3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

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Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list for your next holiday bash. … Read More

7 Clever Hacks for Storing Holiday Decorations

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Taking down holiday decorations is about as fun as flipping on your TV and realizing the all-day marathon of “A Christmas Story” has ended. In other words, it’s a bummer. All that holiday cheer packed away for another year (*sigh*). But then again, you don’t want to be that person who still has candy canes in your yard come Valentine’s … Read More

Home Automation Tools That Will Set Your Holiday Party Apart

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Image via Pixabay Tis the season for holiday parties and all through the house … you are scrambling, trying to get your home ready to welcome your friends and relatives. In a picture-perfect world, entertaining would go off without a hitch; the food would be delicious and ready at exactly the right moment. The Christmas music playlist would bring joyful … Read More

10 Holiday Hosting Mistakes That Are Made Way Too Often

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Image via Iryna Yeroshko/Flickr I remember the first time I hosted people in my apartment. I spent almost the entire time in the kitchen finishing up appetizers (my famous deviled eggs, as always), washing dishes and making sure my friends’ wine glasses were filled to the brim. It’s a classic hosting mistake that too many of us make – spending … Read More

3 Keys to Non-Traditional Holiday Decor

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The holidays are a time when sprucing up your home hits an all-time high, but it can be difficult to find festive decorations in your usual style. While there is nothing wrong with snowmen, Santa figurines and lots of red and green, many homeowners today are looking for a new take on the holidays. Follow these three tips below and you … Read More

Holiday Home Buying: Are the Benefits Overblown?

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Every December, consumers are deluged with media stories predicting the economic year ahead and offering financial tips to close out the current year. This expert advice often mentions the benefits of buying a home during the holiday season. But are these benefits really all they’re cracked up to be? Let’s take a look. Lower home prices Many holiday home buying stories … Read More

Deck the Halls? Maybe Not, If Your Home Is For Sale

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For many buyers and sellers, December is still an active real estate market. Serious buyers will view homes and negotiate contracts right up until Christmas Eve. It’s a good time for sellers to have their homes listed, because competition is slim — conventional wisdom and history trend toward listing in the spring. But listing a home in December begs the question: should … Read More