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Thanksgiving Dinner Tips and Secrets

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Dinner Tips and Secrets

What’s the best part of November? Thanksgiving dinner! We look forward to it all year, and it’s one week away! The food is the main star of this holiday, and there is nothing worse than being excited for stuffing (or dressing…we’ll get into that later), and taking a giant bite of it to find that it’s dry or has too much celery. A bad dish at Thanksgiving ruins the mood for the day, and if you’re the chef, you have to wait an entire year to redeem yourself....

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The Best Christmas Housewarming Gifts for 2017

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

The Best Christmas Housewarming Gifts for 2017

Halfway through November! It’s getting closer and closer to December! As we approach Thanksgiving, many young couples, newlyweds, college graduates, and others are moving into new homes. Even if they’re already moved in, the first Christmas starting from scratch can be a bit of a skimpy one. When money is tight and priorities are elsewhere, Christmas spirit and decor can fall onto the backburner. To help your friends and loved ones out, here are some of the best Christmas...

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Funny Presents to Bring for Your White Elephant Gift

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Funny Presents to Bring for Your White Elephant Gift

The game that goes by many names– White Elephant, Gag Gifts, Yankee Swap, and Dirty Santa. It’s a common way to exchange gifts at Christmas office parties, classroom parties, or any kind of gathering at the holidays. The object is this: everyone brings a wrapped present and places it in the center. Numbers are drawn to determine a picking order, and then each player will select a gift either from the center pile, or they will steal one that has been previously opened. When it comes...

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Cozy Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Cozy Christmas Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

We’re at seven weeks until Christmas! Are you counting down the days with festive anticipation like we are? If this is your first Christmas in that small apartment or your dorm room, don’t worry about not having the space to be festive. We have some tips on how to decorate and make the most out of what you have. Optimize the room you do have with a trip to the dollar store, some creativity, and a little Christmas magic. This will be your coziest Christmas yet! Use Classic Christmas...

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Easy Things You Can Do Now to Have More Cash for Christmas

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Easy Things You Can Do Now to Have More Cash for Christmas

Its November! That means Christmas is rapidly approaching, and so is the shopping season. If you’d like to start saving for presents now, there are some obvious ways that you can cut corners, like skipping the trip to the coffee shop and bringing your own caffeine fix in a travel mug every morning. Besides those daily adjustments, there are a few other ways you can score a little more money than usual by December. We’ve gathered a list of programs and tips to help you rack up some...

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What to Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

What to Do With All That Leftover Halloween Candy

Obviously, you could just eat the Halloween candy. However, if you’re attempting to be healthier and you don’t want to be tempted by the sugary sweets, we’ve got some ideas for you! Or, if you’ve been snacking on it every day of October and you are growing a little tired of it, we’ve got something for you too! Here are a couple ideas for what to do with all of your leftover Halloween candy.   Donate Your Leftover Halloween Candy to TroopsThe best option to...

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Horrifying Christmas Gifts People Really Received

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Horrifying Christmas Gifts People Really Received

“It’s the thought that counts.” That’s the saying that goes alongside gift-giving, and it is true. But sometimes, you have to actually ask what people were thinking when they selected that gift. It is a common courtesy to thank you and be grateful for any gift, but we’re not talking about workout equipment or self help books. Those are simply Christmas gifts that can be taken the wrong way and can be read as offensive or seem insulting. We’re talking about...

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The World’s Scariest Christmas Tradition Has Scared Kids Straight

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

The World’s Scariest Christmas Tradition Has Scared Kids Straight

Halloween is fastly approaching, but spooky tales have now carried over into Christmas. Apparently in parts of Europe, threats of receiving a lump of coal for Christmas just aren’t enough. This bizarre custom is way worse, and it’s far scarier than just not receiving presents on Christmas morning.     What Is The Scariest Christmas Tradition?While Saint Nicholas has become somewhat of a household name through Christmas carols, his evil counterpart is starting to appear...

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21+ Best Christmas Gifts for 2017

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

21+ Best Christmas Gifts for 2017

Some people are just SO HARD TO SHOP FOR. No matter how much planning and brainstorming you do, finding the perfect gift for your friends and family can seem impossible. Instead of spending hours browsing the internet for gift ideas, wouldn’t it be much easier to find all of this year’s best gifts in one place? So, we’ve put together the ultimate 2017 gift shopping guide, broken down by category, to help you find Christmas gifts for everyone on your list! Christmas Gifts for...

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Avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas and Shop Online!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Avoid the Nightmare Before Christmas and Shop Online!

You see it every year on the news and on your social media feeds– actual, physical fights breaking out at stores on Black Friday! People go nuts! While presents definitely are not everything when it comes to Christmas, picking out a gift and buying it for your loved ones is a chance to do something nice for them and let them know you care. To help you get your hands on the presents your family and friends would really love and appreciate, here are some tips and tricks for making the most...

