Consider where you might be in your year-end giving. Are you generous to everyone or closed off from all charity appeals? It can be anyone from the Salvation Army bell ringer to the stack of year-end pleas in your mail box. Here are three stages to consider where you are and how to best use
by Danna Demetre, in Simplify Your Holiday Season Planner by Marcia Ramsland Drink a Large Glass of Water Before Facing any Food Temptation. Water not only fills you up, but reminds you of your goal to eat with purpose at social events. Get a Reality Check. Most holiday cookies, candies, and other treats are at least
Do you wonder how you'll get along with people for the Holidays? Family and extended family can be difficult this time of year when emotions run high ...unless you are armed with new relationship skills. While simplifying your holiday season, take time for relationships to thrive, not just survive the holidays. People are more important
One thing that is sure to make people smile is a Christmas card from you! A holiday greeting builds connection and warmth at the holiday season whether it’s sent through the mail, by email, or Social Media. It is also an easy way to keep in touch annually and make up for missed good intentions
Are you feeling the pressure of getting the "perfect gift" and finishing up Christmas shopping? Let it go and shop smarter today! Here are 5 Tips to Finish Up Your Gifts. 1) Text the people you don't have a clue what to get. Ask them for a suggestion or an Amazon Wish List link. Barbara, a
The smell of Christmas cookies baking is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Mm, mm! Capture your favorite recipes, traditional menus, and a few table photos all in one place so it’s easy to pull them out and create memorable moments. One of the most enjoyable aspects of
It's time to decorate! Turn on your favorite Christmas music and heat up the holiday hot cocoa. Lay out your favorite Christmas dÃ©cor, slip into the holiday spirit and follow these 10 simple steps.
My motto as a seasoned Holiday Coach and the Organizing Pro to jumpstart the busiest time of year is... "If you do anything more than once in life, organize it and simplify it. That's especially true for the holidays that come year after year like clockwork!" After staying up late Christmas Eve to wrapping
I LOVE Thanksgiving Weekend for all the options we have on how to spend it! It's the four day pause when everyone seems to take a deep breath and relax before navigating the busy holiday season. Thanksgiving 4-Day weekend is an opportunity to do fun, reflective, and social things to relax. Here are 10
Money Saving Gift Tips are important. Why? The average family will create enough credit card debt at Christmas that it will take until the following May to pay it off! There is a less expensive way to survive. 1.Strategize. Decide which gifts you want and match them with sale ads. Check off the items on your Master Gift List and note any special limitations (i.e. price only effective for three hours, limit two per person). Prioritize the stores where you'll shop according to limitations and values.....