ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Raspberry Cream Pie Day National Raspberry Cream Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always August 1st <BR> <BR> National Raspberry Cream Pie Day is perfect for raspberry lovers. <BR> <BR> Raspberries are one of the gems of summer. Sweet and tasty, it is loved by millions of people (and birds, too!) With the arrival of ripe berries, it is time to make and enjoy some of your favorite dessert treats. High on the list for raspberry lovers, is raspbe... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 01:29:17 EST Mutt's Day Mutt's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 31st <BR> <BR> It's Mutt's Day. Mutts deserve their day in the spotlight, as much as a pure breed. If you own a mutt, or you are a mutt (reading this), then you know this day is for you. <BR> <BR> By definition a mutt, sometimes called a "Half-breed", is a dog that is of mixed breed. They come from two to several breeds. Purebred owners, and sometimes the public in general, vie... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:32:09 EST National Cheesecake Day National Cheesecake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 30th <BR> <BR> National Cheesecake Day is today. As food holidays go, this is one of the tastiest of treats. <BR> <BR> Despite being a rich, high calorie, and cholesterol filled, cheesecake is a very popular dessert. Why? Because it tastes so good. It is enjoyed plain, or with your favorite fruit topping. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:05:14 EST National Lasagna Day National Lasagna Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 29th <BR> <BR> National Lasagna Day is today. We hope you have a big appetite. Sure, it's July. Its hot and humid. Cooking up a pan of Lasagna will make the kitchen a lot hotter. But as it cooks, the smell will waft throughout the house. Your mouth will begin to water. When dinner time arrives, you will have a huge appetite for a huge piece of lasagna. Of this, you can... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:37:37 EST National Milk Chocolate Day National Milk Chocolate Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 28th <BR> <BR> National Milk Chocolate Day is a special day for a special treat. Are you a "Chocola-holic"? If you are, you look forward to each and every chocolate related holidays. <BR> <BR> There are lots of flavors of chocolate. Milk chocolate is enjoyed in candies and in baking. Milk chocolate is the favorite of millions of people. So, its only fitting tha... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:39:01 EST Take Your Pants for a Walk Day Take Your Pants for a Walk Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 27th <BR> <BR> Take Your Pants for a Walk Day is a great day to get some exercise. This special day is well noted on the internet for Ecard and calendar websites. So, I'm sure your planning to celebrate this day in a big, big way. <BR> <BR> Its an easy day to celebrate. Simply go for a walk. Unless you are wearing a dress or a skirt, you probably are wearing p... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:21:56 EST All or Nothing Day All or Nothing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 26th <BR> <BR> Today is All or Nothing Day. How will your day go? Will you have it all....or nothing. (Sounds to me, a little like "Deal, or no Deal?") <BR> <BR> How would one describe All or Nothing Day. It is certainly as day of extremes. If you're a gambler, it's a day to go for broke. A little drastic day, perhaps. There's definitely no grey area in how you spend thi... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:53:24 EST Culinarians Day Culinarians Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 25th <BR> <BR> Culinarians Day is a special day for anyone who cooks. That means just about everyone of us get to celebrate this day. You don't have to be a chef, or a graduate of a culinary institute to celebrate this delicious day. You simply have to cook, and to enjoy the results. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:28:33 EST Cousin's Day Cousin's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 24th <BR> <BR> Cousin's Day honors your Aunt and Uncle's kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn't for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer. <BR> <BR> This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, which means your cousins have cous... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:53:07 EST National Hot Dog Day National Hot Dog Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 23rd <BR> <BR> National Hot Dog Day celebrates one of America's favorite summer sandwiches. It is only fitting that this dog gets its day. <BR> <BR> Its summertime. Hot dogs are center stage on the grill, and at picnics all across America. They are at the ballpark. They are sold from carts on street corners in every city. It's not hard to find them. We consume hundreds... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:40:09 EST Hammock Day Hammock Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when celebrated: Always on July 22nd. <BR> <BR> Summer is in full swing. It's time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:55:02 EST National Junk Food Day National Junk Food Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always July 21st <BR> <BR> For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food. <BR> <BR> Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains little nutritional value. We also include foods that are high in salts, fats, and sugars. In other words, ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:23:26 EST National Ice Cream Day National Ice Cream Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: <BR> <BR> National Ice Cream Day - 3rd Sunday in July <BR> <BR> Ice Cream Day - December 13 <BR> <BR> When you get the urge for a snack on a hot, humid summer night, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? That's right....Ice Cream! Therefore, it's only fitting that ice cream be given it's own special day. On this day, we hope you enjoy an ice cream cone, a sundae,... