NATIONAL DOG DAY

National Dog Day on August 26th encourages dog ownership of all breeds. While seeking a new companion, be sure to consider the mutts, mixes, purebreds, and everything in between.  Whether mixed or purebred, embrace the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe, and abuse-free life. They all give us companionship. Additionally, they keep …
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NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY

If you’ve waited for a Never Bean Better Day to enjoy the unconditional love of your canine companion, August 22nd is the day! Just like our ever-joyful pets, the day casts away the worries and spreads enthusiasm for life. The celebration encourages both the spirit of generosity and sharing the joys of life with delight. …
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NATIONAL KITTEN DAY – July 10

National Kitten Day on July 10th purrfectly celebrates the cuddly warmth of a kitty. The miniature furballs of energy snuggle their way into our hearts with no effort all. Within a flick of their tiny ears, we’re in love. The day aims to remind us that while kittens are well equipped to find their way …
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NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY

National Go Fishing Day on June 18th each year encourages us to drop a line – in the nearest stream, pond, lake, or river. Taking a break from our daily routine to bait a hook and catch some fish can be a relaxing endeavor.  In addition to providing food, fishing is a recreational pastime for …
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NATIONAL PUPPY DAY – March 23

Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives. Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around! The day also brings awareness to the need for care of and homes for …
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FASTNACHT DAY – Day Before Ash Wednesday

With deep roots in Germany, Fastnacht Day is a pre-Lenten celebration that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. Fastnacht means “fast” and “night” in German. In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Fastnacht represents an entire season of festivities leading up to Shrove Tuesday. The traditions are rooted in the same pre-Lenten celebrations that have taken …
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FAT TUESDAY

The last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertwining of a period festivals and feasts that lead to a time of fasting and reflection. Also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, this enduring celebration has many traditions and deep roots around the world. Mardi Gras (French …
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PACZKI DAY – Day Before Ash Wednesday

The sweet holiday of Paczki Day takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. The Polish tradition of indulging in fried dough filled with jams, custards or other sweet surprises dates back to the Middle Ages. A PUNCH-kee or POONCH-key or POOCH-key is traditionally a round Polish pastry filled with fruit and coated in sugar. Those …
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National Black Diamond Month – January

National Black Diamond Month is observed annually in January. New Year, New Dreams! The New Year is a time to slow down.  The majority of people are thinking, “What can I do better this year?” What about today?  The Black Diamond Collection jewelry pieces are designed to remind us to be present, allowing us to incorporate meditation, …
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New year,  new you? 

New years resolutions sound easy with weigh loss being #1,   quitting smoking,  these are the most popular ones and ironically the hardest to keep.    I know people who have made awesome changes in their lives.   The rest of us keep making the same ones. Year after year then promptly fall off the …
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