Kiersten Hickman
I've always been obsessed with notebooks - filling them with ideas and random thoughts. So I decided to make a career of it. I love to write, blog, drink copious amounts of coffee, read books, cook new recipes, and travel to new places.

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Drinks You Can Make With Wine

Although National Wine Day is on May 25, Feb. 18 is a more special holiday. Why? Because it's Drink Wine Day. It's literally a holiday that is encouraging you (if you are of drinking age, of course) to drink all of the red, white, sparkling, and pink wines that you love. So if you're thinking about spicing it up a bit on National Drink Wine Day, here are some drink recipes you can make with wine to test out this year. There are a combination of hot and cold drinks in this list, as well as all of…

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How To Celebrate Presidents Day

Presidents Day is approaching. Though the political climate is a rough one at the moment and you may not be feeling too patriotic — understandably so! — this day is also one for reflection, in a lot of senses. It's a day to think about the previous presidents who have changed the fabric of history. So, that said, I think listening to some of their speeches is a good way to celebrate President's Day this year. So how can we do that? Well Acast, this platform that houses on-demand audio and podcas…

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How To Celebrate Mardi Gras At Work

Just because you have to work during Mardi Gras does not mean fun cannot be had. If there are a few others working around and with you on Fat Tuesday, then take the lead and plan your very own office shindig! Sure, you may not be in New Orleans, but you can still give a conference room that festive New Orleans feel thanks to a few simple Mardi Gras office party ideas. The key to any party is the food, which is why having some classic New Orleans’s dishes is needed. Below you will find recipes fo…

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Why There's A Tiny Plastic Baby In Mardi Gras Cake

Picture this: You’re at a Mardi Gras party, and the host brings out a delicious looking purple, green, and gold cake. The cake is cut, pieces passed out, and you take your glorious first bite. Only to find that, wait, you’re no longer chewing on delicious cake… but some type of plastic toy. You spit it out onto your plate and realize you were chewing on a small plastic toy baby. Shocked? Well, that’s because it’s a huge Mardi Gras tradition. But why? Why is there a baby in King cake in the first…

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Unique Mardi Gras Trip Ideas

It’s kind of a given that if you are thinking about taking a trip to celebrate Mardi Gras, the first place on your list is New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s where the main festivities take place for the holiday (which is also known as Carnival) every year, and the top place to go is always New Orleans due to the city's seriously amazing festivities. But New Orleans isn't the only place one can go to celebrate the holiday! There are loads of unique Mardi Gras trips to take outside of New Orleans if yo…

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11 Galentine’s Day Quotes On Friendships

There’s nothing more precious in life then a friend you can count on, and this Galentine’s Day is only a small bit of proof that your best friends in life are worth celebrating. So this year, let your friends know how much they mean to you by sharing one of these Galentine’s Day quotes on friendship to one of your social media accounts. Sure, Galentine’s Day is a time where you can avoid the loneliness you may feel on Valentine’s Day by celebrating with your friends, but why can’t your friends b…

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Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas For 2017

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there is always the typical go-to: dinner and drinks, followed by a movie or a show. Don’t get me wrong, these are obviously fun things to do! But if you’re on a tight budget, or simply want a unique Valentine’s Day date idea for you and your partner, then let’s step out of that little box and get creative. There’s always so much pressure that comes with the Valentine’s Day date and finding the absolute perfect thing to do, because this iconic Hallmark holiday i…

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27 Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas

This Valentine's Day, you may face one of the following situations: You’re not into fancy restaurants and paying a lot of money for only small amounts of food, or every place you can think of to take your significant other is completely booked for that night. Whatever your situation may be, though, fret not: there’s always another alternative, which is cooking at home. But what if you aren’t the best cook? What are some easy Valentine’s Day dinner ideas for you to make? Basically, this list is h…

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Funny Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Guys

Some guys want a gushy, romantic Valentine’s Day. They love to sweep you off your feet, wine and dine you, and tell you how beautiful you are…you know, just typical 90’s rom-com stuff. But what about the guys who could care less about Valentine’s Day? What do you give them? Are there any funny valentine’s day gift ideas that would make him appreciate the day all the more? Why yes, yes there are. If your guy isn’t so much intoValentine’s Day – then appreciate that and make the most of your situat…

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Is It OK To Order Food During A Snowstorm?

If you are one of the fortunate (less fortunate?) ones to live in an environment where snow storm are common, then I’m sure you often think of all the ways to avoid going outside during these storms. Avoid going out to eat, grabbing food to go, etc. So the next option for dinner would be delivery… which, of course, seems cruel, given someone else has to be outside in order to bring your delicious food to your doorstep. So, you might be wondering: On a scale of 1-10, how OK is it to order deliver…

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