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:50:02 EST National Raspberry Cake Day National Raspberry Cake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 19th <BR> <BR> National Raspberry Cake Day makes today as sweet as a summer day can be. Tender raspberries are among the best of fruits that nature has to offer. Put them into a cake......Then, you can "have your fruit and eat it, too!" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Raspberries are one of summers sweet... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:49:43 EST National Caviar Day National Caviar Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 18th <BR> <BR> National Caviar Day suggests that something fishy is going on today. Just what's all the roe about this day!? <BR> <BR> Caviar is salted fish eggs, or "roe". It is considered a delicacy. Caviar is enjoyed by the upper class, and those of us who occasionally can afford a little, just so we can say that we had some. Russian Caviar is reputed to be the very ... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:45:50 EST Peach Ice Cream Day Peach Ice Cream Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always July 17th <BR> <BR> July 17th is Peach Ice Cream Day. Its a cool, peachy keen day. <BR> <BR> Peaches are one of the best flavors of the summer season. People wait for about 48 weeks for the peach harvest to ripen. And, when it does, for a few short weeks, its "peach everything"! In celebration of the harvest, the ice cream companies make peach ice cream. Its hard to f... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:28:59 EST Fresh Spinach Day Fresh Spinach Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 16th <BR> <BR> Fresh Spinach Day is our opportunity to put healthier food into our diets. <BR> <BR> Popeye the Sailor is right. Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It tastes good, and there are many recipes. Many people turn up their nose to it, without even trying it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:09:41 EST Cow Appreciation Day- Go out and give a cow a hug Cow Appreciation Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 15th <BR> <BR> Today is Cow Appreciation Day. And, that's no bull! But, it is something to "Moo" about. <BR> <BR> As I began my research for this day, I talked to my granddaughter about plans for this page. I was intending to comment in a nice way, about everything that cows give us. But, my granddaughter convinced me to simply talk about the dairy products. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 02:39:18 EST National Nude Day National Nude Day <BR> <BR> When: July 14th <BR> National Nude Day is a way to keep cool on a hot, sticky summer day. So, take it off......take it all off. <BR> .... Sorry, we will display no pictures of National Nude Day. <BR> National Nude Day is a serious event. There are a sizable number of nudist groups around the world. They are not perverts. Rather, Nudists believe that the body is a beautiful thing, and meant to be displayed. Nudist colonies, nude beaches, and other venues exist to ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:38:18 EST Fool's Paradise Day Fool's Paradise Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 13th <BR> <BR> Fool's Paradise Day is today. <BR> <BR> This special day seems a bit like an oxymoron. How can a fool reach, or experience, Paradise? And, how could a place BE Paradise, if fools inhabit the place? We don't know the answers to these important questions. We can only speculate, as we have yet to find the creator of this special day. We will leave the philo... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:17:43 EST National Pecan Pie Day National Pecan Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 12th <BR> <BR> National Pecan Pie Day is a great day to eat pie....Pecan Pie! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you like nuts, and you like pie, and you like sweets, then today is your day. Sweet and crunchy, Pecan Pie is a regular on the menu of most restaurants. And, for good reason. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:21:54 EST Cheer Up the Lonely Day Cheer Up the Lonely Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 11th <BR> <BR> Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you've done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself. <BR> <BR> Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the years. They may be elderly. They see people on an infrequent basis. <BR> <BR> <img src... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:12:53 EST Teddy Bear Picnic Day Teddy Bear Picnic Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 10th <BR> <BR> It's Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Spend the lunch hour on a blanket under a shade tree with your Teddy Bear. <BR> <BR> Stuffed Teddy Bears are a kids favorite. Children receive Teddy Bears early in their childhood. Children cling to them throughout their teenage years. Many bears are kept, even as you become an adult. As you read this article, many of you adul... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:07:58 EST National Sugar Cookie Day National Sugar Cookie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 9th <BR> <BR> National Sugar Cookie Day is a day to satisfy your sweet tooth. Popular with young kids, and old kids, sugar cookies usually don't last long around the house. <BR> <BR> It's pretty easy to see how Sugar cookies came to get their own special day. Almost everyone has had them. Many people are hooked on them. Put out a plate of sugar cookies, and you ca... