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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

How to Keep Your Poinsettia Looking its Best Through the Holidays
2 years ago

How to Keep Your Poinsettia Looking its Best Through the Holidays

Poinsettias are a favorite holiday plant to give and receive, but they can present a bit of a challenge – and perhaps some frustration – as you watch this beautiful plant decline each day.

If it makes you feel any better, you are not alone. Read More

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices
2 years ago

3 Ways to Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Fashion Choices

I have a confession to make: I don’t own a little black dress. For some time, I’ve been wearing navy and other dark neutrals for my evening attire. Navy is more flattering to my skin tone. Read More

4 Secrets to Finally Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
2 years ago

4 Secrets to Finally Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

By  •  Lifestyle

I have been thinking a lot about New Year’s Resolutions lately – why they are so hard to keep and whether they are worth making.

To many people they are a bit of a joke, but deep down I think most of us want 2017 to be better in all kinds of ways than 2016. Read More

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget
2 years ago

MORE! Extravagant Gift Ideas for Women on a Budget

Hi everyone! This is Part Two of Extravagant Gifts on a Budget. If you haven’t read the first installment, please do! In that article, I discussed the joy of giving and receiving unexpected gifts and went over one of the most important issues: beautiful wrapping. Read More

These Decadent Christmas Bauble Cookie Delights Make Great Gifts… If You Don’t Eat them All First!
2 years ago

These Decadent Christmas Bauble Cookie Delights Make Great Gifts… If You Don’t Eat them All First!

By  •  Lifestyle

Christmas is a time of year I love. As a sugar crafter and cake designer, it is a time of year when I embrace the challenge of creating something new and different to WOW my family and friends during the festivities. Read More

4 Ways to Reinvent Holiday Traditions to Fit Your Lifestyle
2 years ago

4 Ways to Reinvent Holiday Traditions to Fit Your Lifestyle

By  •  Family

At this time of year we often fall back on the celebration habits we have formed over time. Read on for ideas of how to reinvent holiday traditions in ways that serve you! Read More

3 Mindfulness Tools to Stop You from Overindulging in Holiday Treats
2 years ago

3 Mindfulness Tools to Stop You from Overindulging in Holiday Treats

I often think back several years ago to a time when I wanted to quit drinking coffee. Each day I would walk by a lovely café en route to work and that little voice in my head would say, I want a cup of coffee.

Before I knew it, I was carrying a steaming hot latte into my office. I felt totally powerless to keep my word. My thoughts called the shots. Has this ever happened to you? Read More

A Modern Grandma’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
2 years ago

A Modern Grandma’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

When my kids were little, even when I was broke, I always made Christmas a big deal. Our extended family and friends would gather for Christmas Eve and after everyone had gone, the boys would be put to bed with warnings about getting to sleep fast so Santa could come. Read More

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?
2 years ago

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Memories and Traditions?

By  •  Family

Everyone remembers Christmas – the lucky ones amongst us will have fond memories of family traditions from an early age. Read More

Unwrapping the Secret to Extravagant Gift Giving On a Budget
2 years ago

Unwrapping the Secret to Extravagant Gift Giving On a Budget

I LOVE giving gifts. I love thinking about gifts. I love looking for gifts. I love wrapping gifts. But more than anything I love surprising someone with a gift they didn’t expect. Read More