January 2018

5 Tips To Make Cheap Valentine’s Day Flowers Look Amazing

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means it’s time for flower shops, big and small, to make an extra buck on your love. Well, maybe not this time. Keep on reading to find out how you can buy inexpensive Valentine’s Day flowers and transform them into fancy-looking blooms that look worth double the actual price. Even though money is often a difficult obstacle to overcome on Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want is to give your special someone a flower arrangement that is anything less than amazing. In the spirit of spreading the love, we’re giving away some insider to secrets to show you exactly how to do that!

Don't let Valentine's Day flowers break your bank

Make it a Holiday With These 3 Orthodox Christmas Recipes

Just when many people around the world are recovering from the winter holidays, one special group of celebrants is still preparing for the festivities. Yes, Orthodox Christmas is on its way on January 7th! So we’ve got some of its history for you, as well as our 3 favorite Orthodox Christmas recipes.

If you’re not familiar with the holiday, here’s some background. Unlike Western cultures where Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, in Russia it is New Year’s Eve people anticipate the most. This began during communist times when, in order to promote atheism, the government banned Orthodox Christmas celebrations, instead focusing on a secular New Year.

Russian herring salad on Orthodox Christmas

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