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The Post-Holiday Cleanup

December 28, 2015

Christmas is over. After all the buildup, decorating, and—finally—the fun-filled day itself, the Yuletide-season has run its course, leaving behind happy children, tired-yet-joy-filled adults, and, of course, a major mess that can feel like a bit of a letdown. It doesn’t have to be that way! Instead of looking around the house, thinking, “Where am…

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Right Your Holiday Gift-Giving Wrongs

December 21, 2015

Buying great gifts for everyone on your holiday list is often a matter of what not to do. To set yourself up for shopping success, here are five rookie mistakes to avoid this season and beyond, courtesy of Lindsay Roberts, founder of The Gift Insider. Mistake #1: Thinking About What You Want, Not What They…

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Quick & Easy Holiday Decor Touches

December 16, 2015 1

When it comes to holiday decorating, some people feel the need to channel Clark Griswold by lighting up their lawns and houses or having the biggest, most lavishly decorated tree. Sometimes, however, it’s nice to add a little festive cheer to your home in more subtle and unexpected ways that don’t just make the front…

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Gift Toppers: Go Beyond the Bow

December 14, 2015 1

Never judge a book by its cover. That adage may be true for people and, hey, maybe even novels, but when it comes to gifts, presentation is everything. While a decent wrap job is a must, squared-off corners and clean seams can only get you so far. Just as important is what’s on top. If…

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