ve put together a handy cheat-sheet to answer all your queries about your new favorite fizz whiz.Read More
Fizz the season! With only a few short days left until the big day, I’m just bubbling with excitement. I know sometimes we get so caught up in the celebrating that we forget to stop and think about the meaning behind the season. Well I’m here to shed some light and answer the important questions — you know, questions like: what’s up with hanging stockings and why does Santa drink milk and not something a little more bubbly?
Why do we sing carols?
Because they’re fun, that’s why! Okay, the real history is that carols started with pagan songs celebrating the winter solstice that later were replaced with Christmas songs. Caroling became all the rage during the Victorian era, which is when many of today’s popular carols (“The First Noel” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) were written. Personally, my favorite song to…
We’re halfway through December and this is the time we usually start to stress — there’s so much holiday shopping to be done and so little time! Don’t fret, friends, I’ve been scouring the interweb to find the perfect presents for everyone on that list of yours. Check out my finds below — sure to keep you on the nice list!
For the mom who taught you how to make the perfect cup of tea.
Everyone loves a magical transformation–like turning water into soda–and mom will surely get a kick out of these clever color-changing mugs!
Also loving the idea of this “heart of gold” bracelet just because, well, isn’t that just so true about mom?
For the dad who taught you about classic music and classic movies.
It’s that time of year again! Did the holiday season sneak up on any of you too? Personally, I’m still stuffed from Thanksgiving, and it’s already Hanukkah! For those of you celebrating, I’ve round up some fun, family activities to help get you in the spirit and start feeling a little fizz-tive!
Decked Out in Dreidel Garland
HGTV has a kid-friendly decoration that will help deck your halls with some dreidel garland. Grab your scrapbooking paper, pencils, scissors, stencils, and glue–and get crafting! String your shapes on either clear craft or fishing line and then tie the ends onto a staircase banister or attach to either ends of a mantel. Tada, it’s beginning to look a lot like Hanukkah!
Here’s a fun variation on the typical menorah: have the little ones create flame headpieces out of red, orange, and…Read More