10 Ways to Be a Great Thanksgiving Hostess

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: For the past several years we have hosted the Thanksgiving meal in our home.  We invite friends and family to come share the day with us.  It is important to me that my guests feel right at home.  I want them to remember it as…

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5 Ways to Add Whimsy & Imagination to Children’s Spaces

When it comes to decorating our girls' spaces -- their room, the play area, etc. -- my desire is to give them a space that inspires them and puts the focus on their creativity, not the stuff they have. Although we don't do this perfectly -- and I've seen tons of more playful spaces thanks…

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How Effective Is Your Calendar?

The following post is from Becky of Clean Mama: As we get ready to round out the year, let’s talk calendars, shall we?  Your productivity may rest on your calendar or maybe you don’t really use one.  Perhaps you use a planner with refills; maybe your favorite is the free one from your insurance agent or…

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Plastic or Pine? The Eco-Christmas Tree Debate

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: When I bought my first Christmas tree in college, it was a darling 4-footer purchased at the gas station across from my apartment building. That meant it had a very low carbon footprint and little environmental impact on my end since I didn't have to drive…

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3 Ways to Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

The following post is from Rachel of The Minimalist Mom: “Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ― Mother Teresa When you have five siblings and a growing group of nieces and nephews, holiday gift giving can quickly become both a huge financial…

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5 Simple Ways to Decorate with Candles

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life: November has arrived and with it the beginning of my favorite season - the holidays! I love cooler, shorter days while cozying up my home with all things related to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Decorating with candles is a simple way to add ambiance to any…

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Planning for a Stress-Free Christmas Available for Kindle {Plus a FREE Holiday Planner!}

I'm excited to announce that my Christmas planning ebook is now available for Kindle. It's called Planning for a Stress-Free Christmas, and you can pick it up for just $0.99! Because the PDF version of this ebook is already available through Life Your Way, I'm not able to make the Kindle version free (due to…

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5 Tips for a Gadget Friendly Guest Room

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: The holiday season means lots of time spent with family and friends. From cameras to smartphones to tablets, your guests may be bringing a variety of gadgets with them to help capture and share this year’s holiday memories. You can make their visit a little less…

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Find Color Inspiration with the Olympic Paint ColorClix App

Have you ever discovered the perfect color for a design project in an unlikely place only to have trouble picking the exact color – even as you stare at millions of paint chips -- once you get to the paint store? Olympic Paint is taking the guesswork out of choosing paint colors with their new…

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Set a Pretty Table with DIY Braided Vine Napkin Rings

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: Now that November is here, I'm so ready to start planning a fabulous Thanksgiving meal with my sister-in-law. Not only do I love a delicious meal, but I love a pretty place setting too. A couple of weeks ago, I fell in love…

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