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Category Archive for: ‘Childhood Nostalgia’

Extreme Decorating: New World Records for Yummy Gingerbread Houses

(Note: “Extreme Decorating” is an ongoing series in which WallCandy Dad goes beyond removable wall stickers and explores unusual and over-the-top decorating ideas tried in homes, restaurants, hotels, businesses, tourist destinations and public spaces. We all get decoration inspiration from different places, as it is a reflection of our tastes and personalities). Apparently, 2013 has become the Year of the …

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Extreme Decorating: A Fond Farewell to DINOvember

(Note: “Extreme Decorating” is an ongoing series in which WallCandy Dad goes beyond removable wall stickers and explores unusual and over-the-top decorating ideas tried in homes, restaurants, hotels, businesses, tourist destinations and public spaces. We all get decoration inspiration from different places, as it is a reflection of our tastes and personalities). It’s the premise of the hugely successful and …

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Bunk Decor for the Classic or Contemporary Summer Camp Experience

As August begins to pick up speed, kids country-wide are preparing for the only thing more bittersweet than starting a new school year – preparing to leave for one final session at summer camp. Perhaps the best thing about living in the Age of Everything is the abundance of choices. Kids dig choices more than anything else, simply because the …

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think outside the box: daring your kids to dream!

Summer’s rapidly approaching and if you’re not shipping off the kids to overnight camp, it’s a certainty that there will be at least a few days when you hear the most dreaded words in the English language…. MOMMY/DADDY, I’M BORED! When that day comes, tell them the story of 9-year-old Caine Monroy. Caine spends a lot of time hanging around …

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Nostalgic Fun: The playroom makes an unexpected cameo in the 2012 presidential race

Besides being fervently pro-America (you did know that all our removable wall stickers are made in the USA, right?), we wisely keep our nose out of politics in the WallCandy world. Why?  Well because, quite frankly, there are Democrat Princesses and Republican Princesses. To our knowledge, Cowboys and Owls have no staunch positions on national health care — at least …

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The Newest (and Cutest) Trend in Nursery Design: Balloon Animals

Think about the last time you were in the quirky company of a balloon artist. The sun was shining, its reflection dull on the balloon’s cloudy colored latex. You and a few other adults were munching on tofu pups with mustard and your kids watched in awe as someone dressed in full half-clown-half-magician garb breathed life into a long balloon, …

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Decorating for Valentine's Day Can Be Loveable All Year Long

When was the last time you practiced crafting a perfectly shaped heart with a folded piece of red construction paper and a pair of scissors? For me, it had been a while until this week, when I realized that heart-crafting is a skill that should – nay, must – be passed on from generation to generation. I gathered the appropriate …

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What's More American than the Fourth of July? Why, Apple Pie!

If you’re like me and grew up in a state where fireworks were once not only legal, but distributed freely by the local Chamber of Commerce, you’ve probably got a few unique Independence Day memories to call your own. The props in my own favorite Fourth of July anecdote include a large trampoline, truckloads of sparklers and punks (both the …

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Oprah's Last Show Still Not the End of An Extraordinary Background

Today, America witnessed the official end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, which debuted back in 1986 at the height of daytime talk show popularity and has since zipped past all other shows in its genre to become a one-of-a-kind… entity. But before attempting to pay tribute to a woman whose life and influence will be studied for centuries after she’s …

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