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Adorable No-Sew DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Adorable No-Sew DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Let’s face it– store bought Halloween costumes are expensive and not worth the money. As fun as dressing up for Halloween is, buying a cheaply made, wear-once-costume of low quality material is wasteful. Instead, use real clothing items as a bit of a DIY that can be worn individually later in everyday life. You may be able to already find a few of these clothes in your kids’ closets now, but if not, they are simple and easy to find at thrift or dollar stores, or inexpensive to buy at...

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Bootiful Ideas for Halloween Gifts, Snacks, and Treats

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Bootiful Ideas for Halloween Gifts, Snacks, and Treats

It’s officially October! That means spooky season is upon us, and it’s time to get out the decorations, jack-o-lanterns, and tombstone-shaped cookie cutters. Before you start stressing about making kids’ costumes, cookies, and activities, here’s some advice on how to be festive without the hassle! With a few supplies, some spooky tunes, and a little inspiration, you can be the hit of the Halloween party- for creatures big, small, and the scariest of all! Halloween Baking IdeasWhether...

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What Christmas Gifts to Ask for This Year

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

What Christmas Gifts to Ask for This Year

“What do you want for Christmas?” No matter how old we get, our family members always ask this question every year. As a child, you probably answered with a new toy in mind, or a new pair of shoes as a teenager. Now in adulthood, what are you supposed to say when someone asked you? It may be a little uncomfortable, but it truly helps your loved ones find a gift that they know you will love and appreciate.   Ask for a Gift Involving a New Chapter in LifeThe easiest and most...

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How Many Christmas Gifts Should You Buy the Kids?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

How Many Christmas Gifts Should You Buy the Kids?

Deciding what to buy your kids for Christmas can be difficult enough, but what if you’re buying them the wrong amount of gifts? What is considered spoiling the children, and what is considered to be too stingy? If you were to ask this question to any given parent, all answers would vary. The truth is that everyone budgets for Christmas presents differently. So if money is the biggest contributing factor, how do you figure out the amount to spend? The most important rule is this: buy the same...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers

Whether you’re buying presents for your own little critters or for your human friends, gifts involving dogs are a great option when buying for pet owners. If the presents are useful and fit with their personal style, they are sure to love them and be grateful. You can also do a bit of research to find some unique and functional presents that will make life with dogs a tad easier. For a memorable and video-worthy Christmas morning, snag a few of these gift ideas and throw them in a box with...

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The Perfect Cocoa: How to Dress Up Instant Hot Chocolate

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

The Perfect Cocoa: How to Dress Up Instant Hot Chocolate

Simple, dull hot cocoa can get pretty boring very fast. Sometimes you want to sip something warm and delicious to get “warm food belly,” and you don’t want the caffeine of coffee. And some of us are just against decaf. (What’s the point?) If you’re tired of packaged mixes, fancy it up! There are obvious ways to doctor up your hot chocolate- use milk instead of water, top with whipped cream, and many more. But if you want something a little more decadent,...

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5 Toys to Buy Now Before They’re Sold Out for Christmas

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

5 Toys to Buy Now Before They’re Sold Out for Christmas

Every year in the months leading up to Christmas, there are a few toys that EVERYONE is running to the store to get. If you remember the Christmas movie Jingle All The Way (which is a must-watch film that’s perfect for a holiday movie night), you’d know the search for Turboman and the extreme measures it took to find one. That fiasco happens every year in real life, but don’t worry! There’s a way to avoid it. To ensure you buy the Christmas presents at the top of your list, it might be...

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Everything You Need for a Cozy Movie Night

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Everything You Need for a Cozy Movie Night

With dropping temperatures come nights in front of the TV, watching movies. Halloween is slowly creeping up, and it’s the perfect time to plan a spooky movie night with your friends, or maybe a family movie night. Whether you’re trying to save money and have the movie theater experience at home, or you’re just looking for a cozy night in, here are some ways to make the most out of it. And don’t forget to plan a fun, cheery movie after the horror movies so no one has...

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Christmas Presents for Friends Abroad

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Christmas Presents for Friends Abroad

Finding presents for loved ones nearby can be difficult enough, but if you have friends or family overseas, finding the perfect present can take much more planning and consideration. You have to keep in mind the environment and climate there, shipping the gift, the time it takes for the present to arrive, and so much more. It may seem a little overwhelming, but don’t erase those friends from you list yet. Here is some advice on what to get, how to ensure it arrives safely and in time for the...

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Tips and Tricks for Wrapping with Christmas Bows

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Tips and Tricks for Wrapping with Christmas Bows

Presents under the tree are the very first things that little, bright eyes look for on Christmas morning. While gifts aren’t the most important aspect of Christmas, boxes wrapped in pretty paper and ribbons add a special something to the holiday atmosphere. If you’re not the most skilled gift wrapper, there are a few ways to skip the elaborate bows without missing out on the little accents that top off the perfect present. With a few small additions, the sight of presents under your tree...

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Don’t Wait for Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Don’t Wait for Your Pumpkin Spice Latte

As September approaches, the entire population is waiting in anticipation for the availability of the holy pumpkin spice latte. The widely popular beverage is known for being only available as a seasonal drink, but when the time comes, the pumpkin spice latte sells big numbers. In 2015, Forbes estimated that Starbucks would make a whopping $100 million just from the PSL alone. The return of the pumpkin will be here soon, but not soon enough. With big, chain coffee shops teasing release dates,...

