Thursday, October 29, 2009

Makes Me Smile....

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Tech Tools

OMG! I just have to blog about this one right away - well, I just found out about it. is a pretty cool site, they offer Etsy sellers a simple way to view things like who hearts you and your shop statistics, we've seen these things right. Well
There is an Inventory helper, which is an Excel file download (csv format) of your current listings as it is returned by the Etsy API. You can open it in MS Excel or OpenOffice. It contains the columns Listing Id, State, Title, Creation Date, Number of Views, Price, Expiration Date, Quantity, Section Title, Sold?, Listing Fee, Selling Fee, Shipping Fee, and Date Sold. Use it to keep track of your inventory.

Also offers you a simple way to pull up an item in your shop (it carries over your listings for you) and with a simple click you can create a flyer to print and use. It also allows you to edit your listings description and cost for the flyer: very cool!! But even COOLER is the slide show widget - (*so exited*), they automatically pull up all of your Etsy listings and put it in a slide show, you need only copy and Post the html into your blog layout!! YOU HAVE GOT TO TRY IT!!! You can see mine in the upper right hand corner, I did it in 2 minutes: REALLY! and you don't even have to go through all that registration/sign in stuff.

THank you, today - you are my hero :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Madness

Vicki over at Redeemdesigns is having her very first giveaway!!
You have the opportunity to win not 1, not 2 but THREE pair of earrings!!!

You need only visit and follow her awesome
blog, and then go to her etsy shop and tell her which of her listings is your favorite! here's mine:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

October 25 - Mother-In-Law Day - Good thing if you forgot to celebrate your mother in law on mothers day you can make her feel extra special today!!

October 25 - Punk for a Day Day - you know you've always wanted to rock a Mohawk! Don't want to go that far? paint your nails black and lay on the eye liner and have fun!! (just don't show it)

October 25 - World Pasta Day - The world is a happier place today. World Pasta Day was established as an annual event at the first World Pasta Congress held on October 25, 1995 in (where else?) Rome, Italy.

October 26- National Mule Day - The first mules in America arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1785. They were a gift from King Charles III of Spain.

October 26 - National Mincemeat Day - Mincemeat is a mixture of minced meats, suet, and fruits. The meat is usually beef, either ground up or sirloin. Fruits include raisins, apples pear, and others. Sometimes liquor is added, most commonly brandy or rum. Mincemeat dates back to medieval times. It was a way to preserve food. It was also a treat, mixed with sweet fruits. Somewhere in the last half of the 1900's, it lost it's popularity. A whole generation has grown up, not knowing what it is, or having ever tasted it. Today, it is most often served as Minced Meat Pie. Over the years, the amount of meat in the recipes was reduced. In older recipes, you will find meat and/or suet among the ingredients. More modern recipes, it contains little or no meat, and is largely a fruity pie. It remains a traditional pie at Thanksgiving for many families.

October 26 - National Sleep-In Day - It's a Monday, so that will be a little difficult for people who have to work, but maybe you can get an extra 10 - 15 minutes.

October 26 - Horseless Carriage Day - huh?

October 27 - National Tell a Story Day - True story or fable. Mystery or comedy. Does not matter, just tell a story. Tell your own to a coworker. It is supposed to be fun. I m a g i n a t i o n is brain exercises!

October 27 - Cranky Co-workers Day - and you know you all have one, unless you work alone...or maybe even you??

October 27 - Navy Day - In the United States, Navy Day is commonly celebrated on October 27th. This date was selected as it was the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid supporter of the U.S. Navy. In the 1970's, research determined that the birthday of the U.S. Continental Navy was October 13, 1775. At the time, efforts were made to move Navy Day to this date. However, Navy Day in the United Stares is still largely recognized as October 27th.

October 28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - Luckily it's not "take your plush to work day" which is slightly weird. But you can enjoy and appreciate your plush animals. Give them a little love and special attention today.

October 28 - DA DA DA DA DA DAAAAA: National Chocolate Day need I say more?!?!?

