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December 28, 2016

The Migratory Processes of Snowbirds: Where They Come From and End Up

Have you ever thought of traveling south for the winter? Learn more about the migration of snowbirds: where they come from and where they are headed.
 
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December 15, 2016

Deck the Halls with Simplicity in Just an Hour

If you’ve got plenty of holiday spirit but are short on time, you’re probably wondering when you’re going to decorate. Don’t despair! You don’t need to decorate every surface to get the warm glow of the season. It’s easy to decorate the seven key spots in just about an hour.

Simple decorations are elegant and easy. Plan ahead by getting organized. You can pull a few things from your stored holiday decorations or pick up some new items at the store. The rest you can grab when you grocery shop.

Ready. Set. Decorate

You’ll need to gather up the following items to decorate the top seven spots in your home:

Wreath and hanger Holiday doormat Garland Assorted [...]
 
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December 9, 2016

Organizing Projects for the New Year

Come January 1, it will be out with the Christmas tree—and in with the organizing. It’s time to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place. The key is reworking, refiling, and reordering. Celebrate the coming of the new year with some simple organizing projects for your office, your craft room, your kitchen and all your holiday décor. Here are a few organizing ideas and a little inspiration to get you started.

Craft Closet Organization Ideas: Organize gift wrap supplies on a peg board with dowel rods to hold the wrapping paper in place and hooks for scissors, ribbon, and tape. Purchase simple bins from the dollar store, place on a shelf or table top, label [...]
 
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December 6, 2016

8 Great Gifts For New Homeowners

8 Great Gifts for New Homeowners

Moving into a new home is an exciting time and often a big achievement for most people. However, whether it’s a first or fifth house, moving never really gets easier—much less when you’re settling in before the holidays.

There’s new furniture to buy, endless to-do lists, and sometimes even major renovation projects to start on.

When attending a house-warming party this holiday season, or just dropping by for a tour of the new digs, bring a gift to congratulate the new homeowners. If you’re having a hard time deciding, here are eight ideas for a thoughtful and useful gift that new homeowners are guaranteed to love this holiday [...]

 
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December 1, 2016

4 Ways to Holiday-Proof Your Home with Area Rugs

The holidays are officially here, and the guest lists and invites have been sent out for your Christmas dinners and New Year’s parties. All that’s left to do (aside from cooking your feast) is get your home ready for guests and lots of traffic. One of our favorite ways to prepare a space for more people and more exposure is laying out multiple area rugs. Below you’ll find our favorite ways to position area rugs, layer them and add visual interest with color, size, pattern, and material.

1. Follow the Rules

Though area rugs are often needed more so during the holiday season to protect your tile or wood flooring during busy times like Christmas parties and New Year’s [...]

 
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November 29, 2016

Ideas for Decorating With Fresh Greenery for the Holidays

The key to decorating with fresh greenery is displaying it in unique and creative ways. Want to add a little unexpected fresh flair to your holiday décor this season? Use these ideas!
 
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November 28, 2016

Investigating Different Holiday Traditions by U.S. Region

The United States is a country of diversity, and a nation made up of regions. Here are some great U.S. regional holiday traditions from around the country.
 
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November 23, 2016

Ask Anna: How To Be An Organized Hostess This Holiday Season

The holidays are my favorite time of year! I love the colors, the decorations, even the smell of the air, and I also love having people over and hosting big dinners. However, I know that a lot of people aren’t like me, and the thought of hosting friends and/or family for the holidays can seem quite daunting. Don’t worry! I’m here to give you some great tips for how to be an organized hostess this holiday season, and I can promise that they work because I’ve used them for years!

1. Be YOU

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The most important thing to remember when hosting is to be YOU. Your house [...]

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