31 Days Until Christmas……Day Of Thanksgiving Prep

If you have to make a Thanksgiving meal for friends or family, today is the day of preparation for the big day.  The house needs to be cleaned and whatever can be done ahead of time should be done.  If you can enlist the help of others, please do so, for your sanity and for…
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32 Days Until Christmas…..Out With The Old

As you dig out your holiday decorations and begin to use the decorations, start to pay attention to what you are not using.  Ask yourself when was the last time I used it.  Sort the items by what you use and what you no longer use.  The items you no longer use could be donated to a…
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33 Days Until Christmas……It’s A Wrap

Check your wrapping paper supply.  Too often people buy new wrapping paper when they already have more than enough on hand.  When the shiny paper goes on sale the day after Christmas we stock our supplies for not just the coming year, but for years to come. Quick Tip:  Gather all your gift wrapping supplies…
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34 Days Until Christmas…..Bake And Freeze

Start to bake things that can be frozen.  Dough balls, bars and quick breads always freeze well.  Just make sure that they are wrapped carefully to prevent freezer burn.  When those unexpected guests stop by, you can have fresh cookies coming out of the oven in a flash. Here is a cookie that freezes well. …
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35 Days Until Christmas…..Give Gifts Of Experiences

Give gifts that are experiences: concert tickets, a stay at a hotel, spa services or a “gift certificate” for watching your sister’s kids for the weekend so she and her husband can have a getaway.  Stay away from anything that can create clutter.  Remember my tip from the other day, if it collects dust, don’t…
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