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Whether you’re planning a New Year’s Eve celebration for the immediate family or including a dozen of your closest friends and their children, a kid-friendly party doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be far more entertaining than an adults-only soiree! Incorporate some of these nine ideas to keep the evening fun for all ages. 1. Let’s Get Things Poppin’ If your New Year’s Party is all about the kiddos, it helps to have an action plan so …

Between gift shopping, traveling, hosting, and meal-planning, the tasks tied to the holiday season can make you forget what it’s all about.This winter season, we want you to get back to enjoying time with family and friends and embracing the season of peace and joy. Incorporate these nine tips now to maximize your joy through the holidays and beyond. Go Out and Play  Spending time outdoors boosts your mood and self-esteem while reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Studies have shown …

There’s nothing more thoughtful than giving someone the perfect present, and there’s something special about making it by hand. We love DIY gifts that look like a million bucks but don’t break the bank. Here are 20 of our favorites to inspire you for that upcoming birthday, holiday, or just because. 1. Transfer Pattern Plates Transfer paper makes it unbelievably easy to create beautiful patterns on old or inexpensive kitchenware. These updated plates are perfect for your friend furnishing a new …

It’s that time of year, ladies and gentlemen. You’ve most likely already started to think about your holiday shopping list and have begun strategizing your plan of attack to swipe the best deals of the season. Chances are, a majority of you probably have a lot of people you still need to check off. No worries, we’ve got you covered. We know shopping for the holidays can be a drag, so we put together some thoughts and suggestions. Regardless of …

This year, give them more than a gift. Give them the adventure of choosing their own. You know that feeling. Christmas is looming ahead and you’re trying to get all your gifts purchased. There are a few people in your life that you just know exactly what to get them. “Perfect.” And it’s bought and wrapped and under the tree already. But, looking at your list, there are a few (maybe several) names there with big question marks next to …

Thanksgiving – it’s all about cherishing friends and family, eating good food, and giving thanks. If you’re hosting the holiday this Thanksgiving, don’t forget about your smallest participants! Here are 10 ways to keep the little ones thankful and occupied on Thanksgiving. On November 24, keep the kiddos happy and entertained while teaching them what this special fall season is all about. The Kids Table 1. Craft paper table runner  Create an inexpensive but rustically effective table runner with a long piece of craft paper. There are so many reasons why this paper …