October 29 - Hermit Day - For some people, being a recluse is a way of life. They spend everyday by themselves, in peaceful seclusion. For whatever reason, Hermits prefer living away from the crowds and the sea of humanity. For many of us who lead an increasingly busy lifestyle, the idea of being a "Hermit for a Day" is very tempting. The thought of getting away from it all, even if for just one day, is very appealing.

October 29- International Internet Day - I have a feeling none of you have a hard time spending some time today on the Internet to celebrate

October 29 - Basketball Coaches Day - some of you may have sons, brothers, nieces, granddaughters that are on a team...remind them to say "thanks!".

October 30 - Frankenstein Friday - Frankenstein Day is on August 30 and is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. Frankenstein Friday is a day to appreciate the monster himself, the creature that was created. Good timing for Halloween huh?

October 30 - Haunted Refrigerator Night - wwhhew! (i see dead food at night).

October 30 - National Candy Corn Day - ooooeooYa! The guilty pleasures of the season begin!! Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century.

October 30 - Mischief Night - Mischief Night appears to have roots in England back to the nineteenth century. Some documentation and readings has it occurring on Halloween night. Other, references, has is on the 30th. Historically, some common forms of mischief on this has included: Soaping windows, Egging houses and cars, tossing a few rotten tomatoes, Toilet papering house trees, Knocking on doors and then running away. It's all supposed to be in good fun and not extreme or mean. Keep that in mind if you plan on whipping up some mischief.

October 31- National Magic Day - "you can do magic! you can do anything that you desire!". I could make myself disappear for a while today ...hmmmm..

October 31 - Carve a Pumpkin Day - I did mine already! I will have to admit I did one of those fake ones (on sale now cuz it's late in the season) you can carve it just like a real one and you can keep it from year to year. I am all about being thrifty and this way I can have a super cool collection of superhero pumpkins to impress my grandson :)

October 31 - Halloween - Boo!

October 31 - National Knock-Knock Jokes Day - who's there?

October 31 - Increase Your Psychic Powers Day - I just knew I would be able to practice this today teehee

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Giveaway Fun

QuirkyDolls is into making these fabulous pendants out of dominos

and she is having a saaa-weeet giveaway on her blog

Sew Simply Handmade

This totally original, whimsical necklace MAY be yours...if you are lucky!!!!!!! The giveaway ends at the end of the month, but don't sit on your fanny and wait - do sit on your fanny and click on over to her blog and do what you have to do to win this fabulous piece!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A fellow Etsian,
FELTIES , is having her very first giveaway on her blog!
She is giving away this adorable vintage handmade elephant brooch named Bino!

Entering this giveaway is real simple so check out her blog, show some love and good luck to all of you!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

October 18 - No Beard Day - Well, this is a no brainer for me, but for people like Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra the beard IS the identity!

October 18 - World Menopause day - Origin of this Holiday?

"The International Menopause Society, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, has designated October 18 as World Menopause Day." "In observation of the day, the IMS, through its organ the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies, distributes sample press materials to inform women about menopause, its management and the impact of estrogen loss." "World Menopause Day can also be a call to implement policies that support research and treatment in the area of menopausal health."

October 19 - Evaluate Your Life Day - I suppose we all need a day to sit back, reevaluate our life and maybe make some life changing decisions or say some big thank you prayers of how things are.

October 19 - New Friends Day - ...can't be a hard one: you just reevaluated your life and I am sure you have found that too many good friends are never enough! Go out and make a new one!!

October 20 - Nationalar School Teacher Day - Never a better time to appreciate the teachers in our lives, in our childrens lives. The intellegence of our race is so important to our future.

October 20 - Brandied Fruit Day - I know, I KNOW!! You all were just asking yourselves: when IS Brandied Fruit Day?!?!?!? Well it has arrived so worry no more, get out your brandy and soak away!!!!!! actually if you do this now, by the holidays they will well soaked and seasoned and you will be glad you did this on the appropriate day

October 20- International Adjust Your Chair Day - because we all have a tendancy to fall into a rut - pump it up, slide it forward or slant it back: just readjust it a little. Do it for the fun of it!!

October 20 - Suspenders Day - Right out of the 80's man! I bet some of you still have some of these in your closet!! maybe even rainbow striped - rock those suspenders today!!

