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Preparing for Home Holiday Guests

December 12, 2017

Expecting houseguests this holiday season? After all, ‘tis the time to gather with family and friends! Following are some simple ways to help ensure your visitors enjoy their holiday stay in your home: Wow them with a welcome basket. Nothing says “So glad you’re here!” quite like a gift basket. Include magazines, snacks (extra points for locally sourced items!), sunscreen, body lotion, holiday-themed socks and any other seasonal items your guests might enjoy. Give them a spare key. Reassure home holiday guests that they can…

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Best Patio Meals and Grilling Ideas

July 21, 2017
Friends at BBQ

Summer is in full swing, and the warm weather simply begs for fresh fruit, crisp, cool salads and mouthwatering BBQ—served al fresco, of course. If you’re searching for flavorful patio meal recipes and grilling ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Fire up your grill because we’re about to share some of our favorite apps, entrees and sides for summer entertaining on the patio! Sun Gold Tomato Caprese Salad. Keep it simple, not to mention colorful, with this wonderfully refreshing two-tomato caprese salad. It’s the…

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Mother’s Day Recipes

May 8, 2017
Grandmother, Mother, and Daughter Cooking for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year. This year, why not stand out from the crowd and cook for mom? These recipes are sure to impress: Breakfast: Heart Pancakes: Show your love with this cute and delicious breakfast. It only has a few ingredients and is sure to make the whole family smile! Nutella Cinnamon Rolls With Vanilla Glaze: Homemade cinnamon rolls are already scrumptious. Adding Nutella and vanilla glaze makes the dish irresistible. Sweet Potato & Blue Cheese Frittata: If you’re…

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Packing & Moving

Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

April 7, 2017

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Planning a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids

December 28, 2016
little boy celebrating New Year's

Does your son or daughter insist on ringing in the new year, but lack the stamina to stay up until the ball drops? Not to worry! Following are some “Noon Year’s Eve” necessities to help your kiddo get a jump start on the year ahead (the celebration begins at 10 a.m., sharp, on December 31!) and party with pals like it’s 2017: Festive décor. Set the stage for celebration with colorful accessories, like streamers, hats and noisemakers. Also, follow these simple steps to welcome the…

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