Posts Tagged "holidays"

Five Ways to De-Stress the Holidays

We’re counting down the days and the “to do” list seems endless.  There are gifts still to buy, boxes to ship, baking to do… and not enough hours in day.  Sound familiar?  If the schedule and stress of the holidays…

Favorite Passover Recipes

Passover is one of my favorite holidays. First, I love all the food involved: chicken soup with my mother’s matzo ball recipe, brisket and roasted veggies, charoses, and even gefilte fish with lots and lots of horseradish.  The food tastes comforting…

Get Creative with Your Thank Yous

Happy Holidays!  All the packages have been unwrapped, gifts are being enjoyed and now it is time to think about all those thank you notes.   I used to dread the task of thank you note writing as a child!  But…

New Christmas Traditions

This is our first Christmas in the new-to-us house, so we’re thinking about new Christmas traditions here. For one thing, now we have a formal living room and family room to decorate. So, while the tree is in the family room, I…

DIY Ornaments

Growing up, our Christmas tree always had several homemade, DIY ornaments. We had ones my grandmother sewed from felt, ones my brother and I had made, and always a construction-paper garland. Now that I have my own family and our…

Make Your Dining Room Grand

The holidays are coming – time to host family and friends, often for a big meal. Is your dining room ready to handle the guests? Want to spice it up a bit? Here are some tips for making your dining…

Spooky Halloween Treats

OK, I have a confession to make. I don’t really like Halloween. There. I said it. I don’t. The skeletons and skulls, bats, tombstones, cobwebs and spiders…they all creep me out. I just can’t get behind it. But what I do…