Holiday Tips

US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines
on November 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm / in Around The Home, Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips

US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For most of us, the holiday season includes frantically shipping packages to friends and loved ones hoping they make it in time. To help you this year, we’ve gathered up the most recent U.S. Postal Service holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. Let’s get our gifts into those waiting hands on time this year! (that means […]

Read more ›
Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia
on April 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: the storybook beaches of Chincoteague Island, Virginia

The next in our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm. This month, we revisit the site that inspired the Marguerite Henry classic Misty of Chincoteague. As a child, if you were lucky enough to read Marguerite Henry’s classic, Misty of Chincoteague, about a herd of shaggy wild ponies living off the coast […]

Read more ›
Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania
on February 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm / in Holiday Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Travel tips

Getting Away: A Farm Vacation in Tasmania

The first of our new “Getting Away” series, a collection of vacation ideas that go beyond the norm, we’ll look at experiencing life on a working farm while maintaining the relaxation and fun we all look for on our getaways. If your idea of an exotic dream vacation includes rolling up your sleeves to pitch in and help shear sheep, […]

Read more ›
Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage
on February 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day meal that goes beyond the traditional corned beef and cabbage but still keeping in line with the festivities? Look no further than this hearty aromatic dish that combines rich beef short ribs with a generous dose of Guinness. Sláinte mhaith! Short Ribs Braised in Stout Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light olive oil 6 boneless short […]

Read more ›
Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths
on November 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home Decorating Tips

Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths

During the holidays, nothing welcomes guests to your home as warmly as a gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door. But, there’s no law that says all wreaths have to be green and round. You can put your personal stamp on your holiday wreath this year by sidestepping tradition. Take a look at these ideas for clever DIY wreaths that you […]

Read more ›
Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners
on November 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners

No matter how well equipped you think your kitchen is, if this is your first time cooking a big holiday dinner, you’re probably missing some essential tools. And the better the tools, the easier your meal preparation. Roasting Pan Although you can buy a large foil roasting pan to cook a turkey, there can be problems with these flimsy pans. […]

Read more ›
Fun Winter Holiday Recipes
on November 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Fun Winter Holiday Recipes

Starting at Thanksgiving through the end of December, this time of year offers the change to share some of the most delicious meals with friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to complement your holiday meals this year. Roasted Balsamic-glazed Vegetables This recipe is really easy breezy, without specific measurements, so you can prepare as little or as much as […]

Read more ›
No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes
on October 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween in North America is the second largest commercial tradition. And, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation, about five percent of U.S. consumers start shopping for Halloween before September. As of September 1, 2014, consumers had shelled out approximately 7.4 billion dollars, with 2.8 billion dollars going for Halloween costumes — for adults, kids and, yes, pets. For the […]

Read more ›