After Christmas Tips

After Christmas Tips

That's it, the big day has gone by.  Hard to believe huh?  Now it's time to focus on cleaning up, putting away, doing the returns and making the most of sales.  Before you head out to the stores and go crazy, here are a few tips and ideas to keep in mind. 1.  Take a photo id with you. Many places prevent fraud by asking for this now.  It's common practice so make sure you have it on hand and ...

Holiday Tips From HGTV’s Open Concept Hosts

I was seriously lucky to have Ashley Tuner and Whitney Gainer answer some of my questions on holiday decor for you, my readers!!  IF you don't know them, they are the hosts of HGTV's  Open Concept, — and sisters — are two power tool-wielding DIY queens, on a mission to turn houses into homes. The two manufacturing mavens– transformed a hobby into a dream career, and are self-taught ...

Cute and Safe With Ziploc

Ziploc bags

I love gifting and storing in Ziploc all season long.  Not only are they cute and festive, they allow me to gift and give without worry of getting a dish or pan back in time to gift and give again. Available in freezer, storage, sandwich and snack varieties, Ziploc® brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs help multi-tasking mavens by containing all of their seasonal items, from holiday cookies to ...

Organizing Hacks for the Holidays

Cards on Book Ring

You're busy during the holidays.  The last thing you want to think about is organizing on top of all that cooking, shopping and running around you're doing.  Well, just like most things in life, what you put in determines what you get out.  A little time investment to organize, will go a long way on saving you time, money and frustration down the road.  Here are three simple tips and tricks to ...

Gift Guide

Stocking Stuffer Guide

Checking off everyone on your gift list doesn't have to be stressful.  I always prefer clutter free gifts that are consumable, useable or gift an experience.  However, sometimes, a wrappable gift is preferred. For those circumstances, I wanted to give you some suggestions of items that will please anyone and help you stay within budget. Please note I received samples of some of these items ...

Holidays Made Easy

Holiday Decor

There's a lot of holiday gear out there.  I mean, a LOT.  It's hard to know what to buy and what will make your life easier, instead of more cluttered.  I've sorted through the masses and in the blog post brought you my favorite items.  These things will make the holidays a little more fun, brighter and a little less stressful. It's all about family and friends.....everything else is holiday ...