October 21 - Babbling Day - oops, it appears I have been celebrating this day on the wrong date, actually I have been celebrating it on many dates BECAUSE I didn't know the proper date, for you see I am a bit of a blatherskite. Now that I know the appropriate date I will do it up BIG and blabber away, but I refuse to not celebrate on other days. I enjoy my babble, I enjoy other peoples babble as well - just not as much as my own. I often enjoy babbling in different languages as well. it makes me happy.

October 21 - Count Your Buttons Day - I have often wondered how many buttons I have. You know in comparison with other peoples buttons: do I have enough? do I have too many? Better to be in the know - You know?

October 21 - National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day - I love anything Pumpkin, not so much of a cheesecake fan though. But I would love to try some pumpkin cheesecake - anyone have a good recipe?

October 21 - Reptile Awareness Day - I am not a fan of these slinky creatures but I do respect them enourmously (especially if they are enourmous!!).

October 21 - Garbanzo Bean Day - I LOVE garbonzo soup!! Some good chorizo in there mmmmm mmmmm!! October is good garbonzo bean soup day. good idea this day is!!

October 22 - National Nut Day - I am not sure if I am supposed to celebrate the nutty people around me or have some almonds on my salad today - a pooey, I'll just have some pecan pie with my husband: that oughtta settle all scores!

October 22- Clean Up the Earth Day - This holiday should be an everyday holiday for sure. Ofcourse prevention is the best maintenance. Too bad everyone doesn't read my blog so that they know they should not litter in the streets. ehem.

October 22- National Knee Day - Because there is a lot our knees have to put up with and we should take the time out to appreciate that!

October 23 - Chemistry majors, teachers and Chemistry buffs, this special day is for you. National Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23). To thoroughly enjoy National Mole Day, one must first understand what a "Mole" in Chemistry is.
National Mole Day - A "mole" is a basic measuring unit. It equals the atomic mass of a single molecule. It is measured in grams. This measure was discovered by Italian Amadeo Avogadro

October 23 - Canned Food Day - I am not sure why this day is celebrated but I think it may be a reminder that cold days are coming and it is a good time to purchase some extra canned goods and drop them off at your local food bank

October 23 - Tv Talk Show Host Day or Stay up Late Day (to watch those awesome late night talk shows!) - This very special day is celebrated on the birth date of legendary night time talk show host Johnny Carson. Carson is considered the "King of late night Television". He hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. His reign lasted a record 29 years, 7 months, 21 days. There were 1,859 episodes. Who is your favorite?

October 24 - United Nations Day - This day recognized the United Nation organization and all who serve and participate in this world organization. The United Nations is dedicated to world peace and to the betterment of humanity through a wide range of program from world hunger to environment and health issues. Almost all of the more than100 countries in the world are members of this organization.

October 24 - Make a Difference Day - Initiated in 1990, this is a national day is for devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. The activity can be almost anything. Millions of Americans participate in community improvement projects. It takes the form of cleanup, fixup, painting, and repair in poorer neighborhoods, parks and municipal facilities. It doesn't matter what project you take on. It doesn't matter whether you help a non-profit organization, the community, your town, nursing home, a church, a food kitchen, or any other group in need. What matters is that you participate. Did You Know? Each year on Make a Difference Day, ex-President Jimmie Carter gets out his hammer and saw ,and helps to build or rebuild housing in underprivileged areas. There is not better example of people helping others than this!

October 24- National Crazy Day - Shall we celebrate the crazy people in our lives or the crazy lives we live? How about just going crazy for the day and doing something crazy? you know: burping outloud and saying "what was that?". NOT turning on your computer and relaxing instead. breakfast for dinner. wear purple WITH orange. putting on that lipstick you know is not your color but you like it. sending a "I love your cat" card to your neighbor for no reason....the possibilities are ENDLESS!!

October 24 - Sour Day - U like sour candy? don't be sour - have some and pucker up and celebrate!!

