70 Hashtags for St. Patrick’s Day

Are you planning your social media posts for St. Patrick’s Day? Whether you are posting on your personal or your business account, using hashtags is essential. Unique hashtags draw more people to your posts expanding your target audience. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the hashtags for St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. #StPatricksDay
  2. #StPatricksDay2023
  3. #StPaddysDay
  4. #StPaddysDay2023
  5. #StPatricks
  6. #March
  7. #March17
  8. #StPatsDay
  9. #Shamrock
  10. #4LeafClover
  11. #FourLeafClover
  12. #Clover
  13. #LuckyShirt
  14. #LuckoftheIrish
  15. #Green
  16. #WearGreen
  17. #WearingGreen
  18. #StPatricksDayStyle
  19. #StPatricksDayNails
  20. #StPatricksDayMakeUp
  21. #StPatricksDayOutfit
  22. #StPatricksDayMeal
  23. #StPatricksDayDecor
  24. #StPatricksDayBaby
  25. #StPatricksDayParade
  26. #StPatricksDayParty
  27. #StPatricksDayDog
  28. #StPatricksDayCrafts
  29. #StPatricksDayWreath
  30. #Parade
  31. #PinchMe
  32. #IPinchBack
  33. #DontPinchMe
  34. #Irish
  35. #Ireland
  36. #EmeraldIsle
  37. #KissMeImIrish
  38. #IrishAmerican
  39. #IrishAtHeart
  40. #IrishForTheDay
  41. #MyIrishLove
  42. #MyFourLeafClover
  43. #MyLuckyCharm
  44. #Luck
  45. #Lucky
  46. #GreenBeer
  47. #Beer
  48. #Guinness
  49. #IrishCoffee
  50. #Bailys
  51. #IrishPub
  52. #IrishCharm
  53. #LuckyandCharming
  54. #IrishLove
  55. #IrishGirl
  56. #IrishGuy
  57. #IrishGuy
  58. #IrishPride
  59. #IrishFood
  60. #IrishMusic
  61. #LiveIrishMusic
  62. #IrishDance
  63. #StPatricksDaySquad
  64. #MyIrishSquad
  65. #SeeingGreen
  66. #PotofGold
  67. #Leprechaun
  68. #LeprechaunTrap
  69. #EndofTheRainbow
  70. #GoodbyeStPatricksDay

42 Love Quotes to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for the right words to add to a Valentine’s Day card or social media post? If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following love quotes to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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  1. “Continue to share your heart with people even if it has been broken.” – Amy Poehler
  2. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse
  3. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” – Eckhart Tolle
  4. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with mind. And therefore, is winged Cupid painted blind.” – William Shakespeare
  5. “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis
  6. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn
  8. “Valentine’s Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow.” – Roy A. Ngansop
  9. “‘Tis better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.” – Ernest Hemingway
  10. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”– Victor Hugo
  11. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” – John Lennon
  12. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen
  13. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  14. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost
  15. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  16. “There’s all kinds of reasons that you fall in love with one person rather than another: Timing is important. Proximity is important. Mystery is important.” – Helen Fisher
  17. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë
  18. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston
  19. “Passion makes the world go ’round. Love just makes it a safer place.” – Ice-T
  20. “When you’re lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can’t get better than that.” – John Krasinksi
  21. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” – Julia Roberts
  22. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey
  23. “There is always madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” –Friedrich Nietzsche
  24. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
  26. “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather
  27. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
  28. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  29. “Take my hand, take my whole life too, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Elvis Presley
  30. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford
  31. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor
  32. “I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  33. “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.” – Charles de Leusse
  34. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”– Oscar Wilde
  35. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” – Katherine Hepburn
  36. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coehlho
  37. “Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.” – Dolly Parton
  38. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult
  39. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and the doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
  40. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis
  41. “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” – Katharine Lee Bates
  42. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

Happy Valentine’s Day!

