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Simple steps to make your holiday guests feel at home

(BPT) - The holiday season makes for a memorable time of year, providing the chance to visit with old friends and relatives you might not see often. Equipping yourself with the right tools early on can be the key to enjoying a stress-free hosting experience this season, while ensuring your guests’ visit is as comfortable as possible. Following these simple tips will help you create a welcoming home so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy most.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Holiday survival guide: quick tricks to eliminate hassles and headaches
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for family gatherings, dinner parties, gift exchanges and the sound of laughter coming from around the table. With the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, finding ways to reduce stress can help you survive the season. Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving.

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Timely, budget-friendly solutions for getting your house ready for the holidays
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - The fun chaos of the holidays is right around the corner. Family gatherings to plan, delicious meals to prepare, gifts to find and purchase, and a house to decorate ... the list goes on!

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Four ways to spark creativity in your children
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - As colder months roll in, your children will spend more time indoors so you'll need to be equipped with indoor activities that will capture their imagination and foster their creativity. Here are a few activities you can do with your kids and keep them active:

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Monday 10/27/2014
Inspiration for a simple and delicious Thanksgiving
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Thanksgiving is all about abundance. It’s a time when Americans pull out the stops to celebrate everything they have to be thankful for with a big, delicious meal that will leave everyone at the table saying “Wow!”

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Simple ways to bust winter blues
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Shorter days, colder weather, icy roads, and less sunshine – winter can be a serious downer. It’s not just in your head, either; 14 percent of Americans suffer from the winter blues and 6 percent have the more serious form of doldrums known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to research published in the journal Psychiatry.

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Clever holiday entertaining shortcuts big on taste, low on stress
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - It’s the season for entertaining. Between the holidays, family gatherings and just needing an excuse to socialize during the long winter months, you’ll probably be organizing several fun parties and gatherings at your home.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Welcome Your Holiday Guests With Inviting Lighting
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Everyone is starting to spruce up their homes for holiday entertaining. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), it's easy to make your home warm and inviting by updating your ambient lighting.

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Monday 10/20/2014
A cut above the rest: How to make the perfect holiday cookie
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Many of our fondest childhood memories consist of spending time with friends and family, baking delicious holiday cookies and eyeing the beautifully wrapped presents under the tree.

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