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Posted on Nov 9 2012 - 8:29pm by Jessica Johnson
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  Thanksgiving gives you an excuse to try new crafts projects. It’s easy to make your table sing—here are some of the Web’s niftiest ideas for DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces. Stacked gourds in vases: Nothing says autumn like gourds of all colors and shapes. Incorporating gourds into your table centerpiece is a go-to idea, but have you ever thought about...

Posted on Nov 7 2012 - 6:05pm by Jessica Johnson
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Creating a lovely Thanksgiving table setting doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. With a little bit of attention to detail you can give your guests a lovely autumnal dining experience they won’t soon forget. I’ve found the following tips useful when planning my decorations. Getting creative and trying new ideas each year has become...

Posted on Nov 5 2012 - 8:42pm by Jessica Johnson
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  With Thanksgiving around the corner, it pays to get organized as soon as you can. Nothing good has ever come of waiting until the last minute to tabulate the guest list and make a slap-dash run to the grocery store. Where to begin? Try these tips.   1. Trust in lists. When hosting a party for a gaggle of people, the best way to make sure you have everything...

Posted on Sep 28 2012 - 12:44pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on 10 Fun DIY Halloween Projects

  It’s time make plans for those inventive Halloween decorations soon to haunt your yard, that quirky fall wreath to grace your front door, and the most spooktacular party decorations you can find. Adults may not get to go door to door collecting scrumptious goods, but we can still have fun on Halloween! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great, budget-friendly...

Posted on Sep 5 2012 - 8:22pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Most Creepy Things Found in Storage Units this Year

  Bidding on the contents of abandoned storage units is a job for some and a hobby for others. And there’s nothing wrong with that. After all, you can make a few bucks. However, you can also end up with the shock of your life, as a couple of people learned this year. With Halloween coming up, I decided to take a look at the most spooky things recently discovered...

Posted on Jun 28 2012 - 10:23pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Why I Run with a Dog Named Sprinkles: Update on my New Year’s Resolutions

  Most people have good intentions when making New Year’s resolutions, but fall short of actual accomplishment. If you’ve ever been to a gym during the month of January and February, you’ll realize there are WAY more people there than usual. Come March however, things are back to normal and the attendees are back down to the levels you know.   I believe...

Posted on Jun 22 2012 - 7:23pm by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on Summers are for Barbecuing

Somehow the first day of summer was here and already gone. How did I miss it? Before we know it, the Fourth of July will be here. That’s when I know we are in the thick of summer and all that comes with it: barbecues, swimming pools, baseball games, picnics, movies at the park, etc.   Barbecue parties are one of my personal favorite parts of summer. A great...

Posted on Feb 13 2012 - 1:04pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts that Say Love

If you’ve somehow managed to avoid stepping inside a drugstore or almost any store in the last two months, then the Valentine’s Day reminder may not have been pounded obtrusively into your head. While some of us tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a made-up holiday, it actually has extensive historical roots, and they may as well be thorny roots...

Posted on Feb 10 2012 - 1:49pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Bringing Back Valentine’s Day

Growing up, when Valentine’s Day rolled around, everyone would pull out the red and pink construction paper, heart-shaped doilies, paste and markers. If you were really lucky, glitter would be involved. Somehow, over the years, giving out homemade heart-shaped Valentines turned to doling out store-bought manufactured creations with the obligatory candy attached....

Posted on Dec 29 2011 - 2:00pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Leaving on a Jet Plane – Buy your Holiday Stress a Ticket

Every year before the holidays, the season begins to feel more frantic than it does festive. Commercials bring back all the shopping that needs to be finished, and virtually every meal time reminds me of all the cooking that needs to be done before the big day – both goodies and for Christmas dinner. Hopefully, most of you aren’t as crazy as I am when it comes...