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Holiday Colors: Tired of the Traditional Red and Green?

Are you tired of the traditional red and green holiday decorations? Years ago (long before Pinterest), I decided that I didn’t particularly like the traditional Christmas colors that I grew up with and that I was going to choose different colors to fill my home during the holidays. Being a color designer, once I was […]

My Christmas Letter to my Family

I wrote an letter to my family last week. It was a Christmas letter, but it was not the warm, fuzzy, I Love You so much, I’m so lucky to be your mom/wife type of letter. It was a letter which spelled out exactly how they can make my Christmas season better. I have three […]

A Muddled “New” Old-Fashioned

 Here’s an upgrade to the old-fashioned classic cocktail, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty. SIZE: makes 1 INGREDIENTS:  2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar) 4 dashes of Angostura bitters 1 lemon wheel 1 lime wheel 1 orange wheel 1 […]

Poshtail

Turkey? Check. Cranberry Sauce? Check. Dessert?  Check.  And the cocktail?  Check. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!  You are so welcome!

20+ Gift Ideas Beyond Toys: Experiences, Day Trips and More!

Do they really need more toys? If the answer is “no,” then it’s time to think outside the box. Consider giving them an unforgettable experience instead. Below are gifts from $10 to $950! See Our Staff’s 25+ Favorite Festive Cocktails. 1. Get Tickets to a Show. Get them tickets for a show in the spring—gives you […]

Kid Box: Like Stitch Fix…but for Kids

Love Stitch Fix for yourself? Have a child who loves to shop and is a fashionista? They will love the thrill of getting a box of clothes in the mail every month from Kid Box. It works much like the adult version. You fill out a style profile with child and he or she will receive a box […]

Inspiring Ideas for Your Elf on a Shelf

Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some breakout moments. I caught a few […]

How to Find Out if You’re on the Naughty or Nice List

Here’s are a few fun ways to keep kids on their best behavior during the month of December. North Pole Times Put in the child’s name and they will give them a rating with fun notes like “has been pretty good but needs to pick up their room more.” Thanks for the nudge, Santa! I was starting to […]
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