Wednesday, May 15, 2013

National Chocolate Chip Day!

When: Always on May 15th
National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!? Chocolate chips are popular in cooking and baking, for a wide variety of breads, cakes, and cookies. There is an almost endless number of recipes. They are also used in decorating. Have you ever had chocolate chip pancakes? How about chocolate chips in trail mix? If you've never had these, then you're leading a sheltered life. Rare is the leftover chocolate chip. If you don't use the whole bag, you and/or your kids will likely eat them as a snack before they make it to the storage container.  There are many recipes for having a successful National Chocolate Chip Day. And, every one of them includes chocolate chips. 
Origin of National Chocolate Chip Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. It seems that many of the food and candy related days have tagged on the  word "national".  We suspect in the midst of a sugar high, the creators got a little excited, and a wee bit carried away.

  Chocolate Chip Cookie Fridge Magnets

  Necklace & Earrings Set

  Button Rotating Clip ID Badge Reel

  Chocolate Chip Lip Balm

  Handmade All Occasion Card

  Scented Ice Cream Cone Candle

  Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

   flour sack towel

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lost Sock Memorial Day!

      When : Always May 9th
Lost Sock Memorial Day recognizes your drawer full of unmatched socks. Each unmatched sock represents a missing sock. We never throw away our unmatched socks. After all, it may show up someday.       On Lost Sock Memorial Day, we suggest you spend a little time (as little as possible) searching for those missing socks.  After a (very) brief search, and in good "Memorial" spirit, spend a minute reflecting upon how warm and comforting the missing socks were on your stinky toes. Then, by all means, get on with your life. Today is also a good opportunity to toss out all of your unmatched socks.
Origin of Lost Sock Memorial Day:
Despite exhaustive (tee,hee) research, we found no one who was brave enough to claim responsibility for starting this wonderful day of remembrance.

  The Lost Socks Keeper

  fuzzy sock cupcake (a zero calorie treat)

  Blue Sock Monster

  Handmade original red heel sock monkey

  Pretty in Pink Sock Doll

  Lou , the blue striped bunny

Monday, May 6, 2013

National Nurses Week!

When :      
  • May 6-12: National Nurse's Week
  • May 8: National Student Nurses Day
  • May 6th: National Nurses Day
  • Wednesday of Nurse's Week: School Nurses Day
  • May 12: International Nurse's Day       
What: National Nurses Week, and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It brings awareness to the importance of nurses in the care , comfort, and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aging, and those in poor health.

Origin of Nurses Day:
The roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition. International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

  Proud To Be A Nurse Plaque

  Clip-on Retractable Reel ID Badge Holder

  Sundown Stethoscope cozy, knitted

  Silver & Gold Beaded Lanyard/ Id Badge Holder

   All Star Nurse Handmade

  Acrylic Double Wall Insulated Tumbler

  Tote, bags, medical, nurse

  Nurses Medical Watch


  Healthcare themed cozy

  Student Nurse - ID Badge Holder

Friday, May 3, 2013

Space Day and International Space Day!

Space Day gives you the opportunity participate in the excitement and fascination of space. It's a topic of interest to millions, old and young alike. It's a topic as broad as the universe.
Former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day in 2001. Originally started to get America's youth interested in math and science, Space Day focuses upon creating an interest and awareness of all kinds of topics and issues related to space. This holiday caught on quickly, and became wildly popular. On this day all kinds of space relate organizations, groups and agencies hold celebrations, demonstrations, and educational programs. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate Space Day.  Find an event near you and ...go! Visit a science center, or observatory. Get out your telescope and view the heavens. Watch television documentaries on space. Make this a fun day and create your own celebration with your kids or in the workplace. Teachers... don't miss creating a special lesson plan for today. The kids will love it.      Space Day was created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997.  The goal was to motivate the youth of America to study math and science. This day was originally established as a one day event. An exciting topic of interest to millions, Space Day became an annual event.

  Blast Off Invites

  Outer Space - Fleece No Sew Blanket

   hand painted Star Wars DARTH VADER tote

   STARGATE Poly-clay necklace

  Retro rockets set...

    Take Me To Your Leader

  Fuzzy green Robot Pillow

  Outer Space Traditional Tie

  Porthole Vinyl Wall Decal

  Beaded Outer Space Earrings

  Wish on a Star Silver Ring

  Stitched Embroidery Astrology Constellation Pendant

Thursday, April 25, 2013

World Penguin Day!

       World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and appreciate one of the few natives of Antarctica. On this day, spend a little time learning about them.... a pictorial book or internet site is fun. You can also watch a documentary of these cute and popular, grounded birds.       These days are also a time to wear black and white---penguin colors. However, wearing a tuxedo in their honor is optional. It is also popular today to tell a penguin joke or two.     World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from.

Penguin ornament  Penguin ornament

Cute Kawaii Tooth Fairy Pillow - PENGUIN - plush square gift card  Little Pillow - PENGUIN

Penguin Decal  car, window, ipad, laptop, mirror sticker  Penguin Decal

White Faced Penguin Felt Barrettes  White Faced Penguin Felt Barrettes

Chilly Penguin Felt Birthday Party Crown  Chilly Penguin Felt Birthday Party Crown

Needle Felted Penguin - Love Birds  Needle Felted Penguin

Penguin hat  Penguin hat

Penguin wooden jigsaw puzzle  Penguin wooden jigsaw puzzle

Girls penguin play dress,costume,1y,2y,3y,4y,5y  Girls penguin play dress

Penguin Bangle Bracelet, Simple Everyday Jewelry, Elegant gift, Bridesmaid Gift, Bridal Wedding Jewelry   Penguin Bangle Bracelet

Baby Macaroni Penguin Cocoon Photo Prop  Baby Macaroni Penguin Cocoon

Musical Origami Penguin Mobile  Musical Origami Penguin Mobile