New Year’s House Detox Plan!

January 12, 2021

One of our New Year’s resolutions is to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative and that includes disorder! There’s nothing positive about an over-abundance of stuff – unless it’s the valuable kind that will fetch a handsome price on eBay!! Tired of the detritus and disorder? Join the clean-up / clean-out movement for an …

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Here’s to Your Health: Hot Tea Month!

January 5, 2021

January is Hot Tea Month and perhaps for diehard coffee drinkers, celebrating this annual nod to tea leaves may be a hard sell. Especially if you like flavors and cream in your coffee. But the health benefits of drinking tea might outweigh palate preferences, at least for an occasional afternoon pick-me-up!

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Digital Declutter and Defense Tactics!

December 29, 2020

As we near the end of 2020, it’s time to spend an hour or two decluttering digital devices, organizing the past year’s (or years’!) apps, drives and files, and reviewing digital protection options that keep cyber criminals out of our lives. We scoured the internet for the latest information to help us reduce the detritus …

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Holiday (Including Edible) Centerpieces!

December 22, 2020

Once you’ve set the menu for your upcoming holiday meal, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or New Year’s, you’ll want to think about dressing up the table with a festive centerpiece. We found a terrific array of choices – using food, flowers, pinecones and ornaments to set your table with holiday flair.

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How to Avoid Overspending During Gift-Giving Season!

December 8, 2020

The pandemic prompted a major shift to online shopping where shoppers spent a record-setting $10.8 billion online on Cyber Monday — a 15.1% increase from 2019, according to Adobe Analytics data. Overall, Adobe forecasts $184 billion in online sales will be spent this holiday season, a 30% increase from 2019, as a result of concerns over the coronavirus spread.

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Hanukkah Crafts and Goodies

December 1, 2020

This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Thursday, December 10 and ends Friday evening, December 18, giving us have plenty of time to assemble crafts, DIY gifts and concoct goodies to celebrate the winter holiday! Here are just a few ideas for creating unique menorahs, playing the game of dreidel, and frying up potato …

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2020 Black Friday Deals

November 24, 2020

While the pandemic may have changed the way we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, there are a lot of things about Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving – that have not changed. Like the fabulous online markdowns and deals that start early and continue through the weekend. Here’s a peek at what we’ve found in …

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Friendsgiving – 2020 Edition!

November 10, 2020

With the recent release of the madcap comedy Friendsgiving and the addition of the word to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in January 2020, you might think this way to celebrate America’s favorite holiday is a new trend. But anyone who has lived in a studio apartment in a far-away city in their younger years, who was either …

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So Many Stencils, So Little Time!

October 27, 2020

Want a DIY that’s foolproof but still looks seriously impressive? Stencils are for you! Easier than freehand, cheaper than wallpaper, and more exciting than a boring coat of paint, stencils are a fun way to update your room, furniture, and even create art for your home. We rounded up our favorite ways to use stencils …

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Family Heirlooms to Display or Gift

October 20, 2020

Whether the family heirlooms in your life are priceless in sentimental value or priceless in terms of actual value, treat them with the care they deserve. That means pulling them out of the attic or storage boxes and giving them a cherished place in your home, as well as planning how they will live on …

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