Nov 032012
16 Christmas Party Themes for Work or Home – Meaningful and Fun

Here lies a wide variety of themes for Christmas holiday parties – funny, meaningful, traditional, interesting, and yummy. We’ll start with Operation Christmas Child and end an Ugly Christmas Sweater or Pantsuit party theme (which I admit isn’t very original…but it is funny!). Christmas is the focus for these holiday ideas, but they can be

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Dec 152010
Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Shopping for last minute Christmas gifts? You’re not alone! Use these tips to find Christmas gift ideas at the supermarket, grocery store, or gas station (for they’re often the only places open for last minute Christmas gifts…but times are changing!). “It’s Christmas Day. You’re en route to the family gathering and the only place that’s

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Dec 052010
New Christmas CDs - Holiday Music for Christmas Gifts, Parties

These new Christmas CDs include traditional and current holiday music for Christmas gifts, parties, and cross-country trips. A Christmas CD is a great hostess gift for someone who has invited you to a holiday celebration, and it’s a terrific holiday gift idea for someone who has everything! Before the tips, a quip: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and

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Nov 302010
9 Ways to Make Christmas Dinner Easier and Less Stressful

These tips for making Christmas dinner less stressful and easier are simple and fun. They work best if you can round people up – a spouse, family member, or friend. Don’t do everything yourself! Before the tips, a quip: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living

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Nov 152010
Best Christmas Movies – Classic Holiday Movies at Christmas

This list of the best Christmas movies consists mostly of classic holiday movies, but also includes some romance, family and Disney Christmas movies. There’s a holiday movie for everyone – even Grinches and Scrooges! “Blast this Christmas music,” said The Grinch. “It’s joyful and triumphant.” ~ from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss’ How

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May 222010
Best Ways to Save Money on Summer Holidays – 7 Travel Tips

Your goal of paying off your debt doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a vacation! These travel tips include the best ways to save money on summer holidays, whether you’re going to Disneyland, Europe, or the closest lake.   Before the tips, a quip: “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed

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Dec 032009
Tips for Introverts – 6 Ways to Reduce Christmas Stress and Anxiety

Holiday stress affects everyone differently – in fact, some people don’t find Christmas stressful or anxiety-provoking at all! Others, such as introverts who aren’t used to the socializing and hubbub the holidays bring, may find Christmas challenging. These tips for people with introverted personality traits will help reduce Christmas stress and anxiety, and make the

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Nov 052009
Christmas Gifts for Teachers - Tips and Ideas for Students

These Christmas gifts for teachers are from me – a former teacher! Of all the teacher gift ideas I’ve received from students, these are some of the ones I enjoyed the most. Before my tips, a quip: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward Your teacher is

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Sep 212009
Kids’ Halloween Ideas – Candy Shopping, Halloween Parties, and Spending Money

Should kids’ spending money go towards Halloween candy shopping, parties, or costumes? These Halloween ideas are from Karyn Hodgens, creator of KidsSave — she helps kids learn to take charge of their money. “The best lessons are learned in the context of kids’ everyday lives,” says Hodgens. “So let’s use Halloween as an opportunity to

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Sep 102009
Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas to Encourage Wellness and Balance

Spas, massages, pedicures, and manicures are NOT on this list of healthy gift ideas! If you want to encourage wellness and balance, you need to get a bit more creative. “Isn’t it funny that at Christmas something in you gets so lonely for – I don’t know what exactly, but it’s something that you don’t

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