If you're in the mood for a little sweet treat to eat, you're in luck! February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day, an annual food holiday that celebrates the aromatic and delicious sticky bun. Sticky buns, also referred to as cinnamon rolls, are traditionally made from leavened dough and topped with a ooey-gooey layer of pecans or nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and maple syrup or honey. While these sticky pastry treats are typically eaten for breakfast, they also make a deli
Feb. 20 is Love Your Pet Day, an annual "howliday" devoted to all our furry friends. For many of us, pets are valued members of the family. They give us unconditional love without asking too much from us in return. Whether you prefer dogs, cats, rats, horses, birds, ferrets or pot-bellied pigs, pets bring so much to our lives, don't they? Love Your Pet Day reminds us to do something special for our two or four-legged friends. Love Your Pet Day is the "purrfect" time to adopt
If your sweet tooth has been aching for a sweet treat to eat, go grab your fork! It's National Cherry Pie Day, an annual food holiday celebrated each year on February 20. Whether you prefer your slice cold or warm and/or topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, who can resist the sweet yet tart cherry filling surrounded by a delicious, flaky pie crust? And February is also National Cherry Month. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I actually “invented” the cherry pi
The Internet is a valuable tool. Not only does it allow us to communicate with others across the globe, study and shop from the comfort of home and find information on just about any topic under the sun, the rapid advances in technology are not without risk. Besides cyberbullying, phishing schemes and malicious viruses, today's technology makes it quite simple to "steal" people's work. Feb. 19 is Prevent Plagiarism Day, an annual observance that raises awareness about "high-t
While millions of Americans across the nation are coping with frigid temperatures and snowy weather, a special occasion is finally here and Americans are more than ready to celebrate a long, three-day weekend. The third Monday in February is Presidents' Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday. The federal holiday not only honors George Washington’s birthday, but also honors all of America's past and present presidents. As some businesses celebrate the occasion by offering fa
While Valentine’s Day celebrates love, romance and your significant other, today celebrates a beverage folks have been enjoying for thousands of years. Whether you prefer the red, white, dry or the sparkling variety, today is dedicated to all things wine. Get ready to raise your glasses, America. It's National Drink Wine Day in the U.S.A! While some folks celebrate the refreshing occasion just about every day of the year, this “holiday” is officially celebrated on Feb. 18. W
Feb. 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, an annual event which occurs during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Let’s face it. Most of us are overworked, underpaid and just plain stressed out. Sometimes all it takes is a smile, a kind word or gesture to a friend, a neighbor or a stranger. A simple heartfelt compliment can really brighten someone’s day. And a simple act of kindness doesn’t cost a thing – just a moment out of time. A spontaneous pat on the back or gentle hug can chee
If you need a little pick-me-up right about now, go grab your mug. Not only is Feb. 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day, it is also National Cafe Au Lait Day in the U.S.A! Hooray! Cafe au Lait, which is French for coffee with milk, is a delicious beverage made with coffee and milk or half-and-half. Cheers!
While we can all be one from time-to-time, chances are pretty good you either know one, work with one and/or live with one. You know the type – prickly, stern, cranky, abrasive, with zero sense of humor and downright nasty to be around. Doom and gloom is their mantra! Yessir, they can make life just plain miserable for non-grouches! But today is about turning the other cheek and doing something nice for those folks we avoid most - habitual grouches, grumps, scrooges and sourp
Between the beautiful roses, decadent chocolates, sparkling gems and romantic dinners, Valentine's Day can be downright depressing if you don't happen to have a significant other in your life. While February 14 celebrates love and romance, the day after Valentine's Day is dedicated to people who do not have a someone special in their lives. If you are feeling "sad" and blue on February 14, don't despair. February 15 is Singles Awareness Day (SAD), an annual "holiday" that cel
Feb. 15 is National Gumdrop Day. Spicy or sweet and colorful to eat, gum drops are delicious bite-sized treats made with gelatin or pectin and coated in sugar. Although its origins are unknown, the annual “holiday” is celebrated one day after Valentine’s Day. This National Gumdrop Day, why not whip up a gumdrop recipe or play a nostalgic game of Candy Land in honor of this annual event?
Instead of going out for an expensive night on the town this year, why not do something different this Valentine’s Day? Whip up a tasty home-cooked meal, grab a bottle of your favorite bubbly, snuggle with your favorite guy or gal and watch a romantic flick instead. Just make sure you have plenty of tissues handy! 10 Romantic Valentine's Day Movies Titanic - Talented James Cameron directs this blockbuster film that won 11 Academy Awards. The tear-jerker includes up-and-
As far as holidays go, February 14 is a big day in holiday land! This special day has something for everyone – sweethearts, children, parents and our four-legged friends. Besides Valentine’s Day and Pet Theft Awareness Day, today is also Read to Your Child Day. Spending a few minutes a day reading to your children is one of the best things you can do for them. In fact, there are many benefits to reading to your kids. Benefits of Reading to Children Reading to your children is
Besides Valentine’s Day and Read to Your Child Day, today is also an important day for our special four-legged friends. Today is Pet Theft Awareness Day (PTAD). This annual “holiday” has been observed on Feb. 14 since the Last Chance for Animals (LCA) launched the campaign back in 1988. The event not only brings attention to the issue of pet theft, but also helps educate pet owners on how to protect their beloved pets before it’s too late. Some people are unaware how often th
Romance is in the air. It's Valentine's Day, a special day of the year dedicated to love and romance. Valentine’s Day is also big business for small businesses. In fact, it is the one of the biggest money-making holidays of the year for restaurants, florists and candy businesses. Remind that special person in your life just how much he or she means to you with a special gift for that one-of-a-kind guy or gal. Whether inspirational or romantic, funny or sweet, check out thes