Holiday Central

Sep 22, 2013

7 Reasons Why Autumn is the Best Season Ever

It's the first day of fall! Are you excited? I'm excited!

Sep 8, 2013

It’s Grandparents Day! Call Your Nana!

Happy Grandparents Day! Today is the day when you absolutely, positively need to pick up your phone and call your nana!

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Aug 4, 2013

Happy International Friendship Day!

My friends have moved all over the country, and it's near impossible for us all to spend time together. Thankfully, there are plenty of TV shows with healthy, normal, quirky, but special friendships that I can spend my day watching!

May 26, 2013

The Ultimate Party Dip [Intro to Cooking]

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! Do you guys know how much food I am going to chow down because of beer, burgers, and barbecues? I'm getting bloated just thinking about it.

May 12, 2013

Amazing, but Totally Inappropriate, Mother’s Day Cards

If you're a terrible daughter like me, you still haven't gotten your mom a Mother's Day card. So it's probably time to get on that.

Mar 31, 2013

7 Things I Miss About Celebrating Easter As A Kid

I'm not religious, but I grew up in a Christian household, so celebrating Easter has always been a part of my life. And believe me, it was one of my favorite holidays. Ever. I wish I could still celebrate it now, but let's admit it; buying yourself a giant chocolate egg just feels a little sad.

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Mar 10, 2013

5 Reasons Why “Springing Forward” is Awesome

Last night at 2 AM, we all had to push forward our clocks an hour and groan as we lost an hour of sleep. Some people see "springing forward" as a complete waste of time and energy because you lose an hour in your day.

10 Movies That Prove Love Is Horrible For V-Day [Gallery]

Here are 10 movies that expose the heavier, less romantic side of love for those who think all these cheery ,heart themed drugstores are a bit of bull.

Feb 14, 2013

The 10 Worst And Weirdest V-Day Cards [Gallery]

Expressing a sincere emotion can be hard, that's why the Lord invented generic greetings cards with corny puns!

Feb 13, 2013

14 Downton Abbey V-Day Cards To Give Your Matthew or Mary [Gallery]

Don't be an Edith this V-Day, be a Sybil - I know you think you want to be a Mary but you SO don't - give the gift of Downton Abbey.

Feb 5, 2013

Jan 2, 2013

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution With “Start a Resolution” [Web Spy]

Start a Resolution helps you keep that resolution by keeping you accountable. The person who signs up right before you do is assigned as your "coach." Your coach is in charge of motivating you, checking in on your progress, etc. via comments on the site.

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Jan 1, 2013

10 Foods To Cure Your NYE Hangover

Instead of taking those weird "hangover cure" pills from the infomercials that probably don't work, snack on a few of these healthy foods and all those terrible symptoms - headache, sour tummy, nausea - will fade away.

Dec 31, 2012

12 New Years Eve Nailspiration Photos [Gallery]

Check out this NYE "nailspiration" to get you in the mood for primped up polish.

Dec 31, 2012

New Year’s Resolutions I Actually Want to Keep [The Weekly 10]

No matter how many times I vow to exercise and eat healthy on January 1st, I know in the back of my head that it is NEVER going to happen. I guess for me, it always seems so daunting. Eating salad for the next 365 days is a hard thing to commit to on New Year's.

Dec 30, 2012

Traditional Italian Chocolate Fruitcake That’s Actually Delicious [Intro to Cooking]

This recipe takes more attention to detail than most of my recipes, but I assure you that the results are worth it! This traditional Italian fruitcake, or Pampepato, combines rich chocolate and spicy black pepper and transforms a detested holiday dish into something delicious and rich with history.

Dec 29, 2012

Make NYE Party Punch [Craft Post]

Kick off the new year with some party punch. This bubbly, not-too-sweet drink will make for a yummy cocktail to serve guests or just yourself. Whip out the party hats and plastic cups - let's get going.

Dec 28, 2012

10 Movies About NYE To Watch This NYE

New Years Eve is a time of new beginnings, new romance, new resolutions, blah, blah, etc. NYE can be totally fun if you have good plans but for most people I think, the expectations get turned way up when the reality is any NYE party you go to will probably be just like any of other parties you've gone to.

Dec 27, 2012

5 New Years Resolutions That Will Save Your Sex Life [Sexy Time]

Tis the season to make better choices. Beyond making promises to eat better, get in shape, stop procrastinating and other perfectly admirable goals, it's time to reevaluate your sexual choices. Contrary to what Girls or Thought Catalog would have you believe, being a young adult doesn't have to mean a constant litany of awful decisions that leave you feeling disgusting or unfulfilled.

Dec 26, 2012

Celebs Share Their (Sometimes Creepy) Holiday Photos

So everyone and their mom (even mine, she just got an iPhone for Christmas and downloaded Twitter) was Tweeting pictures of their wonderful Holiday yesterday. Even the celebrities got into the Christmas Spirit.