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5 Cool Christmas Presents for Your Boyfriend This Year

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

5 Cool Christmas Presents for Your Boyfriend This Year

If you’re already mentally planning this year’s Christmas presents, there is a very good chance that you’re stumped when it comes to your boyfriend. Some men will outright tell you what they want for Christmas, and some have no opinion or preference. It may be easy to plan his gifts if he has very distinct, specific interests, like taxidermy or French antiques. If his interests are pretty standard, it may be best to stick to an ordinary, yet unique, gift that is functional and can be...

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7 DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make Today

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

7 DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make Today

We now are in the beginning of August, which means it’s the startup of the holiday/preparation cluster. After back-to-school shopping comes Halloween, tightly followed by Thanksgiving, and before we know it, Christmas! If you’re starting to gather present ideas now, you’re sure to find that some people are just impossible to shop for. Instead of buying a stack of gift cards (hoping they’re for stores your friends shop at), try making some homemade Christmas gifts. Pick a few items off...

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Find Out What His Christmas Gifts Really Mean

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Find Out What His Christmas Gifts Really Mean

Receiving gifts from men can be confusing. Are you still wondering why on earth he gave you a paper shredder for Christmas? Sometimes the message and meaning behind a gift gets a bit lost (possibly from shock) when it comes to opening Christmas gifts from men. Whatever the gift is, his intentions were good. Here’s a guide to help explain his thought process behind his Christmas gifts, and how he wants you to feel when you open them.   He Wants You to Feel Spoiled   If you’re given...

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Keep Calm and Carry On with Christmas in July

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Keep Calm and Carry On with Christmas in July

It happens every year. In the weeks preceding Christmas, frantic  shoppers fill the aisles of almost every store known to man. The frenzy of traffic that creeps along the highways and city streets is enough to make even the most festive person cringe. Long lines, empty shelves and high prices are around every turn. And even dedicated holiday fanatics find it hard to stay calm. Enter Christmas in July! Over the years, there has been a lot of attention given to Christmas creep. Merchants all...

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These Perfect Gifts By Zodiac Sign Will Leave Them Starstruck

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles, Gift Ideas Articles | 0 comments

These Perfect Gifts By Zodiac Sign Will Leave Them Starstruck

Do you have trouble deciding on Christmas gift ideas for  your loved ones each year? What if the perfect gifts for everyone on your list were already written in the stars? If you’re ready to use your cosmic gift-giving talents to wow your friends, family members and coworkers with enlightening presents they really want to unwrap, this astrological gift-giving guide is sure to do the trick. Just make a list of everyone’s birthdays and we’ll help you get started. Aries (March...

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Early Bird Christmas Gifts Are Sure To Put A Spring In Your Step

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles, Gift Ideas Articles | 0 comments

Early Bird Christmas Gifts Are Sure To Put A Spring In Your Step

The first signs of spring are beginning to indicate that warmer weather is on its way- complete with sunshiny days and starry nights. While we’re pretty sure that Christmas gifts are not the first things topping your list this early in the season, we thought we would remind you that the big day is only nine short months away. And there are oodles of reasons why starting your gift finding adventure early this year will put a spring in your step now, and all year long. Hurry! Grab a nice...

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It’s Not Too Late for Last Minute Christmas Gifts in 2016

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 1 comment

It’s Not Too Late for Last Minute Christmas Gifts in 2016

Although Christmas is just a few days away, there is still time to order last minute Christmas gifts for your friends and family members this year. While we always have the best of intentions and plan to get our holiday shopping done early every year, something always tends to come up. Maybe you had to work extra hours at the office. Perhaps there are a few people that you simply had trouble finding unique gifts for. Or maybe you’ve already attended so many Christmas celebrations that the...

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Create a Scavenger Hunt for Christmas Gifts This Year

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Create a Scavenger Hunt for Christmas Gifts This Year

People love scavenger hunts! It doesn’t matter what time of year you have one. A Christmas gifts scavenger hunt is a unique and creative way to engage your kids in deductive reasoning and heighten the anticipation of opening Christmas gifts. It can be a fun Christmas activity for all ages at your upcoming holiday party, or a great way to add excitement on Christmas morning. So, how do you create a scavenger hunt for your Christmas gifts this year? Step 1: Choose an Age-Appropriate Scavenger...

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Make Decorating Your Christmas Tree a Family Event

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Article of the Week, Blog | 0 comments

Make Decorating Your Christmas Tree a Family Event

The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree is a memory many children cherish. There are many rituals and activities associated with decorating the Christmas tree. If you want to create a Family Christmas Tree Event, here are some suggestions.       Get a Real Tree If your family doesn’t have a problem with allergies, then bring a real evergreen into your home this Christmas. Going out to get a Christmas tree is an exciting tradition for adults and kids alike.  Nothing beats...

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