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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Cards to Make at Home

February 6, 2018
Girl cutting out paper heart

Cupid just called: You need 25 inspired Valentine’s Day cards for your son or daughter’s class exchange, and there’s no time to waste! Not to worry. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest, cutest and downright punniest DIY classroom Valentine’s Day card ideas on the web. Think of it as our heartfelt gift to you. Please do try these at home: “You Make My Day Bright” Valentine. This eye-catching Valentine’s card is sure to impress your kiddo’s classmates. Perfect if your child’s school has a…

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Non-traditional New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

December 26, 2017

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and so are confetti-filled celebrations and choruses of Auld Lang Syne. If you’re seeking inspiration for a unique spin on traditional NYE festivities, look no further: here are four creative party ideas that will make your soiree truly sensational!   Follow the call of the disco ball A ’70s-themed New Year’s party is the perfect excuse to break out the bell bottoms and boogie! For Studio 54-inspired decorations, rent a fog machine and a disco ball, and…

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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 tablescape

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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