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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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Turkey Day Take Two: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 24, 2017
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Forget Black Friday doorbusters: the best part of the day after Thanksgiving has always been the leftovers! Turn your Turkey Day dishes into next-day deliciousness with these can’t-miss recipes, and make the holiday last a little longer. Leftover Stuffing Waffles The morning after Thanksgiving calls for a festive breakfast, and these flavorful stuffing waffles are just the thing. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce for sweetness, or go savory with gravy. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping Whether you’ve scheduled a day full…

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Get Inspired by Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Set the stage for a memorable holiday (and that tasty turkey with all the trimmings!) with this natural, autumn-inspired tablescape. Layering is key when dressing up any dinner table. Start with a tablecloth or—in this case, placemats—and work your way to an eye-catching centerpiece. The following elements help transform an ordinary wood dining table into a warm, welcoming, stylish space to gather with family and friends on Turkey Day: Soothing shades of brown, cream and copper are reminiscent of…

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Toddler Trick-or-Treating Tips

October 25, 2017

Holidays like Halloween can build a sense of community and help break the ice with new neighbors, especially if children are involved! Here are a few tips to help make your toddler trick-or-treating a spooktacular success for everyone:   Possess the right costume Your costume choice might be the difference between a howling good time and a series of unfortunate events. Look for… Comfort: While wearing a cute costume is a big part of the appeal of Halloween, comfort is just as important as appearance.…

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Fourth of July Crafts

June 23, 2017

Celebrate Independence Day with these easy red, white and blue craft ideas: Use festive, homemade stars-and-stripes paper lanterns to decorate your backyard BBQ. Enjoy making fun firework t-shirts with the kids. Add patriotic flair to the dinner table with easy decorative candles in red, white and blue. Have a safe and happy July 4th! Continue to follow our blog for more holiday crafts, recipes and more.  

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