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(Family Features) Let the blustery winds blow while you stay warm inside and while away the wintry hours with cozy crafts that keep you warm.
(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) - Improving your health and wellness can seem like a daunting task, especially if you know you have some bad health habits to break. But, several improvements you can make today can result in tremendous health benefits.
(BPT) - You probably already know that exercising and eating right are key ways to improve your health. But, you may be overlooking one major health necessity that is as close as your kitchen faucet – water. It’s vital all year long, even during winter months when you might think hydration is less important.
(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:
(BPT) - One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today’s business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you’re tired can be tragic.
(BPT) - The holidays are about the home and celebrating time with friends and family. It’s a time to cherish the warmth, comfort and company of being around those we love most. For some, however, work keeps them away from the ones they love.
(Family Features) When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy these comforts regardless of the season?
(BPT) - Americans spend just shy of 274 hours a year on shopping – or 45 minutes per day – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey. It’s probably safe to say a good chunk of that time occurs during the holiday season. While much shopping takes place online, many people still head to stores, and those folks will be logging a lot of hours on their feet.
(BPT) - A great coffee maker can go a long way toward crafting the perfect cup of coffee at home. A high-quality machine is just one part of the equation.
(StatePoint) After weeks of yuletide indulgence, it’s time to think about New Year’s resolutions. Before jumping the gun on a regimen of deprivation, indulge one last time.
(BPT) - Have you ever admired a coffee table cleverly fabricated using a discarded door sitting on a frame? Or been surprised by the sight of an old refrigerator reborn as a bookshelf or TV cabinet? Even bathroom fixtures have been known to draw notice (and a snicker or two) when repurposed as garden containers.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those looking for appropriate and memorable holiday gifts for clients and colleagues.
(Family Features) From amateurs just sharpening their culinary skills to gourmet gurus with a refined taste for beverage and cuisine, you likely know a few people who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Use this guide of kitchen must-haves to bring cheer to everyone on your holiday shopping list.
(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.
(Family Features) This season, let your creative side shine with thoughtful gifts that are fun to create and add cheer to the lives of those you love.
I’ve always gotten excited about the holidays and this is primarily due to the pleasantly improved attitudes displayed by most people. Many folks become more social, less negative, and generally tolerable throughout much of the holiday season.
From the new Madaras coffee table book chock full of Tucson paintings, to hand-carved bowls and lazy Susans, to glass cutting boards and trivets featuring local scenes, to hard-to-find Southwest ornaments and holiday cards, and then, of course, art --including prints, canvases and the ultimate gift: an original painting—Madaras Gallery is the go-to place for holiday gifts with the Tucson touch. Add a personal signature from iconic artist Diana Madaras, and the gift becomes priceless. This year, the gallery has also added Southwest gifts from other renowned artists including statement jewelry from Kim Yubeta, Judson mosaic cowboy boots and Diane West’s hand-crafted gourds, masks and gourd ornaments. Other unique finds include mosaic menorahs, miniature bronzes, and Southwest holiday decor.
(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!
To business professionals, it’s that quintessential morning meal that serves as a backdrop for engaging in deals with colleagues, customers and clients.
(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) The holidays are that special time of year when ingredients are more than just ingredients - they're what you make of them. The secret to amazing appetizers, memorable meals and fantastic celebrations can be as simple as a few key basics. That's why Safeway is making it easier to find value and the essentials you need all season long, so you can create your own holiday magic.