51 Hashtags for New Year’s Eve

Are you ready to ring in 2023? If you want to draw extra attention to your social media posts, check out the following hashtags for New Year’s Eve.

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  1. #NewYearsEve
  2. #HappyNewYear
  3. #HappyNewYearToAll
  4. #HappyNewYear2023
  5. #NewYear2023
  6. #Welcome2023
  7. #NYE
  8. #CountDowntoMidnight
  9. #MidnightToast
  10. #MidnightKiss
  11. #MidnightWish
  12. #BringOnTheNewYear
  13. #BringOn2023
  14. #2023
  15. #RockinNewYear
  16. #Bye2022
  17. #GoodBye2022
  18. #NewYearsEveFun
  19. #NewYearsEveAtHome
  20. #Family
  21. #Friends
  22. #FamilyNewYearsParty
  23. #NewYearsEveParty
  24. #Celebrate
  25. #CelebrateSafely
  26. #NewYearsResolution
  27. #NewYearNewMe
  28. #DoneWith2022
  29. #NewYearsGoal
  30. #Dec31
  31. #Jan1
  32. #NewYearsCelebration
  33. #Fun
  34. #Cheers
  35. #DesignatedDriver
  36. #PartySafe
  37. #PartyTime
  38. #NewYearsStyle
  39. #NewYearsNails
  40. #NewYearsDecor
  41. #NewYearsWithMyLove
  42. #NewYearsProposal
  43. #ISaidYes
  44. #NewYearsCouple
  45. #NewYearsSelfie
  46. #NewYearStillSingle
  47. #NewYearsLove
  48. #NewYearsBlessing
  49. #Love
  50. #FirstHikeOfTheNewYear
  51. #NewYearsDay

Have a great New Year’s Eve! Stay safe!

National Pepper Pot Day

Rebecca's Country Notes

Honestly, I have never heard of the story or legend of the Pepper Pot, which I find difficult to believe since I am such a history buff.    The story goes on that on this day (December 29) in 1777, a soup which was spicy and warm was served to the Continental Army on the orders of George Washington.

The era was the time of the Revolutionary War; the Continental Army had set up camp Valley Forge during the winter.  The legend states that George Washington himself had asked the cook to serve up something special since the men had been enduring such harsh wintery conditions.  George Washington wanted a special meal that would not only keep the Army warm but would also help boost their morale.

Having experienced ice storms and frigid temperatures in the past in the mid-Michigan area, I can just imagine how cold these soldiers must have…

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Self-Care Ideas for October

 A new month is a perfect time to commit to taking care of yourself. Work, school, family, and other commitments often lead to chaotic schedules. Spending time on yourself is critical for your overall well-being. If you need inspiration, check out the following self-care ideas for October.

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  1. Make your monthly commitment or affirmation to take care of yourself. If needed, write out your intention for better self-care to display.
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Create a fall-inspired playlist.
  4. Write in a journal.
  5. Attend a festival. Try something new.
  6. Burn an aromatherapy candle or essential oils.
  7. Go out to lunch with an old friend.
  8. Declutter
  9. Order take-out on a busy day.
  10. When you feel overwhelmed, take long deep breaths.
  11. Spend an afternoon reading a book.
  12. Practice recognizing toxic situations. Set boundaries when you realize the situation or person is not helping you grow.
  13. Take an online class. Even if you just watch YouTube videos to learn more about something, give yourself permission to grow.
  14. Create a vision board for the future.
  15. Happy Sweetest Day! Spend time with the one you love. Or snuggle under your favorite blanket and binge-watch Netflix.
  16. Volunteer at a local pet shelter or animal rescue. Dog walking is great physical activity. The dogs love the extra attention.
  17. After a long day, give yourself permission to rest and relax.
  18. Meditate or pray.
  19. Workout
  20. Plan a spay day.
  21. Get plenty of sleep. Take a nap, sleep in, or go to bed early.
  22. Limit your screen time.
  23. Go to the library.
  24. Watch YouTube videos.
  25. Take a long drive.
  26. Cook your favorite homemade meal or try a new recipe.
  27. Do crafts.
  28. Go on a long nature walk or try hiking a new trail.
  29. Take steps to improve your diet. Eat healthy foods.
  30. Let out your inner child and carve a pumpkin.
  31. Happy Halloween! Get dressed up or hand out candy.

