The Quick Guide to Holiday Storage

Traditionally, New Year’s Day is ‘put away Christmas’ day for most households. Since holiday storage can be troublesome, here are some of Miss Moxie’s FAVORITE Quick Tips to make storing your holiday items a breeze! Storage-A General Tip-This might be the year to make the great ‘Christmas Storage Switch’ to all clear, similar brand, small, medium and large sized plastic bins. Use the large ones for cumbersome and odd-shaped items only! Use medium and small for ornaments, special decorations, holiday linens, etc. It is SO MUCH EASIER when every bin can be labeled and stacked…more on this later. Now for a few specifics: Christmas Lights– Save yourself some stress next Christmas and store these babies properly! If you are in a hurry, at least wind the light strings from your elbow to wrist and toss em’ in XL ZIPLOC bags! My go-to method is to cut large squares of thick cardboard. I just notch one end for the plug end...

A Holiday on the Town!

Are your stockings all hung? Are your bows tied and your cookies frosted? Then maybe this year you’ll have time to get out on the town for some frolicking with your family! It’s not too late to enjoy some Greater Phoenix Area festivities. HOLIDAY LIGHTS– Do you love to pack all the kids in the SUV with blankets and hot cocoa, but not sure where to go? Well, there’s an app for that! Nextdoor is a free app that allows you to type in your local area and open a map of holiday attractions.  Neat! My favorite is definitely Glendale Glitters in Historic Glendale. This free display of thousands of twinkling lights is located in the heart of quaint restaurants and lovely antique stores that keep their doors open every night of the weekends before Christmas! This is a fabulous, not-to-miss event! Another great holiday festivity is Christmas at the Princess . This  Scottsdale Resort is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a musical...

No-Nonsense Holiday Decorating

December is Celebration Time! Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever your celebration, we’ve got some great, easy, budget friendly ideas to make your home festive this season! DECORATING ON A BUDGET I like to change-it-up a little yearly, but who can afford all new décor every Christmas? One easy way to throw some new life into your decorations is by switching colors, or adding in another color! If all your décor is “Country Style”, try adding in silver! Add plain silver ornaments to the tree. Purchase tall, wide glass vases or assorted jars from the dollar store and fill with plain, silver balls. Place them around your house-on the coffee tables, mantle, or place three varying height jars on the dining table. Add in sprigs of artificial pine branches in keeping with the Country theme, and there you go! Any theme can be altered with color. Add in bright turquoise, yellow, and orange balls and stringed beads for a...