Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is here again with a vengeance! Thanksgiving just ended and now we are gearing up for Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year festivities. If you just hosted your family gathering and realized how difficult it was to house aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews without making your home look like a shelter of […]

Add Meaning to Your Holiday Gift Giving

In my family, the arrival of fall — and especially the month of December – signaled the beginning of a special time of holiday traditions, one of which included making hand-made Christmas presents for our friends and family. Sometimes the gifts were knitted sweaters or mittens, or scarves made out of pretty fabrics. There were […]


Entertaining Without Remodeling

If we were expected to believe everything we see on TV and in magazines, we would be left with the conclusion that you simply cannot have first-rate holiday parties without large, spacious entertaining rooms and the very latest and greatest in kitchen and home décor products. Don’t let all those splashy ads be the Grinch […]

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It’s Not Too Late To Prepare for the Holiday Season

Now is the time to prepare for the holiday season that is upon us. It started with Thanksgiving and won’t let up until the last champagne glass has been washed on January 1st. In the meantime, there are parties and guests to attend to – some you’ll host, some you’ll attend. There is a way […]

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Holiday Colors: Creating a colorful holiday for all the senses

Traditionally, the holiday season is filled with an abundance of red and green, blue and silver. However, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukah or any other holiday, you can deck the halls with the holiday colors of your choice. Choose your favorite shades and hues then craft a holiday around them. Do you like metallics? […]

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Holiday House Guests

Helping Guests Feel At Home In Your Home House guests and holidays go hand in hand. While things can become a bit crowded when overnight guests are in your home, you can still keep everyone happy if you do a little planning before guests arrive. Follow these simple tips to help make your guests feel […]