Holiday Gathering Checklist

There are only a few days left to plan your holiday gathering and chances are you already have 90% of it completed. Right? 75%? 25? Whatever percentage you currently find yourself, the below checklist will help you make it through the next few days  and ensure a happy holiday gathering for all. Today: □ Confirm […]

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Seasonal Decor: Crazy For Crackers

Every year I find there is one item I tend to use over and over in seasonal designs. This year it looks like Christmas crackers are the winner. I didn’t start out to use them but have been finding them EVERYWHERE and they fit into each project in a different way. If you are not […]

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New Year’s Card Offer {from our Affiliate Partner, Tiny Prints}

Here is a chance for you to stand out. Everyone sends Christmas cards it seems. And they end up either piled up, lined up, or magnetized to the fridge with the countless other cards. None of them stand out. But New Year’s cards…those are unique, like you. So why not send out some personalized New […]

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Holiday Pinecone Placecard Holders

Placecards, a tradition that some consider to be too formal or fussy is making its way back to the table this holiday season. If you are setting the table this holiday season these Glitter Pinecone Placecard Holders are an easy craft for after school with the kids or a fun Girls Night activity.   GLITTER […]

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Gifts For The Gardener: Paperwhites

  Looking for a great way to give the gardener on your list flowers for the holidays and beyond: Grow them yourself — indoors. You can have fun picking out the perfect container to suit the recipients personal style which can then be reused for cut flowers or a terrarium. Growing Paperwhites These small bulbs […]

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DIY: Creating Mercury Glass At Home

Mercury glass, also known as silvered glass because of its look, is ornate. Its name may be deceiving because there is actually no mercury or silver in it. True Mercury glass is a mold-blown clear glass that has double-sided walls and then has a thick coat of silver-colored liquid nitrate inserted into it through a […]

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Placesettings Explained

Although we live in a less formal world where pretty much anything goes when it comes to setting your table, it is always best to start with a knowledge of the proper way to do anything. Once you understand the proper etiquette of how to set each place setting you can manipulate it to achieve […]

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A Christmas Tree for Every Room

It is the first weekend of December and my guess is that most of you are heading out to select the perfect tree sometime this weekend. But why just stop at one? What if you placed a tree in everyroom of the house? Big or small, Christmas trees bring the warmth of the season into […]

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Tiny Prints Cyber Week Sale!

It’s time to buy your holiday cards, invitations, and more. Just in time for the season, Tiny Prints is offering 30% off everything on their site. Custom holiday cards, Christmas cards, Hanukkah cards, holiday party invitations, custom photo gifts…you name it, it’s on sale for two days, today, Monday November 26 and tomorrow, Tuesday November […]

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Shop Small and Local

Saturday November 24, 2012 is Small Business Saturday. Started by American Express has become a national day to celebrate, support and shop the small local businesses in your community. The SBA.gov site provides businesses with tips and advice on making the most of this day.: http://www.sba.gov/saturday American Express provides a $25 statement credit when you […]

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