Dec 26, 2012

How to Survive New Year’s Eve When You’re Single

I feel like New Year's Eve celebrators fall into three camps: 1. The coupled-up, super excited girl. 2. The single, but desperately hoping for a midnight kiss person. 3. The single, but really just wanting to party with friends person. I'll say a quick hello to the coupled up people, but this post is not for you. It's for the single ladies.

Dec 25, 2012

15 Adorable Pics Of Kids Crying On Santa’s Lap

Dude, this is pretty much traumatic. What kid enjoy sitting on an old man, in a strange suit, with a big old beard who asks, "Have you been naughty?" We've seen enough episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation to know about this kind of thing. I am sure it's adorable for the parents and totally cute to look at old pics of your frightened self but it seems like so much work to get a baby to sit still just so you can terrorize it.

Dec 24, 2012

18 Crazy Christmas Hair Styles

So, I had like, no idea that Christmas hair was a thing. Sometimes I like to Google stuff just to see what will come up. The results in the case of "Christmas hair" were unexpectedly amazing. Some people go all out for the holidays.

Dec 22, 2012

10 Reasons You Weren’t Invited To The Party

Well... this is... awkward. There's definitely a party. A ton of your friends are definitely invited. It's definitely a Facebook event and... you're not on the guest list. December 2012 has a lot of party options. Whether it's an Ugly Sweater party, a Holiday bash or a New Year's Eve throw down, it's just nice to be invited.

Dec 22, 2012

Create Your Own Gift Bags [DIY with CC]

After all of that shopping for Christmas presents, now comes the time to wrap them up to give them out! I know what you're thinking--you forgot to stock up on cheesy wrapping paper and have nothing to put your gifts in.

Dec 22, 2012

Toys R Us Catalogues & Being A Christmas Brat [Saturday Flashback]

It's really not a big deal. It's really all just stuff - objects you'll forget about, material possessions with a novelty that will wear off in a few days. Everything you have someone has a whole lot less. So this Christmas, instead of Santa, thank whoever has your back.

Dec 21, 2012

How to Survive Christmas When You Sort Of… Hate Your Family

The holidays are a time for food, festivities and family. It's about hanging out with the people you love and just relaxing and having fun. But what if you kind of hate your family?

Dec 21, 2012

10 Obscene Christmas Decorations [Gallery]

Christmas is a time of joy, giving and obscenities. Ho! Ho! Ho! Any time there is a holiday that involves a ton of decorations you can be sure the jokesters will come out of the woodwork to make fun of or ironically joke about the holiday spirit.

Dec 20, 2012

10 New Year’s Eve Dresses Under $50!

It’s the best time of the year! Christmas tree decorating, family bonding, gift giving… and buying yourself a kick ass New Year’s Eve ensemble! Ditch the neon, blindingly bright body-con tube dress and sport your inner elegance.

Dec 20, 2012

How To Navigate a Hometown Hookup [Sexy Time]

Hopefully, you've survived your finals with vestiges of your sanity intact, and you're mostly done with your holiday shopping. If not, my deepest sympathies. Let me try to distract you by talking about something a lot more fun - the prospect of the winter break hookup.

Dec 20, 2012

6 Charities Worth Your Donations this Holiday Season

So how do you know what charities to support this year? Do your research. While most charities have good intentions, there are some that do a poor job of managing their finances or have high administrative costs. This means that less money is going to support the programs they advertise, and that are likely to draw you in.

Dec 20, 2012

17 Last Minute $1 Store Gifts For Everyone

Look, we know, ain't nobody got time for that . . . You are a broke ass college student, who is still coping with the stress of finals week. You don't have time or money to go Christmas shopping.

Dec 19, 2012

The 10 Worst Christmas Gifts That Are Actually On Sale

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are the gifts under your branches. I love presents, guys. I love giving them, I love getting them, I love everything about them. And, I'm hoping you do too, because they're obviously the best. Right now, we're in the prime gift giving time of year.

Dec 18, 2012

The Four Weeks Of Fitness Countdown: Week 3 [CC’s ShapeU]

While in the midst of what is considered the epitome of happiness and cheer, why not carpe holiday diem and celebrate the spirit of the season with yet another awesomely festive workout.

Dec 16, 2012

The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip You’ll Ever Make [Intro to Cooking]

This delicious dip only takes about 20 minutes to prepare, and could not be any simpler to execute. I've already made it twice this week, and in both cases, I went home with a bowl scraped clean.

Dec 14, 2012

10 Holiday Fudge Recipes You Need to Nom On

From candy cane stripes to mint chocolate chips, any of these unique options could become your new holiday tradition.

Dec 14, 2012

These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Tacky Christmas Sweaters [Budget Stylista]

All I can say is that I need something to get me out of this Grinch-y funk. I admit that I haven't found that something yet, but I think I'm on the right track with the following idea: Fake it 'til you make it. In other words, I'm going to dress as festive as possible until I actually feel like it's the holiday season.