Quick and easy holiday decorating ideas

This time of year can get overwhelming fast. Before the turkey has even settled in our stomachs, it’s time to plan putting up the Christmas tree or getting ready to race into stores for Black Friday sales. I personally end up feeling like the entire reason for the season gets lost in the chaos of (read more…)

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How to be a guest in someone else’s home

After a few posts talking about how to prepare your home for guests, several of you commented that you were going to be the guests this week. So to celebrate this week of Thanksgiving (at least here in America), I’m republishing this post, first written on December 18, 2009. I just tweaked it a bit (read more…)

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Plan your peaceful Christmas: maintaining your home during the holidays

On Wednesday, Tsh talked about “guest-ifying” your home now, before the holidays are in full swing. Cleaning, decluttering and preparing for guests ahead of time is an important step, but once you clean and declutter, then what? If you have young children, things probably won’t stay neat and tidy for very long on their own, (read more…)

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Plan your peaceful Christmas: guest-ify your home

Are you having house guests for the upcoming holidays? ‘Tis the season for crowds, and while you might not be ready for handling your relationship with the in-laws, you still need to prepare your home. With Christmas six weeks away, it might seem like you’ve got all kinds of time to fortify your abode — (read more…)

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Gift ideas for the 2010 holiday season

With less than two months to go, it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts. The earlier you decide, the more likely you’ll stick to your holiday budget, and you’ll find what you truly want to give. In a few weeks we’ll chat about how to simplify the gift-giving process by creating a (read more…)

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