Buying holiday gifts doesn’t have to wipe you out, mentally or financially. The best advice we can offer you for spending less and easing the stress of buying holiday gifts this year is to GET ORGANIZED. Here are some tips to getting your holiday gift lists organized so you can not only keep your sanity at the end of the day, but some pocket cash, too!
Serving up festive snacks and appetizers at a Christmas party leaves your guests in awe, but it doesn’t have to keep you in the kitchen all day. Simple snacks with a holiday theme keep the guests happy and make you look like a culinary genius. If a salmon ball or cheese log is too boring, consider other simple alternatives to keep the guests full this holiday season.
Youre going to a Hanukkah party and want to show the hostess how much you appreciate the invitation, but you might find yourself wondering what kind of hostess gift to bring. Here are plenty of ideas – enough that you could use a different one each day of the eight-day-long celebration if necessary. Set the Table
Turning your workplace into a haven of holiday merriment is a great way to get your staff excited about the upcoming season. To give your office a touch of charm this holiday season, select a theme around which to decorate your space. By adopting a specific decorating motif, you can ensure that your office space is cohesively decorated (a must for all those Type-A readers out there). It also serves as an aesthetically pleasing reminder of the approaching holiday.
Want to keep little ones entertained at your Christmas party this year? Make sure to plan ahead and put together some fun games and activities! The best bet is to choose games that both grown-up and kids can take part in, that way underageguests won’t have to spend the party off by themselves. And for an extra bit of holiday cheer, include a cookie swap or gift exchange so guests don’t go home empty-handed. It’s a great way to give them something to remember the party by!
To many families, the holiday season is not complete without a decorated tree twinkling in the window. Each year, U.S. tree farmers sell an estimated 25 to 30 million pine and fir trees, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. For people with Christmas tree allergies, this abundance of pine and fir needles can make allergy symptoms difficult to control during holiday festivities.
When serving Thanksgiving dinner there are tons of ways to make classic Thanksgiving recipes. You can multi-task during the cooking process, with this alternative way to make a green bean casserole. While using the oven to cook, use the stove top to make this delicious side dish! Stove Top Style
What’s the best part of the holidays? Having your babies help you in the kitchen! My two-year-old wanted to help me cook and I couldn’t find anything for her to do that didn’t involve a hot pan, a burning oven, or a sharp knife! I took out the crescent rolls so she could play with the dough and that’s when this fun idea came into my head. These little crescent roll messages are so fun and the perfect project for any little one. (Note: I used regular store bought crescent rolls for this.) Directions
Craving mashed potatoes but don’t want the calories and fat? This whipped cauliflower recipe will satisfy your cravings, and it tastes delicious with no guilt!
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – CiceroGratitude – or a lack thereof – is something all parents encounter during the process of raising children. At some point or other, what mother hasn’t looked on with horror as her child blurted out a variant of, I dont like this! Its not what I wanted for my birthday! or worried that her kids took …