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Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Home

February 6, 2017
Valentine's Day gifts

Chocolates, flowers, jewelry…  Your loved one is sure to appreciate any of these popular Valentine’s Day gifts. But as you’ve probably heard, home is where the heart is. So this year, why not surprise your Valentine with a truly unique gift that will brighten and enhance the home? Following are some thoughtful suggestions to win hearts and outfit abodes this Valentine’s Day: Chenille Throw. Strategically placed throw blankets make a stylish and functional statement in any home. Plus, being wrapped in this silky, soft chenille…

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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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Guest Post: 4 Ways to Beautify Your Home This Holiday Season

December 22, 2016
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Holiday lighting is often about the outside of the home, but we spend most of our time inside (especially when it’s cold out). Enjoy these holiday lighting tips from Progress Lighting: The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes hosting and entertaining guests! If you’re hosting family and friends at any point, we have some advice to help you prepare. Check out our tips below for transforming your home before the festivities commence! Dazzle your guests Dress up your traditional dining setting by…

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7 Holiday Stress-busters

December 13, 2016

The holidays should be a time of joy, generosity, family and friends, but all too often, the desire to make the season perfect leads to stress, stress and more stress. If you start feeling overwhelmed by the extra demands on your time and attention this year, try a few of the stress-busters on our list and reclaim your calm. Looking for more holiday tips and entertaining ideas? Follow us on Pinterest!

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8 Gadgets That Make Thanksgiving Easier

November 15, 2016
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The telephone may be the gadget of choice for those who prefer to make reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. But if you, like many, look forward to hosting family and friends in the comfort of your home, we have identified eight must-have kitchen tools that can help simplify your holiday meal prep. Check out these gadgets to help trim the amount of time you spend in the kitchen (and your turkey!) this Thanksgiving: Oven-to-Table Entertaining Platter. This attractive, innovative, soapstone platter can be chilled or heated…

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