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:02:21 EST National Video Games Day National Video Games Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : <BR> <BR> Video Games Day - always on July 8th <BR> <BR> National Video Games Day - always on September 12th <BR> <BR> Video Games Day celebrates popular video games that stormed onto the market, and changed the way your kids play games. From Atari to Nintendo to Xbox, video games provide all too many hours of playing time on your television set. <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 03:17:29 EST Chocolate Day Chocolate Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always July 7th <BR> <BR> Chocolate Day is the perfect opportunity to eat you favorite chocolates in ample portions. Do you really need another excuse to over indulge with your favorite food treat? <BR> <BR> Chocolate is America's favorite flavor. It's the flavor of choice in candies, ice cream, cakes, breakfast cereal, toppings, and a whole host of desserts. Unequaled in popularit... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:46:05 EST National Fried Chicken Day National Fried Chicken Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 6th <BR> <BR> National Fried Chicken Day is day to enjoy crisp and tasty, finger licking good fried chicken. <BR> <BR> Fried chicken is one of America's favorite meals. Sure, we all know that fried foods are not good for us. But, fried chicken tastes ohhhhh so good. We just can't resist having it on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> There's just one thing you need to ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:41:49 EST Work-a-holics Day - even though everyone is on holiday Work-a-holics Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 5th <BR> <BR> Today is Work-a-Holic Day. It recognizes the guy, or gal, who works all of the time....... even during holidays. While just about everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday, the Work-a-holic is off working on some project. He can't relax. It's not in his nature. He's addicted to work. It's not necessarily work out of need. It's work because there either ... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 01:07:25 EST Independence Day, the 4th of July <em>232</em> Independence Day <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When: July 4th. <BR> <BR> The fourth of July is the birthday of our nation. Today, we celebrate and enjoy the freedom that comes with the event that made this day so special. <BR> <BR> Thomas Jefferson, is the author of the Declaration of Independence. He led a committee that crafted the declaration between June 11-28, 1776. Jefferson and ot... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 02:18:11 EST Stay Out of the Sun Day Stay Out of the Sun Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 3rd <BR> <BR> Stay Out of the Sun Day encourages us stay cool in the shade, and to give our skin a rest from the hot, damaging rays of the sun. <BR> <BR> The sun is directly over head. We're in the middle of summer, when the temperatures are the hottest, and the sun is the brightest. It's not a bad day to take a break from catching all of those rays and stay out of... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:46:04 EST I Forgot Day I Forgot Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 2and <BR> <BR> I Forgot Day, by definition, today is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember? Is it important? Hopefully, not. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some days are days to remember and to cherish all of our lives. Others, like today, are ones to be forgotten. If you are hav... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 02:07:39 EST International Joke Day International Joke Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : July 1st <BR> <BR> International Joke Day is a very funny day. Its a real laugher. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There's plenty of problems, trouble and unhappiness in the world. Dontcha think the world would be a far better place if we'd all just chill out a little and laugh a whole lot more!? 'Ya never know. If p... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:50:54 EST Meteor Watch Day Meteor Watch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 30th <BR> <BR> We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to see meteors streaking across the night sky? We sure hope so. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Meteors are space dust and... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:17:10 EST Hug Holiday Day Hug Holiday Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 29th <BR> <BR> Hug Holiday Day encourages us to give hugs to those who need them. On this day, people go out and give hugs at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and other places. The focus is upon elderly, sick and invalid, lonely people and anyone who needs the warmth, cheer, and love that a hug provides. <BR> <BR> This very special day was created by the "Hugs for H... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 01:59:16 EST Insurance Awareness Day Insurance Awareness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 28th <BR> <BR> Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question. <BR> <BR> Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of course when it comes to life insurance, if... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 14:46:45 EST Sunglasses Day Sunglasses Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 27th <BR> <BR> Sunglasses Day is a shady day for your eyes. <BR> <BR> Summer is in full swing. The sun is high in the sky. It's blindingly bright. A pair of UV protection sunglasses is definitely in order. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 01:47:21 EST Beautician's Day Beautician's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 26th <BR> <BR> Beautician's Day is your chance to show your appreciation to those who make you look beautiful and stunning. <BR> <BR> Beauticians include your hair stylist, as well as manicurists. Their talents and training transforms the everyday you into the beautiful woman you always knew was inside of you. They make you glow, and feel great about yourself. The g... