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There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine filling your home during the holiday season, and a real Christmas tree can do that better than any candle or air freshener. Having a real tree is a tradition for many families, but if you haven’t had one before and are considering it, there are a few things you should know before you take it on. Real Trees, Real Mess A real tree can make a bit of a mess in your home-you will have to vacuum up the dropped needles regularly. You will also have to keep fresh water in the tree stand and watch out for leaks or spills. There can also be

Searching for hidden treasures and tasty sweets is the biggest part of Easter for young children. Only Christmas morning comes with more anticipation that the morning of Easter; knowing that there will be a fun treasure hunt ending with a basket full of goodies will get any child excited. Setting up a great Easter egg hunt is easy, whether you want to hold it indoors or out. An Indoor Hunt If you live in a place where cold temperatures and snowy ground make an outdoor hunt impossible, hide your Easter eggs around the house. Be careful if you have pets-chocolate is unhealthy for dogs and

While the focus is often on the Fourth of July when it comes to backyard celebrations, Memorial Day is often a popular choice as well. In many parts of the country, the weather is finally becoming warm enough to truly enjoy the outdoors as the summer season kicks off. Memorial Day is the perfect time to gather friends and family together for the perfect backyard barbeque. What’s On The Menu? With all the other activities that are planned for the Fourth of July, the menu is often simple. Since Memorial Day is usually more low-key, consider going the extra mile when it comes to the

It’s wonderful having friends and family at your home to share the holidays, but it can also be a lot of work. Hosting for the holidays comes with some challenges that are best met with preparation and an extra dose of patience. Here are a few quick tips to get your home ready for your holiday visitors. Overnight Company Whether you are expecting guests to spend the night or a surprise visit leaves you scrambling to find bedding for everyone, the simplest way to deal with it is to keep an air bed on hand. Today’s air beds are a lot more comfortable than they were in the past,

The Fourth of July is an exciting holiday filled with family and friends, backyard barbeques, and of course the main event-the fireworks. Setting off your own fireworks can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. Before you get ready to start your pyrotechnic display, make sure you know some of the basics of fireworks safety. Keep Kids Back Young children don’t understand that the pretty lights they are watching are dangerous. If you have young kids watching your fireworks display, set up seats for them far from danger, and be sure they don’t come any closer. Sometimes

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids Valentine’s Day is all about love-and not just between couples! Kids love to get in on the action, and creating fun Valentine’s crafts to share is a great way to let them have a good time and make something they can give to friends and family to show their love on this special day. Here are a few easy and fun Valentine’s Day crafts for little ones. Tissue Paper Flowers Flowers may be overpriced on Valentine’s Day, but these easy to make tissue paper ones won’t be-and they will never die, either! Take green pipe cleaners