October 24 - National Bologna Day - I am going to admit that I am not a bologna fan, although it's hard for me to remember that there are all kinds of bologna, there definitely is variety. There is what you and I would call regular Bologna, German Bologna, Beef Bologna, Kosher Bologna, and more. Depending upon the kind of Bologna, it could include pork, beef, chicken, and spices. It's easy to enjoy National Bologna Day . Have a Bologna sandwich. And, don't forget the mustard.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Madness

THis mom and daughter team at
Uptown Avenue is having a really great giveaway that you will not want to miss: there are 2 prizes! So you know, you have more of a chance to win!!! the cup set is exquisite:

and there is a gorgeous necklace too - you have got to go check it out.....
and to enter? How fun is this?! you need only tell them what your favorite book is.......unique request indeed and I likey!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

October 11 - It's My Party Day - How did you know????? ofcourse, everyday IS MY party day (...and I'll cry if I want to...). In any case EVERYDAY truley is a reason to celebrate and we might as well have a party every so often, because - well, it's fun (especially if you can get someone else to organize it for you!!

October 11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - this one is kinda creepy. I would not be too sure about an individual that shows up to work with teddy bear in tow, now take it in your car and buckle it in - yeah, I could deal with that. But make sure you put on his dress clothes (funny how I think of all teddy bears as being boys).

October 12 - Columbus Day - YAY! The tourists are in town and there are festivities everywhere: I Love it!! and thank goodness for Chris, if it wasn't for his stubborness our world would be a LOT different today. Some simple knows:
Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3,1492.
He travelled with three ships: The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria
While Columbus was an Italian, he could not find funding in Italy, so he turned to the King of Spain. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella provided the funding.
He did not land on the U.S. mainland. He landed on an island in the Caribbean. While many believe he landed on San Salvador, there is still debate on which island he originally landed on.

October 12 - Cookbook Launch Day - Go ahead - start your own! You know you've thought about it: a place to put all of your favorite recipes, maybe a book you would like to think would be passed on through the generations. How about a book that you pass through your existing family and have everyone put their favorite recipe in? The possiblilities are endless!!

October 12 - Old Farmer's Day - ee I ee I oh! Old Farmers Day honors the hard labor of farmers throughout American history. Early American culture was heavily a farming culture. Early settlers cleared fields and pristine woods, to farm the rich land. They brought seeds and farming methods with them. They found new seeds, and learned new methods along the way. Many of those new farming methods came from Native Americans, who were already farming the land.

October 12 - Moment of Frustration Day - I have had many of those recently, nice to know I can be official today.

October 13 - International Skeptics Day - (which is generally the first Friday 13th of the year) - because maybe this is all just a chess game that higher being are playing with our lives.....

October 14 - Be Bald and Free Day - no bald jokes today, it's all about the shiny dome and the bearer of said. Be free bald ones and be proud.

October 14 - Emergency Nurses Day - Emergency Nurses Day recognizes an important care giver. According to the Emergency Nurse's Association "Emergency Nurses Day salutes the dedication and commitment of emergency nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients......."

October 14 - National Dessert Day - .........say no more

October 15 - White Cane Safety Day - White Cane Safety Day celebrates and recognizes the achievements of the blind and visually impaired, and their independence. That independence is represented by the white cane that they use to travel from place to place. On October 15, 1964, a Joint resolution of Congress passed legislation marking this day. President Lyndon Johnson immediately issued a proclamation declaring this day to be White Cane Safety Day. This is an annual proclamation.

October 16 - Bosses Day - The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Paticia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Haroski chose the date because it was her father's birthday. Who was her boss? ....her father.

October 16 - Dictionary Day - Do you know that kids today do NOT KNOW HOW TO USE A DICTIONARY!!!!!!!!!! It really bothers me to no end, I work with kids a lot and I will bring out my handy dictionary and tell them (as my father told me) look it up! and they will sit there are stare at the book like it is poisonous. UUUUGGGGGGGGGH! REALLY????? what is going on here?? Do they not have these things in school anymore?? and what's with the Dictionary people just changing the spelling of certain words so that the words are more modern? why don't they tell us these things? I can do spell check and be told a word is wrong - um, excuse me but I have been spelling that word that way all my life and NOW IT IS WRONG?? .....ok, I will stop ranting......
Dictionary Day is in honor of Noah Webster, considered the Father of the American Dictionary. Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758.

