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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Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Your Health Nut Friends

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Your Health Nut Friends

Many people see the holiday season as a time for indulgence. With all the Christmas cookies, mashed potatoes, and candy canes, the sugar and carb fest is a health nut’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, Christmas gifts like chocolates, alcohol, and Bacon of the Month memberships often end up tossed aside. Or they are passed along to someone else when they’re given to people who try to be healthy year-round. Instead of the normal go-to presents, taking the time to find more thoughtful...

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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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7 Traditional Housewarming Gifts (And What They Really Mean)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

7 Traditional Housewarming Gifts (And What They Really Mean)

Housewarming gifts have been a popular tradition since medieval times. Originally, certain gifts for the home were thought to have special powers, often providing a newcomer’s place of residence with warmth, luck and wonderful wishes. While many of these items are still given as Christmas gifts, wedding presents and at housewarming parties, the meaning behind them is not well known. Are you ready to discover the symbolism behind traditional housewarming gifts? This handy gift guide is...

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5 Tips for Buying Wedding Gifts Couples Really Want

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Gift Ideas Articles | 0 comments

5 Tips for Buying Wedding Gifts Couples Really Want

The wedding season is here and going strong. And with these knot-tying celebrations, of course, comes wedding gifts. Unfortunately, lots of guests have a very difficult time choosing just the right gifts for the newlyweds-to-be. Unlike giving Christmas gifts or birthday gifts, wedding gifts are meant for couples who are entering an entirely new phase in their lives, and that can make gift selection tough. In fact, one of the most common issues wedding guests face is wedding present etiquette....

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Best Christmas Gifts of 2017

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Best Christmas Gifts of 2017

June 15, 2017 The best Christmas gifts of 2017 are just a click away! Whether you’re searching for unique gift ideas, personalized presents, budget-friendly gifts or best-selling products, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve interviewed the elves about the gifts that top Santa’s list. We’ve spoken with men, women and children about the most sought after items and what they want most. And we’ve even checked out product reviews to bring you a guide to the...

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4 Gifts for Kids that Make Moms Cringe

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

4 Gifts for Kids that Make Moms Cringe

There are lots of great gifts for kids that are wonderful learning tools, inspire creativity, and keep the little ones entertained for hours. Unfortunately, there are also a few toys that moms wish had never been invented. You know the ones I’m talking about. The annoying Christmas gifts and birthday presents we wish we could magically make disappear like all of those mismatched socks seem to in the dryer. Those irritating toys that we dream about burying in the garden while the kiddos are...

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Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2017

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Best Christmas Gifts for Men in 2017

May 12, 2017 Shopping for Christmas gifts for men is supposed to be simple. Just scoot on down to the local hardware store and grab a box of screws or a set of wrenches. Done, right? If you have a dad, husband, brother or best bud on your Christmas shopping list, you probably already know it’s not quite that easy. Although gifts like those will get you by during the holidays, they aren’t really the type of presents that will produce that manly smile that you love so much. If...

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Most Interesting Christmas Gifts for Women in 2017

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Most Interesting Christmas Gifts for Women in 2017

May 11, 2017 The struggle to find interesting Christmas gifts for women is real. Year after year you squeeze your way through the frenzied crowds at your local mall. You journey to those tiny specialty shops downtown and shuffle through their inventory. You might even hit up the local dollar stores. And you always come up empty handed. Eventually, after nearly pulling your hair out from the stress, you end up settling for that same old lame gift you bought last year. Or a reliable “go...

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5 Fun Ways to Exchange Christmas Gifts

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

5 Fun Ways to Exchange Christmas Gifts

May 10, 2017 Are you all burnt out on going through the same old routine to exchange Christmas gifts year after year? Even the most wonderful presents, after all, can seem kind of ho-hum when all you do is hand them over! Fortunately, with just a little party-pizazz you can make extravagant items, dollar store finds, and even DIY gifts seem fun and exciting. Whether you’re planning a holiday party at the office, a Christmas celebration for the family, or a special get-together for all...

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These Gifts for Mom Will Earn You Brownie Points

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

These Gifts for Mom Will Earn You Brownie Points

May 9th, 2017 Fantastic gifts for Mom are a necessity this year. That special lady, after all, is your rock! And being a mom is a really tough job sometimes. In fact, day after day moms overcome challenges that would make the average human being run for the hills. For many, continuous errands, carpools, household chores and the demands of busy careers never seem to end. Somehow, however, she always makes time for you. She has always taken care of you and your family, put her own needs and wants...

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A New Kind of Christmas Gifts Wish List

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

A New Kind of Christmas Gifts Wish List

May 8th, 2017 A Christmas gifts wish list is typically used to help people choose presents for their loved ones. Children often begin creating their holiday wish lists in the form of “Dear Santa” letters at a very young age. In fact, letters to Santa are frequently the first written correspondence kids ever create. In most cases, these lists include much desired gifts like popular toys, video games, electronics and even clothing. Although some parents believe that creating a wish...

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Will Too Many Christmas Gifts Spoil Your Kids?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Will Too Many Christmas Gifts Spoil Your Kids?

May 5th, 2017 Frugality is everywhere these days and the holiday season is no exception. Although I am a big supporter of budget-friendly living, all of this talk about how too many Christmas gifts will spoil the kids is a bit too much for me. Kids will only be kids for a short time, after all. And those magical Christmas mornings when the little ones find a wonderful pile of presents under the tree won’t last forever. For me, there is nothing more magnificent than seeing the excitement...

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Wine and Cigar Christmas Gifts Your Recipients Will Love

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Article of the Week, Blog, Christmas Gifts Articles | 0 comments

Wine and Cigar Christmas Gifts Your Recipients Will Love

May 4th, 2017 If you have wine connoisseurs  or cigar aficionados on your Christmas gifts list this year, we have the perfect solution! Forget about stopping by your local liquor store or that smoke shop downtown. And don’t even think about buying wine and cigar Christmas gifts from that quaint little shop at the mall. Although they probably have a few basic items, it’s unlikely that they’ll have truly impressive gifts. Don’t for less than magnificent merchandise this...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the North Pole

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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the North Pole

When most people think about the North Pole, one of the first thoughts that cross their mind is Santa’s busy workshop. There is a whole lot more to the North Pole and Santa, the reindeer, elves and Christmas gifts than most people realize, however. From fascinating facts to mystifying myths, the North Pole offers excitement and holiday spirit year round. Gather up the kids and let’s go see what this magical destination is all about! Five Fun Facts About the North Pole We spoke with...

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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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