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Jack-O-Lantern

Posted by Alicia Gardner - Seasonal

Happy Halloween everyone! Today's blog tells the story of why we carve pumpkins at Halloween. This tradition stems from an Irish myth about a man named Stingy Jack. In the legend, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay for the drinks at the end of the night. So Jack convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin...

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Pumpkin Time

The joy and festivity of autumn holds a special place in my heart. Judging by the decorative displays on front porches everywhere I go, and the flood of seasonal social media hashtags [#fallfavorites #pumpkinspice #pumpkintime], I believe that I am not alone. The central player in all things fall is the pumpkin, so to celebrate the spirit of the season, today's blog post will focus on s...

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Holiday Swag

Posted by Alicia Gardner - Seasonal

The holiday season can be a great time of joy, filled with family gatherings, rich foods, and festive decorations. Decorating for the holidays is one of the most important steps for many when it comes to getting in the holiday spirit. One challenge that comes with the territory is sticking to a budget. That's why I've dedicated this blog to sharing an inexpensive DIY holiday decoration: a fresh...

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