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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36 Days Until Christmas…..How About Some Thanksgiving Appetizers?

If I could choose one food group to have for the rest of my life, it would be appetizers.  Alright, I know that they aren’t their own food group, but for heavens sake they should be.  The problem with them is that they are never healthy, usually the worst offenders can be found hiding in…
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