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:12:00 EST National Catfish Day National Catfish Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 25th <BR> <BR> It's National Catfish Day. It's a day to enjoy some tasty, fried catfish. Or, enjoy catfish cooked to your favorite recipe......yummy. <BR> <BR> Guess who said: "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy -- farm-raised catfish." For the author, read on below to the "Origin of National Catfish Day". <BR> <BR> <img... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:01:36 EST Swim a Lap Day Swim a Lap Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : June 24th <BR> <BR> Swim a Lap Day is good for your health. And, it's a fun day, too! <BR> <BR> Summer has arrived. It's time to enjoy all that summer has to offer, including plenty of time in and around the pool. What better way to enjoy the early days of summer, than by taking a lap or two (or three) around the pool. In addition to the fun, it's great exercise to help keep you ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:45:42 EST National Pink Day National Pink Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 23rd <BR> <BR> It's National Pink Day, a day where everything should be basking in pink splendor! <BR> <BR> It's especially a day for the ladies, as pink is a girl's favorite color. Guys, you can participate in National Pink Day, too. Just get in touch with your feminine side, and display a dash of pink. Note: the girls will love you for it! <BR> <BR> It's easy t... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:28:33 EST National Chocolate Eclair Day National Chocolate Eclair Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 22 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Eclair Day is a sugary, sweet way to start your day. It's a sweet, tasty way to end your day, too. Eclairs are a light, crisp pastry filled with a pastry cream. They are most often eaten as a dessert. They can be eaten at every meal, or as a snack. <BR> <BR> We hope that you are not on a diet, or watching calories, carb o... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:08:07 EST Summer Solstice Summer Solstice <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When : June 21, 2014; June 21, 2015; June 20, 2016; June 21, 2017 <BR> <BR> Summer Solstice is sometimes referred to as "Midsummer" Litha". It's the longest day of the year. The amount of daylight only goes down from here....for the next six months (more on that later). Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. It's time to enjoy vacations, great weather, pools, baseba... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:14:47 EST Take Your Dog to Work Day Take Your Dog to Work Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Friday after Father's Day <BR> <BR> Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. And, we've just gotta ask "Why!?" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> They say every dog has it's day. Well, that day has arrived. Today, your dog gets to join you at work today. Of course, this assumes that your (wonderful) boss will allow it. <... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:43:26 EST World Sauntering Day World Sauntering Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 19th <BR> <BR> World Sauntering Day is a day to saunter here and there, wherever you go. <BR> <BR> You can spend your life walking through life, jogging through life, or being dragged through life. But, life is far more enjoyable, if you saunter through it. Its doubly true if you saunter with a friend or loved one. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:23:46 EST Go Fishing Day Go Fishing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 18th <BR> <BR> Today is Go Fishing Day. Now, this is my kind of day! It's a day to go out and bring home a healthy, tasty, meal for the family. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fishing is hard work. The pressure to bring home a "mess of fish" to feed the family is almost unbearable. After all, as the "Hunter-gath... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:11:03 EST Eat Your Vegetables Day Eat Your Vegetables Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when held : Always June 17th <BR> <BR> Strategically created in the middle of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, this day is the perfect opportunity to re-introduce a healthy portion of vegetables into your diet. No doubt about it, Eat Your Vegetables Day was created to promote a more healthy diet.......for life! <BR> <BR> On this day, you are encouraged to eat veg... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:25:52 EST Fresh Veggies Day Fresh Veggies Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 16th <BR> <BR> Today is Fresh Veggies Day. Take a vow to eat healthy today (and everyday), with fresh veggies for every meal, and for snack, too. Better still, be a vegetarian for a day. Your body will like it. <BR> <BR> Fresh vegetables are tasty, far better tasting than canned or frozen vegetables. They are also healthy and highly nutritious. This makes it easy t... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:19:26 EST Father's Day Father's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: Third Sunday in June <BR> <BR> A day to honor Dad. NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father's Day. Today's life style is busy for both dads and kids. So, a little time with dad on Father's Day is just what he wants. <BR> <... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:09:27 EST Flag Day <em>232</em> Flag Day <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always June 14th <BR> <BR> Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people ... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:42:45 EST Blame Someone Else Day Blame Someone Else Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : The first Friday the 13th of the year. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> What a great time you can have on this day. Imagine all the problems, errors, and mistakes you could heap on someone else today. On this day you don't have to take responsibility, or the blame, for any faux pas on your part. On the downside, this day come... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:02:06 EST