Yes, another DIY ornament for your tree this year. I think there’s something special about having ornaments to commemorate the major events in your life—new babies, new homes, first Christmases of all kinds. And I love this simple key print idea for making a first-Christmas-in-a-new-house ornament from In the Little Yellow House. It’s as easy as getting a clay you bake […]
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Did you know that November is the best time to buy new PJs and slippers? Well, it is. Because retailers know that pajamas and slippers make great holiday gifts, and thus use discounts on these items to lure shoppers with well-priced sets. So, if you have a tradition of getting new pajamas for Christmas Eve/Christmas morning, now is the time […]
An artificial tree not only keeps your home free from messy pine needles, but it’s also the ideal solution for allergy sufferers and people with pets. Unfortunately, artificial trees don’t provide the nostalgia from the yuletide aroma. And who doesn’t love the smell of Christmas?
First, the good news: Despite the ubiquitousness of chocolate candy and gingerbread, pumpkin pie and sugar-glazed ham, Americans don’t gain that much weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, the average person gains a little less than a pound in those six or so weeks of gluttony. But if you’d like […]
Does that really exist? According to our friends over at HuffPost Home, we can all become laid-back holiday hosts by following six guidelines that include managing expectations, maintaining a positive outlook, and advance planning, just to name a few. My personal favorite: “There is no such thing as the perfect meal, and if you happen to achieve it once or […]