Category: Holidays

How to Give Gifts Without Breaking Your Budget

Seems like we just finished our December holiday shopping and here comes Valentine’s day. The stores are full of gifts for the occasion. Advertisements saying, “Follow Your Heart” and “Share The Love With [Insert Gift Suggestion]” abound. Just because the calendar says it’s February 14thand Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to be sucked into the Hallmark holiday. Gifts and experiences don’t have to break the bank. There ar

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy this patriotic holiday if you live in the United States by taking the day to celebrate our country’s history and freedom. Photo: HuffingtonPost

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!. May it be filled with love, laugher, and good health!

Life Lessons: Taking the Time to Be Present

Be present. This is a mantra I hear often throughout the holidays. As cliché as it sounds, it holds much truth. Life is busy, especially this time of year, but it’s important to maintain a level of calm, enjoy the

Do or Don’t – Holiday cards

This is the time of year when people are frantically trying to find the perfect holiday card. Get your family photo taken, or buy holiday card set. Assemble the address list. Address each envelope. Buy stamps. Go to the dreaded

Tip Tuesday: Ways to Avoid Procrastination This Holiday Season

The countdown is on. Thanksgiving is over, and the turkey leftovers have been devoured. We are less than a month away from Christmas! As much as we try to plan ahead, it always seems that we run out of time

5 Guest Bedroom Must-Haves

Tis the season for hosting! If your home will serve as holiday headquarters for some friends and family, it’s time to get your guest bedroom ready. Aside from the standard clean sheets and towels, what else do your guests actually

Happy Labor Day!

It’s time to take a breather. Appreciate what you have done. Respect what others have accomplished. This day is here to celebrate your hard work. Remember the words of Thomas Edison: “There is no substitute for hard work.” Photo:

Have a Merry Christmas!

By this time, I hope the egg nog is flowing, friends and family are laughing, the feast is cooking, and you have a happy heart. Wishing you and yours the happiest of times spent with friends and family this Christmas

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has fun Halloween plans! It the spirit of the spookiness that the season brings, I want to ask you one question: what scares you the most as you look around your house? It’s Halloween and you shouldn’t