Holiday Decorating on a Dime

Holiday Decorating on a Dime! The Holidays are here!  Decorating your home – whether you go big and bold, or keep it sweet and simple – it’s always great to save some money and spend it on fabulous gifts! Here are a few ideas to creative a festive home on a holiday budget! Can you REALLY create beautiful holiday decorating on a dime? Are you a traditionalist when it comes to decorating, or do you change it up each year? For variety and an updated style, try adding in another color! Silver added to a “Country Natural” theme gives the perfect bit of sparkle while keeping it simple! Silver balls and icicles on the tree, along with tall, wide glass assorted jars filled with more silver decorations. Scatter about your house-on tables, the mantle, or counters. Sprigs of artificial pine branches in keeping with the Country theme added in, are a perfect touch! Alter any theme with color. Bright purple, yellow, and...

Holiday Planning 101 – It’s Not too Early!

Holiday planning in SEPTEMBER? Yep. It’s time! Get a jump on the season and take the stress factor down a notch. There will be details to polish up later, but let’s get going on the majors now. You can plan your calendar: activities, appointments, decorating, etc. These are the big things. What I love about holiday planning is that if you get the plans down now, you can live in the present for the rest of the holidays! Holiday Planning on Your Calendar – Calendaring ( here is one holiday calendar we love! ) is critical during the holidays! It will save your sanity. Schedule EVERYTHING! Daily activities – First of all, Plan School, Work, Athletic schedules and Lessons! (suggestion: use a different color for each member of your family!) Appointments – Schedule every Dentist and Doctor’s visit, Hair, Nail, or Waxing appointment, Pest Control and Pool guy visit! Get it on the calendar through December so you won’t have...