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Posted on Dec 16 2011 - 1:30pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Donating Tips for Every Season

It’s getting to be the time of year where it is easy to get caught up in the hype of presents. Santa will soon bring good children gifts, families will provide presents, and charities will receive generous holiday donations. However, this is not the case for many. Especially when a time of high unemployment, the holiday season is not as fruitful for the less fortunate. For those who are in the position to donate, you’ll be helping others in more ways than you can imagine (if you still need a reason, it’s also a tax write...

Posted on Dec 14 2011 - 11:25am by Jessica Johnson
Comments Off on 4 Last Minute Holiday Gifts

If you’re anything like me, you love Christmas shopping. There’s a holiday cheer in the air, and a sense of accomplishment that comes with finding a present you know the receiver will love. Whether you’re an October shopper, have just a few things left to pick up, or have yet to start your holiday shopping, there always seems to be that last minute gift to pick up. But, rather than whipping up a batch of cookies for an unexpected gift exchange or handing over cash, I’m sharing my go-to list of last minute shopping...

Posted on Dec 9 2011 - 3:57pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Organizing the Wrapping Supplies

It’s no secret that the holidays can be a stressful time.  Although pegged “the most wonderful time of the year,” what is known as “wonderful” can also be extra pressure and work – buying and wrapping presents, traveling, planning to spend time with family members. But while there’s no fix-all cure for the holidays, there are a few things that...

Posted on Nov 28 2011 - 10:00am by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Storing Your Seasonal Items, Bring on the Winter Blues

Storing away your weather-specific items is one of the easiest ways to ensure they’ll last into the next season.  Although many may think they live in an area with milder winters as well, chances are you’re not using your outdoor items so store them!  As a married man with kids, and lots of outdoor items, getting them stored sooner than later will score some serious brownie points with your wife. If you are anything like me, I have to force myself to get these sort of things done and when I really buckle down and...

Posted on Nov 21 2011 - 1:30pm by Tim Eyre
Comments Off on Sharing Thanksgiving Overseas

Got an extra chair at the Thanksgiving table this year? Don’t push it aside or use it to stack coats, fill it with a laptop or tablet and accommodate a remote guest right at the table. Friends and family members all over the country will be celebrating Thanksgiving but some of them will only be present through a brief phone call. While a loved one may not be...

Posted on Nov 18 2011 - 10:30am by David Decker
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This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday don’t let the hassle of planning or traveling get in the way of enjoying your feast-of-a-day.  All too many times I’ve seen a stressed out family member spend the day cooking and cleaning up after others, when they should have been relaxing … and making others help with the duties.  Having a clear-cut plan, and articulating...