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Brrrr...It's cold outside

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

 

Well folks like it or not it's that time again for snow, snow and more snow. Now many usually take this time to start their hibernation with hot cocoa and a good book. But what happens when you're kids are home for break and they've played with every toy in the house? Well no need to go out and buy more gifts before Christmas because we're here to help!

Here are a few wintertime ideas provided by Parents.com

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Make colored ice cubes and hide them around the yard, for a scavenger hunt.

  • When it's cold out (below 32 degrees) blow bubbles and watch them freeze.
  • In a spray bottle add food coloring to water and let your kids paint the snow.
For the birds, hollow out an orange and will it with seeds.

 

 

For more great ideas check out Parents.com (http://www.parents.com).

Gobble Gobble Gobble

Let's Talk Turkey

 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I can just taste that yummy pumpkin pie! Mmmm! And I bet you and your family are getting ready for this delicious American tradition as well!

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/wild-turkey/

However before you start digging into that Turkey wouldn't you like to know more about this holiday and why we celebrate it? Of course many of you know it was founded by the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock and the Native Americans, but did you know that the holiday wasn't a national holiday until Abraham Lincoln declared it 1863? Also at the first Thanksgiving there wasn't any pumpkin pie served, instead it was just pumpkins minus the pie. I'm glad that tradition has changed!

 

Want to learn more about this wonderful holiday? Check out: http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving-quiz/interactives/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers for a really cool infographic that breaks the holiday down!

Also, try your hand at a Thanksgiving quiz to see just how much you know about it. Check that out here: http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving-quiz

 

From all of here at Unique, Happy Thanksgiving

November 14, 2013

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No Shave November

Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow...


Many of you know that November has been designated as No Shave November or Movember. But do you know the meaning behind both these traditions? And no I don't mean a bunch of men getting together and agreeing not to shave for the whole month just for kicks and giggles. No Shave November and Movember were actually designed to bring awareness to men's health. Both Organizations raise money that are donated to health charities to help fight agains many disuses males face.
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Now you may be thinking how can I participate? Well there are several ways you can help spread awareness. The first way (and probably the most fun) is join many men around the world in either not shaving your face or shave everything except your mustache for the entire month of November. The second way, is check out the sites listed below and donate to the cause. 
For more information and a chance to help check out:
 Movember at http://us.movember.com
&
No-Shave November at http://www.no-shavenovember.com/

AH-CHOO

How about some relief?

Well folks, unfortunately it's that time of the year again; the dreaded flu season! Many of you may have already started feeling the ill effects of this unpleasant time. Fortunately for you I have a few tips to relieve some of your aches and pains. Also did I mention they are all natural and easily accessible?

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-Crushed peppermint
-Hot Water
Upset Stomach
-1 small ginger root
-Hot water
Sore Throat
-2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil
-2 Tablespoons raw honey
-1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

For directions and more remedies check out Girl Meets Nourishment

Feel Better!

http://girlmeetsnourishment.com/30-homemade-natural-cold-flu-remedies/

Not Ahh But Aww...

All Hallow's Awww...

Instead of posting pictures that might scare the pants off you, I thought it better to celebrate this Halloween with some cuteness! Enjoy!

Let's start with our very own Brooklyn!

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All the other photos are thanks to the Ellen Degeneres Show:


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Not a very happy Gus Gus!
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The cutest/happiest monster you'll ever encounter
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Being brave has never been this adorable!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! HAVE FUN AND STAY SAFE!!!!

To see more boo-tastic costumes check out the Ellen Degeneres Show.

What a Purr-fect day!

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream For Mousecream

Many of you know that this week is Halloween. However did you know that there is another national holiday celebrated a couple of days before All Hallows Eve? For all of you feline lovers, you'll be happy to know that October 29th is National Cat Day! Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige, founded the day in 2005 as a day of awareness for the many homeless cats that desperately need good homes. She also wanted the day to be a celebration for cat owners and their fuzzy, little friends. To learn more about the day check out National Cat Day's website at: http://www.nationalcatday.com/about.htm
Here at Unique we even got into the spirit, with our very own Nate Hardy dressing up for the day!
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"I'm pawsitively purrfect"

Scaredy Cat

BEWARE...What you are about to see is terrifyingly cute!

Since we are getting so close to Halloween and it's so hard to figure out what to dress up as, I thought I would lend a hand and share some creative ideas for your fuzzy best friends. Here are just a couple of ideas, but make sure to check out BuzzFeed for their whole list of spooktacular costumes!

An Actual Chia Pet

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The Justice League

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Cat in The Hat

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/greatest-pet-costumes-ever