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NATIONAL PUMPKIN SPICE DAY

What do cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and October 1 have in common? They are all part of National Pumpkin Spice Day. We divide the world into factions. Left vs. right. Solar vs. gas. Privacy vs. freedom of information. But if you really want to turn a conversation on its head, divide the room into …
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NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY

On September 30th, National Hot Mulled Cider Day warms our homes with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple.  Fall welcomes toasty mugs of mulled cider to wrap our chilled hands around. Such a cozy way to spend an evening, sipping a tart, spiced beverage on a chilly evening while gazing at trees ablaze in …
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NATIONAL CARAMEL MONTH – October

National Caramel Month is an annual designation observed in October. Whether you’re eating it drizzled over your popcorn, covering an apple on a stick, smothered on hot dough, or just on it’s own… Caramel is a mouth-watering, delicious snack. I wish I was exaggerating when I say that thinking about a gooey piece of caramel …
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Opulent October

Seasonal Changes During October, asters bloom and so do chrysanthemums. Their colors often pair well with the pumpkins and gourds collected from gardens. And speaking of pumpkins and gourds, holidays like National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and National Pumpkin Day all offer ways to set the mood.  Since October is a harvest …
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NATIONAL COFFEE DAY – September 29

Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day! Ah, the perfect cup of java.  According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. From the moment the average coffee …
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NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY – Last Saturday in September

On the last Saturday in September as part of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, National Ghost Hunting Day kicks off an annual international investigation of the paranormal. Ghost hunting stirs up images of abandoned mansions with murderous histories. For others, ghost hunting involves specters guarding ancient crypts. Centuries-old ghost stories around the world focus on …
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A Girls Night…3 Activities to Try

Stress…What is so stressful in a woman’s life? Kids, meals, after school activities, job, laundry, house work, homework, school course load, errands.  I’m sure I can find women— even women with strong support systems, and helpful partners that need to blow off steam every now and again. Women to a large degree juggle a lifestyle that would …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY – September 12

National Chocolate Milkshake Day on September 12th brings chocolate and ice cream lovers together. Forget the calories for just this one day and enjoy a sweet tall, thick and delicious, chocolate milkshake! The term milkshake first appeared in print in 1885. During this period, milkshake referred to an alcoholic beverage described as a “sturdy, healthful …
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NATIONAL SALAMI DAY – September 7

National Salami Day on September 7th recognizes a cured meat many people enjoy every day. Salami are cured, fermented, and air-dried sausages that find their way to our delis and butcher shops in delicious variety. Most commonly made with pork, makers use other meats and blends when preparing salami. For example, delis may offer a lamb, …
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