[Photo by White Wood Studios on Wedding Chicks] If you’re planning a winter wedding, it’s probably around that time for finalizing the design for your cake. Want to go with white without being boring? Enter this three-tiered stunner with the right amount of texture to add visual interest. Plus the pine cone accents give a subtle nod to the season. […]
If you’re planning to skip the Black Friday lines and take advantage of Cyber Monday discounts instead, Johnathan Nightingale, vice president of Firefox, suggests going through this checklist before clicking “buy” to keep your personal information safe.
The holiday season typically means travelling, dry weather, and lots of eating and drinking—all which lead to bloating and indigestion. Fortunately, you can try a quick fix that you may already have on hand in, of all places, your liquor cabinet: Angostura Bitters ($12, amazon.com). Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare […]
As if travelling for the holidays isn’t stressful enough, being separated from your pets can be difficult. To give yourself (and your furry friends) a peace of mind before choosing a sitter, schedule a meet-and-greet before you go away. Find a day and a time that works for you and your potential sitter, making sure your pet is present—this could […]
Dreading an upcoming social obligation because of a personal life change (like a recent separation)? Take this advice from Don Gabor, a communications coach based in Brooklyn: Prepare stock answers for awkward questions. While there’s a good chance that people will stay away from subjects that may be sore, rehearsing answers to questions you hope aren’t asked will make you […]
That turkey dinner sure is delicious, but–let’s face it–there’s nothing fun about the clean-up. Before you stuff all the fixings down the drain and tackle those dirty dishes, remember that plumbers are generally inundated with emergency calls the day after Thanksgiving. To keep the plumber out of your kitchen on Black Friday, the experts at HomeAdvisor recommend tossing these items instead of putting them down the sink:
If your pants quickly develop holes at the thigh area (even though they fit perfect fine), you are definitely not alone—nor are you destined to wear through every pair of slacks you own. Instead, look for pants with less than 4 percent of stretchy material, like spandex. A firm fabric holds you in better and doesn’t pull, with means a […]
With Turkey Day just three days away, take a few minutes now to start making ice for your big feast. That way, when guests start arriving, you’ll have one less thing to stress about. To store the ice, simply store cubes in plastic baggies in the freezer. For big ice cubes (which are perfect for cocktails), consider using your muffin […]
The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.