Photo Prompts for October

October is here! Are you ready for a new month of photos? Grab your camera or phone and enjoy the month. If you are looking for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for October.

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  1. Selfie
  2. From above
  3. Light
  4. Field
  5. Hometown
  6. Hidden
  7. Path
  8. Shadow
  9. Food
  10. Graffiti
  11. Nature
  12. Fence
  13. Sunset/Sunrise
  14. Hangs
  15. Happy Sweetest Day! (USA)
  16. An ordinary moment in your day.
  17. Orange, yellow, and red
  18. Happy place
  19. Friendship
  20. Water
  21. Rocks
  22. Cozy
  23. Motion
  24. Bridge
  25. Signs
  26. Something old
  27. Guilty pleasure
  28. Peeking
  29. Black & White
  30. Photographer’s choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

Have a great month! Remember, take lots of pictures!

21 Staycation Ideas for Your Labor Day Weekend

The 3-day holiday weekend is here. Millions of people travel during Labor Day weekend. Are you heading out or did you decide to stay home? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Many people decide to spend the long weekend at home. Even if you are staying close to home, there are still plenty of things. The best part, many of these staycation ideas are free or have minimal costs to enjoy.

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If you are looking for inspiration for staying home on Labor Day weekend, check out the following ideas.

  1. Explore Hiking Trails: Get outdoors and enjoy nature. Find a new trail to hike. Hiking is a great activity for the entire family. Grab your camera to take lots of pictures. Make a day of hiking, pack a lunch, and bring lots of water.
  2. Go to the Beach: Pack a picnic and spend an entire day at the beach.
  3. Go to a Local Winery: Many wineries allow free taste testing. Gather your friends, enjoy the sights, and sample different wines.
  4. Host a BBQ: Invite your friends, family, or neighbors over for a holiday BBQ.
  5. Classic Game Night: Dust off your favorite Monopoly or other board game for a fun night of friendly competition. Don’t forget the snacks.
  6. Picnic in the Park: Pack your favorite goodies and head to a local park for an afternoon.
  7. Host a Bonfire Night: Beautiful weather calls for a bonfire night. A chance to sit around a warm fire with family and friends is always a good idea. Don’t forget the S’mores.
  8. Go Stargazing: Pack a blanket, snacks, and your favorite beverage to spend an evening outdoors. Looking at the stars is a great way to spend an evening.
  9. Host a Themed Movie Night: Host a family night or invite friends over. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Marvel movies are just a few of the many superb movies to watch over the 3-day weekend. Add to the fun by ordering pizza, making popcorn, or ice cream sundaes.
  10. Do Crafts for the Holidays: It’s never too early to start holiday crafts. Many stores already have Autumn, Halloween, and Christmas crafting items out. Make a trip to your favorite spot to find everything you need for a crafting day.
  11. Spend Time Reading: How long has that book been setting on the shelf? Labor Day weekend is a great time to snuggle under a cozy blanket and read. If you do not have a new book, reread a favorite.
  12. Go to a Local Sporting Event: Many sporting events are starting over the holiday weekend. Go to a local college football game or watch the game on television with friends and family. Do not forget to tailgate. Delicious food is a major part of any sporting event.
  13. Attend Community Events: Parades, concerts, and other events are generally part of the Labor Day weekend. Many local events or festivals are free which is great for your bank account.
  14. Volunteer: MDA and other organizations use the 3-day to collect funds. Volunteer to help locally. Networking with new people has benefits beyond the weekend.
  15. Make a Homemade Meal: Try a new recipe. Make an entire meal from your recent purchases at your local farmer’s market. Bake a dessert. Make a meal as a family.
  16. Go on a Day Trip: Travel closer to home. Visit sites in the next town over from yours. Or go on a long car ride to see the scenery.
  17. Ride Bike: Get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Before cold weather sets in, go for a long bike ride.
  18. Go Somewhere New: Is there a new cafe, restaurant, or other local business in town? Go check out the establishment. Who knows you may find a new favorite spot. Remember to be patient during the holiday weekend. Many establishments are short staff.
  19. Be a Hometown Tourist: When is the last time you visited your hometown tourist sites? Go to your local park or historical site. Take pictures. Act like a tourist from another area. Have fun.
  20. Declutter and Organize: The holiday season is slowly approaching, spend time organizing your living space. Set up a homework area for your kids. Or reorganize your home office. You can always tackle a major task and clean out the garage.
  21. Feel Free to Do Nothing: There’s no harm in doing absolutely nothing over the Labor Day weekend. Stay in your pajamas for a day, get extra sleep, and just relax.

