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Five Tips for Decorating Your Windows for the Holidays

November 20, 2014

Tiny-apartment dwellers, rejoice: Cheery fireplaces and twinkling trees may get most of the Christmas carol credit, but a well decorated window can be a room’s focal point, too. Here’s how we created this pretty window display with a festive, vintage vibe. Use our tips to dress your own windows in holiday style. 1. Choose a theme and stick with…

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How to Thaw a Turkey

November 17, 2014

A frozen turkey makes planning ahead for Thanksgiving easy, because you can buy it early and avoid fighting the grocery-store crowds right before the holiday. But frozen birds can also lead to one of the most common mistakes in Thanksgiving-day prep: Not allowing enough time for defrosting. Getting the turkey ready isn’t hard–but it’s important…

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The Art of the Appetizer

November 13, 2014

A holiday hors d’oeuvres party! The very words fill my mind with visions of happy guests, tasty appetizers, jolly conversation, and maybe even some holiday tunes in the background. Best of all, serving appetizers requires a lot less effort than a full-fledged dinner party — what’s not to like? But as anyone who’s prepared appetizers…

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How to Decorate Your Front Door

November 12, 2014

It’s natural to want your front entryway to be warm and inviting all year-round, but it’s especially appropriate to evoke that sense of festivity and hospitality around the holidays. Outdoor holiday décor sets the tone of holiday spirit even before you open the front door, so amidst all of the excitement of decorating the Christmas…

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Guest Room Welcome Baskets

November 09, 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when gracious hosts and hostesses ready their homes for invited (and sometimes unexpected) holiday guests. Make your friends and family feel welcome with a simple bouquet of flowers, a bowl of fresh or dried fruit, and a thoughtfully assembled basket of goodies. Even the smallest gestures will go…

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