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(Family Features) For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. Free yourself from this stress, and focus your attention on creating a holiday menu that includes plenty of tasty bites, sweet eats and flavorful drinks. Focus on the food and watch all the details fall into place, making your festive celebration the most memorable event of the year.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to throw the party friends rave about well into the new year. But busy folks just don’t have time to weave their own pine bough wreaths or turn paperbacks overflowing on the coffee table into an artfully arranged “tree” complete with a star and twinkling lights. You need ideas and you need them fast – and easy. You need holiday hacks for real moms! Here are six:
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for appropriate and memorable holiday gifts for clients and colleagues.
(Family Features) The holidays bring lights, cheer, TV specials and treats – plenty of them. While it is tempting to eat all that gets placed in front of you, it isn’t worth the extra pounds you may gain during the holidays.
(Family Features) Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors – pumpkin pie spice.
(Family Features) The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is an exciting time. But from the crowded malls to the big online markdowns, a silent threat lurks – one with the ability to wipe out your good financial standing and make it a not-so-jolly holiday for you and your family.
(BPT) - It’s going to be the party of the season. You know what to wear, but you haven’t a clue what to give as a hostess gift. As your calendar fills with holiday parties, finding the perfect gift for hosts and hostesses can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy and affordable to personalize a gift basket or other holiday treat – just look to the bakery department in your local grocery store. From bagels and muffins paired with orange juice, to an assortment of cookies accompanied by hot cocoa, personalized creations are a welcome alternative to traditional gifts – ensuring the hostess has a gift worth waking up to!
(Family Features) Whether you're a do-it-yourself beginner or experienced crafter, show off your personality with simple DIY projects to make your home shine this holiday season.
(Family Features) Parties filled with festive drinks, food and fun are in full swing this holiday season. Every event is a chance to come away with great memories, plenty of pictures and sometimes, a stubborn stain or two.
(StatePoint) The holiday season is here. Amid decorating your home, planning holiday parties and baking cookies for Santa, you might find yourself with very little time (and cash) for holiday shopping.
(StatePoint) Lights, music, family, boughs of holly -- the holidays are known for many pleasant sights and sensations. Unfortunately, seasonal stress, odd schedules and overindulgence in rich foods can mean an upset stomach, heartburn and indigestion for some celebrants.
(Family Features) The holiday season is all about making fun memories. Why not wear something no one will soon forget at your own ugly sweater party?
(NAPSI)—During the bustling holiday season, it can be challenging to balance an organic lifestyle with holiday parties, decorating decadence and comfort food. This year, make sure your family is living organically-even during the sweetest season of the year!
(Family Features) No matter how cramped and cluttered your living space, there is always a spot or two for extra storage. Finding it is just a matter of getting creative and utilizing a few clever solutions.
A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that.
The concept was complex and controversial: California companies would be allowed to exceed limits of carbon-dioxide emissions by paying to protect rainforests abroad.
(BPT) - Providing warm, delicious food to customers on location is one of the food service industry’s greatest challenges. If you are a restaurateur, caterer, baker or owner of a mobile food stand, you understand how difficult it is to transport and deliver quality food that maintains proper temperatures and the taste your customers deserve.
(BPT) - Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or entertaining a late-night dinner party on the deck, summer is the perfect time to throw a get-together in your outdoor living space.
Rearranging our home furnishings is one of my wife’s periodic mystical retirement maneuvers. While she has a knack for putting things in the right places in each of the rooms of our home, this can create a dangerous transit in the night for us creatures of habit with occasional bouts of midnight bladder call and routine memory incognizance.
Jason McInerney and his wife, Melissa, recently tapped their lunch orders onto a touchscreen at the entrance to the Be Our Guest restaurant at Florida's Walt Disney World Resort and were told to take any open seat. Moments later a food server appeared at their table with their croque-monsieur and carved turkey sandwiches.
1. Tea Partiers force a showdown over ObamaCare
Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world, second after water. If you’re not drinking tea yet, read up on these six ways tea does a body good:
Graduating high school and entering college was the most exciting time of my life, as it should be for most 18-year-olds. To me, it meant no 11 p.m. curfew, a break from my old friends with a chance to make new ones, and (perhaps most anticipated) college parties. The list goes on and on. And on and on and on… the possibilities were endless. Want to order a sandwich at 2 a.m.? Do it. Want to sleep in until dinnertime? Do it. No one is stopping you. No one is telling you no.