12 Days of Christmas

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : HELLEBORE

Scrabble Bingo of the Day: HELLEBORE [n] A hellebore is any of the approximately 20 plants from the genus Helleborus, many of which are poisonous. Hellebores are herbaceous perennial flowering plants from Eurasia related to the buttercup family, having showy flowers with peta ...more

How To : Quill a Christmas tree for a greeting card

Greeting cards are getting more and more expensive these days, costing as much as $15 for four if you're getting the top quality ones from online boutiques. Stop spending precious moolah you could be using to purchase presents for your friends and family by making your own Chr ...more

How To : Grow your own sweet potatoes year round

Sweet potatoes are a popular side dish, especially around the holidays. Save some money and start growing sweet potatoes at home. Not only will they be cheaper, but you'll be able to enjoy them year round. You Will Need • Sweet potato tuber • Garden plot • Water • Fertiliz ...more

How To : Make a festive figgy pudding

Learn how to make a festive figgy pudding. Now, you can bring them some figgy pudding! Using a boxed cake mix makes this recipe super simple. Step 1. Soak raisins in brandy Put one-third of a cup of raisins in some brandy and let them soak. Step 2. Boil the figs Place a 12 ...more

How To : Make pocket cards for Christmas & spring

This how to video shows you how to make a pocket card. You will need a trimmer with scoring blade, fiskars corner boarder punch, circle squeeze punch, 3 pieces of 12" x 12" card stock, small pieces of patterned card stock, tape, and embellishments. First, score the stock at 4" ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (12/13 to 12/19)

This week's AON is pretty short, but there are also lots of clouds because it is winter. However, that just makes the few days of open sky way more valuable! Remember, the Geminid Meteor shower is going on until the 16th. Here is my article on the shower! Also, you can obser ...more

How To : Weigh yourself correctly

Learn how to weigh yourself correctly. Monitoring your weight is difficult when it can fluctuate three to five pounds in a single day. This system will help. Step 1. Use your own scale Always use the same scale. Scales that haven’t been calibrated recently can be off by as m ...more

News : Is your dog healthy enough for Travel

Be honest about your pet's ability to travel. If your pet is very young or old, or is ill, pregnant, or recovering from surgery, it may be better for all concerned to look into a pet sitter or kennel rather than take a chance on injuring your pet by taking it with you. If you ...more

News : Birds as the Ultimate DIY Architects

The widely used expression "free as a bird" intimates an enviable existence: delicate, yet mighty wings transporting to destinations no human could so breezily venture. But despite their fanciful, superhero ability, in truth, the avian race leads one of the most difficult exis ...more

News : Wild Mustang Problems?

Tip If some of your friends did not get the email, find one of the 5-15 people you selected who did, ask them for the link and fix it using the steps below then share it on your feed so it can get clicked by anyone! -They do not have to have been selected to receive the email ...more

How To : Make glass blown ornaments for Christmas

Let our expert, Tom Wright, show you how to blow glass Christmas ornaments. He shows you how to make a traditional ball ornament, a candy cane ornament, and a icicle ornament. So, take some time, and learn how to blow glass Christmas ornaments today! Part 1 of 16 - How to Make ...more

How To : Make popcorn Christmas garland

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make popcorn Christmas garland for your Christmas decorations this year. Get tips on what type of popcorn to use, how to thread the needle and where to stick the popcorn with the needle. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make popcorn ...more

How To : Make Christmas ornaments

In this video clip series, learn how to make beautiful Christmas decorations, gingerbread men, Stars of David, santa ornaments and much more. Make Christmas ornaments - Part 1 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make Christmas ornaments - Part 2 of 14 ...more

How To : Make a Homemade Christmas gift basket

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make homemade christmas gift baskets for any occasion. Get step-by-step instructions for picking the best basket, packaging material and gifts for a gift basket. Learn how to add theme items, pampering spa gifts and even f ...more

How To : Make Christmas flower arrangements

In this video series, learn how to make a candle Christmas flower arrangement. This simple design will add Christmas cheer to your environment. Let our floral expert, Pooja Jain, show you how to make an arrangement. Learn the types of flowers to use. Part 1 of 13 - How to Make ...more

How To : Make Christmas bracelets

In this video series our expert shows you how to make a Christmas bracelet. Making jewelry can be fun and creative, and combining it with the Christmas holiday allows you to create a wonderful gift for family or friends. Get step-by-step instructions to picking the proper bead ...more

How To : Collect Christmas tree ornaments

In this video series, learn all about collecting those treasured Christmas tree ornaments. These unique objects remind us of some of the best times we have all year; and they come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes that they offer a world of collecting potential to the ornam ...more

How To : Play "Blue Christmas" on the acoustic guitar

In this video series, our expert Bill Macpherson will teach you how to play Blue Christmas on the acoustic guitar. Bill will teach you about chord structures, right hand techniques, and all the specific chords of the song. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play "Blue Christmas" on the aco ...more

How To : Make cat toys. Homemade Christmas Gift idea.

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make cat toys for your pets. You will learn how to create a variety of cat toys from household items like balls of paper, tin foil, strings or socks. An excellent idea for a homemade Christmas gift. Part 1 of 15 - How to M ...more

How To : Make paper Christmas gift bows

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make paper gift bows. Begin by cutting 12 one inch wide strips of paper. Then fold the strip over to itself to create a cone shape and tape it together to hold it. Do the same for the other 3 strips. This will be the bottom of the b ...more

How To : Protect Your Child from Whooping Cough

How to protect your child from Whooping cough Pertussis — Famously known as whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by an organism called Bordetella pertussis. To Avoid infection by such dangerous organism, the child must take scheduled vaccination. Inc ...more

News : Mumps Outbreak Leads to Health Alert for Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) issued a health alert for a Boston mumps outbreak, on Monday, June 5th, to healthcare providers and local boards of health. There have been 12 reported cases of mumps during the recent outbreak. The affected residents' sympto ...more

News : Worrisome Outbreak of Mumps Spreads in Colorado

Officials in Colorado are concerned as 61 cases of the mumps were reported so far this year, a significant increase in the prevalence of the contagious disease in the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) state that the number is more than th ...more

News : The 7 Best Weather Apps for Android & iPhone

Checking the weather ranks among the most mundane but essential tasks you can do on your smartphone. Thankfully, both the iOS App Store and Google Play are loaded with weather apps that add some much needed spice to this daily routine, giving you less of a reason to be caught ...more

News : iOS 12 Dev Beta 2 & Public Beta 1 Hit iPhones

Right on the heels of the iOS 11.4.1 beta 3 release, Apple pushed out iOS 12 beta 2 to registered developers on Tuesday, June 19. Public beta testers received the same version, labeled as iOS 12 public beta 1, six days later on Monday, June 25. Last year, the iOS 11 public bet ...more

How To : How & Why Fasting Can Boost Your Immune System

Fasting—or the practice of regularly abstaining from ingesting anything except water—is a pretty drastic move. I tried to fast for two days and made it to the 12-hour mark, which is when I broke down and ate a quart of ice cream. However, I may have to try it again, since "sh ...more

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