October 17 - Sweetest Day Third Saturday of month -
Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts. He often used movie stars to distribute the gifts. How sweet is that? Let's all TRY to be sweet today (and if you happen to have some sweets too, well then: life is good

October 17 - Wear Something Gaudy Day - Whhaaaa? you mean I can't do this every other day of the year? HA! we all need a little gaudyness in our life!!
funny too: The roots of this day go back to the hit 1970's television comedy show "Three's Company". Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline), one of the characters on the show, declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.

Friday, October 9, 2009


I was sooo pleasantly surprised today, when I logged in, to find out that I have won a giveaway!! How sweet it is !!

is celebrating her one year anniversary and had a really fun giveaway where she picked 3of us super cool (don't b h8in!) lucky winners, and I won one of her unique pair of bottle top earrings!!!
Thank you much Justine Justine!!!!!
I cannot wait to receive my package

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Puzzle!

My daughter visited again and this is was our pass time:

even my grandson loves puzzles!!!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Monday Madness

Darkling Woods Studio,
Darkling Woods Studio is having a fun giveaway!! Stop by the blog and see this super cute papier mache box that has been lovingly handcrafted for your spooktacular Halloween festivities!!

You only have a few more days to get in on the action as the drawing will be on the 10th of October - so MOVE IT!!!

Holiday Previews for the Week

October 4 - National Golf Day - The Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) created and sponsors National Golf Day. It has been held every year since 1952. The first event was held at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, in Lemont, Il. The first event raised $80,000 for charities. Did You Know that at the very first National Golf Day event, celebrities Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and Jerry Lewis were in attendance.

October 4 - National Frappe Day - The dictionary definition of Frappes is that it is an ice cream beverage drink. So, what's with all the fuss? Isn't that just a Milk shake? I dunno, in any case they are yummy and I will not deprive myself of celebrating this day.

October 4 - Oktoberfest in Germany ends - The very first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810. It was held to commemorate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (King Ludwig 1) to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The wedding took place on October 12th, and a great horse race (in celebration of the marriage) was held a few days later on October 17th. The marriage was celebrated annually, and came to be known as Oktoberfest. Early Oktoberfest celebrations were held in October. The festival was eventually moved to September, as the weather was better earlier in the Fall. Oktoberfest has been held annually since 1810. Throughout this time, it has been canceled a few times, due to wars, and once due to a major Cholera outbreak (1854) in the region. Over the years, the festival grew. Carnival booths appeared. Beer became a central theme, and flowed freely. Food was a big part of the festivities. And, later rides were added. Millions of people annually flock to Oktoberfest in Munich.

October 5 - Do Something Nice Day - Doing something nice for someone almost always evokes a very pleasant response. At the very least, it results in a smile. More likely, that person will do something nice to, or for you. And, best of all, doing something nice just might be contagious. In keeping with the spirit of this day, set a goal to do something nice for someone.

October 5 - World Teacher's Day - World Teachers' Day was initiated by the Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor, at the International Conference on Education in Geneva in 1993. On October 5, 1966, a UNESCO and the International Labour Organisation conference adopted a special recommendation on Teachers. The date of this event was selected as the date to annually honor and recognize teachers around the world.

October 6 - Come and Take it Day - Today is Come and Take It Day. This day is here for the taking. Grab it. Take it and run with it, and most of all have fun with it!

October 6 - Mad Hatter Day - I love The Mad Hatter! Especially the one to come with Tim Burtons movie!!! The Mad Hatter is always acting silly. So, on Mad Hatter Day, it is only fair and fitting to act a little silly yourself. The Mad Hatter wears a top hat. On the front of the hat is a slip of paper with "10/6" written on it. The paper is believed to be an order to make the hat, and that it costs ten shillings sixpence.

October 6 - Physician Assistant Day - The profession of Physician's Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first physician assistants graduated from Duke University on October 6, 1967. Since then, this job has grown to tens of thousands of people.

October 7 - Bald and Free Day - Bald and Free Day honors those of us with a beautiful, shiny top. You don't' have to be bald to celebrate this day. But, it helps. People who are married to, or related to a bald headed person can celebrate with the honoree.

