What to wear when eating turkey.

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A turkey dress needs to be:

  • Camouflage if you’re doing the roasting
  • Easy-in-the-waist if you’re doing the eating
  • Flattering if you’re Continue reading
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Let the kids help MAKE the holidays

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So many families feel their children are audience members at the holidays, rather than participants. xmaspostcardsolo

But there’s nothing so memorable, and so just-plain-fun, as participating in the preparations and plans for the big day. Don’t deprive your child of the opportunity to learn to give, as well as receive, in this season.

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A gift only you can give. Make it once, give it to many!

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Whether you’re the family’s favorite cook, the custodian of Grandma’s recipe box, or simply a creative lover of food, how about making a

Family Favorites cookbook for your relatives?

This Slideshare shows the pages of a template you can use to make an attractive collection of recipes yourself. Use the scroll bar to see all the pages you can use. Continue reading

Every tradition starts sometime.

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The nicest thing about the holiday season isn’t the parties and the gifts or even the chance to finally dress up.

HowToConsign.org is doing 50 Days & 50 Ways to Have a Merry Recycled HolidayThe real joy is in traditions. Traditions link us to personal and family history. Traditions make us look forward to a season of looking back. The best thing about traditions is that they don’t cost a lot and that anyone…yes, you, in the year 2013…. can start, uphold, or re-fresh them.

Here’s a few traditional holiday Continue reading

Easy to do: A gift-unwrapping seat!

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christmas stool1Step 1: Find a sturdy stool in a consignment, resale, or thrift shop.

Find a shape and a height you like. Don’t worry about the color. Just make sure it’s sturdy. Buy it and take it home. If you find several, buy ’em all. This is gonna be FUN!

Step 2: Make it your own.

christmasstoolPaint it. Gild it. Decoupage it. Sticker it. Feel like you don’t have enough imagination or talent? Then simply Continue reading