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New Years Celebrations Around The World

December 19, 2019

January 1st has been largely seen as the start of the New Years celebrations since the time the solar calendar was introduced by Caesar. In ancient Celtic tradition, however, the start of the New Year was viewed as October 31st. The Chinese New Year, which follows the lunar calendar is a moving date which can […]


Turn Your Holiday Activities Into Winter Workouts

December 19, 2019

Burning winter calories does not have to be an extra chore that you tack onto your already busy schedule. In most cases, just the fact that it is winter, already adds plenty of physical resistance to your daily activities. With this in mind, here’s five fun winter workouts that can help burn away excess holiday […]


Sprinkle This! Health Benefits of Cinnamon

December 18, 2019

‘Tis the season to use plenty of cinnamon to bake! Did you know that in addition to adding great flavor to your baked goods, eggnog and hot chocolate, there are some amazing health benefits of cinnamon? Cinnamon, a spice traded between Medieval Europe and the Near East, was valued as highly as gold. Today, it’s […]


How To Select The Best Holiday Floral Arrangement

December 17, 2019

If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to select a holiday floral arrangement for your table or to gift, you’re not alone! Sometimes, you just can’t envision what the best pick will be. Thanks to our partnership with Teleflora, we have some great tips to get you started! The first step to choosing a floral arrangement […]


4 Quick and Easy Last Minute Christmas Gifts to Make

December 16, 2019

It happens to the best of us. Two days before Christmas you find out you’ll be having unexpected guests, you get invited to a party or you simply forgot a gift. That’s why quick and easy last minute Christmas gifts to make are a holiday life-saver! An easy Christmas wreath that looks like it’s covered […]


101 Activity Ideas for Winter Days

December 15, 2019

The kids are home from school break and you know the big question is coming: “What can we do?” Finding activity ideas for winter days can be daunting. If the weather is bad you may need plenty of them! We’re here to help you out with 101 activity ideas to help you out during winter […]


Should You Decorate For Christmas?

December 14, 2019

My husband and I had a bit of a disagreement last week about whether we should decorate for Christmas. His view was a bit, “Bah Humbug.” Mine is more like “bring on the glitter and holiday cheer!” Which one of us is right? Should you decorate for Christmas? Well, I still think it’s simply a […]


Prep Your Kitchen for the Holidays!

December 13, 2019

The season for entertaining is here. Whether you throw big parties this time of year or host intimate dinner engagements or expect to see plenty of drop-in guests, it pays to prep your kitchen for the holidays. A clean, well-ordered kitchen can help you get through the holidays with your sanity in tact. Heck, you […]


27 Family Christmas Movies to Enjoy at Home This Holiday Season

December 12, 2019

With lots of family, friends and neighbors visiting your home over the holidays, you will want to have a selection of films on hand to entertain guests of all ages. We’ve put together a list of the best family Christmas movies to help you out! All of these are titles our family loves. I hope […]


How To Host a Christmas Gift Exchange Party

December 9, 2019

One of the best parts of the holiday season is getting together with friends and family to celebrate. On a tight budget? Don’t skip the festivities, throw an inexpensive Christmas gift exchange party. Everybody saves money by giving only one present this holiday season instead of buying gifts for every friend. It’s a fun solution […]


How Do You Express Your Holiday Style?

December 9, 2019

Do you have a preferred holiday style? Thanks to our partner, Shinesty, we have some ideas to take your holiday fashions to a whole new kitschy-cool level! You’ve heard the expression “night and day”? That’s my sons! My sons couldn’t be more different in personality, interests and temperament. One thing they do have in common, […]


Best Holiday Decorations for Your Barn

December 8, 2019

Who says that the barn doesn’t need some holiday cheer? There are plenty of safe, equine-friendly holiday decorations for your barn that will enliven everyone’s spirits! When decorating the barn, it is essential to choose safe decorations. Ones that will harm neither the people nor the horses who patronize it. Fortunately, it is not difficult […]