Category Archives Holiday Living

Let's be clear, when it comes to hosting a great Sunday football party there are only two things that really matter—the spread and the game. Here's how to host a pigskin party that will have your guests shouting, "TOUCHDOWN!" First things first: stock up on icy adult beverages, but keep things simple. Just fill a [...]
Joy to the world, the holidays are here. Folks from all across the globe are enjoying the season with unique celebrations and traditions. And a lot of fabulous food. So why not treat your taste buds to a tour of foreign fare? Take a break from the tried-and-true turkey and classic cutout cookies and get [...]
There are countless reasons to love the holidays, from delicious cookies and cheerful parties, to the magical spirit the season brings. It’s a time to relax with your loved ones and to spread holiday cheer. Though there are many wonderful traditions, there is one favorite that will always remain: holiday movies. Watching them with your [...]
Good neighbors are great to have around. They’re there when you need a hand or a cup of sugar in a pinch, and they kindly ignore your toddler’s screams when she throws her fifth fit of the day in the middle of your driveway. For neighbors like that, the holiday season is the perfect time [...]
From glittering snowflakes to reindeer ornaments to fuzzy Christmas trees, we’ve rounded up simple but downright Pinterest-worthy winter crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Happy crafting! Sparkling SnowflakesReindeer OrnamentsFuzzy Christmas Trees They’re quick and easy, but the finished product is pretty impressive. Kudos to Be Brave, Keep Going for the craft. Supply List Empty [...]
Two things happen when the holidays start jingling your way: First, the visions-of-sugarplums excitement and anticipation that come with the most magical time of the year. And second, the worry that comes with what’s also the most stressful time of the year. Especially if you’re throwing a holiday party for your homeowners association. But don’t [...]
Before we learn how to safely fry a turkey, you may be wondering why fry? In the past few years, deep-fried turkey has become all the rage—and for good reason. Here’s why: It’s super fast. Deep-frying a 12-pound turkey can take as little as half an hour, compared to three or more hours for roasting. [...]
Everyone knows we eat with our eyes first, and the perfect table setting is the visual appetizer to the feast ahead. Fortunately, you can set the stage (or in this case, the table) with Thanksgiving décor that will wow your guests without adding hours of crafting to your turkey day to-do list. Read on for [...]

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