With the holidays quickly approaching and many people still spending a lot of time at home, ovens are getting pre-heated! Home bakers all over the world are dreaming about the treats they'll be making for family and friends - and even for themselves.
Halloween in 2020 may look different than in years past, with some towns throughout the United States strongly discouraging and even banning door-to-door trick-or-treating activities. Halloween parties will likely be virtual, and bobbing for apples is definitely out of the question.
Do you miss traveling? Seven months after the federal government first declared a public health emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, life in many parts of the country is slowly starting to return to normal. However, many people are still staying home and trying to cope with their wanderlust. Just because you’re on the couch doesn’t mean you can’t scratch your travel itch! Check out the following resources and start exploring America from a unique point of view.
There's so much love shared with the tradition of Add-A-Pearl and our hearts are full of joy after hearing more about the sentiments behind the gift. Here are a few of the stories shared with us recently.
While an heirloom is a treasured item that has belonged to a family for multiple generations, a "future heirloom" is typically a special gift shared with the intention that it will be passed down to children and grandchildren. The best heirloom gifts are personal, meaningful, and timeless, so they're not driven by fads or trends. In addition, they're typically made from high-quality materials that can hold up to a controlled indoor environment and reasonable wear. Ideally, they'll also appreciate value over time.
The reasons for starting an Add-A-Pearl necklace are endless and inspiring. Most often, the occasions are joyful while some are not. Regardless of the life event, the meaning of starting a necklace is always filled with love and hope. Here's what others told us about why they decided to start the tradition for someone near and dear to their hearts.
Many people associate the summer season with music and for good reason - there's always a "song of the summer". You can probably recall the songs that played in the car while you enjoyed a summer road trip with friends or family, and you may think fondly about the best outdoor concerts you attended during the summer months. In these last few weeks of summer, we have music on our minds, and we're thinking about memorable songs that feature pearls in their lyrics. Can you think of any?
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples who had planned to tie the knot in 2020 are now postponing their weddings or scaling back on their original vision for their dream wedding ceremonies and receptions. However, some couples are still planning to get married this fall. According to the results of a recent survey by the wedding planning resource Hitched, 18% of couples will be sticking with their original wedding date if it's due to take place before the end of the year. They simply can't wait any longer to commit to forever!
If you've got a case of wanderlust, you've likely been pinning new travel destinations to your Pinterest Bucket List Travel board and binge-watching YouTube travel videos. Your adventurous spirit is more than ready to travel again! Unfortunately, now may still not be the best time for travel, and you may have put some of your 2020 travel plans on hold. But that's not going to stop you from dreaming!
Author Charles Bowden once wrote, "Summertime is always the best of what might be." Many people all over the world agree with his sentiment, taking advantage of summer as a time to indulge in warmth, relaxation, and joy. We're fascinated by all the ways that different cultures celebrate the summer season, and we'd like to share some of those festive traditions with you. Continue reading to learn more about summer celebrations from all over the world.