National Oatmeal Muffin Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

If you’re a fan of muffins but not the excess calories, then today is your lucky day! It’s National Oatmeal Muffin Day, which means we get to enjoy mouthwatering delicious muffins without needing to worry about our cholesterol levels. Unlike most muffins, the oatmeal variety actually helps reduce unhealthy fat and boost energy levels—on top of other health benefits, of course! So this December 19th make sure to grab or bake yourself some oatmeal muffins for a guilt-free holiday celebration!   5 More Reasons to Love Oatmeal Muffins   They’re Packed with Nutrients With oats as their main ingredient, oatmeal […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 45 – Madison County Animal Care & Control

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 45 – Madison County Animal Care & Control

Madison County Animal Care and Control have the responsibility of enforcing licensing laws and regulations that are applicable to the animal control program. Animal Control does much more than rescuing abandoned animals but they offer second chances to the animals they come in contact with. They also assist in transporting animals to other states as well as rescue opportunities through local shelters. Save rates for these animals today is 90% or better. Website: https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/animal_control/index.php?fbclid=IwAR2AVPduRxDGY8fskx0ZoOLpBN7fcXGQeTzOCcdARsapViPPaTj8IVFKWJI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadisonCountyAnimalControl/

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Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 44 – Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Animal Rescue of the Week: Episode 44 – Animal Rescue of the Rockies

Animal Rescue of the Rockies is a nonprofit organization located in Colorado. Since its opening in 2003, they have helped find loving homes for over 10,000 animals. Their mission is to provide rescue, behavioral and adoption services for homeless pets as well as work towards a nationwide goal of ensuring a happy, healthy home for every pet. ARR also works closely with other rescue groups in Colorado to help with transporting, fostering and adoptions whenever they can. Email: ARRColorado@gmail.com Website: http://animalrescueoftherockies.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalRescueoftheRockies/

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National Day: National Cupcake Day

National Day: National Cupcake Day

Anyone who loves to eat cupcakes should know what December 15th is. This day is recognized as an unofficial national holiday called National Cupcake Day. There may be some confusion to the real date since there are those that point out the holiday is actually on June 14th. But, many choose to celebrate this occasion on December 15th.  Cupcakes were originally called the 1-2-3-4 cakes simply because it is easier to remember its ingredients that way: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, and 4 eggs. They also add in a cup of milk and […]

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Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 44 – Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

Animal Shelter of the Week: Episode 44 – Humane Society of Greater Kansas City

The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City was founded in 1912 and became the first no-kill shelter in the area in 1994. Their low-cost spay and neuter and veterinary care clinic save and improve the lives of thousands of animals every year. They provide much-needed care and services for the animals in their community– and their work is never done. The staff and volunteers at the shelter will continue to show compassion to the animals and provide for them to ensure they are ready for their new potential families. Website: http://hsgkc.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HSGKC/

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National Gingerbread House Day

National Gingerbread House Day

No other Christmas confection symbolizes the holiday quite like gingerbread houses. Can you even imagine Christmas without them? We bet not! Originating all the way from Germany in the 16th century, gingerbread houses made their way to the United States through the early Pennsylvanian German immigrants. As you may have already guessed, the delicious, decorative bread houses were welcomed into the American culture and eventually turned into a holiday tradition. People would gather their family members and spend time building gingerbread houses together. What makes the activity even better is that everyone can join in, even kids and grandparents!  So […]

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