October 7 - World Smile Day - Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. The State Mutual Life Assurance Company hired Harvey as a free lance artist to create a smiley face for use in improving company morale. From there, the bright and cheerful smiley grew in popularity. It's popularity grew slowly at first. Then, it exploded in the 1970's. Ultimately, the smiley became wildly popular. There is some controversy over the smiley's creation. French entrepreneur named Franklin Loufrani claimed to have invented it in 1968. In 1971 he patented it in 80 countries. World Smile Day celebrates the ever popular yellow smiley. It also offers us an opportunity to do an act of kindness. According to the World Smile Day website, a proclamation of this day was made by the U.S. Congress. Now that should put a smiley on your face.

October 8 - American Touch Tag Day - today is a day to play Touch Tag. That' s right the child's game of Tag. Touch Tag is probably the most popular child's game in America. Almost all kids have played some version of it.

October 9 - Curious Events Day - Curious Events Day kinda peaks one's curiosity. Why does this day exist? Who created it? What curious events are held today? The questions go on, and on, and on...... If you have a questioning and curious mind, this is your day. It encourages you to hold some kind of event that peak's one's curiosity. The topics are broad and seemingly endless, from philosophical subjects, to the existence of aliens. The only requirement is that the event must tantalize, and cater to our curiosity.

October 9 - Fire Prevention Day - According to legend, on October 8, 1871, Mrs. O'Leary was in her barn, milking her cow. The cow kicked over a lamp which started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The fire burned for over 27 hours. When it was over, more than 300 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, and over 17,00 structures were destroyed. The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America(FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920 , President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week. Did You Know that dalmatians became fire dogs because they were often kept around the horses at fire houses to guard them.
"EDITH" stand for "Exit Drills In The Home". Today is a good day to have a practice drill.

October 9 - Leif Erikson Day - Around 1002 A.D., Leif Erikson sailed to North America from his home in Greenland. He went in search of a land seen(but not visited) by a Norse Sea Captain. During the voyage, he landed in a number of places. The landings were never documented in a map. It is believed he landed along the coast of New Foundland, and perhaps as far south as near Cape Cod. Erikson and his men spent the winter in North America. They built a large house for lodging , and a shed to shelter the boat over the long winter. Leif Erikson never returned to further explore North America. A number of explorers, including his brother, travelled to North America. His brother was killed by Indians. In 1964, a joint resolution of Congress declared October 9th as Leif Erikson Day.

October 9 - Moldy Cheese Day - Ewww, maybe this should just be Clean out your Fridge Day?!? and if you find moldy cheese, take a slice off each side. The insides should still be good. Did you Know? Mold is common in cheese. Its part of what gives a particular cheese flavor and character. For example, the blue stuff in Blu Cheese is mold.

October 9 - World Egg Day - Aside from high cholesterol, eggs are a healthy food. High in nutrition, and low in fat, people all over the world enjoy eggs. And, they celebrate eggs on this day. Ways to celebrate World Egg Day:
First and foremost, eat some eggs today.
Learn more about the health benefits of eggs.
Have an Egg Hunt. Who says egg hunts are only at Easter!?
Hold a debate with the question: "Which came first, the chicken or the Egg?"
Have an Egg throwing contest. It's a big sport in Great Britain.
Read an eggy story to your child. We suggest reading "The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg"

October 10 - International Newspaper Carrier Day - This day commemorates the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier. Newspaper carriers date back to the early 1800s. On September 10, 1833, 10 year old Barney Flaherty became the first newspaper carrier. Benjamin Day, publisher of The New York Sun, hired Barney Flaherty to sell papers for his penny press. The only job requirement, was that he had to show that he could throw a newspaper into the bu shes.

October 10 - National Angel Food Cake Day - My FAVE!! a GREAT day it is to make an angel food cake. When I do not have much time I run to the store and buy a premade one out of the bakery, take it home and have fun with it. I cut it in layers and add yummies in between like pudding on one layer and preserves on another layer and then I top it with yummy whip cream. (I started doing this since my dad cannot have sugar - I would buy a sugar free angel food cake, sugar free pudding and sugar free preserves and this way he could enjoy some dessert with the rest of us!)