Have fun! Enjoy time with family and friends. Remember to be safe over the Labor Day weekend!

Christmas in July: Start Planning

Christmas in July is a unique way to celebrate the seasonal holiday in the summer. Many people love the second chance to celebrate Christmas including singing carols, decorating a tree, and receiving a visit from Santa. Others use Christmas in July to start planning for the festive season in December.

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Planning for Christmas in July

If you are looking for ways to take advantage of the Christmas in July holiday season, check out the following.

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  1. Make Lists (and More Lists): Use a notebook or your favorite app to start making lists for Christmas. Gift ideas, cards, and donation recipients are a great place to start with lists. Use your lists as part of the planning process for Christmas.
  2. Take Advantage of Sales: Christmas in July ads are on television, radio, social media, and print. Finding a deal is always a significant step toward finalizing your Christmas shopping lists.
  3. Shop Prime Days: Amazon hosts Prime Days in July. The two-day event, July 12-13 is a great way to start your holiday shopping. Purchase items early. The holiday season often brings shortages of favorite products.
  4. Shop Back-to-School:  In July, department stores begin filling shelves with back-to-school supplies. Markers, crayons, paint, paint brushes, paper, desk lamps, computers, and bags are generally on sale. The savings are perfect for buying early Christmas presents.
  5. Plan Tentative Events: Make a revisable schedule for the holiday season. Plan social gatherings, teas, dinners, and other festive fun. Creating a tentative schedule allows you to make lists for supplies, gifts, and more.

Christmas in July is a great way to get a head start on the holiday season. Have fun! Take advantage of the seasonal sales.  

Happy Independence Day!

I want to take a moment to wish all of you a Happy 4th of July!

Are you going to watch the fireworks? If the rain holds off, I will be at the park with my family and friends.

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Have a safe and fun holiday! What is your favorite 4th of July food?

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Take Care! Thanks again for following my blog.

Peace Always,


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30 Drawing Prompts for June

Who is ready for a whole new month of drawing prompts? June is a fantastic month. The weather turns warmer, and the days grow longer. Grab your favorite sketchbook and go outside to find your creative spot. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for June.

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  1. Self-portrait enjoying the outdoor weather
  2. Beach scene
  3. Seashell
  4. Mermaid
  5. Ocean creature
  6. Sandcastles
  7. Waves and water
  8. Sun
  9. Clouds
  10. Bold colors
  11. Ice cream cone
  12. Fantasy scene
  13. Treasure
  14. Flag Day (USA)
  15. Curvy
  16. Favorite thing
  17. Something with wings
  18. Favorite animal
  19. Happy Father’s Day (USA)
  20. Lines
  21. Summer
  22. Flowers
  23. Favorite place
  24. Something with wheels
  25. Moon
  26. Shadow
  27. Superhero
  28. Memento
  29. Food or drink
  30. Artist’s choice

Have a wonderful month! Happy sketching!

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