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Organizing Toys - Control the Toy Takeover

Control the Toy Takeover

December 28, 2012

After the holidays the year my daughter turned two, I realized my living room looked more like a toy store than a place to relax and hang out. So as we began to take down our festive decor, I looked for ways to stash her cache of Legos and puzzles and fairy wands, so I…

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New Year's Eve Party

Chic and Simple New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

December 26, 2012

Your years of debaucherous New Year’s parties (keg stands, Jell-o shots, epic hangover) have come to a close. But that doesn’t mean you should spend the countdown to midnight on the couch with Ryan Seacrest. Instead, try the holiday equivalent of a happy medium: a chic, low-key soiree for a few of your closest friends….

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Kids' Christmas Party Ideas

Kids’ Christmas Party Ideas

December 22, 2012

Unless you’re St. Nick toting a bag full of presents, catching and holding the attention of kids at a Christmas party takes some creativity. Consider these ideas for keeping children happy and entertained: Decorate Gingerbread Houses Give the kids their very own gingerbread houses and let the creativity soar as they pipe on frosting and add candy trim….

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Secret Santa Ideas

Fan-Favorite Secret Santa Ideas

December 20, 2012 3

Last week, we asked our Facebook fans about their go-to secret Santa ideas. And in the nearly 350 replies we received, we spotted two major trends, both of which make great starting points for planning a gift of your own: The first is adding a ‘little something extra’ to make an otherwise standard gift special. And…

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Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

Christmas Dinner Menu Ideas

December 15, 2012

Hosting Christmas dinner is an on-again, off-again thing in my household. Every year is a negotiation among friends and family: Who is eating where? Who is leaving town? Who wants to cook? Who’s thinking about just getting some Chinese take-out? That means I don’t have a go-to menu for the years when I do decide…

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